6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 9, 2016

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  1. #JaVotes2016: Ready, Set… General Election Candidates To Be Nominated Today. The two major political parties are confident that no additional surprises will be sprung when their representatives and supporters venture into the 63 constituencies across Jamaica today to nominate their standard-bearers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. #JaVotes2016: No Campaign Financing Regime For Polls. The much-hyped campaign-finance bill will not take effect for this election. The bill, which is intended to amend the Representation of the People Act, has cleared both Houses of Parliament but has not been signed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. #JaVotes2016: Holness Announces Bold First 100 Days Plan – Opposition Leader Eyes Fixed Election Date, Term Limits For PM And Referendum On CCJ. Should the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) emerge victorious in the upcoming general election, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness intends to make a number of legislative changes to include term limits for prime ministers and a fixed date for general elections, among other things… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Phillips Shreds Holness’ Tax Plan. Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips has described as inequitable, unworkable, extraordinarily complex and retrograde the cost of a campaign plan of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness that he said would drive up government expenses by more than $100 billion… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Police Investigate Land Distribution In Dallas Mountain. The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) has launched an investigation into allegations of the illegal sale and distribution of government and privately-owned land in Dallas Mountain, Papine, St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. World Cup Win Would Be ‘Fantastic’ For Region – Taylor. Captain of West Indies Women Stafanie Taylor says emulating the feat of four years ago of their male counterparts remains the focus ahead of next month’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in India… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com