6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 30, 2015

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  1. UK Prime Minister David Cameron Comes Bearing Gifts, Making Promises. The official visit of United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron has yielded promises of a share of a £300 million fund aimed at growing the Jamaican economy as well as a new prison for the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Spreads To 27 Schools. The outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease has now spread to 27 early childhood institutions across four parishes, even as health officials and medical experts urge parents not to panic… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Pedro Cays Disappearing. In addition to poor public-health conditions on the Pedro Cays, environmentalists are now worried that 15 per cent of land space there could disappear over the next five years due to sea-level rise… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. New Court Date For Cops In Mario Deane Case. The preliminary examination in the case against three police officers who are facing multiple charges arising from last August’s beating death of St James construction worker Mario Deane has been deferred until December 7, following their latest appearance in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Second Phase Of Tax Admin System, RAiS, Takes Aim At Delinquents. The second phase of the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) will be rolled out on December 7. This, as the tax authorities move to further tighten up tax collection and revenue administration… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. Coach Schäfer Banned By FIFA – Burrell Remains Positive Despite Coach’s Two-Game Suspension. The Reggae Boyz will have to do without head coach Winfried Schäfer after the German was suspended by FIFA’s disciplinary committee, from sitting on the bench for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Haiti… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com