Be like Nehemiah, forego allowances, bishop tells Government members
Reverend Gregory was delivering the sermon at the 144th Synod of the Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands at the St Annís Bay Parish Church yesterday.
Ryland Campbell appointed new toll regulator
He replaces Dunbar McFarlane who has resigned. Under the Toll Roads Act of 2002, the Minister is empowered to appoint a Toll Regulator to whom any concessionaire shall apply.
Road traffic fatalities hit 99 since the start of the year
This is 11 more than the tally recorded for the similar period last year and the highest for the January to March quarter in three years.
Clarke promises game-changing plan to fight cattle theft
Clarke, contributing to the 2014-2015 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, said the Government will be rolling out an "exciting and game-changing" programme relating to the tagging of the en
CAPI plans black Friday to protest withdrawal tax
Co-convenor of the lobby group, Dennis Meadows, says CAPI deems the tax oppressive and unconscionable. He says it will be detrimental to the Governmentís growth agenda...
JHTA writes to Phillips over alcohol tax changes
Last Thursday, the Finance Minister announced that the concessionary rate would be removed and one specific special consumption tax on all alcoholic beverages implemented.
ATHLETICS: St Kitts to host CARIFTA 2015 after TCI withdraws bid
The 2015 edition of the regionís premier track and field event will be staged in Sugar City, St Kitts while the 2016 edition is to be held in Grenada, officials announced.
JUTC begins claims settlement
A cheque in the amount of $500,000 was paid over yesterday in relation to damages awarded to claimants in civil suits against the state-owned bus company on an order of the Supreme Court.
NEPA serves stop order on North South Highway company
NEPA says the order is being enforced against Jamaica North South Highway for unauthorized clearing of lands outside of the approved area for the construction of the North South highway.
We've been poor for too long, says Phillips
"... as a country and we can only get out of it not by short term palliatives, but by laying the foundations for medium term and long-term growth," says the Finance Minister.
Phone disconnected at Opposition Leader's Office for non-payment of bill
The matter was raised in the House of Representatives yesterday by Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine, Everald Warmington.
NSWMA trying to put out Riverton fire by Friday following NEPA warning
In the meantime, the NSWMA says thereís to be greater control over the number of persons who have access to the landfill as part of an initial review of security arrangements.
Phillips says contract workers missing tax axe, aims to address issue
Speaking at a post budget press conference yesterday, Dr Phillips said the Government has taken note of the trend by employers to engage workers on a contractual basis instead of full-time.
Government owes billions to suppliers, says Shaw
The Opposition spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, has disclosed that the government has built-up $47.87 billion in arrears.
AUDIO: Withdrawals levy will not drive growth of informal banking - Phillips
Speaking at a press conference this morning, the Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips said he does not expect that the impending levy on withdrawals will drive a growth in informal banking.
Withdraw bank levy, says Shaw
The Opposition spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, says Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, must scrap plans to introduce a tax on withdrawals from banks before the close of the Budget Debate.
JET applies for judicial review of Goat Islands decision
In October 2013, JET requested from the Port Authority of Jamaica information regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Jamaica and China Harbour Engineering Company for ...
AUDIO: $1.7-million debt will be paid before auction - JUTC
Jamaica Urban Transit Company chairman Dr Garnett Roper says the company will be settling the $1.7-million debt before the auction.
JUTC bus to be auctioned on Saturday, bailiff seeks PM's intervention
A bailiff says a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus is to be auctioned on Saturday to recover monies owed by the bus company following a 2009 court order.
German tourist allegedly fondles teen boy, charged
A 47-year-old male German tourists is now in custody, after allegedly fondling a 17-year-old boy at a popular resort in Montego Bay Monday night.
AUDIO: Public mostly outraged about burden of new tax - Martin Henry
Public affairs analyst Martin Henry says he does not share the view that a tax on withdrawals from deposit-taking institutions is excessive.
AUDIO: PAYE employees will come out ahead of the game, says Finance Minister
The Finance Minister is seeking to convince salaried employees that they will come out ahead financially despite concerns about the imposition of a tax on withdrawals from deposit taking institutions.
Finance Minister: Shortfall in revenues forced announcement of new taxes
Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has sought to explain why he has gone back on a declaration he made in January that there was no plan to implement new taxes.
Publicís reaction to bank tax more Ďemotionalí than Ďanalyticalí - Hyman
Financial analyst Ralston Hyman says the poorest Jamaicans and those in the middle class are the least likely to be affected as the bulk of the tax will be on the big banks.
PSOJ president says impending bank tax Ďill-advisedí
Christopher Zacca, the president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, says the impending tax on withdrawals from deposit-taking institutions is ill-advised.
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