Painful tax lessons! - Schools dragged before courts for unpaid taxes as ministry points to legacy issues

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Several schools from across the Corporate Area have been dragged before the Sutton Street Tax Court in Kingston for non-payment of taxes, as Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) moves to collect millions owed to it by the institutions.In confirming the…

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Brutal justice! - Former inmate seeks cash from the State after losing sight from one eye in Linstead police lock-up

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For three years, Clive Marriott was shuttled from one police lock-up to another in St Catherine as he waited for trial on a rape charge. By the time he was convicted, Marriott had lost his sight, having contracted a bacterial infection while in the…

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Cruel to the jailed, cruel to the jailers! - JPs call for closure of stinking Kingston Central police lock-up

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Just over four years after the Health Department ordered prisoners relocated from the Kingston Central police lock-up because of the deplorable conditions there, justices of the peace (JPs) are demanding that it again be closed.According to the JPs…

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PM to OAS: Jamaica committed to stamping out corruption

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored his administration’s commitment to address the issue of corruption, and has welcomed the commitment of the Organisation of American States (OAS) to deal with this scourge.Addressing the VIII Summit of…

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Small steps, right direction - IMF applauds Jamaica’s efforts to boost SMEs

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Jamaica’s efforts to provide an enabling environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to thrive are beginning to gain traction, according to Constant Lonkeng, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative to Jamaica.”I’m…

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Red Stripe Premier League | Portmore hammer Cavalier, book spot in final

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Five time national champions Portmore United slammed three unanswered goals against Cavalier to book their spot in the Red Stripe Premier League final on Sunday.  Portmore, which last lifted the trophy in the 2011-2012 season, made the most of…

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Household debt on the rise

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Jamaican households are increasingly living beyond their means as more than half of their disposable income goes towards paying back loans, a trend that concerns the financial stability committee enough for it to consider studying its drivers….

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JN relaunches graduated mortgage

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JN Bank Limited has reintroduced a mortgage product intended to capture the interest of professionals at the early stage of their career, by offering lower loan repayments that later increase as their earnings grow.Saniah Spencer, the marketing and…

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UDC assessing feasibility of multi-level parking garage

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The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is still contemplating whether to move ahead with a gestating plan to develop another parking garage in downtown Kingston, and has hired a consultant to review its commercial prospect.The project was…

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Yaneek Page | Making money from your motor vehicle

Gleaner on April 15th, 2018 | File Under Business News -

QUESTION: I’m an aspiring artiste/songwriter/producer who is interested in business. I’m currently working but it’s not sufficient to meet my needs. I want to start my own business because I’m not financially strong. I have a lot of ideas…

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