6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 15, 2014

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  1. Jail Beating Again – One Of Mario Deane’s Alleged Killers Beaten By Inmates, Cop Says. Marvin Orr, one of the two men charged with the murder of construction worker, Mario Deane, was yesterday rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital for medical attention, after he was reportedly beaten by inmates at the Barnett Street Police Station, the same place he is accused of beating Deane, leading to his death… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Eyes Money Mules. A Venezuelan man who stunned local investigators when he passed out 80 small packages with cash totalling US$103,500 or approximately $11.6 million, after a routine stop at the Sangster International Airport, has forced Jamaican authorities to increase their vigilance at the nation’s ports… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Corporate Tax Gap. With corporate tax running $2.4 billion below target, the co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, said yesterday that there is a need for an explanation as to why businesses, especially those in the financial sector, have been reporting increased profits but the tax intake from the stream is underperforming… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaican Indicted For Human Trafficking In The US. A federal grand jury in Connecticut has indicted two people on sex-trafficking charges involving several minors… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Reclaiming West Kingston – Distancing Its Future From The Past. It is 10:30 a.m. and the community of Tivoli Gardens is still sleepy. Few signs of life exist on the much-frequented streets and pavements, but echoes from a summer school in a room in the local community centre transmit some vivacity into the west Kingston community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. No Contest – Tallawahs Dethroned In St Kitts. Guyana Amazon Warriors stormed into the finals of the Caribbean Premier League after a stunning 10-wicket mauling of Jamaica Tallawahs in the second-semi-final yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com