Category: MA_Latest News

Phillips Moves to Clarify New Gas Tax

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, is moving to provide clarity on the expected effects of the additional specific Special Consumption Tax, SCT, on petrol of 7...

Jamaicans Gone to Syria to Join ISIS – US General

Jamaicans are among 100-Caribbean-recruits that have traveled to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS,  head of...

Take Bold Steps! – World Bank

The Senior Director of Trade and Competitiveness at the World Bank, Anabel Gonzalez, says Jamaica needs to lower trade costs to remain globally competitive. Ms. Gonzalez...

Riverton on Fire…Again

The latest fire at the Riverton Dump, in St. Andrew, has again caused smoke nuisance for thousands of residents of the Corporate Area and St. Catherine and has...

Opposition Questions Hylton

The Opposition is calling for more details on the proposed MOU between the government and an investment group to pump 5-billion-US-dollars into various logistics...

Buy Back PetroCaribe Debt

The multinational investment banking company, Oppenheimer Holdings says Jamaica could reduce its debt by 10-percentage points, if it buys back its Petrocaribe debt from...

$8-Billion in New Revenue

Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips says the Government is proposing to increase the special consumption tax on cigarettes as it seeks to collect the over $8-billion in...

‘Mischievous Publicity Stunt’ – Act’g Portmore Mayor

The Acting Mayor of Portmore, Leon Thomas, has dismissed opposition to the proposed expansion of the municipality, as a mischievous publicity stunt. JLP councillors in...

No Credible Plan – Lee Chin

Billionaire and chairman of the country’s largest commercial bank, NCB, Michael Lee Chin is criticizing the political directorate for what he says is the absence of a...

Eyeing Criminal Property

The Justice Minister, Mark Golding, says the government will be simplifying the process by which the state can collect revenue from the sale of assets belonging to...