6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 20, 2015

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  1. Businesses Being Harassed For Tax, Says Andrew Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, yesterday, said the Government was harassing taxpayers in the business community under the guise of doing compliance activities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Holness, Knight Agree On Mandatory DNA Samples From Accused. Defence attorney K.D. Knight says while he supports the introduction of DNA legislation for fighting crime, legislative provisions with safeguards should be crafted to accommodate the mandatory taking of DNA samples from accused persons upon arrest… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Confusion Over Taxes At Caymanas Park. Mass confusion has engulfed the horseracing industry since Finance Minister Peter Phillips announced in Parliament what was termed as “removal of duties on racehorse breeding stock,” effective April 1… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. BITU Says ‘Yes’ To Performance-Based Pay… But Says Jobs And Purse Need Review. Kavan Gayle, the president general of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), said on Wednesday that he supports the proposal for the introduction of a performance management system in the public sector to drive efficiency, but said that the Government will have to demonstrate its willingness to pay more to workers who go beyond the call of duty… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Jamaica Bans Poultry Imports From Parts Of US, Canada. The Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued a ban on all poultry and poultry products emanating from parts of the United States as well as other regions, arising from an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in that country… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Big Clash! – WI, New Zealand Square Off. West Indies bowling coach Curtly Ambrose says he is confident flamboyant opener Chris Gayle will turn out for the regional side when they face off with New Zealand in the fourth and final quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow (starting 8 o’clock tonight Jamaica time)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com