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Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While some real estate owners will be marginally affected by the amendments to property tax rates and Government's revaluation of land, others may be forced to sell their holdings in order to manage their tax obligation, given the massive increasesthey are now facing, says the...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While the Government pushes ahead with plans to create what it says is a more equitable and modern tax system, thousands of individuals and entities have been learning they will this year be required topay huge increases to Tax Administration...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Small hotels across Kingston and St Andrew are in for big business during the five-day period encompassing the annual staging of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Consumers are being asked to avoid the purchase of corned beef and to report to public health departments any food establishment that still offers the product for sale, the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) said."We are just...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

While urging cooperation and insisting that residents and businesses refrain from dumping waste and garbage into the North Street, Kingston, sewage lines, Dr Horace Chang, minister with responsibility for water, environment and housing, said that...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is adamant that the ban on the importation and sale of corned beef products from Brazil will remain in place in spite of assurances from that country's embassy that none of the 21 meat-processing Brazilian companies...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The problem of the ongoing raw sewage overflowing on to North Street in downtown Kingston continues despite a lengthy $36 million project to correct it. According to Charles Buchanan, communications manager for the National Water Commission (NWC),...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Brazilian processing plants that supply corned beef to at least one of Jamaica's two major distributors of the product are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities in the ongoing "rotten beef and poultry" probe now unfolding in the South...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

In spite of the Government's immediate ban on corned beef imported from Brazil, some vendors and wholesalers are standing in defiance, pointing out that they need to earn a living, and that not selling the popular commodity would put a significant...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Ninety-seven per cent of the rehabilitation and expansion work on Marcus Garvey Drive has been completed, with the project looking set for completion by the April 30 deadline, according to National Works Agency (NWA) Communications Manager Stephen...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has added its voice to growing opposition to aspects of the government's tax package, with its president Omar Robinson describing the plan as counterproductive to overall growth of the tourism sector....

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Philanthropist and entrepreneur R. Danny Williams announced his retirement as chairman of the Sagicor Group effective June 1 while at a press conference held in New Kingston at the Sagicor Auditorium yesterday.Williams's retirement as head of one of...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Government's recent announcement to apply tax on group health insurance has not gone down well with the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ), which said that it feared that such a move would negatively impact the already overburdened public...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The now common practice by some illegal taxi operators of using WhatsApp voice notes and text messages in a Closed User Group (CUG) as a means to evade the police is being closelymonitored by law enforcement officials, Head of the Police Traffic...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The handover of a Bullettrax System to the Institute of Forensic Science yesterday marks an important part of the Government's effort to combat the illicit trafficking in firearms and ammunition, National Security Minister Robert Montague said,...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Even with road fatalities trending downwards by more than 30 per cent since the start of the year when compared to the same period in 2016, male drivers continue to be at the greatest risk.Hence, the main focus of new strategies to be implemented by...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

The Defence Board has commenced dialogue with the Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice to facilitate amendments to the Defence Act in order to give the recently announced National Service Enlistment (NSE) Programme legal standing.When...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

As the debate over public sector pension reform continues, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) is calling on the Government to also make contributions to the public-sector pension scheme to make it easier for workers when the new...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

She gave her name only as Christie, but to her, that was not important. What was significant was the fact that she had to leave behind her elderly mother, who has been living in the United Kingdom for approximately 50 years.Wearing a smile that...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

There continues to be strong interest in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) national recruitment drive now under way, with figures showing the number of people turning out for the exercise in Port Maria, St Mary, more than doubling by the second day...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

More than 100 Jamaicans have been sent back to Jamaica from the United Kingdom since the last mass deportation of 42 persons in September 2016, and another batch is on their way, as a charter flight is scheduled to land here later today.This latest...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

It has been two years since 20-year-old Vinroy Smith was shot and killed by unknown assailants at his rented house in Albion, St James, but his murder remains a seriously depressing pill for family, especially his mother and father, to swallow.But,...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Sally Porteous, the custos rotulorum for Manchester, says business leaders in Mandeville remain resolute in the face of last week's brazen attempt by criminals to extort businesses in that town.She said the lawlessness of those who planned their...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Western Bureau:Arnett Gardens moved six points clear of Reno FC in the race for top-six spots in the Red Stripe Premier League, after second half substitute Kamal Malcolm netted an injury time winner in their 1-0 victory over their host at the...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

WESTERN BUREAU:Cornwall College sprinter Mathew Brown held off the field to land the marquee Class One 100 metres title at the County of Cornwall Athletics Association Western Championship and put his name in the hat for the remainder of the Digicel...

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