6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 26, 2014

Goat Islands

  1. Gov’t, Chinese Close In On Goat Islands Deal. The Port Authority of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) have arrived at an initial framework agreement setting out the terms and conditions under which discussions on the development of a logistics hub and major industrial park will proceed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Hospital Rules Prevented Young Sons From Seeing Kamoza Clarke Alive. Kamoza Clarke’s two youngest children will finally get to see their father again, but this time they will only get to see his lifeless remains as hospital rules at the Cornwall Regional Hospital did not allow them to see him alive as they were too young… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Suspected Fraudster On OCID’s Radar. Detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) are to investigate a St Andrew-based man, who is suspected of swindling more than 10 women out of thousands of dollars in an employment scam, who they claim has absconded bail… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Property Tax Fears – Shaw Wary Of Rate Increases As Gov’t Plans Two-Year Land-Value Reviews. Property tax compliance has increased by roughly 30 per cent in the last year, the Government has revealed, even as it announced plans to have more regular reviews of property valuations, which could lead to continuing increases in rates… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. UWI Research Day Highlights Economic Growth, Alternative Energy. The University of the West Indies hosted its annual Research Day from February 19 to 21 under the theme: ‘Fostering Growth and Development in Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Simpson To Know Fate On April 8. Sherone Simpson will know on April 8 whether she will be banned for two years for failing a drug test for the stimulant oxilofrine at the National Championships last June… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com