1. More Taxes
Government has imposed new taxes including the transaction tax on all withdrawals from deposit-taking institutions by way of electronic banking, point of sale transactions, cheques, automated banking machine (ABM), automated teller machine (ATM), or over the counter and internet transfers. Have you already signed the petition?
2. West Kingston turns on MP
Shots were fired at Desmond McKenzie’s security team on Tuesday morning. Luckily, no one was hurt.
3. Government Error
Karen Reid sued the government for $9 million for misdiagnosing her with HIV. She now wonders if the misdiagnosis resulted in her son’s blindness.
4. “Rent a Dread MP”
Hon. Damion Crawford was ‘ganged’ on twitter for defending the newly imposed transaction tax. Followers were upset and blasted him on twitter calling him a “rent a dread”.
5. Water, a scarce commodity
As Summer draws closer, the weather gets hotter, and water restrictions become even more frequent. National Water Commission (NWC) states that less than one month’s supply of water is in the Hermitage Dam and Mona Reservoir that serve the Corporate Area.
6. Don’t make idle threats
A 14-year-old Dutch girl was arrested after making Al Qaida threats to American Airlines on twitter.
7. Psychiatric counselling needed for JCF members
Police Constable Davian Thompson, murdered his wife Latoya Campbell-Thompson just minutes before her birthday, and then killed himself shortly after.
8. Finance Minister stripped
Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips will lose the responsibility of choosing the governor of the Bank of Jamaica as well as the direct responsibility of monitoring banks and regulated financial institutions.
9. Jamaica the ‘Sprint Factory’
20 records were shattered at the UTECH classics held last weekend.
10. Letter to the Public
After articles were published in the Jamaica Observer, that convicted dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel had offered information on wanted men and illegal guns to the police, threats were made to several journalists. The entertainer then wrote a letter to the public, telling persons to stop making these threats.
“I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone, to stop it …… Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal.”
– Vybz Kartel
Event of the Week : Bacchanal Beach J’ouvert
- As the soca season draws to a close, Bacchanal wouldn’t be the same without the annual Beach J’ouvert at James Bond Beach.
Video of the Week: Pharrell cried “happy” tears during an interview with Oprah
IG Pic of the week: Tessanne Chin
- Appleton Jamaica presented Tessanne Chin with her own, one of a kind, specially blended rum. It was blended by master blender Joy Spence, blender of the Wray and Nephew line of rums.