6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 26, 2014

Remittance

  1. One Money Transfer Away From Poverty – Scores Of Jamaicans Depending On Remittances To Survive. For many Jamaicans, a life without their regular remittance from relatives in the diaspora would be devastating… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Uptown Light Thieves – Tomblin Wants Law To Allow JPS To Name And Shame Crooks. Plagued by electricity theft across the length and breadth of Jamaica, including in the upscale communities of upper St Andrew, Kelly Tomblin, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS), is calling for legislative backing to name and shame persons who defraud the light and power company… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No Tax Favours Without Committee Approval. The disclosure by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips of a tax giveback to the hotel sector, due in part to rigorous analysis that has determined that more revenue than was originally targeted from the harmonisation of alcohol rates would have been collected, is a most troubling one… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Confident Tajaun Heads To Scripps. The Gleaner’s Children’s Own 2014 Spelling Bee Champion, Tajaun Gibbison, out of Clarendon, departed on Saturday to represent Jamaica at the 86th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition in the United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Jamaican Whiz Dazzles At IBM – Morant Bay High School Graduate Calls For More Focus On Science Locally As His Team Creates New Class Of Plastics. A Jamaican chemist, who was part of a group of researchers at IBM that recently created a new class of plastics known in the scientific world as polymers, has urged the country to focus more on science and technology… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Kings Of Sprint Again – Jamaica’s Men Complete 4x200m, 4x100m Double. There was disappointment in the men’s 4x400m, and the women’s 4x200m quartet was not able to oblige, but Jamaica’s men’s 4x100m team ensured that the island closed the show on a high at the IAAF World Relays… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com