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A New Opposition Leader in Jamaica?

 Above: Audley Shaw By the Caribbean Journal staff Could the Jamaica Labour Party get a new leader? Opposition Member of Parliament and former Jamaican Finance Minister Audley Shaw seems to have thrown thrown his hat in the ring to challenge …

Jamaica, Macau Sign Tax Agreement

 Above: Macau Tower By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Macau have signed an agreement on the exchange of information on tax matters, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips said Friday. The pact will strengthen administrative cooperation between the two countries, …

Jamaica Reports Tax Revenue Increase

 Above: Jamaican Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica saw an 11 percent increase in tax revenues in June compared to the same period in 2011, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The Minister made …

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 Above: Finance Minister Audley Shaw (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has signed loan agreements for a total of $198 million with the Inter-American Development Bank aimed at providing funding for fiscal reform and water projects. The loans …

 Above: Finance Minister Audley Shaw (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved amendments to six pieces of legislation that would facilitate the use of a single form to file annual tax returns. The amendments would be …

 Above: Finance Minister Audley Shaw (JIS Photo) Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank have discussed structural benchmarks identified by the country’s government to strengthen the economy and increase competitiveness. These areas include tax, pension and public sector wage reforms, according …

 Above: Jamaica’s new cabinet (not pictured: Arthur Williams, Horace Chang) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has named his new cabinet, preserving much of his predecessor’s group but making some changes of his own. The full …

 Above Jamaican PM Andrew Holness (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will engage Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller in dialogue aimed at dismantling Jamaica’s garrison communities from the political landscape. Holness, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Several would-be hotel investors in Jamaica are interested in adding casinos to their properties, but it is a process that Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett said would require strict adherence to existing criteria. “All that have …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican political and business leaders recently took center stage at a trade and investment forum at Bloomberg’s international headquarters in New York City, in an event coordinated by Dr Geneive Brown Metzger, Jamaica’s Consul General …

 By Marcia Forbes A Fractious Party The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is a political party that has experienced a fair share of internecine conflict driven by various factions and what some describe as “unbridled self-interests.” The 1999 “Gang of Five” …

 Above: from left, Dr Peter Phillips and Minister Audley Shaw By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s cabinet decision to re-introduce a Special Consumption Tax on energy drinks in the country has led to a political row. The tax had reportedly …

 While the last completed review with the IMF on Jamaica’s economy as September 2010, Jamaican Finance Minister Audley Shaw said the December 2010 and March 2011 assessments had not yet been reviewed by the IMF. “We have neither passed nor …

 Above: Finance Minister Audley Shaw (JIS Photo) Jamaica is looking to instill a culture of tax compliance in the country, in response to what Finance Minister Audley Shaw called an “unacceptably low” level of tax payments. “There are people who …

 Luis Breuer, the new Caribbean Regional Director of the International Monetary Fund, is due to visit Jamica on Wednesday to discuss outstanding issues considered by the IMF’s board for its quarterly reviews. This will be Breuer’s first visit to Jamaica …

 Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines have formally merged, with the Jamaican and Trinidadian airlines agreeing to create a “larger product which will build capacity and critical mass,” according to Audley Shaw, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance. “It will also allow for …