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Scotia Investment & Scotia Insurance will host customers at a special seminar focusing on Estate Planning & Demystifying the Stock Market.

By |2015-03-28T02:26:01+00:00March 28th, 2015|news|

Scotia Investment & Scotia Insurance will host customers at a special seminar focusing on Estate Planning & Demystifying the Stock Market at Scotiabank  Liguanea Banking Hall on March 31st, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. http://www.iaj-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Press-Advisory-Estate-Planning-Demystifying-the-Stock-Market-Scotia-Investment_Insurance.pdf

MOTORISTS TO PAY FOR DAMAGE TO ROAD FURNITURE

By |2015-03-26T04:43:24+00:00March 26th, 2015|news|

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Audrey Sewell The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing is moving to recover from motorists, money that is being expended to replace guardrails and other road furniture that are damaged during road crashes. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Audrey Sewell, told journalists at a media [...]

Health Ministry to launch physical activity guide for workplace

By |2015-03-26T04:21:18+00:00March 26th, 2015|news|

Monday, March 23, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica – With non-communicable diseases (NCDs) accounting for 70 per cent of deaths in Jamaica, the Ministry of Health will tomorrow launch its physical activity guide and toolkit for the workplace in an effort to target physical inactivity. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Health-Ministry-to-launch-physical-activity-guide

Almost one death per day in road crashes – Road Safety Unit

By |2015-03-26T04:12:19+00:00March 26th, 2015|news|

Monday, March 23, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Pedestrians, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists account for the majority of road users killed in road crashes since the start of the year, according to the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Termed vulnerable road users, the statistics from the unit reveal that of [...]

JAMAICA BEST CARIBBEAN COUNTRY TO DO BUSINESS – FORBES REPORT

By |2018-08-17T06:55:37+00:00March 22nd, 2015|news|

With Jamaica ranked 64 out of 146 nations in the 2014 Forbes Best Countries for Business Report, the country the best in the Caribbean region to do business and third in Latin America and the Caribbean.    Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips, told Parliament that this and other achievements are as a [...]

World Bank Director Has High Hopes For Ja Growth

By |2015-03-20T07:17:15+00:00March 20th, 2015|news|

Anabel Gonzalez, senior director of the World Bank Group's Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness, has outlined a path for Jamaica to successfully grow its economy, on the back of improved macroeconomic indicators resulting from strategic implementation of policies that have been developed. Jamaica jumped 36 places to 58 among 189 economies worldwide in the [...]

Insurance Company To The Rescue

By |2015-03-20T05:42:45+00:00March 20th, 2015|news|

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 Sharon Mitchell, mother of Reniece Marsh, accepts a cheque for $50,000 from Oliver Jones, chairman of the Jamaica Medical Foundation, outreach arm of the insurance industry, to assist in medical treatment for her daughter who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Others from left are: Christopher Robinson, secretary/treasurer of the [...]

Outsourcing can earn US$1b annually — Jamaica lags behind Uruguay

By |2018-08-17T06:55:37+00:00March 19th, 2015|news|

Anupam Govil, outsourcing consultant, thinks Jamaica could more than double its business process outsourcing (BPO) earnings to US$1 billion ($115b) annually, provided the island offers higher skills solutions for clients. It comes as Government seeks to double industry jobs to 34,000 in five years amid a global shift for higher skilled services. "Easily, I believe [...]

Jamaicans to pay less income tax

By |2018-08-17T06:55:37+00:00March 19th, 2015|news|

Monday, March 16, 2015 PHILLIPS... revenue measures are being proposed bearing in mind the country's revenue needs and its commitment to protect the most vulnerable EFFECTIVE January 1, 2016, the threshold on Personal Income Tax will be increased from $557,232 to $592,800 per annum. "For all PAYE persons, this will mean an additional $35,568 per year [...]

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