6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 19, 2015


  1. Corruption Crackdown. A senior official at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is among more than 70 public-sector employees expected to be hauled before the court today in a fresh crackdown by the Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) on public servants accused ignoring their responsibility to file statutory declarations on time… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. No New Taxes, Please – Richard Byles Begs For Compliance Focus In New Budget. For the first time in the modern history of Jamaica, the Estimates of Revenue is to be tabled along with the Estimates of Expenditure… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. 2015/16 Budget Going For Growth. With the 2015-2016 Budget being presented today at the ceremonial opening of Parliament, Financial Secretary Devon Rowe revealed the Budget will continue to focus on growth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Who’s Smuggling Guns Into Jamaica? Despite successful strategic efforts in removing hundreds of illegal guns every year from the streets of Jamaica, police investigators are still facing an uphill task in tracing overseas sources directly responsible for smuggling them into the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Urban Schools In Big Showdown. Athletes from the Corporate Area chasing a place in next month’s Digicel Grand Prix final will continue their battle today at the Anthrick Corporate Area Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium, beginning at 8:30 a.m… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Ska Legends Highlighted In American Documentary. Brad Klein was born in northern USA, but the music he has embraced almost all his life is ska. For more than 30 years, he has enjoyed a love affair with the Jamaican genre, so much so that, one day, after an interview with Derrick Morgan, he decided to make a documentary about it… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com