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OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, yesterday presented what he described as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) ‘prescription for growth’, as he responded to la ...

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Cut the Fat
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ROSE HALL, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Dr Mark Nicely is calling on the Government to immediately withdraw the proposed tax on bank withdrawals. ...

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Teachers oppose withdrawal tax
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Q: My purse was recently stolen, along with my wallet which had my United States Social Security Card in it. Is it true that I can apply for a new card at the US Embassy? If so, how do I go about ge ...

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Social Security help
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The much-talked about Portland Bight marked its 15th anniversary as a declared protected area yesterday, observed globally as Earth Day. But this could be its last year with protected status, giv ...

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Portland Bight
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NEIL Harrison, the head coach of Jamaica's record-breaking team to the 43rd Carifta Games, said he was not surprised by the 88-medal haul during the Championships staged at Stade Municipal Pierre Al ...

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KPMG Jamaica, the local arm of the global auditing firm, expects more taxes will follow the latest announced measures within this fiscal year. The firm described Government's newly announced tax ...

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more taxes coming

LATEST NEWS

Caribbean conch, lobster trade under threat, officials say  2:30 PM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The future of the Caribbean’s conch and lobster fisheries remains under threat despite regional efforts to protect it, regional fisheries officials said Wednesday. The issue is at the top of the agenda of the 12th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, the main technical and scientific decision-making body of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). The Belize-based agency coordinates the management of fisheries in the Caribbean Community (CARI ... Read More

Guyanese journalist granted bail on theft charges  1:51 PM
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Guyanese-born journalist Rawle Nelson has been granted EC$100,00 ...... Read More

Wear black on Friday in protest against withdrawal tax, civic group urges  12:29 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Citizens’ Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI) is urging Jama ...... Read More

No joke! Sammy Question converts to Christianity  12:03 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Samuel Turner, who made his name as a member of comic teams Sammy Question a ...... Read More

St James woman missing  11:55 AM
ST MARY, Jamaica -- Thirty-year-old Denise Senior of Marchmont Road, Cambridge and Mount Salem both in ...... Read More

NEWS

New AC system to save Spanish Town Hospital $1.6m annually

THE Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine is expected to save more than $1.6 million per annum in energy cost, with the installation of a state-of-the-art air-conditioning system. The system is b ... Read More

Cut the Fat
OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, yesterday presented what he described as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) ‘pre ...... Read More

Social Security help
Q: My purse was recently stolen, along with my wallet which had my United States Social Security Card in it. Is it true that I can apply for a new c ...... Read More

Teachers oppose bank withdrawal tax
ROSE HALL, St James — President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Dr Mark Nicely is calling on the Government to immediately withdraw ...... Read More

SPORT

All set for dorms to be constructed at JFF Centre

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell yesterday announced that construction of dormitories at the JFF Training Centre located at the University of the West Indi ... Read More

Dennis Johnson makes history in New York
TEAM Jamaica Bickle (TJB) last Thursday honoured track legend Dr Dennis Johnson at its annual reception and awards, held at St Francis College in do ...... Read More

‘Wonderful’
NEIL Harrison, the head coach of Jamaica's record-breaking team to the 43rd Carifta Games, said he was not surprised by the 88-medal haul during the ...... Read More

Run fast, study hard, says CIBC's Nigel Holness
JAMAICA'S teams to the Penn Relays 2014 have been advised to run fast, win their races, and then focus on their studies when they return home. The ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Barbican Square go-kart track rejected by KSAC

THE Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has rejected the controversial proposal to build a $10-million go-kart track and amusement park in Barbican Square. The KSAC, in a newspaper adve ... Read More

'Even more taxes coming'
KPMG Jamaica, the local arm of the global auditing firm, expects more taxes will follow the latest announced measures within this fiscal year. Th ...... Read More

Access continues meteoric rise
Access Financial Services posted a 30 per cent jump in its net profit for the first three months of 2014. The latest results largely reflect the con ...... Read More

Sagicor X Fund earns $940m in 2 months
SAGICOR Real Estate X Fund earned $940 million in just two months. The net profit reported for the period November 1 to December 31, 2013, was entir ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

BBC tunes in to zimboo

DANCEHALL artiste/comedian Prince Zimboo recently 'talked' his way into a gig called the Heh! Report on BBC Radio 1 and BBC1 Extra. Zimboo can be heard the third Thursday of each month during the T ... Read More

Sister Carol releases Live No Evil album
SISTER Carol has been spreading reggae's roots and culture message for over 30 years. She gives her fans more 'consciousness' on Live No Evil, her l ...... Read More

Hernan Sforzini, reggae’s torchbearer in Argentina
This is the final of a 10-part series looking at the impact of dancehall/reggae culture around the world. COME June, when the World Cup kicks off ...... Read More

Myrna Hague t0 host free concert
MYRNA Hague, Jamaica's first lady of jazz, will be hosting a free concert and album launch at the Hope Royal Botanical Gardens Shell Band Stand in S ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Development milestones

For the most part, your baby should be able to do certain things at a certain age, and it's important that he/she is meeting development milestones. Some children will be slower, some will be fast ... Read More

Your pregnancy: Listeria
Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Listeria in ...... Read More

A lover of plants and nature
From as far back as she can remember, Dr Nickiesha Reid has always felt a sense of peace whenever she was farming or observing plants and wildlife. ...... Read More

Women say: Sex is not romance!
The definition of romance seems to hold a different meaning for women than it does for men. For some women it is a feeling of excitement and myster ...... Read More

COLUMNS

In a manner of speaking...

I read Franklin Johnson's recent column, 'The politics of English literacy' very carefully. Let me be brief. He is not advocating that Jamaicans speak English. He wants us to speak a certain vari ... Read More

The Jamaican film industry — still a mirage
There has been a lot of talk lately about 'the Jamaican film industry', but in my view there is no Jamaican film industry. In the eyes of the pub ...... Read More

Crawling out from under the cultural trash
Fresh off the Easter Holidays and the power of the resurrection messages, I hope everyone is ready for "newness of life". There as some things that ...... Read More

Ja's dormant spirit must be awakened this Earth Day
THERE are more than seven billion people living on planet Earth. Our planet is at a critical juncture. As the global population increases so too a ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Serious Knox

SPALDING, Clarendon — Dr Gordon Cowans, new principal of the 38-year-old Knox Community College, is in no doubt that national development depends on education and that his institution has a ... Read More

Break the cycle of child abuse
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mandeville Mayor Brenda Ramsay has called for more care to be taken in guiding and protecting the nation's children w ...... Read More

Need for green space
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Local health sector leaders want more focus on the development of green space for exercise and wellness to complement ...... Read More

Housing agency launches mobile service in Manchester
MILE GULLY, Manchester — For Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller it was a case of "promise made, promise fulfilled". A year ago in the B ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Go after tax dodgers instead

TODAY we return to the issue of that most cruel, unconscionable and unprincipled tax to be ever imposed by a government — the withdrawal fee, or 'ATM tax'. We find it difficult to believe tha ... Read More

ATM tax a wicked act!
QUITE frankly, we didn’t believe a word of Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips’ declaration earlier this year that his Government would n ...... Read More

Great value in green spaces
HEALTH Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson often reminds Jamaicans of the challenge posed by non-communicable diseases. Indeed, he tells us that ailments ...... Read More

Income inequality breeds resentment
Inequality of income and wealth is not good for societies because the disparity in standard of living and opportunities breeds resentment and anti ...... Read More

AUTO

Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion

BEIJING, China TESLA Motors delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China yesterday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and se ... Read More

All roads lead to Dover
IT will be a test for both the 2013 circuit racing champion Andre Anderson, and Charles Chen, Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) chairman, at today' ...... Read More

Gov’t settles on 10-year age limit for GCT on used cars
THE Government has decided to increase the age limit of second-hand sale vehicles to which General Consumption Tax (GCT) applies, from eight to 10 y ...... Read More

Senior citizen dies in Manchester car accident; 2 other people injured
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sixty-nine year old Fay Swaby, a housewife of Chudleigh Housing Scheme in Manchester, died as a result of injuries ...... Read More

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