6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 19, 2013

Participants at the Sigma Corporate Run 2013

1. Who’s Buying The Stolen Meat – Gov’t Programme To Follow The Trail Of Stolen Farm Produce. Once again agriculture is called upon to grow the economy, and once again the monster called praedial larcency must be tamed. The Government has come up with yet another plan to put an end to the activities of praedial thieves…. read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 

2. Massive Land Taxes Coming For Jamaicans. Calculations done by The Gleaner indicate that a person owning land with a value of $1 million, will, effective April 1, be paying approximately $14,500 yearly, representing a 132 percentage increase…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Running for a Cause. The annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run took place on Sunday and representatives of the business and social circles were out in full support. Here are some of those spotted by our camera….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. Simon’s Shots-International Photographer Launches Reggae Exhibition. Internationally respected photographer of reggae greats, Peter Simon, will mount a photo exhibition at the Pulse Centre starting Thursday. The exhibition will run for a month and is being mounted in partnership with Pulse…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. Beres Surprise Lights Up Startime Return.  After a six-year hiatus, Startime made a triumphant return to the local stage show listings and even though the concert was scaled down for its resurrection night, the entertainment value was not.The Startime stage has played host to a long list …read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6.  Erik ‘Respec, Boss Man’ Nicolaisen Gets Taste of Jamaica. WESTERN BUREAU: Jerked chicken, jerked pork and a cold Guinness were enough to satisfy Erik Nicolaisen’s soul, and his yearning for anything Jamaican.Three weeks after the VW Super Bowl advert actor shot to fame…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com