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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Police, soldiers destroy ganja

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 2:28 PM    

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MEMBERS of the Area 3 Narcotics Division and the Jamaica Defence Force destroyed nine and a half acres of fully-grown ganja plants in Beth Salem District and Bogdale Mountain District, St Elizabeth on Monday.

The police said that between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, an operation was carried out by the team of officers, which resulted in the destruction of the ganja plants, 1,055 pounds of cured ganja, 28,000 seedlings, 100 pounds of ganja seeds, and two huts.

The estimated street value of the ganja is over $40 million.

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