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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Where is Pearnel Charles?

Pepperpot

By Eva Jean

Friday, October 12, 2012    

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Some people are saying that Pearnel Charles seems to have gone missing since the general elections. Little or nothing has been heard of him. Has he, too, lost the fire in his belly?

The former judge is no Perkins

Call-in show lovers who supported the Perkins Online show are grumbling that the new host, former judge Marlene Malahoo Forte, is no Wilmot Perkins. The sting and the bite have disappeared from the show, they say. Some of them have gone to Ronald Mason on Nationwide's Agenda.

Obama played possum?

Some are speculating that President Obama did not quite lose the debate with Governor Romney. He played possum to get Romney to talk himself into a trap. Did it work? Romney has given the Democratic campaign much to go on, but in doing so he grabbed a few poll points for himself.

Hate-mailer feeling the heat

Much is said to be happening behind the scenes in the hate-mail saga. Not only have friends abandoned the hate-mailer, but legal costs are climbing!

No money, no hustling

Some who were hoping to capitalise on the hustling from annual conference are not happy that their party has called off the public session. Still, there are others who say there is not enough money in the till to fund a long conference.

Question of the week

What will happen if there is no IMF agreement by year-end?

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