6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 21, 2013


  1. NONSENSE! Phillips Says Revenue Administration Act Amendment No Spy Business. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has dismissed suggestions that a move to amend the Revenue Administration Act to allow tax authorities to collect information on taxpayers and make disclosures to foreign authorities is tantamount to espionage… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Looks To ‘Toons’. Jamaica is targeting the animation industry as a potential growth area, Julian Robinson, state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, has said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ‘Unrealistic Expectation’ – Phillips Says Dollar Wouldn’t Revalue With IMF Deal. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday indicated that consumers will buy more yam, cassava and other local produce based on the slide of the dollar beyond $100 to US$1 mark… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. BOJ Tests Forex Market Again. In its effort to mop up excess liquidity from the market and crowd out demand for transactional foreign cash, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has once again offered to the market unlimited subscription for a fixed-rate US-dollar indexed note… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ministry, CDA Removing Children From Lock-Ups. Some 148 children were removed from lock-ups for care and protection between January last year and May this year, Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna said… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Easy For Bolt – Powell, Bailey-Cole Impress. Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt made light work of qualifying yesterday, while former fastest man in the world Asafa Powell said he felt good after returning to the track, as all the big names secured safe passage on the opening day of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association/ Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships at the National Stadium… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com