6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 15, 2014


  1. Bank Fee Boom – Report Shows 30% Hike In Income From Service Charges. There has been a 30.8 per cent increase in the fee income of commercial banks since 2010, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Private Sector Must Jump At Logistics Hub, Says JAMPRO Head. Diane Edwards, president of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), said there are enough funds available in the country to invest in projects related to the creation of a logistics hub… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. JCC To Sensitise Members On Purpose Of Logistics Hub. The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has embarked on a mission to school its members in the purpose of the logistics hub being contemplated for Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Challenging Tax-Revenue Target For March Quarter. The tax revenue-target of J$375.5 billion for the 2013/2014 fiscal year will prove challenging to achieve during the quarter to March, this year, according to co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Overton Warns Against Changing Security Guards’ Status. The leadership of the Jamaica Society for Industrial Security (JSIS) is warning that the cost of private security could be jacked up by yet another 40 per cent if the status of security guards is changed from subcontractors to employees… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘I Rely On Paul Doyle’ – Powell Did Not Tell Coach About New Supplements. Signing autographs for Italian police and driving squad cars aside, former 100-metre world record holder, Asafa Powell, testified yesterday that he did not tell his former coach, Stephen Francis, about nine new supplements that he received from Canadian physical therapist Chris Xuereb because it was never a requirement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com