Replace tax - Gov't document: GCT on petroleum products could boost export sector

rA GOVERNMENT of Jamaica document has said that Jamaica's export sector could benefit if Jamaica abandons the policy of charging Special Consumption Tax (SCT) on petroleum products, replacing it instead with General...

Phillips' budget targets

TAXPAYERS WILL today listen keenly to hear whether Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips' earlier pronouncement that the Govern-ment has no plans to impose new taxes this fiscal year holds true, when he opens the Budget Debate.Phillips told...

Bunting urges cops to be professional

Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has charged the newest group of policemen and women to exercise great restraint under even the most trying circumstances, when dealing with the public, in keeping with their...

Fall-off in police killings linked to Clarendon probe

The widening investigation into allegations that some members of the Clarendon police are engaged in extra-judicial killings has been cited as one of the reasons for the near 50 per cent fall-off in police killings in the...

'I would choose this college to be my alma mater'

Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, King of La Accra, Ghana, was full of praise for Jamaica College (JC) following his tour of the institution in St Andrew yesterday."I am very pleased with what I saw here today...

Kartel files appeal

Entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three other co-convicts on Tuesday filed appeals against their convictions and sentences.Kartel, fellow entertainer Shawn 'Shawn Storm' Campbell, Kahira Jones and André St John are all now serving life sentences...

Ministry of Finance denies access to study

THE MINISTRY of Finance has refused to release a study which focused on the imposition of GCT on petroleum, saying the document was created "purely to provide information to the minister and by extension the Cabinet"....

KSAC wants more compliance in sign placement

THE KINGSTON and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has acknowledged that, despite its campaign engaging the public in having their signs conform to the proper standards of the corporation, the compliance rate is still low."...

Negligent employers - BITU president wants companies to pay over deductions

PRESIDENT GENERAL of the Bustamante Indus-trial Trade Union Kavan Gayle has said employers need to be held more accountable in cases where they have been negligent...

NEPA better equipped to protect plants, animals

JAMAICA IS now more prepared to handle and manage the protection of its native plants and animals as a result of extensive work of a recently concluded project implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)....

Students get career guidance

WESTERN BUREAU: HUNDREDS OF secondary-level students across the island are now better prepared to make career choices, thanks to the guidance provided to them at the Choices Career and Education Advice Seminar held on Tuesday at the West Jamaica...

Beckles calls on Great Britain for reparation

PROFESSOR HILARY Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and principal of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, has charged that Great Britain should compensate the Caribbean for years of enslavement of Africans...

USAID breaks ground for St Thomas greenhouse

CHARGé D'AFFAIRES for the United States Embassy, Elizabeth Martinez, and Denise A. Herbol, mission director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recently broke ground for the construction...

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