6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 25, 2014

Miller Dudus

  1. Fast And Furious: Dudus Caught At High Speed, Court Told. A police sergeant yesterday testified that minutes before the 2010 capture of then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, the Reverend Merrick ‘Al’ Miller led police on a high-speed chase in St Catherine after twice ignoring their attempts to stop his vehicle… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Stop Importing Tamarind – Heaven. Newly returned president of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce, Oral Heaven, has called for a halt to the importation of tamarind into Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Come Clean On Ellington – Amnesty. International watchdog Amnesty International says there needs to be full transparency by the Jamaican Government on allegations of human-rights violations by the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the reasons for the sudden departure of Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PSOJ Wary Of New Tax Bills. Christopher Zacca, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), says his organisation is viewing, with scepticism, the provision in the Tax Collection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2014, that allows the commissioner general of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) to be able to seize and sell properties to cover tax debts… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaica And Japan Strengthen Relationship. The Jamaican Government is hoping to strengthen its diplomatic relations with the Japanese government following the visit of the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force Training Squadron earlier this week… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Hot Alia Eyes Gold! She wanted to make a statement, and that’s exactly what she did. Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson is on fire. The 25 year-old was in scorching form yesterday inside the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, twice breaking the Commonwealth Games record on her way to booking a lane in this evening’s 50m breaststroke final… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com