6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 1, 2013

  1. Bye, Bye Income Tax – More Than 100,000 Jamaicans To Stop Paying Cess.  Effective today an estimated 111,000 Jamaicans will no longer pay a cess on their salaries as a result of a $66,144 increase in the income-tax threshold.  The increase in the income-tax threshold…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Murders Down For Fourth Straight Year.  Murders and other categories of serious crimes have declined for a fourth straight year, something private sector and civil society leaders have hailed as a major development.  Statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) show…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Bolt Wins World Sports Journalist Award.  Sprint legend Usain Bolt crowned an impressive list of achievements in 2012 by winning the international sports journalist award for the world’s top male athlete of 2012.  Bolt received…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. 2012 Musical Moments.  A look back at the memorable moments in music in 2012 like Rebel Salute, Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and more…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Traffic Ticket Travesty.  A letter to the editor about the recent amnesty…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. New Year Messages: Governor-General, Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition