Shaw holds back tax axe - No new revenue measures this fiscal year

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Armed with the traditional pink book, which usually contains the dreaded revenue measures, Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw yesterday paraded the tax book before Parliament. But on the cover was emblazoned ‘No new taxes’. Shaw, in…

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‘This is a fair offer’ - Shaw says Gov’t cannot do more for public sector workers

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With the 23,000-strong Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), both rejecting the Government’s latest four-year wage offer, Finance and the Public…

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Church planning massive parade to counteract carnival

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As a direct counteraction to the annual carnival road march that some say contributes to havoc in Jamaica, the local church community is fine-tuning plans for a massive parade in the Corporate Area on October 27 this year.The event is months away,…

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Free-for-all at NIF, says Auditor General - Cronyism or corruption as billions of taxpayers’ dollars are spent

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Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has released a damning report of possible cronyism and corruption at the National Insurance Fund (NIF), with billions of taxpayers’ dollars now at risk.The report, tabled in Parliament yesterday, details instances…

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PM commits to gender equity on boards

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pledged that the Government will do a better job in promoting and selecting more women to the boards of public bodies.Holness’s declaration came on the same day as a Gleaner article titled ‘Women’s rights under…

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Shaw: Bank fees will rise if regulated

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Finance Minster Audley Shaw has announced that the Government will focus on increasing competition among banks, as opposed to regulating banking fees, in a “time-bound action plan to stop predatory charges and fees by financial institutions”.Shaw,…

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Gov’t committed to gender equality - Grange

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Minister with responsibility for gender affairs Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has committed the Government to ensuring that Jamaican women and girls are given the fair chance to develop and advance in the society as entrepreneurs.Making a presentation in…

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Munroe: Free up MOCA to nab top criminals

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Professor Trevor Munroe is optimistic that the bill, scheduled to be tabled today in the Senate, establishing the Major Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Agency (MOCA) as a an autonomous entity independent of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)…

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PNP calls for retabling of Sexual Harassment Bill

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Opposition leader Dr Peter Philips is calling on the Andrew Holness administration to immediately retable the Sexual Harassment Bill as part of efforts to arrest this scourge in Jamaica.As Jamaica joined the rest of the world in marking…

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A mother’s desperate plea - Family badly needs shelter

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OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine:A proper house is the main thing that Lisa Samuels of Bullet Tree, Old Harbour, needs to assist her in the struggle to make life better for her andher children.However, she is not sitting idlyby and has been rearing goats,…

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