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Gleaner confirms: Shaw knew money wasn't available

MONTEGO BAY, April 3, 2016 - The Jamaica Gleaner is this morning corroborating former finance Minister Peter Phillips' argument that Finance Minister Audley Shaw was well aware that the money collected from a special tax on fuel had been placed in the Consolidated Fund, where all money collected by government goes.

Phillips sees new taxes to fund income tax relief plan

KINGSTON,  Jamaica April 1, 2016 - Former Finance Minister and Opposition Spokesman on the portfolio, Dr. Peter Phillips, is of the opinion that in order to fund its $1.5 M income tax relief plan, the Andrew Holness administration will have to impose new taxes.

Jamaica's Stock Market Conquers World in 2015 says Bloomberg

NEW YORK,  New York, December 25, 2015 - with the Jamaican government providing an enabling environmernt for the economy to grow, within the context of the mixed economy, the  private sector has been taking advantage of the new investment atmosphere resulting in the Jamaican stock market performing better than any other across the globe.

Government and public sector workers reach wage agreement

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller says she is very pleased that the Government of Jamaica, represented by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions have reached agreement in respect of salary and other benefits for the period April 2015 to March 2017 for Public Sector Workers represented by the Confederation.

Improved Moody's rating will help Jamaica

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is predicting that the improved credit rating issued on Thursday by international rating agency, Moody's, will help Jamaica in its economic recovery. The rating upgrade came on the progress made so far in the economic reform programme.
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