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Landlords cautioned about rent increases as property taxes go up
The Rent Assessment Board is cautioning landlords to abide by the law in seeking to increase rental fees in light of the increase in property taxes. There have been concerns that rental cost could be hiked significantly with the spike in property...

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Today's Issue Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Tax tightrope - Owners may be forced to sell some properties in balancing act to manage obligations, says Realtors Association

While some real estate owners will be marginally affected by the amendments to property tax rates and Government's revaluation of land, others may be forced to sell their holdings in order to manage their tax obligation, given the massive increasesthey ar

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News

Earth Today | New coastal management guidelines near completion

Jamaica is shortly to have the benefit of a comprehensive set of guidelines for coastal management and beach restoration, as it faces down a changing climate that puts at risk coastal resources on which it is hugely dependent.But whether the island...

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Sports

KC start Champs Day 3 out in front

Title favourites Kingston College (KC) have taken the early lead going into today's third day of the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships.KC, who are aiming to win the boys' title for the first time since 2009, captured two...

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Business

Ford recalls vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.The recalls will hit the company's bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford...

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Entertainment

Hearing Allan Magnus Go

Tomorrow will be the last day that I hear Alan Magnus' voice as the co-host of RJR's morning programme and while I understand the joy he is excuding at retirement from that format...

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Commentary

Editorial | Frank dialogue on the national bulge
Earlier this week, Ruel Reid, the education minister, repeated his intention to end the serving of sugary drinks with meals under the Government's School Feeding Programme, the aim being to improve the nutrition of students, thereby improving their...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | Damion Crawford must embrace a new kind of politics
THE EDITOR, Sir:It is with interest that I read of Dr Phillips' claim that he would welcome Damion Crawford back to representational politics. Years ago when Crawford was the University of the West Indies'...

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Social

Something Extra | Thursday

Waistlines went into over drive at last Friday's Bacchanal Fridays at Mas Camp. It was a dancehall versus soca-themed night and it was euphoric for soca junkies who are one week closer to the big road march. Our shutterbugs were out and today we...

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Food

Satisfying treats at Brunch and Tee

WESTERN BUREAU:Jewel Resorts chefs used a mimosa to synchronise the taste buds at the Sagicor's 'Brunch and Tee' on Sunday at the Runaway Bay Golf Club's Great Escape Restaurant in St Ann.The tasty mix of orange juice and champagne really was the...

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