Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Tuesday | January 15, 2013
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Let's talk FINSAC - Holness calls for GG to force Gov't to fund completion of commission of enquiry
The Andrew Holness-led Opposition has finally carried out its threat to call Governor General Patrick Allen to action in order to force the hand of the Portia Simpson Miller administration in bringing closure to the controversy-plagued Commission of Enquiry...

More taxes on the way
AFTER HEAPING $23 billion in new taxes on the backs of Jamaicans last year, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that more tax measures are coming.Phillips announced during a press conference at Jamaica...

NEWS BRIEFS
Cops mourn 'squaddie' after alleged suicide There were sombre faces yesterday at Harman Barracks in Kingston, as members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) mourned the loss of their 'squaddie', Kennard Chong.Special Constable Chong, 23, a...

Paulwell to make big mining announcement
THE MINISTER with responsibility for mining, Phillip Paulwell, says he will be making a significant announcement about the sector when the House of Representatives reopens for business today. Paulwell, a guest...

'Gussie' Payne passes
Augusta 'Gussie' Payne, known for her accomplishments in the field of banking, passed away on January 9 at age 84.Payne was born in Roseau, Dominica in 1928 and was educated at the St Joseph's High School in Grenada.She spent most...

7-day notice for NWC to clean up MoBay pumping station - Location reportedly a haven for illicit sexual activity
Western Bureau: The St James Parish Council has slapped the National Water Commission (NWC) with a seven-day notice to clean up and secure its old pumping station...

Portia won't speak on backup plans
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday stayed away from saying whether there is a plan B in case the current deal being sought with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) fails to materialise. The country is hoping for a new IMF programme...

JCF's claims on killings 'alarming'
Local human-rights groups yesterday ridiculed claims by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that the increase in police killings since the start of the year is the result of more intelligence-driven operations....

Men shot in daylight attack in Duncans
WESTERN BUREAU: Gunfire erupted in Duncans, Trelawny, for the second time in four days yesterday when two men were shot, one fatally, just metres from the community's police station.

Minister to lose power to grant waivers
The guillotine is to fall on the powers of the minister of finance to grant discretionary waivers.Holder of the office Dr Peter Phillips yesterday said it has been agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that there "should be a sharp reduction...


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