6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 3, 2016

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  1. Show You Paid – PNP General Secretary Urges JP White To Prove He Cleared $17m Tax Debt. People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke says he has advised prospective North Trelawny candidate, John-Paul White, to release, today, documents proving he has satisfied an outstanding $17-million debt with Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Gov’t Launches Urgent Multi-Dimensional Fight Against ZIKV. Not taking any chances, the Government has launched a multi-ministerial, multimillion-dollar approach to tackling the possible outbreak of the Zika virus (ZIKV) and controlling the vector responsible for its transmission… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. PSOJ Backs Oil Hedge Strategy. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it is in the country’s best interest to further hedge against the upward movement in the price of oil, a strategy the Government first adopted in June last year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Resident Magistrates To Become Parish Judges. Parish judges will soon be able to throw out their notebooks and, instead, use modern technology such as recorders to take evidence… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. A Short Month Of Landmarks – Several Celebrations Packed Into February. Reggae Month 2016 is finally here, and people of various persuasions – from romantic lovers to music lovers, churchgoers and the culturally inclined – are preparing themselves in different ways for the many events and anniversaries that dominate the month of February… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Qualified For Rio! – But Jamaica’s First Internationally Certified Badminton Umpire Needs Money For History-Making Trip. Jamaica’s first and only Badminton World Federation (BWF) umpire, Joseph Clarke, is in need of US$5,000 (approximately $600,000) to officiate at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com