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Businesses Urged to File for Employment Tax Credit

Local businesses and entrepreneurs are being urged to file and pay their monthly payroll statutory deductions on time in order to qualify for Employment Tax Credit. Director of Communications at Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), Meris Haughton, says Employment Tax Credit is an incentive designed to achieve greater compliance in the…

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More Funds Being Made Available for BPO Sector

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the Government, through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), is making additional resources available for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. He said that aim is to facilitate expansion of the industry in order to create more jobs for Jamaicans.…

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Education Minister Says Heart Trust/NTA is a Special Institution

Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, says the HEART Trust /NTA is a special institution, on which generations of persons depend for training, and companies rely on for competent workers. Speaking on December 4 at the agency’s offices in Kingston, where attainment of the Jamaica Observer Business Leader 2013…

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Jamaicans in the West Graduate From Heart Training Course

More than 1,400 persons are better equipped to join the country’s workforce, having graduated from training courses being offered by the HEART Trust/ NTA, on Thursday, November 28. The group have been certified by one of seven HEART Institutions in Western Jamaica, at different certification levels in 19 different skills,…

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Schools Benefit from Sensitisation Sessions on TVET

The Ministry of Education recently conducted a series of sensitisation sessions with principals of secondary schools to advance the integration of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the education system. Among the strategies discussed during the sessions were: the development of a TVET Policy, which will provide a national…

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