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Senators Spar Over Govt Tax Package

Government and Opposition Senators today continued the war-of-words over the Holness-administration’s plan to implement phase two of its income tax break. This,...

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Fiscal Responsibility has Saved Jamaica $50bn in Taxes

Jamaicans have been spared a $50-billion tax package as a result of the government’s adherence to the fiscal responsibility framework over the last five years....

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JHTA Maintains Opposition to Changes to TEF

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA, is sustaining its pressure on the government to delay plans to redirect money destined for the Tourism Enhancement Fund,...

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JCTU Welcomes Scotiabank’s Suspension of ‘Dormant Fees’

The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, is welcoming news that Scotiabank has joined three other commercial banks who’ve suspended charges on dormant...

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Normalcy Returns to Bustamante Hospital

Nationwide News understands that normal operations have resumed at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew. Our news centre has learnt that senior officials at...

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Contractors Selected to Re-Design CRH Ventilation

Health Minister, Dr.Christopher Tufton, says selected contractors have been invited to submit a plan for the design of a new ventilation system for the Cornwall Regional...

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JFJ Welcomes Move to Ban Corporal Punishment

Human rights lobby group, Jamaicans for Justice, JFJ, is welcoming the announcement that corporal punishment will be prohibited in public schools. Prime Minister Andrew...

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Govt Maintains Corned Beef Ban

The Jamaican government says the ban on corned beef imports from Brazil will remain in effect. This, despite Brazil calling for a review of what it says, is...

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Scotia Reviewing Dormant Fees

Another of the country’s major commercial banks has relented in the fight against fees they charge on so-called dormant accounts. Scotiabank today announced that...

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Opposition Won’t Support New Crime Fighting Bill

The Opposition People’s National Party does not plan to support the new crime fighting legislation tabled by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in the House of...