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JHTA calls for members to withhold property tax


THE Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is fuming at the levels of increases in property taxes being imposed on hotels, and has called on stakeholders to withhold payments until there is consultation with the Government.

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SME loans on the rise at Scotiabank


Jacqueline Sharp, president and CEO of Scotia Group, in highlighting the performance of the group during her presentation at the Annual General Meeting on March 10, pointed to a 23 per cent growth in loans to the small business or SME sector.

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Barbados prime minister adamant – No IMF!


Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Wednesday rejected a suggestion from former prime minister Owen Arthur that the island has no option but to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance in dealing with the ailing economy.

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Tax-perity! - Simpson miller attacks prosperity mantra of holness Gov't in final budget speech


Seizing on the popular local term 'tax-perity', Portia Simpson Miller used her final address to Parliament as opposition leader to attack the 'prosperity' mantra of the Andrew Holness administration, arguing that the new Budget is an exploitation of the Jamaican people.

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GraceKennedy reconsiders Norman Manley Internaional NMIA bid


Don Wehby, group CEO GraceKennedy Ltd, indicated Monday that the company’s subsidiary, GK Capital Ltd, is currently in the process of evaluating the revised terms on offer for the Norman Manley International (NMIA ) Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

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