6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 8, 2013


  1. Andrew Steps In… Tufton, Robertson To Get Go-Ahead. Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness late yesterday stepped into the impasse involving Deputy Leaders James Robertson and Dr Christopher Tufton, and the Secretariat of the party, with a promise that an amicable resolution was forthcoming… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Harrison Wants Steeper Penalties For Contractor General Act Breaches. Contractor General Dirk Harrison wants stiffer penalties for persons found guilty of trying to frustrate investigations being conducted by his office, calling the current sanctions a slap on the wrist… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. British Minister Says No To Reparations. It took Mark Simmonds, the new British minister with responsibility for the Caribbean, mere seconds of his 24-hour visit to Jamaica to scorch the hope of local reparation agitators clamouring for compensation for slavery. But Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Mike Henry, finds his ‘colonialistic’ off-hand remarks an insult… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Jamaican Teens At Greatest Risk Of Cancer – Report. Jamaican adolescent tobacco smokers are at the greatest risk for cancer, according to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) report Cancer in the Americas Country Profiles 2013… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Deciphering The New Employment Tax Credit Scheme. Tax and business experts agree that under the new Employment Tax Credit (ETC) scheme in the Government’s reform package, companies already compliant on their taxes are likely to aim for more timely filing of annual returns… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Dream Over For U-17s – Junior Reggae Girlz Thumped 5-0 By Canada. There will be no World Cup for the national Under-17 Women’s team… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com