Budget Debate | 1.5 Again! Government slashes GCT

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced a 1.5 percentage point cut in General Consumption Tax (GCT). In opening the Budget Debate in Parliament this afternoon, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke said effective April 1, 2020, GCT will be…

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Phillips: I can beat Holness

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President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, has pushed back against critics who assert that he does not have the mettle to lead his party to victory in the upcoming general election. Phillips dismissed the claim that he could…

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JDF mum on gun security protocol

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Three weeks after high-powered automatic rifles were reportedly stolen from the Up Park Camp headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), mystery continues to shroud the breach, with the Lieutenant General Rocky Meade-led army tight-lipped on…

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JUTC blamed for Jasmine Deen disappearance

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is being blamed by the head of The University of West Indies’ (UWI) Disability Centre for the disappearance of the 22-year-old visually impaired student Jasmine Deen, who was reportedly waiting at the school…

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JLP’s Chang: COVID-19 may impact election

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The deadly COVID-19 disease, now threatening to be a global pandemic, is bound to have an impact on Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ timing and scheduling of the upcoming general election, says Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace…

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Hanover school urged to set up COVID-19 protocol

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WESTERN BUREAU: Kareen Miller, regional food-safety coordinator at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), has called for teachers and students at Bethel Primary and Junior High School in Hanover to develop a protocol to deal with the…

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Women on fire! - Brigade’s all-female response crew on show

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International Women’s Day may have passed on Sunday, but the Jamaica Fire Brigade pressed the reset button and deployed an all-female crew on Monday to cool tempers and out blazes across the capital. Jamaica’s first appointed female superintendent…

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Ship ahoy! - Carnival Vista returning to Ocho Rios

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WESTERN BUREAU: A meeting between Jamaican government officials and Carnival Cruise Lines appears to have borne fruit – at least for now – as the vessel Carnival Vista returns to Ocho Rios this Wednesday. The cruise line threatened to cut Jamaica…

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News Briefs

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Carmen Stewart’s leadership ‘dignified’ The late Rev Dr Carmen Stewart has been hailed as “a great Jamaican woman whose work, stature, and dignity” defined a lasting legacy in the country’s history. In a press statement issued yesterday, custos…

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Stocks Round Up | 19 advance, 54 decline, 9 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 19/54. The index dropped by 13,963.58 points or 3.27 per cent to close at 413,331.67 The JSE Main Market Index declined by 15,605.81 points or 3.58…

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