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More Tax Relief for PAYE Workers


Effective January 1, 2016, the threshold on Personal Income Tax will be increased from $557,232 to $592,800 per annum, thereby providing further relief to PAYE workers.

“For all PAYE persons, this will mean an additional $35,568 per year of tax free income, but the impact in terms of lower effective tax rates will be greater for the lower income PAYE tax payers,” Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter  Phillips said.



BPO to Yield 6,400 Additional Jobs

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Approximately 6,400 additional jobs are expected to be created in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry within the next fiscal year.

Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, made the announcement as he opened the 2015/16 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 12.


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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...