6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 9, 2013

Owen Ellington

  1. CUFFED! JCF Hindering Our Success, Laments Crime Stop Boss. Head of Crime Stop Jamaica, Peter John Thwaites, yesterday charged that “hierarchical bureaucracy and constipation” in the investigative system of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been challenging the more than 20-year-long competence of the programme… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. EPOC Uneasy About 360MW Power Plant Construction. The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) has expressed concern about the construction of the 360 megawatt power plant and has urged the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within projected cost… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Gov’t Staves Off Heads Of Agreement Review. With a trigger mechanism built into the heads of agreement between public-sector workers and Government, which would see parties returning to the bargaining table if inflation reaches 12.5 per cent, the Government says it has taken steps to engage the workers to prevent a re-look of the agreement… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Rainford Takes GG To Court – Also Gets 14-Day Injunction Barring Filling Permanent Secretary Post. Robert Rainford, who was fired last month as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, has taken Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and others to court over his dismissal… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Employ More Workers And Get Tax Credits. To promote employment, the Jamaican Government said companies of all nature which increase the number of workers during fiscal year 2013/2014 will be allowed a tax credit equal to a percentage of the payroll levies for new employees… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Windies Women Fight Back Against NZ. Led by a Player-of-the-Match performance from 17-year-old Shaquana Quintyne, West Indies Women levelled their three-match one-day international series at one a piece, following an 89-run win over New Zealand Women at Sabina Park yesterday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com