JCC budget wish list centred on taxation simplification and rationalisation

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As Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke prepares to outline the Government’s tax programme for the 2020/2021 financial year this afternoon, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is already making known its budget wish list.

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Company launches fund to help find missing UWI student

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Marketing Research and Insight agency Blue Dot will be handing over $250,000 to Crime Stop today to assist with the investigation into Jasmine Dean’s disappearance.Founder and CEO Larren Peart told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that after he heard the emotional radio interview by the father of the missing University of the West Indies, Mona student he was forced to assist.

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Attorney weeps while asking jury to free client of murder

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 Attorney-at-law Sean Kinghorn yesterday shed tears as he made a final impassioned plea for his client Latoya Wilks, the former line cook charged with the 2012 murder of 40-year-old Italian chef Paolo Avigliano, to walk free.

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Rudyard Spencer joins IDT as deputy chair

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FORMER Member of Parliament for South Eastern Clarendon Rudyard Spencer has joined the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) as a deputy chairman.In that capacity, Spencer, a former president of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), will chair one of several panels of arbitrators employed by the IDT, which falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

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ISSA urged to consider Champs without spectators

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Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake has suggested that the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) take a page out of the books of a number of major sports organisers and consider the option of staging the five-day national high schools Boys’ and Girls’ Championships (“Champs”) without spectators, if necessary, to avoid spreading the dreaded COVID-19 that has been wreaking havoc in parts of the…

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CHAMPS WITHOUT CROWD?

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A panoramic view of the large crowd that usually attends the annual Boys’ and Girls’ Championships inside the National Stadium.Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Dr Warren Blake has suggested that the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association consider the option of staging the March 24-28 event without spectators, if necessary, to avoid spreading the dreaded COVID-19.

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HUNT FOR PASTOR

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The police have sought assistance from their partners in the United States to have the former Seventh-day Adventist pastor accused of sodomising a teenage boy in St Ann returned to Jamaica to face charges.The police say checks with the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency have revealed that the pastor, who resigned from the church after the allegations were made, departed the island to Baltimore in the US on Saturday, January 11.

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Women bemoan lack of support for projects

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PAST recipients of the United States Embassy Women’s History Month grant are bemoaning the lack of support from Government to push their projects.During a recent round-table discussion at the United States Embassy in Kingston, five recipients openly shared the impact of their work since receiving grants.

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Happy 60th!

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Executive Editor-Publications at the Jamaica Observer, Vernon Davidson cuts his birthday cake with several women from the Editorial Department during a surprise birthday celebration at the Observer’s Beechwood Avenue offices yesterday. Davidson celebrated his 60th birthday on March 8, and the well-loved chief was hailed by members of staff for being a solid team leader. From left are Michelle McDonald-Williams, Michelle Mattison, Kellaray Miles, Candiece Knight, Keisha Wilkes,…

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This Day In History — March 10

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 Today is the 70th day of 2020. There are 296 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight1959: The Dalai Lama leads a rebellion against Chinese rule. The revolt fails and the Dalai Lama flees to India. Other Events1496: Christopher Columbus concludes his second visit to the Western Hemisphere as he leaves Hispaniola for Spain.

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