6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 31, 2014


  1. JFJ Appoints Interim Board. The very foundation of human-rights lobby group Jamaicans For Justice was jolted by the public condemnation of a controversial sex-education programme which was introduced into six private children’s homes and the subsequent resignation of four board members, including long-time faces Dr Carolyn Gomes and Susan Goffe, and executive director Kay Osborne in recent months… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Government Relents On Tax Bills. The order of a judge of the Supreme Court will be required for a lien to be issued against the property of a tax debtor… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Dirty-Money Fight – New Orders Place ‘High-Risk’ Professionals Under Increased Scrutiny. Attorneys-at-law and public accountants are among five professionals and owners in the gaming sector that will now be subject to reporting requirements under the Financial Investigation Act (FID) and the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) as the Government expands its efforts to cramp money laundering and financial crimes in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaica To Sit On UN Disaster Risk Council For First Time. Jamaica is to sit on a high-level United Nations (UN) council that will formulate a mechanism to reduce disaster risk globally… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. NEPA To Focus On Drought Mitigation. With the current drought plaguing the country, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) will be using the upcoming Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show to share practical ways in which the agricultural sector can cope under such conditions… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Medal Hunt Continues. Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls lost a tough table-topping showdown against New Zealand yesterday – on a barren day as far as medals were concerned, following Tuesday’s gold rush… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com