6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 17, 2014

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  1. I Can’t Say There’ll Be No New Taxes, Says PM. The country is getting mixed messages about whether Jamaicans will be called on to pay new taxes during the next fiscal year. While Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips was emphatic that there would be none, when he spoke to The Gleaner last week, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller indicated yesterday that she was unsure of whether any new taxes will be introduced… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaicans In The Dark On What Logistics Hub Is – Survey. A recent survey has shown that the vast majority of Jamaicans think the Government has done a poor job in educating the country about what a logistics hub is… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Stop Unnecessary Earthquake Panic, Lyew-Ayee Urges. Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has urged Jamaicans not to panic amid numerous predictions of earthquake… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Forestry Dep’t To Promote Tourism, Recreation Inside Cockpit Country. The Forestry Department has got behind calls to have tourism and recreation inside one of Jamaica’s last remaining biodiversity gems, the Cockpit Country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Manufacturers Lobby BOJ For Forex Facility. Local manufacturers have been pushing for a special facility from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to access foreign exchange for raw material purchase as commercials banks continue to limit sales of US dollars… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Big Day For Three Jamaicans – Goalkeeper André Blake The Top Pick In MLS Draft. A trio of Jamaicans emerged among the top 10 players selected in yesterday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, with André Blake becoming the first goalkeeper in the history of North America’s premier professional competition taken with the highest pick… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com