JAMAICA – Major tax relief


KINGSTON –– The government Thursday negotiated its first major fiscal hurdle on the way to meeting pre-election commitments, announcing a two-phase increase in the personal income tax threshold from JA$592,800 to JA$1.5 million by next April. Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw, who was the target of criticisms about the proposal, informed Parliament that […]

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Rest in peace –– the good old letter!

There was a time in Barbados, just a few short generations ago, when writing letters was the main mode of communication with friends and relatives at home and abroad. Most homes did not have telephones back then. Of course, we speak of landlines which were so few that phone numbers […]