This! THEY SAID …

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

There is, there­fore, no at­tempt to chal­lenge the au­thor­ity of the Ja­maican Par­lia­ment, which we cel­e­brate and recog­nise as hav­ing made the sin­gle largest in­vest­ment in the UWI in these past 68 years. – UWI Vice-Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Sir Hi­lary Beck­les apol­o­gis­ing af­ter the univer­sity de­clined to ap­pear be­fore the Public Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Ap­pro­pri­a­tions Com­mit­tee

I want to make it cat­e­gor­i­cally clear that public-sec­tor work­ers will not ac­cept another wage freeze. – Ja­maica Civil Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent O’Neil Grant serv­ing no­tice on the Government that public-sec­tor work­ers will not ac­cept another wage freeze

We have scarce re­sources and we are go­ing to raise $16 bil­lion next year to in­crease the tax thresh­old. Is that the best way to spend that scarce re­source, or should we be putting some of it – half of it – to fight­ing crime? – Co-chair of the Eco­nomic Pro­gramme Over­sight Com­mit­tee, Richard Byles, call­ing on the Government to de­lay the full im­ple­men­ta­tion of its in­come tax plan

The need for another IMF agree­ment shows that Ja­maica is still not able to stand on its own in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket. – Op­po­si­tion Spokesper­son on Fi­nance Dr Peter Phillips re­act­ing to news that Ja­maica has sig­nalled its in­ten­tion to se­cure a new deal with the IMF

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