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Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr Peter Phillips said that the revenue measures announced yesterday by the Government would have a devastating impact on the working poor in Jamaica."Contrary to all that they are claiming, the truth is, what they...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw will today unveil revenue measures in the House of Representatives to fund the second phase of the personal income tax reform, which could cost taxpayers approximately $16 billion, or 0.9 per cent...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Scotiabank Jamaica is reporting that while there was no standard bank charge to exchange a $5,000 note, a $385 fee was incorrectly applied to some customers.The bank says instructions have been given to all branches to discontinue the charge.Deputy...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 12:16 AMEdmond Campbell

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has spent $140 million in the 2016-2017 financial year to settle third party claims arising from accidents.Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry said the state-owned bus company has budgeted $96...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Government is making a bold step by creating another avenue from which members of parliament (MP) can play a direct part indetermining the distribution of millions of dollars in resources to constituents, particularly farmers.Already, the 63 MPs...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

There are conflicting signals about the Government's policy on a bauxite levy in the upcoming fiscal year, with the Minister of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry, yesterday shooting down claims by Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has suggested that the Bank of Jamaica used moral suasion by engaging players in the foreign exchange market to help bring about the current stability of the exchange rate.Shaw told members of...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services, Ina Hunter says while investigation continue into allegations that convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel is illegally recording music in prison, correctional officers who fail polygraph tests in...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell is urging the Government to reconsider its policy of waiving the payment of bauxite levy to bauxite firms operating in Jamaica, noting that this could deny communities well-needed support from that...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Portfolio ministers in the Andrew Holness administration will, beginning today, face a barrage of questions from members of the parliamentary Opposition as they drill down into the Estimates of Expenditure and estimates of revenue to get details...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:18 AMEdmond Campbell

If the Andrew Holness administration has any concrete plans to raid the National Housing Trust (NHT) for budgetary support this year, it will run into a brick wall of opposition from the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA).President of the JMA...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Lamenting the increase in violent crimes and other unlawful activities in Jamaica, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) Metry Seaga is making an urgent call for a social partnership to fight crime.The no-nonsense JMA head said...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

They sat on a curb wall at the People's National Party (PNP) headquarters, Old Hope Road in St Andrew, last Wednesday, enjoying the pulsating reggae rhythms which energised person in the large crowd who waited patiently for the arrival of Dr Peter...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The Corruption Prevention Commission is reporting that for 2015, the University of Technology (UTech) recorded the highest percentage rate of delinquency in terms of employees who failed to file annual statutory declarations with the Corruption...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The top brass of the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday gave strong support to Dr Peter Phillips as he submitted his nomination for the presidency of the party at the movement's headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.However, PNP President...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition senator Lambert Brown has blasted the Government for dragging its feet with a promised crime plan to tackle the soaring murder rate in the country.In his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate yesterday, Brown...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Two principals of Seal Investments Company Limited, a construction firm with offices in Montego Bay, are in hot water with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) as the oversight body has referred senior members of the company to both the...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Despite a grey area as to who will be the spokesman or the head of the new Integrity Commission, the House of Representatives yesterday passed the long-awaited Integrity Commission Act to establish a single anti-corruption body to investigate and...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

As debate on the vexed issue of exorbitant banking fees continues to attract widespread public attention, president of the Jamaica Bankers' Association, Nigel Holness, is rushing to the defence of the banking sector, saying its membership has not...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

At least 34 member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) have given unwavering backing to Jamaica's health minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, as he made a compelling case for remedial action to stave off the extensive recruitment of...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Arguing that the Government will not compromise on the issue of literacy as it relates to obtaining a driver's licence, Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday made it clear that the State was prepared to provide remedial education to anyone who is...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Head of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Michael Lee Chin says that he will be meeting with top Israeli businessmen in less than two months in an effort to woo substantial investments from that country to Jamaica.Lee Chin, who accompanied Prime...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:37 AMEdmond Campbell

Landowners whose property taxes are in arrears for at least four years could have their land sold by the Government to recover the outstanding amounts. Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw yesterday tabled the Tax Collection (...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

The original objective of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast has been met, according to four inner-city young people, who pointed to the relative calm and the absence of wanton killings linked to partisan politics in recent times, a stark...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis said despite highlighting an overpayment of US$5,025 to a former senior officer ofthe Jamaica Liaison Service (JLS) in 2014, to date there is no evidence that the money has been repaid.The JLS administers the...

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