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March 2017

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 the Minister of Finance announced, during the Standing Finance Committee, that there would be suspension of revenues from the Bauxite Levy, established in 1973 by the Michael Manley Government to ensure that Jamaica benefits from the mining of its bauxite....

The People’s National Party reaffirms its commitment to do its part in creating a healthy Jamaica, whether we are in Government or Opposition. As such we are prepared to work with the Government to find a workable solution to the crisis facing the Cornwall Regional...

In the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the fees charged for exporters missing appointments accounts for a significant percentage of the 12% increase in revenue for the Plant Quarantine budget. The Opposition is concerned that this is an unfair and unnecessary income generating mechanism and should be...

The Opposition People's National Party is commending the Office of the Administrator General on the implementation of the amendments to the Adminstrator General's Act passed under the previous adminstration. This bold and unprecedented move will make the administration of money and property held in the estates...

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Dr. Peter Phillips is concerned that although the government appears to be following the general outline of the Economic Reform Programme started by the previous People’s National Party-led Government, the current Administration is less than transparent in its reporting to Parliament...

Opposition spokesman on Works Richard Azan, Member of Parliament North West Clarendon is asking the government to provide updates and answer questions regarding two major road projects. One is taking place along the Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston and the other a Rural Roads Rehabilitation...