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Bankers' Association worried withdrawal tax will affect formal system
In a statement this evening, the JBA also said it was worried that the Government has not presented a more equitable and sustainable strategy to meet the shortfall in revenue for this fiscal year.

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday | April 23, 2014
Lead Stories

'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....

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News

American Friends of Jamaica batting for education
The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), led by former United States ambassadors, continues to give back to Jamaica and recently visited some of their projects and disbursed cheques...

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Business

More casino confusion - Fiesta denies bidding; reveals joint-venture talks with Amaterra
Fiesta Jamaica Limited and developers Amaterra Jamaica Limited are exploring a potential casino resort partnership amid confusion on whether the Spanish hotel group had, in fact, put in its own bid for a so-called...

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Sports

Tense win puts Jamaica into final of wicb regional four-day tournament
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Jamaica withstood an inspired spell from medium pacer Kevin Stoute to clinch a one-wicket victory over Barbados yesterday and advance to the final of the WICB Regional Four-Day...

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Commentary

EDITORIAL - Get help on tax compliance
Peter Phillips would have been absurdly na´ve if he didn't anticipate the criticisms of the J$6.7 billion in new taxes, especially the levies on bank withdrawals he announced last week to close the gap in the Government's Budget.

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Letters

LETTER OF THE DAY - Render to Caesar, yes, but will Caesar have no mercy?
THE EDITOR, Sir:The people are crying out to Rome and asking Peter 'Julius Caesar' Phillips, have you no mercy? In response to the finance minister's recent announcement in the House of Representatives of raising J$2.25 billion in new tax revenues,...

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Entertainment

Richie Drenz 'Climaxes' with new book
Having already made a name for himself in the fashion industry, designer Richie Drenz has now set his sights on establishing a career in literature.

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Health

To be or not to be - gluten-free
That is the question. Gluten-free is all the rage these days, the next 'fad'. But a fad it is not. Gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease are serious situations. Approximately 50 symptoms can be associated with gluten...

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Careers

'YouTube University' - Career education at your fingertips
Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University, famously said: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."If education means a university degree, to you, then Bok is right about it being expensive...

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Social

Something extra
We party-hopped from Portie to Ochi on the weekend for the stellar line-up of events that were taking place, and we are bringing you all the party highlights from the Sun Rum Fun Carnival Cooler Cruise...

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International

Hundreds of girls still missing
CHIBOK (AP):A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed...

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