Month: October 2013

Business Update: Huge Benefits For SMEs – Fiscal Incentives Act

Owners of Small/Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) need to familiarize themselves with the recently tabled Fiscal Incentives [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2013 that will take effect January 1, 2014. diGjamaica would like to highlight the key points to business owners however it is

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30 Recipes In 30 Days

Hi diGgers! November is The Gleaner‘s Food Month as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Eat Jamaican Month, so we have decided to get into the thick of things with our 30 Recipes In 30 Days special. Each

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 31, 2013

$Billion NWC Leak – Agency Racks Up Massive Losses, Committee Fears Bad Debt Won’t Be Recovered. Losses amounting to billions of dollars which have been racked up by the National Water Commission (NWC) over the six-month period April to September

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Business Update: Doing Business Report 2014 – Jamaica’s Ranking Continues To Decline

The annual Doing Business Report published by the World Bank is now available. The report ranks 189 countries on their ease of doing business around a range of ten indicators. The 2014 report reveals that Jamaica has fallen from the 90th position

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IMF Update: Structural Benchmark Met – Omnibus Incentive Bills Tabled

Yesterday, October 29, 2013 Minister of Finance Peter Phillips tabled the Fiscal Incentives [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2013 and the Income Tax Relief Act [Large-scale Projects and Pioneer Industries] Act 2013. The tabling of the Bills satisfies a key structural benchmark

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A Trip To ‘Currie’

Friday, November 1, kicks off the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Eat Jamaican Month, as well as The Gleaner’s Food Month. What better way to prepare for the month than with a look at Coronation Market this Wordless Wednesday? ‘Currie’ as it is

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 30, 2013

No Good For Hub: Lobbyists’ Alternatives To Goat Islands Not Viable – Studies. After conducting technical studies in sections of the island, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) rejected sites that would subsequently be suggested by concerned interests as alternatives to the

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Omnibus Incentive Legislation – Statement and Bill

Today, the Minister of Finance tabled the much awaited Omnibus Incentive Bill that is required to be tabled in Parliament as per the IMF agreement. See these links for: HMFP Statement to Parliament on Omnibus Incentive Legislation Oct 29 2013

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 29, 2013

Phillips To Roll Out ‘Stimulative’ Tax Plan Today. Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips will today unveil to Parliament his corporate tax and business incentive plan, including the elimination of tariffs on most inputs used by industry, as well as allowing firms

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3rd Place Essay: Jamaica At 51 – A True Democracy?

In today’s Monday Musings, we feature the final of the top three entries in our Independence/Back-to-School Essay Competition as our  posts.  The 3rd place essay was written by Keri Morgan, an upper sixth form student at Glenmuir High School. On August 6, 2013, the 51st

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