Santa Clarke - Tax cuts, duty abolition to spark $14b stimulus package

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A $14-billion stimulus package is the centrepiece of the Government’s 2019-2020 Budget. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke announced a raft of tax-relief measures aimed at boosting economic activity by promoting business start-ups and removing fiscal…

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Compliant SLB borrowers to be rewarded

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Borrowers of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) who have been servicing their loans without falling into delinquency are poised to benefit from a reduction in interest rates. Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, in his maiden…

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PATH benefits to jump

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Nearly 300,000 vulnerable persons, including children and the elderly, are to see an average 16 per cent increase in their cash grants under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), starting June 1. Further, Finance…

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Santa Clarke - Tax cuts, duty abolition to spark $14b stimulus package Tax cuts, duty abolition spark $14b stimulus package

Gleaner on March 8th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A $14-billion stimulus package is the centrepiece of the Government’s 2019-2020 Budget. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke announced a raft of tax-relief measures aimed at boosting economic activity by promoting business start-ups and removing fiscal…

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Poach tally ends at 55,000lb

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A whopping 55,769.2 pounds of assorted seafood catch is the overall take poachers had stocked on board the two Dominican Republican industrial fishing boats intercepted by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard off the Pedro Banks on Saturday. After…

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Almost $2b for MSMEs

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The Holness administration has committed almost $2 billion in the upcoming fiscal year to provide a shot in the arm for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). According to Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, $1.8 billion will be made…

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Thousands now or millions later - 3D imaging device gives clearer picture of breast cancer

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Jamaican women are being advised that spending less than $20,000 annually for breast-cancer screening and the chance of early detection is likely to save their lives and millions of dollars in expenses. At the same time, women, particularly those…

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Don’t treat women as personal property – reverend

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Church leaders are being urged by one of their own to reconsider the narrative that women must be submissive to men as it gives cover to spousal abuse and the objectification of women as property. The Reverend Jayson Downer, founder of Men of God…

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‘The boss of all bosses’ - First woman terminal manager at Kingston Wharves in 74 years

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Valrie Campbell is small in stature and unassuming in her demeanour, but her exterior belies a woman who is blazing trails in the port terminal industry, wielding tremendous influence and earning the respect of her peers in a male-dominated…

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Uchence Gang Trial | Witness recounts teen rape, shooting

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A Crown witness yesterday testified that reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged crony Michael ‘Judge’ Lamont had sexual intercourse with a 19-year girl who begged them not to impregnate her as she wanted to continue her education. The…

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