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Jamaica Shores Up Its Netball Base


Marva BernardMarva Bernard, President of Netball Jamaica has outlined her vision for shaping the Sunshine Girls to become the top netball squad in the world.

To emerge from their current third to fourth place ranking, she needs a more vibrant infrastructure for developing talented young players. The implications of that thinking were evident at the Leila Robinson Courts  in Kingston, for the Dress Parade and initial matches of the Netball Jamaica/JNBS Sunshine Open League club competition early in January.



Phased Mandatory E-filing for Tax Returns Begins March 1


As of March 1, 2014 large taxpayers, with a turnover of more than five hundred million dollars ($500M),  employers with over twenty (20)  employees and persons filing a GCT refund return will all have to file tax returns online, as Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) implements its planned mandatory e-filing for identified groups and persons.  

While all taxpayers are encouraged to e-file their tax returns, based on this plan, large taxpayers, with a turnover of more than five hundred million dollars must e-file all their returns for which the capability is provided. Employers with more than twenty (20) employees must e-file their monthly statutory payroll deductions - S01 and employers’ annual return - S02. While persons filing a GCT refund return are also required to e-file their return, as of March 1.


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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...



Is China a Friend of Africa?

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Saturday, 09 November 2013

For many developing countries, foreign direct investment is viewed as something very positive. International companies can bring cash, skills, technology, and high ethical standards to a host country. But others do not always regard such investors...


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...