US Embassy hosts entrepreneurship programme
Nation News

The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS recently held a travelling programme focused on entrepreneurship. The programme travelled to Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and...

Bahamas tops list in VAT efficiency
Nassau Guardian

A new paper has revealed that The Bahamas’ value-added tax (VAT) system has surpassed the region’s average in terms of the tax’s efficiency, suggesting that the country has one...

Grenada expresses support for Venezuela
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada has assured Venezuela that it will stand behind the South American country “no matter what”. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT G-7 seeks unity in bid to...

Protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of people in Venezuela’s capital are protesting against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro, demanding new elections and vowing to stay in the streets during the...

Teacher among dead in murder-suicide at US school; two kids injured
Jamaica Observer

CALIFORNIA, USA (AP) — An apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino left two adults dead, including a teacher, and two students were wounded, police and school officials said....

This Day in History – April 10
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 101st day of 2017. There are 264 days left in the year. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Teacher among dead in murder-suicide at US school; two kids injured...

Quallo gets backing from cops
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer Staff Reporter Tanesha Mundle yesterday took to the streets of Kingston to get the views of policemen and women about the appointment of George Quallo as the new commissioner of police. Local News Tue, 11...

Haiti president calls stone-throwers ‘terrorists’
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise has slammed as “terrorists” the unidentified attackers who hurled stones at his motorcade late Saturday. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017...

PHOTO: Ground broken for new power plant
Jamaica Observer

 (From left) Don Theoc of South Jamaica Power Company; Anthony Hylton, Opposition MP; Yong-jin Kim, CEO, Korea East-West Power; Kelly Tomblin, president & CEO, Jamaica Public Service; Prime Minister Andrew Holness;...

Carib Cement given go-ahead to import from Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica Government has given Caribbean Cement Company (Carib Cement) the green light to import cement from Trinidad and Tobago in a bid to ease a shortage of the product here. Local News...

US-based tourism group praises Jamaica’s anti-harassment thrust
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has hailed Jamaica’s success in significantly reducing visitor harassment, saying it augurs well for future relations. Local News Tue, 11...

Caribbean can earn more from marine life
Jamaica Observer

The Caribbean has the potential to generate more income from the fishing industry by increasing the range of products pulled from the sea for export, according to a regional fisheries official. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017...

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat. Local...

Explore new building technology, Chang urges construction industry
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on players in the construction industry to explore additional technology, citing the...

New police commissioner appointed
Jamaica Observer

In another week veteran police officer George Quallo will take on the tough job of leading the charge to tame Jamaica’s crime monster when he takes over the helm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as the...

Problems at Cumberland High
Jamaica Observer

THE strained relationship between students and staff at Cumberland High School in St Catherine came to a head yesterday after teachers withdrew their services following a confrontation between the principal and a female...

Senate again delays passing of Arbitration Bill
Jamaica Observer

The Senate last Friday again delayed passage of the Arbitration Act 2017, after Opposition members sought time to review the amendments brought to the chamber by the Government. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Shaw to address property tax issues in House today
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw is to make a statement to the House of Representatives today on the vexed property tax issues. Local News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Senate again delays passing of...

I am surprised, but very humbled — Quallo
Jamaica Observer

WHEN news broke mid afternoon yesterday that the 29th commissioner of police would be standing Deputy Commissioner of Police George Quallo there was much surprise ringing amongst the rank and file of the constabulary and...

IMF study on Caribbean: VAT can yield more revenue
Trinidad Guardian

WASHINGTON— The IMF has released a Working Paper that reviewed the tax administration reforms that have been undertaken by 20 Caribbean countries with the support of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the...

Grenada parliament approves FATCA legislation
Trinidad Guardian

The FATCA legislation demands that foreign banks provide information to America’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on any customer deemed a “US person” if they have more than US$50,000. Washington has said...

Holness reassures hoteliers
Jamaica Observer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to reassure players in the tourism sector that the Government will ensure that their development plans are financed and facilitated, despite the decision...

Caricom Review Commission submits report to PM
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday afternoon received the final report from the Caricom Review Commission. Local News Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Chef accused of killing brother granted bail...

Property tax anger
Jamaica Observer

The Local News Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Caricom Review Commission submits report to PM http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Caricom-Review-Commission-submits-report-to-PM_94239 Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday...

H&L receives Best Hardware Store in Town 2016 award
Jamaica Observer

Hardware & Lumber Limited was recently presented with True Value Company’s Best Hardware Store in Town award during the United States-based company’s 2017 Spring Reunion held in Anaheim, California. Local...

Teen pleads guilty in killing of Luciano’s son
Jamaica Observer

One of the three boys charged following last February’s fatal stabbing of Luciano’s son, Menelik McClymont, is to be sentenced in the Home Circuit Court on April 21. Local News Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT...

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