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New Customs boss to be appointed April 1 | News | Jamaica Gleaner - Jamaica Gleaner

New Customs boss to be appointed April 1 | News | Jamaica Gleaner –...

The Jamaica Customs Department will have a new commissioner by April 1, according to Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw.

However, Shaw did not divulge the name of

Powers in new FATCA legislation exceed local regulators* – Trinidad & Tobago Express

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley gestures during the debate on the FATCA bill last Thursday in Parliament. At left is Finance Minister Colm Imbert while, at right, other Government Ministers Stuart Young and and Camille Robinson-Regis look on. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY


THE Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016, approved in Parliament, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, last Thursday evening to comply with the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) gives the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more power and stealth than Trinidad and Tobago’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIUTT).

O-WRAP: Whitehall fire leaves 9 homeless Gun found on murder victim Kaci chides Foota - Jamaica Observer

O-WRAP: Whitehall fire leaves 9 homeless Gun found on murder victim Kaci chides Foota...

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE’s top 10 stories for today.

1. Whitehall Ave fire leaves 9 homeless

Nine people were left homeless after a

Outside The Box Film Partners Launches; Already Developing 'Pure Speed' And 'Hard Way Out' - Deadline

Outside The Box Film Partners Launches; Already Developing ‘Pure Speed’ And ‘Hard Way Out’...

EXCLUSIVE:Adam Tenenbaum, one of the executive producers on Stephen Gyllenhaal’s So B. It which stars Alfre Woodard, Cloris Leachman and John Heard and opens in October of this year from Good Deed Entertainment, is launching private equity firm — Outside the Box Film Partners.

Paulwell concerned about removal of tax on bauxite mining – Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell, says he is "deeply concerned" about plans to remove a tax on companies mining bauxite in Jamaica, which Finance Minister Audley Shaw announced today.

In a release from the People's National Party (PNP), Paulwell expressed his disapproval at Shaw's indication at today's sitting of the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament that the Government will be moving towards a profit share agreement.

JIFS Contributing to Development of Financial Sector - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

JIFS Contributing to Development of Financial Sector – Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Story Highlights

  • As the financial services sector faces a range of new challenges, the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) is poised to enhance its contribution to the professional development
JIFS Contributing to Development of Financial Sector - Jamaica ... - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

JIFS Contributing to Development of Financial Sector – Jamaica … – Government of Jamaica,...

Story Highlights

  • As the financial services sector faces a range of new challenges, the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) is poised to enhance its contribution to the professional development

American Airlines Adds New Route to Bahamas – Yahoo Finance

NASSAU, BAHAMAS--(Marketwired - February 28, 2017) - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce American Airlines new non-stop flight service from Charlotte, North Carolina to George Town, Exuma.

JIFS contributing to development of financial sector – Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As the financial services sector faces a range of new challenges, the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) is poised to enhance its contribution to the professional development of the industry.

Newly appointed Chairman of the JIFS, Dr Rickert Allen, said the Institute will ensure that the human capital is adequately competent to secure the future sustainability and profitability of the financial sector.

JIFS contributing to development of financial sector - News ... - Jamaica Observer

JIFS contributing to development of financial sector – News … – Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — As the financial services sector faces a range of new challenges, the Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) is poised to enhance its contribution to

Opposition to highlight underfinanced areas of Budget – Jamaica Gleaner

Portfolio ministers in the Andrew Holness administration will, beginning today, face a barrage of questions from members of the parliamentary Opposition as they drill down into the Estimates of Expenditure and estimates of revenue to get details about government spending for the upcoming financial year.

The Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, comprising all 63 members of the Lower House, will begin combing through the voluminous Estimates of Expenditure that sets out the sums allocated for recurrent and capital spending for the ministries, departments and agencies of government for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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