6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 15, 2013


  1. More Taxes On The Way.  After heaping $23 billion in new taxes on the backs of Jamaicans last year, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that more tax measures are coming…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Minister To Lose Power To Grant Waivers.  The guillotine is to fall on the powers of the minister of finance to grant discretionary waivers.  Holder of the office Dr Peter Phillips yesterday said it has been agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that there “should be a sharp reduction and ultimate elimination of ministerial discretion in this regard”…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Let’s Talk FINSAC – Holness Calls For GG To Force Gov’t To Fund Completion Of Commission Of Enquiry.  The Andrew Holness-led Opposition has finally carried out its threat to call Governor General Patrick Allen to action in order to force the hand of the Portia Simpson Miller administration in bringing closure to the controversy-plagued Commission of Enquiry into the operations of the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC)…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. 7-Day Notice For NWC To Clean Up MoBay Pumping Station – Location Reportedly A Haven For Illicit Sexual Activity.  The St James Parish Council has slapped the National Water Commission (NWC) with a seven-day notice to clean up and secure its old pumping station located at the intersection of Harbour and South streets in Montego Bay, St James, as the site has reportedly become a haven for illicit sexual activity at nights…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JCF’s Claims On Killings ‘Alarming’.  Local human-rights groups yesterday ridiculed claims by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that the increase in police killings since the start of the year is the result of more intelligence-driven operations…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Stars Party With Eve.  The Fiction Lounge was the place to be on Friday night if your aim was to party with celebrities. The club was studded with stars as local luminaries turned out to party the night away with international rap superstar and actress Eve…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com