Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | December 30, 2012
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PHILLIPS: No reason for panic
Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has finally admitted the least well-kept secret in the country: Jamaica will not sign an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this year.

SEEING 'RED' - NWC unable to collect nearly $4b from 102 communities
The National Water Commission's (NWC) mantra is 'We would rather collect than disconnect', but in more than 100 communities across the island, the state entity appears neither able to collect nor disconnect for the more than $3.5 billion it is owed.

SHAW:IMF deal could be as late as June
Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw has repeated his charge that the Government's planned agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in for a lengthy delay.

A Giant of a Man
All seats were taken inside the St Andrew Parish Church yesterday as mourners paid last respects to Ezroy Fitzalbert Millwood, the no-nonsense bus man who engaged the Government in a more-than-decade-long battle.

PNP mayor new head of NTCS ...
Montego Bay's Mayor Glendon Harris is now the acting head of the National Transport Cooperative Society (NTCS) and could remain in the role for sometime

CLIFFHANGER - Jamaica could be hard hit if the US falls off the fiscal cliff
Partly by fate, partly by design, some scary fiscal forces come together at the start of 2013 unless the United States Congress and President Barack Obama act to stop them.

Final farewell for Bishop Murray
Scores of Jamaicans yesterday said a final farewell to The Rt Reverend William Arthur Murray during a funeral service at the Parish Church of St Mark's in Mandeville, Manchester.

Shhhhh! Listen to the numbers!
Under pressure for his seeming silence in the wake of several high-profile crimes in recent months, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has argued that the country's crime numbers are moving in the right direction even if Jamaicans are not hearing from him.

Ambitious plan for sugar sector
Western Bureau:Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) is planning to invest US$100 million in the construction of a new fully automated factory at Monymusk in Clarendon.

Ja sugar exports to EU under threat
Western Bureau:The duty-free access to the European Union (EU), which Jamaica and other African Caribbean Pacific countries enjoy as a result of the Economic Partnership Agreement, could be under threat as other players in the global sugar market lobby for the privileges to be opened to them.


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