Illegal cigarettes costing industry dearly

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Government’s decision to increase the excise duty on a stick cigarette by $3 last March in order to improve on the $9 billion per annum in revenue it derives from the industry has misfired, with bootleggers, instead, profiting handsomely from a…

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Silent protesters rip proposed NIDS

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While they were not the placard-bearing, rowdy, behaving bunch, the scores of persons who lined the precincts of Gordon House on Friday in disapproval of the proposed National Identification System (NIDS) did not mince their words.The consensus…

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Marathon debate - Government pushes for passage of ID bill way into the night

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The Government pushed ahead with plans to pass the National Identification Registration Act last night despite strong recommendations from the parliamentary Opposition for the bill to be referred to a select committee of the Upper House.Members of…

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135 more new cops graduate

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Minister of National Security Robert Montague said that every member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) must submit to an annual anti-corruption declaration.He said that this was needed to rid the force of rampant corruption.”I want the…

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Private schools as important as public - Kerr

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For their holistic approach to student development, core values in particular, private schools are just as essential to nation building as public schools, according to Kaysia Kerr, head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC).The former…

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Show us your pay cheque!

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In the drive to identify, expose, and root out corruption in the society, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says that the Government is moving to strengthen the legislative framework to give the soon-to-be established anti-corruption agency sweeping…

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Mona Visitors’ Lodge to host Korea-Ja Friendship Week

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The Embassy of South Korea will host a reception next week to celebrate Korea-Jamaica Friendship Week and commemorate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.The reception, set for November 14, will be held at the Mona…

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European tourist arrivals surge - Stakeholders credit Bartlett’s strategy for growth

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As tourist arrivals out of Europe soars, industry leaders are lauding the strategy being used by the island’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, to boost the lucrative market.”The intensified focus on this market has been yielding fruit. There has…

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Don’t blame gas tax for high prices, says Shaw

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Finance minister Audley Shaw says that he would be launching an immediate investigation into what he described as unreasonable gas prices at the pumps, while rejecting claims that the Government’s imposition of additional taxes on gasolene is the…

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IAPA concerned about plan to intimidate Costa Rica newspaper

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MIAMI, Florida:The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) yesterday expressed concern over a presumed plan to intimidate the Costa Rican newspaper Diario Extra in reprisal for its denunciations and reports concerning acts of corruption in the…

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