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More Emphasis on Technical Vocational Education and Training


The days when Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), was limited to only Technical High Schools and New Secondary High Schools are over.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Education, along with other tertiary institutions, is supporting the drive by the Ministry of Education to mainstream TVET in the general education system. The TVET policy that is being promulgated now includes all high schools at the secondary level.



Withholding Tax on Specified Services to be Implemented June 1


Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising that after careful consideration, withholding tax on specified services will now be implemented on June 1, 2015. The new legislation will be introduced on a phased basis.  At this time only Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as financial institutions regulated by the FSC and BOJ, tourism operators, utility and cable companies, grossing over $500 million will be required to withhold 3% from payments made on specified services on invoice value of $50,000 or more.


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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...