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...

Ricky T performs
Jamaica Observer

St Lucian soca star Ricky T is scheduled to perform in Jamaica for the first time at the soca party Wine Down, which is set for this Sunday April 9 at the Palms, Giscombe’s Gym and Wellness Centre on Constant Spring...

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...

PSOJ welcomes removal of ban on corned beef
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has welcomed the move by the Government to remove the ban on corned beef. Local News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:31:02 GMT Final count for Greater...

#SectoralDebate continues today
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 2017/2018 sectoral debate, which was opened by Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett yesterday, will continue in the House of Representatives this afternoon. Local News Wed, 05 Apr 2017...

CDA to assist Washington Boulevard fire victims
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Child Development Agency (CDA) says help is on the way for the family whose house was destroyed by fire in the Washington Boulevard area on Monday, leaving 11 people including four children...

St Lucia Opposition walks out of Parliament
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Opposition legislators walked out of the St Lucia Parliament on Tuesday in protest at the decision of the Speaker, Leonne Theodore-John, to allow for a debate on an Opposition motion...

Health minister emphasises importance of screening at ports of entry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has underscored the importance of screening at Jamaica’s ports of entry to safeguard the country against the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases,...

One in 10 US women with Zika had deformed foetus or baby
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — About one in 10 women in the United States who were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant had a foetus or baby with deformities last year, US government scientists said Tuesday....

Bahamas Striping completes first international project on Turks and Caicos Islands
Nassau Guardian

Bahamas Striping received tremendous validation of its work after securing and successfully completing its first regional assignment, a five-figure contract to mark seven miles of roads in Turks and Caicos. "Since...

Jamaica a favoured spot for the rich and famous – Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is once again a favourite getaway spot for the rich and famous, proving even more that there is a lucrative market for high-end resorts....

Men held with gun after crashing while trying to flee cops
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Two men are in police custody after being found with a Kahr 9mm pistol and six rounds of ammunition, despite an escape attempt in Kingston 13 yesterday. Local News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:10:39 GMT...

Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — When Nevisian Floyel Stapleton appeared in a Manhattan Criminal Court in New York for a routine hearing in his misdemeanour assault case, he was stunned to be met by US federal...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: New property tax wicked but PNP taking J'cans for fools
Jamaica Observer

Dear editor, Local News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:44:36 GMT Caribbean nationals facing deportation under new US immigration policy...

Education minister urges students to research career choices
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, is encouraging students to learn about their preferred career choice as well as to develop sound moral values.  Local News...

NIS to revise forms
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be streamlining its services to enable more efficient processing of pensions and benefits. Local News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:51:48 GMT Education...

Venezuela court retreats on bid to boost president
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court on Saturday abandoned measures to tighten President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power, which had drawn international condemnation and raised pressure on him as he...

Cops make arrest in $15.5m cocaine bust at NMIA
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police is reporting that detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division yesterday seized just under 30 pounds of cocaine valued more thab J$15 million at the Norman Manley International Airport...

Caribbean education ministers end meeting in Guyana
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Education Ministers who met in Guyana on Friday, discussed a human resource development (HRD) strategy to meet the region’s requirements for its 21st...

Filings show Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefiting from business empire
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have held onto investments potentially worth $740 million while working government jobs, one of the revelations from...

Security guard, nurse killed in Trelawny crash
Jamaica Observer

TRELAWNY, Jamaica  — Two people are dead after a collision on the Harmony Hall main road in Trelawny yesterday.  Local News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:33:30 GMT Filings show Ivanka Trump, husband Jared benefiting from...

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...

Dominica, St Lucia implement ban on corned beef from Brazil
Jamaica Observer

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest ‎Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

PNPYO says Gov't budget is 'artificial prosperity'
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party’s Youth Organisation (PNPYO) today encouraged Jamaicans to stand against the “extortionate and obviously indefensible tax package” presented by the...

US mother beat, choke girl over incorrect Bible verses
Jamaica Observer

PENNSYLVANIA, United States (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of the house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017...

Cabinet facilitates pension scheme for district constables
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced that Cabinet has approved the establishment of 2,200 district constable positions, with effect from April 1, 2017. Local News Thu, 23 Mar...

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