6 Things You Need To Know Today: March 7, 2013


  1. A Huge Sacrifice’ – PM Lauds Public Sector For Showing Concern For National Interest.  Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced at Jamaica House yesterday that the Government would be making concessions, through its agencies, to public-sector workers who have agreed to a wage freeze until 2015…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Never Again, Say Civil Servants As They Accept Wage Freeze.  Oneil Grant, the president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, has served notice on the Government that members of his association are not prepared to entertain talks of a wage freeze beyond 2015…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. TAJ Publishes List Of Delinquent Taxpayers.  The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has declared it will be moving to intensify compliance action against delinquent taxpayers for various breaches.  “As part of this strategy, TAJ has published the names of over 300 delinquent companies, self-employed persons and partnerships, who were taken before the courts during January and February 2013 for failure to file returns and/or for outstanding payments,” stated a release issued yesterday afternoon…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Legal Body Probes Wildman’s Role In Cash Plus Court Case.  The General Legal Council (GLC) is investigating reports that former Cash Plus liquidator Hugh Wildman is representing one-time Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Too Early To Make Crime Comparisons, Says Ellington.  Police Commissioner Owen Ellington is unfazed by the reported low clear-up rate of crimes so far this year…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Gov’t Wants Diaspora To Vacation At Home.  The Government is moving to capitalise on the potential to grow earnings from the tourism sector by luring more Jamaicans in the diaspora to come for vacation or leisure time…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com