JLP tax plan worsening inequality… Phillips calls for Portland Eastern debate… Police get human rights guidebooks

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today:

1. JLP tax plan worsening inequality in Jamaica — Golding

Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesman on Finance and Planning Mark Golding has hit out against the government’s tax policy saying that it is worsening inequality in the country.

2. Cops probe murder of two men in Bog Walk

The Bog Walk police are probing the circumstances which led to the shooting deaths of two men in Crawl district, Bog Walk in St Catherine on Monday, March 19.

3. Phillips calls for Portland Eastern debate

People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has joined calls for a public debate between the candidates in the upcoming Portland Eastern by-election.

4. Woman held with one round of ammo in Kingston

A woman was yesterday arrested after police officers reportedly found a single round of ammunition in her possession.

5. Security minister knows the drivers of violence in MoBay, says Fitz Jackson

People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson is expressing concern over the recent increase in violence in Montego Bay, St James saying that the government is reneging on its promise to sustain the level of personnel and operational intensity in the fight against crime.

6. Police get human rights guidebooks from UN

Approximately 2,500 pocket guides on human rights are to be handed over to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) from the United Nations (UN) in order to standardise the training offered to members at all levels of the organisation.

7. Several countries ban Boeing MAX 8 planes from their airspace

Britain on Tuesday joined four other countries in banning Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace as a growing number of airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months.

8. Man arrested in St James gun find

A man was yesterday arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Granville, St James.

9. EU names five C’bean countries on new blacklist

The European Union (EU) today named five Caribbean countries on a new list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions which it said had been based on an “an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the commission”.

10. Bartlett offers condolences to relatives of tourists who died in Ocho Rios

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has expressed sadness at the passing of two tourists in Ocho Rios, St Ann yesterday.

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