6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 7, 2016

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  1. Increase Gas Tax – Economist Urges Gov’t To Top Up Petrol Cess As Part Of Reform. Calling for urgent radical tax reforms, economist John Jackson has suggested that the Government increase tax on gasolene in order to fund the national budget… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Three Gas Stations Re-Issued Closure Notices In Bad Gas Saga. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) says it has issued closure notices for pumps at three gas stations that had been cleared to reopen on the weekend in the ongoing bad gas saga… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. No More Locked Cell Phones – Paulwell…Telecom Companies Have Agreed To Move As Part Of Number-Portability Deal. Jamaican consumers can now walk into a retail store of any of the two local telecommunication companies and purchase an unlocked instrument… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Braco Village Opens Today. Hotel Plans To Contribute To Trelawny’s Development. The management of the Melia Braco Village Hotel in Trelawny has committed to ensuring that the hotel contributes to the development of communities within the vicinity of the 24-acre property and the wider parish… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Fire Department Presses Government On Building And Fire Prevention Bills. That the Building Act is yet to be passed by the Houses of Parliament remains a concern for the Jamaica Fire Brigade… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘It’s A Blessing’, Says Morgan Of Puma Deal. Jason Morgan, who set a new national record in the discus in 2015, is looking forward to being even better in 2016 and perhaps even win an Olympic medal in Rio this summer… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com