Month: May 2016

6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 31,2016

Conductor In Fatal Bus Crash To Face Manslaughter Charges. Thirty-six-year-old Rohan Robinson of Galina, St Mary, is expected to be charged with five counts of manslaughter as a result of last Friday’s accident on the Llandovery main road in St Ann. Robinson

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 30, 2016

Lockdown Threat – Private Children’s Homes Lobby For Increased Subvention As Many Face Closure. As Child Month comes to a close, the Private Children’s Homes Association (PCHA) has revealed that a majority of the 50 facilities that fall under its umbrella

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 27, 2016

We Will Rise, Says Wisynco Boss After Massive Warehouse Fire. Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described yesterday as a “very sad day” for his company, following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine. However, Mahfood said his entity

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 25, 2016

Housing Stimulus – Holness Announces New NHT Policy Targeting Low-Income Earners. LOW-INCOME earners will, effective July 1, have the opportunity to borrow up to $4.89 million per contributor, or $9.8 million jointly, from the National Housing Trust (NHT) to purchase a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 24, 2016

Health Push For Labour Day. If the walls of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital could talk, they would probably be expressing profuse gratitude to members of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation following a massive clean-up exercise that took place there yesterday…Read more

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5 Facts: Jamaica’s 11th and 12th IMF Reviews

The IMF has concluded Jamaica’s 11th and 12th tests under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement. As previously reported, the 11th and 12th tests were done jointly due to delays caused by the February 25th general election. Here are 5

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Estimates of Tax Revenue 2016/2017

The infographic shows the change in estimated tax revenues (2016/17) over tax receipts (2015/16) as per the 2016/17 Budget documents laid in Parliament. Below find a table listing the estimates of tax revenues for each category of taxes collected by

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5 Facts: JPS Submission For Tariff Adjustment 2016

In a media release issued May 19th, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) announced that the Jamaica Public Service Company has made a submission for its annual tariff adjustment for 2016. Below are 5 facts released by the OUR about JPS’

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 20, 2016

‘Retrograde Step’ – PSOJ Decries Tax On Earnings Over $6m. The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has described as a “retrograde step” the tax package imposed on approximately 12,000 compliant PAYE workers earning more than $6 million, who will

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 19, 2016

Principals Confused About Auxiliary Fee Policy. The May 6 meeting, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) between Minister of Education Ruel Reid and high school principals to iron out the issues regarding the planned removal of auxiliary fees, has

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