Finance minister says he will review tax measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Finance Peter Phillips, while addressing a meeting with a number of trade union leaders Thursday morning, indicated that he will be "conducting a review of the announced revenue measures and will shortly announce if any adjustments will be made". A release from the ... Read more

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Woman shot dead on Waltham Park Road

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two women were Thursday morning shot, one fatally, along Waltham Park Road in Kingston. Police report that the females were standing at an area called 33 Lane when they were attacked by armed criminals. Police are now at the location conducting investigations in the shooting i ... Read More

Finance minister says he will review tax measures
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Finance Peter Phillips, while addressing a meeting with a number of ... Read More

Doctor charged for attempting to pervert the course of Justice
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Prominent Kingston medical doctor Jeptha Ford has been charged with attempting ... Read More

Holness to speak in Budget Debate today
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, will be today’s speaker as the ... Read More

Chang sees possible rejection of Jamaica's system of govt

Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:36 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Water and Infrastructure Development, Dr Horace Chang, has warned the government against basking in “the cool breeze” of public tolerance. “This tolerance is not acceptance,” Dr Chang told the House of Representatives, as he made his presentation in the 2014/15 budget debate Wednesday. “At this time, we must commend our people for their tolerance in what is a most difficult economic time for all Jamaicans. (B ... Read More

Chikungunya cases confirmed in St Vincent

Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:34 AM    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) -- Three cases of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya, have been confirmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines, a senior health official told the Caribbean Media Corporation on Thursday. The confirmation comes less than 12 hours after a video was posted on the internet in which a woman from Paget Farm in the northern Grenadine island of Bequia, said she and three other members of her family had been diagnosed with the disease. “Yesterday (Tuesday), I got up an ... Read More

Guyana citizens want 911 system improved

Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:58 AM    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — People in the South American country of Guyana are pressuring the government to improve its 911 emergency system amid accusations that numerous calls about serious incidents are going unanswered. National Security Minister Clement Rohee has blamed the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company for the problems, but the company has denied wrongdoing. The company on Wednesday accused police officers of ignoring calls and leaving phones off the hook. Officials said the ... Read More

READERS COMMENT: Descendants of slave masters are not responsible for slavery

Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:00 AM    

Dear Editor, I am a black male living in Massachusetts, USA and I recall that many years ago, a co-worker remarked that I had three strikes against me; I was black; I was a black male; and I had a foreign accent, so I wouldn't be able to be successful in Finance in Corporate America. I didn't internalize it; maybe I was ignorant of what she was trying to say. Maybe, if I had understood and responded to her assertions, I would have just sat around and found excuses not to achieve. I therefore ... Read More

OAS, World Bank discuss economic and social outlook for Caribbean

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:24 AM    

WASHINGTON (CMC) – Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, believes that one of the main challenges of the region is building more inclusive societies. Insulza made the statement on Wednesday at the 55th Lecture of the America where he focused on the Economic and Social Outlook for Latin American and the Caribbean. The OAS secretary general also reflected on “Development and Social Inclusion” - the central theme of the next ... Read More

KSAC to begin delayed review of applications for Property Tax relief

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:50 PM    

Town Clerk Robert Hill

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Before the end of April, but after a delay of nearly a year, the Parish Discretionary Committee of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will begin reviewing 74 applications for property tax payment relief, the Town Clerk Robert Hill has said. The town clerk has apologised for the delay as people have been complaining that they have applied for the property tax relief and have been waiting for months to be informed how much to pay. In April 2013 Kingston Mayor ... Read More

Transport operators threaten withdrawal of service

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:04 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Private transport operators say they will be withholding service islandwide starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 24. At least six groups of operators spanning the island say they will hold a meeting in Kingston on Thursday to announce their decision “in defiance of the Transport Authority’s plans to prevent rural stage carriage operator from setting down and picking up at points in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR). Plans will also be announ ... Read More

Opposition presents nine-point 'prescription for growth'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:15 PM    

OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, yesterday presented what he described as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) ‘prescription for growth’, as he responded to last week's opening budget debate presentation from Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips.  The “prescription” prioritised stabilisation of the exchange rate, which Shaw said needed careful management to stop the present slide of the dollar, as well as a proposal to increase the loan cei ... Read More

Penn Relays programme-cover celebrates 50 years of Jamaican high schools competing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:51 PM    

(Photo: Facebook)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The cover of the programme for the 2014 Penn Relays pays tribute to Jamaican High Schools as they celebrate 50 years of competing at the relay carnival now in its 120th staging. The programme cover has two photos showing the first Jamaican high school team, Kingston College, competing at the event in 1964, and last year’s photo finish in the high school boys’ 4 x 400m relay between Javon ‘Donkey Man’ Francis of Calabar and Delano Williams of Mun ... Read More

Forex: J$109.94 to one US dollar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:46 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar traded at an average J$109.94 to one US dollar on Wednesday, April 23, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. On Tuesday, April 22, the US dollar closed trading at J$109.95. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar Wednesday closed trading at J$99.69 while the British pound ended the day at J$184.46. Read More



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