6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 14, 2013

Source: Jamaica-Gleaner Online

1. An Act Of Desperation – Church Says Financing Budget Through Gambling Shows Lack Of Morals; Gov’t Empty Idea Bank Costing The Country. When the Christian Lenten season comes to an end on Easter Monday, April 1, it will become legal for consumers to purchase tickets for their lottery game of choice every day of the week, including Sundays and public holidays… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. Deception! Chang Says Unexpected Taxes Breached Public’s Trust. General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, yesterday declared that the party was deeply concerned about the quality of the country’s governance and “the deceptive nature… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. ‘We’re At Our Tax Limit’. As Jamaicans struggle to recover from the news that the Government has unleashed another massive tax package, financial analyst Ralston Hyman believes the nation has reached its limit as far as taxes… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. Food For The Poor Donates Supplies To Health Ministry. Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica on Tuesday handed over well-needed health-care supplies to the Ministry of Health at a special presentation ceremony at the Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town office of the charity… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. KSAC To Investigate Foul-Up At The Council. The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is moving to investigate a foul-up at the council, which saw the KSAC Building Committee granting approval for the construction of a multi-million dollar apartment complex… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. ‘Misguided, Unsustainable’- Transport Minister Slams Brakes On Rural School-Bus Project. The Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Omar Davies (see picture above), has applied the brakes to a plan hatched by his predecessor, Mike Henry, to have the cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) operate a rural school-bus programme… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com