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Corporal Punishment

Education Regulations to be Revised to Outlaw Corporal Punishment

Education Minister, Ruel Reid, says education regulations will be revised to comply with the directive of Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, to outlaw corporal punishment...

Opposition Walk Out

Opposition Storms Out of Budget Debate Finale

There was drama in the House of Representatives as the contentious 2017/18 budget debate climaxed this afternoon. The Opposition PNP walked out of the House as the...

Shaw After Walk Out

Shaw Launches Counter-Attack in Budget Closer

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, this afternoon counter-attacked the PNP for its assault on the government’s shift to indirect taxation. He says the PNP’s...

Tax Letters

PSOJ Calls for Broadening of Tax Base

The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, is suggesting that the government reduce the rate of the General Consumption Tax, GCT, and increase the number of items...

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Holness Admits to NHT Broken Promise

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is conceding that he’s broken his promise that his administration would not take money from the National Housing Trust, NHT, for...

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Holness Wants Security Forces to Saturate High Crime Zones

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says members of the security forces who could soon be operating in zones designated high crime areas requiring special attention will be...

STOP CRIME

Community Buy-In Needed if Special Operation Zones to Work

Attorney at Law Caroline Hay says unless there’s sufficient buy in to the policy from the targeted communities there’s a danger that the legislation to...

Holness Post Budget Presser

‘No Choice but to Tap NHT’, Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government had no choice but to withdraw funds from the National Housing Trust in order to balance the budget and continue debt...

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Davis-Whyte Labels Holness’ Tax Defense as ‘Disingenuous’

President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, Helene Davis Whyte, says Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, was disingenuous in his attempt to pass off the...

Holness Budget 4 2017

PM Defends ‘Revenue Neutral’ $13.5bn Tax Package

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today defended his government’s $13.5-billion tax package in the House of Representatives, saying the measures are revenue neutral....