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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 12, 2016






Growth Delay – Vaz Appeals For Patience, Says Council’s Report May Be Ready Today. The Economic Growth Council (EGC) missed its August 31 deadline to submit its plans for growing the economy, but Daryl Vaz, the Government’s point man on investments,








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 12, 2016






All Eyes On Shaw – Finance Minister To Open Budget Debate, Reveal $1.5m Plan Today. When Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw opens the Budget Debate in the House of Representatives this afternoon, the country will be listening intently to








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 6, 2016






‘No Tax Haven’ … But Jamaica To Push Ahead With Financial Centre Plans Amid Panama Papers Revelations. As global fallout continues over the leak of millions of documents on offshore financing, the Jamaican Government has signalled it will press ahead with








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 5, 2016






Paulwell Backs Phillips, Bunting Confirms Eye On PNP Presidency. As talk of leadership change continues to swirl around the People’s National Party (PNP), two of the potential aspirants have shown their hands, while President Portia Simpson Miller appears to be standing








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 4, 2016






‘Unemployment Gonna Skyrocket’ – 33% Minimum Wage Hike Unfeasible, Say Business Groups. The headaches pounding the Andrew Holness administration over its income tax plan could get worse as two national business associations – representing more than 250,000 members – say job








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Meet The Women In The Houses Of Parliament






The Senate (Upper House) According to the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the Senate is a nominated House made up of 21 members. Thirteen Senators are appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister. The other eight are appointed on








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 8, 2016






Cabinet Warning – Holness Declares Zero Tolerance Approach To Corruption Among Ministers. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday sounded a warning to his new Cabinet that he would be taking a zero-tolerance approach to corruption among members of his administration… Read more








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 7, 2016






Cabinet Chosen – Appointments To Be Officially Announced At Swearing-In Today. Robert Montague, chairman of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), is expected to be tasked by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take on the challenging national-security portfolio… Read more at








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 2, 2016






Shaw Up To Bat – Next Finance Minister Must Hit Ground Running, Say Economists. Audley Shaw, the man anointed by Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness to take charge of the Ministry of Finance, will have to bat boldly on a sticky wicket








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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 1, 2016






No Fraud In Election – ECJ Head Gives Fisher 9 Out Of 10 For Performance. Amid lingering questions about the conduct of the country’s 17th general election, Orrette Fisher, the man in charge of the electoral machinery, has received a huge








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