6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 13, 2015


  1. Government Imposes New Gas Tax. The Jamaican Government has taken the decision ton hedge against an increase in the price of petroleum on the world market and is to impose a $7 per litre tax on petrol to pay for the mechanism, which finance minister Dr Peter Phillips has likened to an insurance policy… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com + Full List Of Phillips’ Tax Measures

  2. Paulwell Grants Number Portability Administrator Licence To Netherlands Firm. Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell, has granted a licence to Porting Access B.V. of The Netherlands to administer number portability services in Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Lower SLB Rates For Children Of Public Servants. The children of public sector workers will enjoy interest rate at one per cent lower than the rates normally charged to applicants of the Students’ Loan Bureau… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. St Mary To Get Agro Park. Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier has said a ninth agro park will be established by the end of March… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. JPS Submits Bogue Plan To OUR For Sign-Off. Ansord Hewitt, director of regulation, policy, monitoring and enforce-ment at the Office of the Utilities Regulation (OUR), said Tuesday that the regulator is currently reviewing a proposal from Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Limited on the planned conversion of its combined cycle plant at Bogue in Montego Bay from diesel to gas… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Elite Netballers Take Spotlight. The Leila Robinson Courts will be buzzing with excitement this evening when defending champions Kingston Humming Birds take on St Catherine Racers in the opening match of the 2015 staging of the Berger Paints Elite League… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com