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Jamaica: Tax Exemption for Officers of Foreign Company Headquarters

(Oct. 25, 2012) On September 26, 2012, <?Jamaica's Parliament approved the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2012. The goal of the amended law, once it is formally adopted, is to encourage foreign companies to set up their headquarters in Jamaica. Regulations for the Act are expected to follow. (A Bill Entitled an Act to Amend the […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister Refers Extradition Case to Courts

(Apr. 19, 2010) In an apparent attempt to diffuse a bitter dispute with the United States over an extradition request presented by U.S. officials, Prime Minister Bruce Golding of Jamaica has asked the courts to review his actions in the case. The subject of the request is Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who is an alleged “drug […]

Jamaica: House of Representatives Votes to Retain Death Penalty

(Dec. 19, 2008) In 2007, Jamaica had more than 1,400 murders. (Neil Clark, HolidayParadise Brings Back the Hangman, EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS, Nov. 29, 2008, LEXIS-NEXIS, News Library, 60 Days File.) Concern over this extremely high rate for a country of less than three million persons has led the government to promise to end Jamaica's 20-year moratorium […]

Jamaica: “Temporary” Tax Hike for 34 Years at Least

(Feb. 2, 2008) In 1974, at the time of the first "oil shock," Japan's Diet (parliament) passed a law to amend the Tax Special Measures Law (Law No. 26 of 1957, as amended by Law No. 17 of 1974). The amendment added an increased gasoline tax rate for two years. Since then, the term has […]