6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 11, 2015

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  1. Outbound! Poll Says J’cans Are Eager To Leave Country. Yet another study has found that a sizeable portion of young Jamaicans can’t wait to ditch the land of their birth for “greener pastures”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. UN’s Billion-Dollar Tivoli Toll Wrong, Says Golding. Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has disputed the findings of a report by a United Nations (UN) body, which indicates that Jamaica suffered economic losses of US$258 million, or approximately J$22 billion, as a result of events surrounding the 2010 police-military operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. More Lotto Scam Extraditions Pending. While Montego Bay man, Damion Barrett, is set to create history tomorrow when he becomes the first Jamaican to be extradited to the United States (US) for his alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam, other local players could be following him soon as the police have reported that more requests for extradition have been made… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. No Property Tax Increase – Phillips. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips has moved to allay fears that the Government would increase the rates of property taxes in the new financial year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Byles Puzzled By Pace Of Depreciation. Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, says he is puzzled by the continuing depreciation of the Jamaican dollar against its United States counterpart, given the fundamentals of the economy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Cameron Vs Garner – Nominations Close For WICB Presidency. Incumbent Dave Cameron and challenger Joel Garner will contest the elections for president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), at the Annual General Meeting carded for March 7… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com