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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on Vale Royal talks, role of opposition, NIDS

HOPEWELL, March 20, 2021 - Opposition Leader Mark Golding, in his contribution to the 2921/22 Budget Debate, outlined his party's position on the role of the opposition, the stalled Vale Royal Talks, the need for consensus in this time of deep national crisis, asd well as the new approach to the NIDS, national identification bill.

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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on International Affairs & Foreign Policy

HOPEWELL,  Hanover, March 20, 2021 - When Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to answer Opposition Leader Mark Golding who observed that Jamaica’s standing on the international stage has crumbled under the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Holness in response told the Opposition Leader that he was ”no lightweight on the world stage.”

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JAMAICA | Golding says the $33-billion from BOJ represents profit from the backs of poor people

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 17, 2021 - Opposition Leader Mark Golding says the claim that there will be no new taxes on the Jamaican people is not factual. This is because  “the Jamaican people have already effectively been taxed to the extent of $17.9 billion through the devaluation that has driven the BOJ’s foreign exchange gains over the past three years. This accounts for over half of the $33 billion dividend which he is relying on to finance the budget.”

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JAMAICA | Golding wants more Gov’t spend for COVID-19 economic relief

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 17, 2021 - “In the face of the deep economic and social crisis, the approach of the Government [to the COVID-19 pandemic] has been to continue its tight embrace of fiscal conservatism. In the face of this devastating crisis on the people, the response of the Government has been timid and inadequate.”

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JAMAICA | One Year Later Jamaica At 28,968 COVID-19 Cases

KINGSTON, March 12, 2021- One year after confirmation of the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Jamaica on March 10, 2020, the country has recorded 28,968 cases of the virus with 695 new cases confirmed in the previous 24 hours.

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JAMAICA | Island records 808 new COVID cases as Jamaica's vaccinations begin

KINGSTON, Jamaica March 10, 2021 - As Jamaica today begin vaccinating its population against the COVID-19 virus, one year after the introduction of the introduction of the first case of the virus to the island, the Ministry of Health and Wellness says Jamaica recorded 808 new cases of COVID-19 and three related deaths in the past twenty four hours.

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