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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Bermuda braces for approaching Hurricane Leslie

Friday, September 07, 2012    

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Tourists are postponing holidays in Bermuda and locals are stocking up on emergency supplies as Hurricane Leslie approaches the wealthy British Atlantic territory.

Hotel cancellations were reported across the territory, which is popular with tourists for its pink sand beaches and with businesspeople as an offshore financial haven.

Beaches were closed yesterday as the approaching storm whipped up surf. Residents stocked up on batteries, food and water.

Leslie’s centre is forecast to pass to the east of Bermuda early Sunday as a Category two hurricane. Yesterday, it was drifting over open ocean southsouth-east of Bermuda.

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