6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 30, 2013


  1. Chaos At Customs – Auditor General Says Values And Duties Being Arbitrarily Applied To Imported Items At The Nation’s Ports. The Auditor General’s Department has confirmed a fear held by many Jamaicans that Customs officers are arbitrarily applying values and duties to imported items… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Montego Bay Magic – Resort Town Welcomes Bulk Of Two Million Stop-Over Visitors This Year. The tourism capital, Montego Bay, remains the most popular of the resort areas in Jamaica, accounting for the bulk of the two million stop-over arrivals that the island reached for the first time yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Send Your Principals! Education Ministry To Beg Boards To Ensure That School Leaders Attend Training. Still fuming over the failure of some principals to turn up for training provided by the National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), officials of the Ministry of Education are to meet with heads of school boards today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. CAPI Says No To New Tax On Fuel. The pressure group Citizens Action for Principles and Integrity (CAPI) is warning the Government that it is prepared to frown on and stridently oppose further tax on fuel… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Buyers, Beware! – Customs Boss Warns Car Purchasers Of Shady Middlemen. Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reese is warning would-be car purchasers to be wary of shady middlemen who have been fleecing individuals of millions of dollars on the premise that they are importing the car of their choice from overseas at a cheaper cost… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. On Top Of The World – Sports Writers Pick Bolt, Williams As 2013’S Best, Fraser-Pryce Third In Women’s Category. Jamaica’s Olympic and World champion, Usain Bolt, and American tennis star Serena Williams, have been voted Inter-national Sports Press Association (AIPS) Best Athletes for the second year in a row… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com