6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 26, 2013

Source: Jamaica-Gleaner.com

1. NDX Shortfall – Gov’t Approaches Businesses To Fill Gap. The Ministry of Finance, Planning and the Public Service has, over the past two weeks, reportedly been forced to return to some of the larger institutions involved in the 2013 National Debt Exchange (NDX). Sources say the Government had quietly engaged… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2. No Local Benefits From Tax Waivers To Foreign Businesses – Peart. The Government’s granting of tax waivers to overseas businesses with literally no strings attached is not sitting well with with at least one tax expert.Allison Peart, managing and tax partner at consulting firm Ernst… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

3. Despite Tax Relief… ‘Foreign Hotels Don’t Have To Hire A Single Jamaican’. Managing and tax partner at consulting firm Ernst and Young, Jamaica, Allison Peart, is blasting the Government’s tax-waiver system, saying the criteria for getting incentives, in the hotel sector… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

4. JC’s ‘Roll Of Unprecedented Achievements’. Jamaica College (JC) celebrated their success in sports, as well as academics, during the current school year at a brief ceremony during morning devotion at the Karl Hendrickson auditorium on the school’s Old Hope Road campus… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

5. Kelly Rowland Makes Caribbean Fashionweek Return. Music superstar and fashionista Kelly Rowland returns to Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW), Saturday, June 8.One-third of the famed Destiny’s Child, Rowland is one of the most successful female entertainers… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

6. Flow, Jamaicans-Music Happy With Earth Hour Concert. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jamaicans officially marked ‘Earth Hour’ by releasing 100 lanterns into the sky at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com