6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 20, 2013

Clive Mullings

  1. No Best Choice On Fare Increase – Davies. Cabinet has approved a 25 per cent increase for the public transportation sector, but took the decision to keep the concessionary fare at $20 for students, the elderly and the disabled, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies announced yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Mullings, Shirley Fight Tax Claims. The names of more than 400 taxpayers accused of delinquency before the courts have been published in accordance with Jamaica’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Montego Bay Tops Named Delinquents – Businesses And Individuals Owe TAJ J$3.5b. With the parish council losing approximately $300 million in potential property taxes annually and numerous individuals and businesses before the court for non-compliance amounting to billions of dollars, St James appears to be a haven for tax dodgers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Copyright Warning – Intellectual Property Advocates Concerned About Abuse Of Athletes’ Image Rights. Caught up in the euphoria of Jamaica’s outstanding performance at the just-concluded IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Jamaicans have emblazoned the images of the star athletes on T-shirts, books, walls, and even congratulatory advertisements in the media… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Confident Tallawahs Leave Today For Semis. Jamaica Tallawahs will leave the country today for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, where they will participate in the semi-finals of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) at Queen’s Park Oval on Friday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. We Want A Medal – Pitterson-Nattie. Jamaica’s Under-21 netball coach, Oberon Pitterson-Nattie, said they are very focused on at least retaining their bronze medal at this year’s World Youth Netball Championships (WYNC), which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from August 22-31… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com