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Published: Friday | November 16, 2012 Comments 0

MoBay gets new suffragan bishop

Leon Paul Golding, archdeacon for the Montego Bay region, will be consecrated as the fourth suffragan bishop of Montego Bay this morning in a historic service at the St James Parish Church in Montego Bay, starting at 10.

Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Reverend Dr John Holder, will preside at the service which will be conducted in keeping with the Anglican tradition.

Archdeacon Golding is the fourth clergyman to be elected bishop of Montego Bay. The persons who served previously are the Reverend Neville deSouza (1973-1979), the Reverend Alfred Reid (1980-2000) and the Reverend Howard Gregory (2002-2012).

Cabinet approves tax reform White Paper

Cabinet has signed off on the White Paper on tax reform, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has said.

The minister, in making the announcement at a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Kingston yesterday, said it would be tabled in Parliament next week.

In March, Phillips had delayed the tabling of the 2012-2013 Budget by a month saying that it would have been laid at the same time as the White Paper on tax reform.

In the meantime, Phillips revealed that the White Paper on pension reforms is now being drafted and should be before Cabinet shortly.

The House is currently considering the report of the parliamentary subcommittee on pension reforms.

Tax and pension reforms are two of the critical planks for the new deal Jamaica is pursuing with the International Monetary Fund.

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