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On Tuesday (February 16), the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be hosting the last in a series of amnesty sessions, geared at sensitising charitable groups to how they can benefit from the amnesty currently being offered.
Part of the ‘COJ Meet the People Series’, the session will be held at the Hibiscus Lodge in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, commencing at 5 p.m. It is targeting churches, charities, service clubs, non-profit associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in St. Ann and surrounding areas.
It will provide information about the amnesty being offered by the COJ to enable the charities to file outstanding documents at reduced costs. The session will also highlight the procedures for filing outstanding documents, the reduction in fees due to the amnesty, implications for non-compliance and general services offered by the COJ.
Attendees will be able to get updates on the status of their group, and will have the opportunity to raise concerns and have their questions answered in relation to the amnesty and the general services of the COJ.
The COJ has already hosted three such sessions- on September 29, 2009 at the Girl Guides headquarters, Waterloo Road, Kingston; November 10, at its head office, Grenada Way, New Kingston; and February 10, at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester.
The amnesty, which ends on February 26, is to allow charitable groups to file outstanding documents at fees reduced by 50-75 per cent. Amnesty transactions are being conducted Mondays-Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and Noon, at the COJ head office in Kingston.

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