6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 24, 2013

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  1. ‘We Will Not Quit’ – Powell, Simpson Vow To Hurdle Drug Scandal, Continue Careers. “I have never considered quitting.” That was the message from embattled Jamaican sprinting standouts Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson as they sat before a specially selected media conference, for the first time, since they both tested positive for banned stimulant Oxilofrine at the Jamaican trials… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. JPS, JMA To Tailor Energy Solutions For Local Firms. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has extended an olive branch to players in the local manufacturing sector with a view to forging a partnership that could see manufacturers spending less on their electricity bills… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Seaga Urges Hasty Development, Capital Push For Downtown Kgn. Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has highlighted the need for an urgent injection of foreign capital to fast-track the development of downtown Kingston even as echoes of impatience with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) rippled through Monday’s inaugural Leaders-to-Leaders Speakers’ Seminar… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Trade Board Reports Uptick In Caribbean Export Activity – Import Licences Climb 43%, Driven By Vehicle Trade. The Trade Board is reporting a spike in exports to Caribbean countries under rules of origin, which permit duty- free shipment of goods… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. PSOJ Continues Push For Zero Tax On Exporters, Lower Corporate Rate. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has proposed a realignment of the tariff structure so that industries with the potential to create export earnings or engage in import substitution pay zero tax on importation of inputs used in production of goods and services… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. End Of The Road For U-15s. Jamaica were eliminated from the West Indies Cricket Board Under-15 Tournament yesterday after going down by 96 runs to the Windward Islands in their penultimate-round clash at Alpart Sports Club, St Elizabeth… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com