Jamaica Gets $65 Million IDB Loan for Fiscal Administration

By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica will modernize its fiscal administration in a programme funded by a $65 million Inter-American Development Bank. The programme aims to improve customs and tax revenue collections, along with better management of the government’s debt […]


Cayman, China Sign Tax Agreement

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Cayman Islands and China announced an agreement on the exchange of tax information, following a formal signing today. The agreement was signed by Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush and China’s Madame Song Lan, the State […]

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In Jamaica, an Energetic Tax Debate

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 […]


USVI Gets Grant for Tax Collection

Above: Governor de Jongh (Photo: USVI) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Department of Interior has awarded the US Virgin Islands a $1.1 million grant for improving tax collection in the country. The grant, which came from the department’s […]

In Jamaica, a New Tack on Tax

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 […]

Cayman to Regulate, Tax Hedge Funds

Premier McKeeva Bush By the Caribbean Journal staff Premier McKeeva Bush announced that Cayman’s government would tax and regulate hedge funds for the first time, with the announcement coming in his budget address. “The Government will introduce a single revenue […]


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