March 28, 2017
Government Senator, Matthew Samuda approves budget

Senate Approves Budget

The Government is now authorised to spend the $710 billion earmarked for expenditure in the 2017/18 fiscal year, following the passage of the Appropriation Act 2017 […]
March 15, 2017
Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw emphasises budget for vulnerable persons

Gov’t has Made Provisions in Budget for Vulnerable Persons

Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government, in drafting the $715.6-billion Budget for the 2017/18 fiscal year, has taken major steps […]
March 14, 2017
Finance and THE Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw addresses surplus of state agencies

Gov’t to Manage Large Surpluses of State Agencies

The Government is conducting a forensic review of state agencies which have significant financial surpluses in accounts, totaling nearly $200 billion, with a view to incorporating […]
March 14, 2017
Dr. Peter Phillips opposition leader

Perspective: Withdraw the Budget

Withdraw It Dr. Peter Phillips said Hon Audley Shaw’s budget will further marginalise the working poor in Jamaica. Phillips states that 320,000 will benefit from PATH, […]
March 10, 2017
The House of Representative on telephone tax

Gov’t to Spend $179.5 Billion on Wages and Salaries

The Government will be spending $179.5 billion on wages and salaries in the 2017/18 financial year, a 5.2 per cent increase over the current year. This […]