6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 1, 2013

Peter Phillips

  1. Tough Forecast – Phillips Says Difficult Times Still To Come After Completion Of 1st IMF Test. Declaring that the country still has a very difficult period before it, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips says there is no place for complacency in implementing Jamaica’s economic programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Senior JLP Members Disagree About Leadership Debate. Two senior members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) who have thrown their full support behind party leader Andrew Holness are divided on the issue of whether the incumbent should square off in a public debate with leadership contender Audley Shaw… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. No Major Floods Despite Heavy Rains. Jamaica was yesterday drenched by rains produced by a weather system and could experience more of the same today… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. PSOJ Welcomes New Date For Tax Incentive Law – Zacca. Christopher Zacca, the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), said yesterday that his organisation welcomes the announcement that a new date has been agreed for the tabling of the Omnibus Tax Incentive legislation… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Ministry Under Fire For Toothless Traffic Tickets. The National security ministry has failed to provide an explanation as to why the two minibus drivers involved in last week’s crash that killed four students of Holmwood Technical High School last Wednesday were not stripped of their licences, as is required under the traffic ticket management system (TTMS)… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. ‘Bolt Inspired Me’: I Really Respect And Appreciate Him – Gatlin. Justin Gatlin was an emotional man at the London Olympics in 2012, not because he had finished behind Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in the 100 metres final, but because he had lined up beside them in the first place… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com