6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 1, 2014


  1. Phillips Gives In On Withdrawal Tax – Finance Minister Announces Tax On Imported Services, Other Measures To Replace Controversial Proposal. Facing howls of protests about the imposition of a bank withdrawal tax, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday revealed that the Government has bowed to the pressure, and is to replace the proposed levy with new revenue measures including the imposition of general consumption tax (GCT) on all imported services… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Open Your Mouths – Public Urged To Take Stand Against Older Men Who Impregnate Teen Girls. The number of babies being born to girls under 15 years old in Jamaica has led to a call for citizens to break their silence and demand greater care for the nation’s children… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Gets OK To Dump Latibeaudiere. The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for the Government to terminate the employment of Viralee Latibeaudiere as commissioner of Tax Administration Jamaica… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Holness Writes PM On Handling Of 381MW Project. The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wants Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to act immediately upon her return to the island later today, in relation to the growing controversy regarding Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell’s handling of the 381-megawatt project… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Negril Hoteliers Against Breakwater Plan. A group of hoteliers yesterday journeyed from Negril, Westmoreland, to the Corporate Area to draw attention to what they say is a misguided government plan to build two breakwaters along the tourist resort’s famous seven-mile white sand beach… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. CANOC Secures Rights For Rio 2016 Olympics. In a landmark move, the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) has secured the regional broadcast rights for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com