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If The US Taxes Remittances, How Will Jamaica Be Affected?






The United States (US) Border Wall Funding Act of 2017 (the HR1813 Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act) was introduced on March 30, 2017 by Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, to the US House of Representatives. The Bill








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Saluting Alan Magnus (Part 2): The Legacy






The Early RJR Work Years In an interview with The Gleaner, Magnus described his first decade at RJR as “troubled”. During that time, he was fired twice for falling asleep on the job, and even missed the meeting planned to discuss his








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What’s the Beef About Brazilian Corned Beef?






On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Jamaican Government “imposed an immediate ban on imports of corned beef originating from Brazil”. This was in response to reports from Brazilian authorities that several major Brazilian meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry,








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#diGDebate: Preventative Detention in Jamaica






In a press conference at Jamaica House on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that as part of its effort to deter crime, and especially domestic violence, the police would be implementing preventative detention. What is preventative detention? According to








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#Infographic: By The Numbers: Jamaica’s 2016 Crime Statistics






At her first press conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to announce her 90-day crime-fighting plan, acting commissioner of police, Novelette Grant, issued a press release detailing some of the accomplishments of the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2016. The press








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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)






Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.








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From ‘Poison Flour’ to ‘Plastic Rice’






‘Plastic Rice’ On the cusp of Christmas and the end of 2016, Jamaicans had a mild panic attack about the possibility of ‘plastic rice’ circulating on local markets. This led to the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) temporarily ceasing the clearance








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10 Milestone Years in Jamaica’s Civil Aviation History






Jamaica has come a long way where air travel is concerned. Moving from its first flight ever in 1911, to the establishment of Air Jamaica Ltd, and the opening of our airways with the establishment of groups such as the








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6 Things You Need To Know Today






Your news in a nutshell Portland rained out INDECOM employee and son arrested Air worthiness inspector to investigate plane crash No health insurance Byles steps down as EPOC chair Duncan replaces Byles as EPOC chair 1. Portland rained out Five








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Jamaica, the Caribbean & De-Risking






    There has been much talk about de-risking in economic circles recently, centering especially around the impact it will have on Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. The consensus from these groups seems to be that if left unchecked,








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