6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 3, 2015

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  1. Property Tax Talks – Gov’t Ministries Knock Heads As Rate Hike Looms. Land owners are facing the possibility of a new increase in property taxes, two years after the most recent hikes announced by government… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. LIME To Pay Digicel $1.5 Billion. Telecommunication company LIME is to pay more than $1.5 billion to its competitor Digicel (Jamaica ) Limited for wrongly withholding money due for calls from LIME’s fixed-line customers to Digicel mobile phones… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. High Price To Serve – A Sound System Operator’s Dive Into The Deep End. A teenager skips merrily along the pothole-riddled road in Douglas Castle, in the hills of South West St Ann. A few yards away, Keith Walford, who is midway through his first term as member of parliament (MP), is addressing a group of farmers at The Church of Jesus Christ in the community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Health Ministry, UTech Give Green Light To Interns. University of Technology (UTech) environmental health students can breathe a sigh of relief as they will now be able to embark on a mandatory six-month internship programme, which The Gleaner yesterday revealed had been stalled for weeks with the institution at loggerheads with the Ministry of Health… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. UWI Rejects Former Lecturer’s Gender-Based Violence Claims. The Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is disputing a study presented by a former lecturer about a culture of gender-based violence on its St Andrew campus… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Richards Targets Top-Three Ranking. Things could hardly have gone better for shot putter O’Dayne Richards in 2014… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com