6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 28, 2013


  1. Uncle Sam To Get Rough – US Seeks To Halt Filing For Siblings. The much-sought-after United States (US) Green Card, the path to American citizenship for thousands of Jamaicans, could become much more difficult to acquire if proposed changes to that country’s immigration laws are implemented… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Jamaica Could Benefit From LNG Bunkering – Experts. International maritime experts are contending that Jamaica stands to benefit significantly if it takes the initiative to invest in the bunkering of liquefied natural gas (LNG)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Revised Curriculum For September. A revised curriculum for primary and secondary schools is to be rolled out in 30 schools across the country come September… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. ‘Back Off Manatee Bay’ – Govt, UDC Take Flak Over Integrated Resort-Development Plan. Players from Jamaica’s conservation sector have come out against the inclusion of Manatee Bay in St Catherine among the likely areas for development, as Government opens applications for integrated resort developments (IRDs), which are intended to grow the hotel sector… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Zacca Proposes Zero Input Tax For Exporters – Argues For Retention Of Some Tax Subsidies For Tourism, Manufacturers. Contending that the current tax system might be creating distortions that damage the international competitiveness of local businesses, Christopher Zacca, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), is asking for rapid passage of laws facilitating tax reform… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies, Lankans Clash – Tri-Nation ODI Series Bowls Off At Sabina Today. The CELKON Mobile Tri-Nation one-day internationals bowl off at Sabina Park today with hosts West Indies and the Sri Lanka seeking the ideal start to what should be a competitive limited-overs series… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com