6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 23, 2016

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  1. Holness Rebuts Matalon On Tax Proposal. Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, has questioned Joseph M. Matalon’s opposition to the party’s plan to exempt workers earning $1.5 million or less from personal income tax… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Bellwether Seat Trending Green – JLP Seems Set To Take St Elizabeth South West. Former Member of Parliament, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Hugh Buchanan, seems set to be sent packing when the votes are counted in St Elizabeth South West come Thursday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Juliet Set To Jump For Joy – JLP Candidate Entering Election With A Five- Point Lead. If, as is widely expected, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness retains his seat come Thursday, he could walk into the new Parliament with his wife Juliet at his side… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Media, Parties To Cease Campaign Output Before Election Day. The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) and the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) have sent out an appeal for political parties as well as the electronic and print media to ensure that citizens are allowed “a period of quiet reflection” ahead of the opening of polls for the February 25 general election… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Ja Leads Region In Staging Of Elections – OAS Mission Chief. Based on the casting of ballots done by police and soldiers yesterday ahead of a general election on Thursday, chief of the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission, Janet Bostwick, has expressed satisfaction with the voting process in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Diver Knight-Wisdom Hopes Olympic Berth Will Inspire Jamaicans. After raising his head above water following his final dive on Sunday at the biennial Diving World Cup – an Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro – the next few seconds seemed like an eternity for Jamaica’s three-metre springboard representative, Yona Knight-Wisdom… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com