6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 29, 2015

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  1. Tax Cuts, Please – Mahfood Says Heavy Tariff Crippling Construction Sector. Slashing the excessive taxes on building materials while significantly cutting the waiting time for approvals from the regulatory agencies and utility companies could go a far way in stimulating the economy through the housing sector suggests businessman John Mahfood… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Delays In Setting Up Police Post Irk Longville Park Residents. Angry residents of Longville Park Phase Three in St Catherine came out in their numbers at the weekend to castigate the authorities for the slow pace at which the promised police post was being retrofitted in their community… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. US Report Says Jamaica Abuses Gays. The United States Department of State has highlighted reports of serious human rights abuses against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Government To Acquire Land For Squatters. The Government is moving to formalise the tenure of 22 families who have been informally occupying lands at Coffee Lane, Mount Salem in St James for more than 50 years… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Make Pension Contributions Mandatory. Director of the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre, Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, has called for pension contributions by Jamaicans to be made compulsory… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Birthday Win For Thompson. Elaine Thompson celebrated her birthday with a solid win in the women’s 200m, while Christine Day produced a shocker in the women’s 400m final as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships came to a close inside the National Stadium last night… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com