Tax on G sugar! - Shaw blames manufacturers for growing woes in the industry; threatens to revoke duty-free importation

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Unscrupulous manufacturers working in tandem with corrupt customs officials and brokers are largely to blame for the dismal state of Jamaica’s sugar industry, a situation Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw warned…

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Schoolboy Richie serving 10 years in US prison

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Errol Cliff Richards, the once-feared Jamaican policeman popularly known as ‘Schoolboy Richie’, is now serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United States (US) after he admitted before a judge that he was part of a syndicate that attempted to…

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Shaw’s decision bad for business - PSOJ

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Ambassador Derick Heaven has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw that he intends to reimpose the tax on processed (granulated) sugar, which is used as a vital ingredient in a wide and diverse range of manufacturing processes…

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Reid pleased with Tarrant’s PEP readiness

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Tarrant Primary School in St Andrew has convinced Education Minister Ruel Reid that it is set and ready to attack the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) this school year, following a visit to the institution yesterday.”Tarrant was one of the schools that…

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At last! - Windrush Generation finally in line for compensation

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Come next month, just over 500,000 Commonwealth-born people residing in the United Kingdom, including thousands of Jamaicans, could be in line to receive compensation.This is part of the proposed recompense scheme to help redress the impact on the…

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Norman Manley statue to be renovated

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The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) yesterday commenced a $200,000 conservation project of the defaced statue of national hero Norman Washington Manley located at St William Grant Park in Kingston.The preservation effort followed a story in…

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American Airlines goes cashless in Jamaica

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WESTERN BUREAU:As of Monday, September 17, American Airlines passengers travelling from both the Sangster International and the Norman Manley airports will be required to use a debit or credit card to make transactions with the airline.American made…

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China Harbour to redesign MoBay’s North and South gullies

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WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Horace Chang, Member of Parliament (MP) for North West St James, said the government has engaged the services of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited to redesign the drainage system in Montego Bay to prevent further flooding….

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Education ministry to host PEP workshops for parents and teachers

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WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Grace McLean, chief education officer in the ministry of education, said primary school teachers and parents, who have not fully grasped the method of teaching the contents of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), will be further engaged…

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WISYNCO to launch national recycling competition for schools

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THE CURTAINS will shortly go up on this year’s WISYNCO Eco Club Schools’ Recycling Competition, with its official launch set for September 11 in Kingston promising the bold ambition of years past.”We want to help students build habits around better…

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