6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 3, 2013

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  1. We Want $1m Each – Tivoli Residents Put Price On Their Loss. Happy that Public Defender Earl Witter’s report, at least an interim one, has finally been published, residents of Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, are now mainly concerned about the compensation the document has recommended they receive… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Widen Growth Focus – Don’t Bank Only On Mega Projects, Shaw Warns Gov’t. Acknowledging this week’s announcement by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller of the prospect of 10,000 jobs being created with the establishment of a China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)-driven industrial park, Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw is warning the administration against developing an over-reliance on mega projects… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Energy Council To Take Power-Supply Bids. The Jamaica Energy Council (JEC) is to hold talks on the selection process for the three bidders for the construction of a 360-megawatt generating plant… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Press Freedom Is Alive In Jamaica. Jamaica has been ranked 13th in the world for press freedom by Reporters Without Borders, which is something for all to celebrate, especially on a day like today, and where there are so many other countries faced with greater press-freedom challenges. Press freedom is indeed alive, and all stakeholders must be credited for this achievement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. IRS Targets FirstCaribbean’s Offshore Accounts. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) said it will cooperate with authorities following revelations that a federal court in California has authorised the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a ‘John Doe’ summons seeking information about US taxpayers who may hold offshore accounts in the bank… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. VCB, Felix Fly In For JII. Jamaica’s sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown flew into the island yesterday and declared herself ready for a great 100 metres race against American rival Allyson Felix at tomorrow’s 10th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational (JII), an IAAF World Challenge meet… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com