Companies get $4b tax write-off - Entity with $1.5b debt cleared among 86 to get CIT arrears pardoned since 2018

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Since 2018, the Government has written off approximately $4 billion in taxes owed by 86 companies, including one entity which had $1.5 billion in corporate income tax (CIT) arrears, a Sunday Gleaner probe has found. The revelation comes as the…

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Ring of silence surrounds cop’s murder

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Residents of Pretoria Road off Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew, where 27-year-old Constable Kemar Francis was shot dead after a police team responded to reports of gunfire on Friday night, were tight-lipped yesterday, refusing even to acknowledge the…

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FLA exposing cops to harm, charges Rowe - Police Federation laments agency’s decision to deny several cops gun permits

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With what are believed to have been coordinated attacks on the lives of police officers and their relatives last weekend, triggering the High Command to raise the threat level for cops to high, the Jamaica Police Federation is up in arms over the…

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‘She was always careful’ - Relatives, colleagues puzzled as to how late KC vice-principal contracted COVID-19

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Kara Edwards sat outside her New Kingston apartment leafing through a photo album of her late mother, Juliet Wilson, vice-principal of Kingston College (KC) and one of at least 88 Jamaicans who lost their lives to COVID-19. With every turn and…

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Leaked PNP poll shows most want Hanna presidency

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Beauty queen-turned-lawmaker Lisa Hanna has emerged as the front runner to take over the reins of the floundering People’s National Party (PNP), according to a leaked internal poll commissioned by the party. But with the PNP heading towards a…

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PNP presidential elections for November 7

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The People’s National Party (PNP) is to elect a new president on November 7.  The date was set at today’s meeting of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC), it’s most powerful body outside of the Annual…

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Dexta Daps held packed ’secret’ concert in Brooklyn, flouting COVID guidelines NY Post reports

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The New York Post is today reporting that dancehall artiste, Dexta Daps, held a secret concert in Brooklyn last night, drawing a packed audience in contravention of New York’s COVID-19 guidelines.  Video clips of segments of the…

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Julian Robinson to step down as PNP general-secretary

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General-secretary of the People’s National Party, Julian Robinson is to step down from his position.  He announced his intention to step aside to the party’s National Executive Council, now meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre…

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Global partners pledge support for blue economy investments in the OECS

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(CMC): The nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has unveiled several blue economy investment opportunities on the opening day of its Sustainable Development Movement (SDM 2020). The World Bank defines the blue economy as…

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Police hunt man who attacked financial institution manager in parking lot

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The police are on the hunt for a man who attacked a manager of a financial institution with a gun.  An image of the man obtained from security footage, has been shared by the police via Twitter.  The police say the incident…

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