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Jamaica Import Bill Spiked For First Nine Months Of 2019, Reaching $US4.8 Billion

Jamaica’s Import bill increased for the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the corresponding period for the previous year, while overall exports for the period declined. That’s according to the latest information from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN. STATIN says for January to September 2019, imports were …

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PSOJ Calls for Bipartisan Support of New NIDS Bill

Chairman of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica’s Digital Transformation and Innovation Committee, Chris Reckord, says he wants to see both sides of the house support the new NIDS bill when it comes before Parliament. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said the new National Identification and Registration Act, NIRA, will …

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PSOJ Welcomes Planned Tabling Of New NIDS Bill

The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, is welcoming the announcement of the tabling of a new National Identification bill by the end of this fiscal year. Speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the new bill should be tabled by March 31, next year. …

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St. Kitts PM, Timothy Harris Threatens Early Elections if Fixed Term Bill Fails in Court

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris says if the Tenure of Office of Prime Minister Amendment Bill for that country doesn’t hold up in Parliament tomorrow, he’ll be forced to call an early General Election. This as he says he’s been getting pushback from the country’s Opposition …

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New NIDS Bill Before March 2020: PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the country should expect a new National Identification bill by the end of the current fiscal year. The Prime Minister says a new policy framework for the legislation will soon be before Cabinet. Mr. Holness was addressing the House of Representatives this afternoon. The revamp …

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House Begins Debate On Bill To Amend Proceeds Of Crime Act

The House of Representatives this week began debate on a bill which proposes to amend the Proceeds of Crime Act to allow more businesses to be brought into the formal financial system. National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang, piloted the bill. Dr. Chang says if the amendment to the POCA …

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How come JPS? – Man questions high light bill | News

Collin Tyrell was left confused after he received his light bill for September from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). He told THE WEEKEND STAR that the bill for $21, 612, was almost double what he would normally receive monthly. Tyrell said he took the matter to the utility company’s …

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