Land tax gold mine

As Jamaicans wait to hear how the $612-billion Budget will be financed, some private-sector leaders have suggested that the Government could be sitting on a potential gold mine if it can correct some of the structural inequities in the way property tax...

Don't expect Beijing repeat - Anderson

Renowned pollster and first vice-president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Don Anderson, is cautioning fans against placing their expectations too high for another record medal haul at London 2012."(Beijing)...

A run for mama

Karlene Blagrove (second left) with her children (from left) Corbin Kelly, Samantha Kelly and Tara Kelly...

JDIP halt will cost taxpayers, says MP Mair

NORTH EAST St Catherine Member of Parliament Gregory Mair is arguing that Cabinet erred when it decided to put a hold on projects under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) shortly after a change of political administration...

Privatisation must get under way

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is calling for the Government to speed up plans for the privatisation of the 16 public-sector entities picked out for removal from government control under the Public Sector Master Rationalisation Plan....

Digicel, Tax Administration call truce

Mobile service provider Digicel and Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) have agreed to cooperate in an effort to complete an audit of the telecommunications firm's general consumption tax (GCT) compliance.Two weeks ago, TAJ agents, supported by the police...

JEEP to the rescue

BYRON GRAY claims to have spent a handsome sum of money trying to protect the road that leads to his house in Sandy Corner, North East St Catherine. He says for more than a decade water that rushes down a slope in the community whenever it rains has eaten away....

Gov't signs off on nurses' reclassification

Edith Allwood Anderson, past president of the Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ), says the profession has secured a major victory, following the announcement that Cabinet has signed off on the long overdue reclassification for nurses....

Better financial backing needed for farmers and youths

IS ROGER Clarke a farmer or a woodcutter? We really wonder. Sure, he is one of the largest producers of sugar cane on the island, but the slaughter to which he has agreed to subject the agriculture sector this fiscal year is mind-boggling...

Not a dime for Fresh Start

The government has dropped the axe on the budget for the National Transformation Programme, a civil society-led, value-based programme which was led by the Rev Al Miller.In the last three years, the programme received...

Roads get less from gas tax

WHEN IT was in Opposition, the People's National Party complained bitterly that the then Government was not honouring its commitment to put a prescribed per cent of the fuel tax into the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF).But, in his first full budget since...

Parliamentarians attend trust-building conference

GOVERNOR GENERAL Patrick Allen will this morning open the 37th Commonwealth Parliamen-tary Association (CPA) Regional Conference in St Andrew.The opening ceremony will take place at 9 a.m...

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