6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 14, 2014


  1. Chasing Cheats – Tax Authority Goes After Delinquents. Delinquent taxpayers and dodgers are being put on notice that the State will be coming at them with unrelenting force this year as it seeks to secure revenues due to the national purse… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Gov’t Contractors See Hope In New Procurement Process. Carvel Stewart, president of the Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica, says local contractors who do business with the Government are viewed with jaundiced eyes by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) and has expressed hope that the separation of the National Contracts Committee (NCC) from the office will make it easier to do business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Cabinet Ignores Rule. Legal counsel at the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Cheryl Lewis, has indicated that the Cabinet office has ignored its own guidelines when it failed to consult with stakeholders in the transport sector before taking steps to remove regulatory responsibility from the oversight body over road, rail and ferry… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Montego Bay’s Re-Developed Cultural Centre Opens. Residents of western Jamaica now have an opportunity for cultural exposure opened to them, with Friday’s official opening of the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, St James… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. German Joy. Local Germany fans celebrated yesterday as the SportsMax Zone ended its month-long showing of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a sold-out crowd at its Hope Road, St Andrew, venue… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Jamaica Women Lift Caribbean Title. Guard Shanneika Smith scored 14 points, hauled in six rebounds and dished out three assists as Jamaica’s women were crowned Caribbean basketball champions on Saturday night, following a hard-fought 51-45 win over the Dominican Republic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com