October 26, 2021

Budget presentation 2018/2019 Fiscal Year – Jamaica PM Andrew Holness

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By Office of the Prime Minister JIS Story Highlights Mr. Speaker, Jamaica faces a solid waste management crisis. This is evident in towns and cities, rural areas, waterways, on beaches and in the sea. It is the intention of this Government to provide more opportunities to set our young people on the path to achieving […]

IDB official says inclusive approach will improve tourism

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By Kadian Brown From JIS Story Highlights Country Manager for the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the region must take a more inclusive and environmentally sustainable approach to improve competitiveness in the tourism industry. “It is very important that climate change be mainstreamed as an idea when we are thinking about […]

Hurricane Harvey’s real story begins: 40 inches of rain to bring catastrophic flooding to southeast Texas

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By Jon Erdman From The Weather Channel Story Highlights Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas with winds of 130 mph at 10 pm CDT. Harvey is now a Category 1 hurricane with 80 mph. Harvey will soon stall or meander for several days, leading to a threat of catastrophic flooding in parts of Texas. Dangerous […]

Taxed Off: Tax-exempt hospitals still go offshore

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By David Robinson , From Press Connects Health care reporter David Robinson discusses the growing land value of New York state hospitals and how some are investing in “murky” offshore investments. Part of Taxed Off, a USA Today Network investigation. Ricky Flores/lohud Story Highlights Nonprofit hospitals in New York have tax-exempt property valued at $22.7 […]