6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 28, 2014

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  1. St Thomas Parents Pimping Their Kids. The St Thomas police have revealed that statistical data has made it clear many parents in the parish have been pimping their daughters as a source of income… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Property Tax Relief – Fears Of April Rate Increase Allayed. With the land-revaluation exercise now complete, there are indications that property owners will not have to bear the burden of another hike in property taxes – at least not in the short term… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Flexi-Work Week Bill Before Parliament. After extensive talks for nearly two decades, a bill to facilitate the implementation of flexible work arrangements in the Jamaican workplace has finally been tabled in Parliament… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Excitement High At Champs. There are still two full days of competition to come at the 2014 edition of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships at the National Stadium but already the excitement has reached fever pitch… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Accountants’ Body Wants Insolvency Practitioners Licensed. The Parliamentary joint select committee considering the new bankruptcy and insolvency bill is being urged to give favourable consideration to the establishment of a regime for the licensing of insolvency practitioners… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Give Us Our Money! UWI Wants Gov’t To Pay $5.4 Billion In Arrears. The University of the West Indies, Mona, wants the Government of Jamaica to pay over $5.4 billion it says is owed as a result of the Government’s failure to honour a commitment to meet 80 per cent of the cost of operating the institution… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com