6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 23, 2016


  1. Budget Time- Shaw To Announce Implementation Of New Tax Policy After Cabinet Retreat. Education and Information Minister Ruel Reid says an announcement will be made on the implementation of the Government’s tax policy at the end of the two-day Cabinet retreat, March 31 to April 1…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. PM To Address Toll Rates Concern Today. An announcement is expected by Prime Minister Andrew Holness today in relation to the proposed toll rates for the North-South Highway…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Intervenes To Save Major Investments In Sugar Industry. Education and Information Minister Ruel Reid says the Government is moving swiftly to try to keep the ailing sugar industry afloat as the Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company Limited signals that it will close its operations in Jamaica by June…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Government Redtape Blocking Well-Needed Medical Equipment. Government red tape has been listed as one of the major obstacles that has prevented the Bustamante Hospital for Children from receiving well-need equipment to better serve the nation’s children…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Government To Implement Gender Quotas. The Government intends to introduce legislated gender quotas to address the lack of proportional representation of women in Parliament and other areas of the society…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Digicel Pumps $366 Million Into JFF. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received a well-needed boost yesterday when Digicel CEO David Butler announced that the telecoms giant would be extending its sponsorship of the country’s football for the next four years to the tune of US$3 million (J$366 million) at Digicel’s head office in downtown Kingston…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com