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(Taken from the Jamaica Observer - Thursday April 20, 2017) “The Opposition has serious reservations about many aspects of this Bill, and our participation in the Joint Select Committee should not be interpreted as support of the measures contained therein,” Bunting told the House of Representatives...

CONCERNS FOR THE ECONOMY We are concerned primarily with the taxation measures imposed by the Administration, including the property tax measures that have been draconian and have been disabling for middle income persons and the working poor. The question is, Mr. Speaker, if through carelessness this Administration...

The People's National Party is calling on the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) and the Office of the Political Ombudsman to immediately investigate a JMD$3 Billion road work rehabilitation programme to be undertaken by government in 26 constituencies across the island. According to information widely...

Leader of Opposition Business and Spokesperson on Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell says “Improving the lives of all the people must be the primary focus of political representatives.” Mr Paulwell was speaking at the Annual District Conference of the Key Club International (Jamaica) in St Ann...

The People’s National Party notes that while the government spent $800 million on a highly partisan bushing programme, much of which was paid prior to the local government elections in November 2016, there is no focus on cleaning gullies, communities and ridding the island of...

In his report of his investigation into Jamaica 50 expenditure, which commenced because I raised questions about the expenditures when I came to office in January 2012. As at December 2011, approximately $23.8 million was spent with a cash flow schedule of $48 million, all...

(Taken from the Jamaica Gleaner, April 2, 2017) Did they do a tax-incidence study? The Ministry of Finance has the ability to do such analyses. As former minister of finance Peter Phillips asked during the Budget Debate, was one done to evaluate the impact of the...