6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 19, 2014


  1. Are You A Gangster? Anti-Gang Bill Passed In House. The political divide in Gordon House yesterday coalesced as parliamentarians signalled their unanimous support for The Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act 2014 (anti-gang bill), which the Government has crafted to dismantle criminal organisations… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Anti-Gang Bill Says… Criminal organisation means any gang, group, alliance, network, combination, or other arrangement among three or more persons that: Has as one of its purposes, the commission of one or more serious offences… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gap In Budget May Swallow Taxpayers. Taxpayers could be called upon to provide up to $9.3 billion in new taxes next fiscal year, even as Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips declared that no new taxes would be imposed on Jamaicans in a bid to cover the $11 billion shortfall anticipated for this financial year ending March 31… Read more in Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PAYE Taxes Not Being Paid On Time. Only 28 per cent of PAYE taxes are being paid over on time, and it sometimes takes the Government up to six months to collect 60 per cent of those taxes after they become due… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS Finances Falter. Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) faced mounting debt-servicing costs but narrowly scraped a profit from a diminished revenue base last year, assisted by tax credits, its newly released financials show… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies Seek ‘Winning Start’. West Indies and Ireland will meet in the first fixture of their two-match Twenty20 International series at Sabina Park today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com