6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 30, 2016

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  1. Call For Order – Negril Stakeholders Want Prostitution Regularised. While stopping short of calling for the establishment of a red-light district in the resort town, some business stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland, want to see prostitution decriminalised and regulated in order to create safer conditions for sex workers and their clients… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Shaw Vows Tax Relief Still Coming Despite Setback. The funds from the special consumption tax (SCT) on fuel, which the Government had expected to assist in making up for revenue lost from its tax giveback to persons earning salaries up to $1.5 million annually, has already been budgeted to be spent otherwise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Don’t Be Reckless, Warns Phillips. Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips has warned the Andrew Holness administration that now is not the time for recklessness, noting that Jamaica’s economy remains fragile… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Squatting Hurting Negril – Stakeholders. Stakeholders in Negril are unhappy with the squatting situation in the town, which has resulted in social challenges such as an influx of persons from other parishes and poor land management by the relevant authorities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. ‘Mi Cyan Bother’ – CAC Pushing For More Informed Consumers. Consumers in general are more informed these days but many are still not doing enough to educate themselves about their rights in the marketplace, a situation the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is looking to address with a new public awareness programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Carifta Homecoming! – Swimmers, Track And Field Athletes Lauded For Achievements At Regional Championships. Jamaica’s junior athletes in swimming and track and field were recognised for their achievements at the Carifta Championships at a function hosted by Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange at the Norman Manley International Airport’s VIP Lounge… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com