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Zero-Rating to be Done Online Effective September 1


Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that effective Tuesday, September 1, 2015 entities qualified for zero-rating, such as schools, charities and embassies, will be required to request zero-rating approval letters online using the TAJ Eservice facility at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.  The changes will also allow.

As a result of these changes, entities entitled to zero-rating on goods and services will no longer be able to get their invoices stamped “zero-rated” at a tax office, but will be required to make these requests online. Zero-rating approval/rejection letters will be generated electronically as part of the process. Business persons and suppliers will also be able to confirm the validity of transactions which have been approved for zero-rating.



Jamaica’s Venture Capital Programme Ranks 9th in Latin America and the Caribbean


Audrey Richards, JVCP Project CoordinatorJamaica’s efforts to put venture capital into the investment and entrepreneurial mix are paying off. The Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) has ranked the country 9th in its 2015-2016 Scorecard, thereby placing Jamaica ahead of the Dominican Republic and Argentina.

The LAVCA Scorecard ranks 14 countries by their venture capital ecosystems. Jamaica obtained and overall score of 46, and ranked 9th out of a total 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries.  LAVCA described Jamaica’s efforts to develop its investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem as “noteworthy.”


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Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website

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Monday, 13 October 2014

The Jamaica Tourist Board has added a dedicated page to its website for visitors who desire to volunteer during their vacation trip to the island. Visitors can now easily plan volunteer experiences through this voluntourism initiative.  The combin...



Africa’s Hidden Hunger

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

DAR ES SALAAM – Just over 20 years ago, South African photographer Kevin Carter shocked the world with a controversial photograph of a famished young Sudanese child being watched by a vulture during a famine. Critics slammed the shot as “disaster ...


Self Improvement

If Money Were No Object

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the

“need” to a close. “If I can just make ano...