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JAMAICA | Despite warning, Holness intent on Special Operation Zones

KINGSTON, April 21, 2017 - Despite stridently cogent objections from the Opposition, and the referral of the proposed legislation to a Joint Select Committee for review, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says baseline work for the proposed Special Security Operation Zones is going ahead “even while we await the enforcement of the Act.”

JAMAICA | Police believe stolen gun behind murders in Clarendon

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 14, CMC – Jamaica police say they are working on the theory that a dispute over a stolen gun may have led to the deadly attack in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, a seaside town in the central part of the island, resulting in the murder of two brothers and injury to another on Thursday.

JAMAICA | Opposition PNP not satisfied with Property Tax adjustment

KINGSTON, Jamaica April 12, 2017 — The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says the proposed property tax regime by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government "remains unreasonable and exceptionally burdensome" notwithstanding changes announced by Finance Minister Audley Shaw yesterday.

JAMAICA | Finance Minister announces changes to property tax regime

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 11, CMC – Following howls of protest from all sections of society, the Jamaica government Tuesday announced changes to the property tax rates with Finance Minister Audley Shaw indicating that a flat rate of J$1,000 (One Jamaica dollar =US$0.008 cents) will be kept on all properties with a value up to J$400,000.
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