6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 20, 2016


  1. ‘Retrograde Step’ – PSOJ Decries Tax On Earnings Over $6m. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has described as a “retrograde step” the tax package imposed on approximately 12,000 compliant PAYE workers earning more than $6 million, who will be taxed on their earnings above that threshold at a rate of 30 per cent…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. ‘Tax-Perity’ – Simpson Miller Takes Government To Task On Budget. Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller yesterday declared that the Government has veered dangerously out of kilter on a path that she described as “tax-perity”, with education and national security already taking a battering…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Jamaica Producers Increases Investment In Newport West. Food and logistics conglomerate Jamaica Producers Group (JP) increased its stake in lands by Newport West in Kingston through a deal that nearly tripled its holdings in the largely unknown Shipping Association of Jamaica Property Limited (SAJPL)…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Bolt Seeks Fast Time. The last time Usain Bolt ran a sub-10 seconds time before June was back in 2012 – an Olympic year.Bolt, who will compete in the 100m at today’s Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, will be looking to get into gear with the Olympics now firmly in his cross hairs and has been speaking a strong game, telling reporters that he feels in 9.8 seconds shape…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Caribbean Warned About Influx Of Venezuelan Refugees If Food Shortages Continue. Caribbean governments have been told to brace for an influx of refugees from Venezuela if food shortages continue. The mayor of the town of Chacao, to the north of here, Ramon Muchacho said that people have been reduced to hunting cats, dogs and pigeons for food…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Performing Arts Still Education Underdog. Although Jamaican culture is lauded internationally, the performing arts (music, dance and drama) are scorned by many school administrators. That was clear during a recent performing-arts workshop organised by Excelsior Community College’s (ECC) School of Performing Arts at its Church Street, Kingston, campus…Read more on Jamaica-Gleaner.com