6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 4, 2014

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  1. Don’t Count Hub Chickens Before They Are Hatched, Jamaica Told. It may be a case of counting the chickens before they are hatched as it relates to countries around the region, including Jamaica, that are banking on the planned expansion of the Panama Canal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. No Gay Weddings! – Methodist Church Forbids Pastors From Performing Services. The Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas will not be allowing gay marriage in its churches in the region, neither will any of its ministers be allowed to conduct same-sex weddings… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. ATL Fraud Case Falls Apart. More than three years after they were arrested and placed before the courts on a slew of fraud-related charges, three former executives of the Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) Group got some measure of relief yesterday when a magistrate ruled that their actions did not amount to dishonesty… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Systems Now In Place To Track Ex-Cops – ACP Watkis. The fear that ex-police personnel, especially those dismissed for criminal conduct, could be using their training and knowledge of law in nefarious ways might be unfounded as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has systems in place to track, detect and monitor their activities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. $230b Tax Write-Off List Tentative For September. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is moving ahead with its accelerated review of outstanding tax liabilities as the Government prepares to write off approximately $230 billion in old, uncollectible tax arrears… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Reggae Boyz Announce Changes For Egypt Clash. Caribbean powerhouse Jamaica have announced changes to their line-up in the hunt for their first win in a quartet of international matches on tour… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com