Government taxes bank withdrawals

IN ADDITION to fees which some legislators have deemed exorbitant, persons withdrawing monies from deposit-taking institutions will be hit with taxes as of June ,1 as the Government hunts revenue to help it meet...

Staggering rum tax

HOTELIERS are to go into a huddle shortly, to consider the possible impact that an increase in the Special Consumption Tax on alcohol is likely to have on the sector.

Ho Lung wants Hanna to apologise for Alpha Boys' remarks

Father Richard Ho Lung, former head of Missionaries of the Poor, is calling on the youth and culture minister to apologise to the Sisters of Mercy and the boys of the Alpha Boys’ Home, following controversial...

Leaders react to Budget

Dennis Chung, Executive Director, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (Giving his personal views) I think the financial sector is going to be impacted the most and some of these I am sure are going to be passed on to customers.

MAJ condemns threat against journalists

The Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) has come out strongly against recent reports of threats, including death threats, against journalists.

Ministries, departments and agencies build sizeable arrears

The ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have built up a collective debt stock of more than $21 billion as at March 2013.Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips said several MDAs have built up sizeable arrears over the years which extend...

Missionaries of the Poor has new head

THE MISSIONARIES of the Poor has elected a new superior general, Brother Augusto Silot Jr., to succeed Father Richard Ho Lung, who founded the institution dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor, and has served...

Good Friday changed the world forever

Good Friday, a most intriguing name for a day of suffering and shame, according to the Christian faith, is the most Holy Day of the year for millions of Christians across the globe.

SLB policy changes announced

Major changes are coming for the way in which the Student Loan Bureau (SLB) operates. These includes policy changes, which Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips said will make it easier for students to qualify for loans and which will reduce the overall delinquency rate...

STEP Centre gets new home

Jamaicas only school to offer physical, occupational, art, and speech/language therapy to severely disabled children has received some much-needed assistance to secure a new home.

Government targets examined

THE JAMAICAN economy has recorded an estimated real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of approximately one per cent for the 2013/2014 fiscal year.

Threshold on personal income to increase January 1

AN ESTIMATED 13,000 Jamaicans are to be freed of Income Tax obligations starting next January 1, when the threshold on personal income tax is increased....

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