6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 15, 2015


  1. Businesses Fume At Huge Jump In Trade Licence, Other Fees. Business operators whose turnover does not exceed $500,000 per year have been slapped with a 12,400 per cent increase in the cost for licences to carry out business… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Bigger Penalties For Drunks. The $10 fine that is now levied on a person who has been found guilty of drunkenness or other disorderly or improper conduct for being in any part of the premises where wine, beer, or other malt liquors are sold is to move to $250,000… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Unscrupulous Persons Putting Agri Exports At Risk. Jamaica’s export of agricultural produce is being exposed to serious risk of being banned from some markets because of the unscrupulous actions of some certified exporters who, according to the country’s acting chief plant quarantine officer, are shortchanging the established food safety compliance system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Panama, Jamaica Working On New Diplomatic Framework – Ambassador. Newly installed Panamanian Ambassador to Jamaica Alexis Eduardo Sandoval Cajar has indicated that preparation of a new diplomatic framework for Jamaica and Panama is in an advanced state of readiness… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Prison Life Harder On Women. The combination of societal pressure and built-in biases of Jamaica’s penal system continue to make it much harder for female ex-convicts to reintegrate into society, after completing their sentences for similar crimes committed by men… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. WI Blown Away Again. Another woeful batting display condemned the West Indies to a 277-run defeat on the fourth day of the second and final Test against Australia at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com