'Leave our money' - Shaw rips into Gov't over bank-withdrawal levy

OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN on Finance Audley Shaw has outlined a nine-point proposal for economic growth on the island that includes a suggestion that stamp duty and transfer tax be rolled back by one percentage point each....

Neither old nor weary - Gleaner at 180: Neither old nor weary

Few newspapers in this hemisphere, and certainly none in the English-speaking Caribbean, can claim either the endurance or longevity of this one. For 180 years, starting just as slavery was being abolished in the English colonies...

Tax measures won't affect 'broad mass', says Phillips

ARGUING THAT the new tax measures he announced last Thursday represent the best option to plug a $6.7-billion hole in the Budget, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips said yesterday that those measures are expected to cause the least pain to Jamaicans....

Audley says Gov't hiding arrears

Opposition spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw has accused the Government of stuffing its bills into "the arrears bag", giving the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the impression it is living within its means....

... Nurses cry foul over missing salary deductions

The lives of countless nurses and other public health workers have been plunged into disarray as it appears salary deductions have not been paid over by the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) to meet their...

Give EWI support - Shaw

One week after Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell signed a licence for Energy World International (EWI) to provide 381 megawatts of electricity to the national grid, Audley Shaw, the opposition spokesman on finance...

Withdrawal tax targets institutions - Phillips

FINANCE MINISTER Dr Peter Phillips said yesterday that the Government had taken into account the possibility that banks and other financial institutions might opt to pass on the cost of a levy on bank withdrawals ...

Auditions for US-based diabetes reality TV series this weekend

United States-based celebrity chef Charles Mattocks is now in Jamaica to conduct auditions for the first-ever diabetes reality show to hit Caribbean television screens. ...

New bank taxes explained

What is the size of the budget? FOR THE financial year 2014-2015, the Government has proposed spending $540 billion...

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PCJ to cool down Spanish Town Hospital - The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is to undertake a major upgrade of the air-conditioning (AC) system on the maternity wing of the Spanish Town Hospital at a cost of more than J$8.4 million....

Blood sugar affects behaviour

BLOOD SUGAR or glucose is the main fuel that our cells burn to provide the energy the body needs to function properly...

Guide children early towards good career paths

Q. AS A parent, I am amazed that we allow our children to participate in adult programmes, especially in the arts, at great cost to their education...

Nominations now open for GG awards

NOMINATIONS FOR the esteemed Governor General's Achievement Awards (GGAA), under the umbrella of the Governor General's Programme For Excellence is now open to the public...

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Education ministry recruiting math specialists - The Ministry of Education is recruiting math specialists, for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year, to be placed in several schools across the island....

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