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Linving standards will fall

 Finance and public service minister, Audley Shaw contends that the current budget will lead to 3 per cent increase in nominal Gross Domestic Product to $960 billion this year from $792 billion last year. I however, unapologetically

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Buying an apartment

Apartments are usually recommended for first-time home buyers as they are less expensive and generally smaller than independent single-unit homes. They also usually have a smaller outside area to upkeep.

Another positive is that s

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Buying an apartment

Apartments are usually recommended for first-time home buyers as they are less expensive and generally smaller than independent single-unit homes. They also usually have a smaller outside area to upkeep.

Another positive is that s

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Commissioner Lewin urges support for inner-city entrepreneurs

Police Commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, has challenged private sector leaders to aid the fight against crime by picking business winners out of the many inner-city small businesses.

In departing from his prepared speech a

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Commissioner Lewin urges support for inner-city entrepreneurs

Police Commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, has challenged private sector leaders to aid the fight against crime by picking business winners out of the many inner-city small businesses.

In departing from his prepared speech a

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Agencies to be wound up

As many as 27 government agencies are to be wound up during the 2008/2009 fiscal year along with a merger of other agencies, as part of the cost-containment measures to be announced by Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw whe

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Unemployment continues to trend downwards

 Unemployment in Jamaica has continued to trend downwards, declining by 0.2 per cent to 9.4 per cent or 119,000 in October 2007. This is a movement from 9.6 six per cent the year before.

Of the 119,000 unemployed, 81,500 were

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Unemployment continues to trend downwards

 Unemployment in Jamaica has continued to trend downwards, declining by 0.2 per cent to 9.4 per cent or 119,000 in October 2007. This is a movement from 9.6 six per cent the year before.

Of the 119,000 unemployed, 81,500 were

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$4.1B for fundraising

The government has allocated some $4.1 billion or approximately 10 per cent of the $43 billion it expects to borrow this year, for fund raising expenses. These include costs include legal fees, advertising expenses, airfares and other in

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$4.1B for fundraising

The government has allocated some $4.1 billion or approximately 10 per cent of the $43 billion it expects to borrow this year, for fund raising expenses. These include costs include legal fees, advertising expenses, airfares and other in

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