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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMayor says Non-Payment of Property tax Handicaps Local Gov’t Mayor says Non-Payment of Property tax Handicaps Local Gov’t Local GovernmentApril 9, 2010 RelatedMayor says Non-Payment of Property tax Handicaps Local Gov’tcenter_img RelatedMayor says Non-Payment of Property tax Handicaps Local Gov’t FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie, has urged land owners to pay their property taxes, which is an essential source of funding for Local Government activities.“I take this opportunity to encourage…all Jamaican property owners to co-operate and pay your taxes, because it is so essential to the basic requirements for the effective running of the country,” Mr. McKenzie said.The Mayor was addressing the launch of the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) Public Relations Campaign, at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, New Kingston on Wednesday (April 7).He pointed out that, despite several measures in place to encourage payment of property taxes, the compliance rate is only 55 per cent, adding that he was of the hope that stark laws be put in place to discourage non-compliance.“I’m longing to see the day when a law is instituted that persons who continue to defy the system and fail to pay your property taxes, you lose it, and it becomes the property of the state,” he said.Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Desmond McKenzie addressing the launch of the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) 2010-2011 Public Relations Campaign, at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, New Kingston on Wednesday (April 7). Pictured at the head table from left, are Master of Ceremony, Jerry Davy; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight; and Executive Director of the NSWMA, Joan Gordon Webley.The Mayor stated that the non-payment of property taxes has affected several of the country’s operations, such as the cleaning of gullies and drains, the provision of street lights and the effective collection of garbage. Mentioning the controversy about the quality of garbage collection, he noted that when these taxes are not paid, then there are no funds to meet the cost of garbage collection.“No matter how patriotic Jamaicans (they) are, these men and women are not going to go out there to collect the garbage and take it to the landfill if there is no money to pay them,” he stated.Pointing to the new increases in property taxes, Mayor McKenzie noted that this will provide additional funds for the maintenance and expansion of street lighting; collection and disposal of solid waste; community infrastructure and beautification; the administration of Local Authorities; and the rehabilitation of parochial roads.“Property taxes are not used to put on cocktail parties, it is not used to finance overseas trips, it is used for your own personal benefit,” he added.However, he said it was time for the Government to revisit property taxes rates, as it was unfair for some persons to be paying a meagre $9-10,000 a year for properties valued up to $100 million.Mr. McKenzie said it was the ‘big’ individuals who can afford it who are evading paying property tax, while the burden falls on the ‘small’ people. He also reminded the audience that there would be no waivers this year, as some persons wanted to make it “a habit.”last_img read more

first_imgShadders scores 22 as Mendon tops Thomas Follow on Facebook By Chuckie Maggio on January 3, 2020No Comment Shadders scores 22 as Mendon tops Thomas added by Chuckie Maggio on January 3, 2020View all posts by Chuckie Maggio →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search Adby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Add to Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Subscribe by Emailcenter_img Connect on Linked in By CHUCKIE MAGGIOJacob Shadders has been practicing his high-arcing jump shot since he started playing basketball, as if acutely aware that he has near-complete control of the game while the orange is hanging in the air.“It’s always worked for me,” Shadders explained, “so if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”Shadders’s jumper didn’t always stick on Friday night at Webster Thomas High School, but his last field goal was a picturesque three with plenty of hangtime. He buried the trey with 1:26 remaining to give Pittsford Mendon a 56-44 lead, three of his 10 fourth quarter points. He finished the night with 22, including seven made field goals, to lead the Vikings to a 61-55 victory.Mendon (4-1) produced 34 points in the second half, but both offenses started slowly. No one made a basket for the first 2:58 until Shadders started the scoring with a three. The Vikings’ interior defense was stout in the 27-21 first half, but Thomas (4-3) started the second half with threes from Andrew Mason (two) and Nick Annechino to keep the game close.This would be a theme, as Mason drilled six three-balls as part of a 25-point night to lead all scorers. Mason made a bucket to narrow Mendon’s lead to three, 40-37 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Shadders responded by scoring or assisting on 10 of the Vikings’ next 16 points, including back-to-back layups after a steal, a full-court pass to Kyle Hennessey with 2:10 left and the deep shot to seal the win.“Having Jacob with the ball in his hand is something a lot of teams probably wish they had,” Vikings coach Bob Nally commented. “We can trust him to make good decisions and he makes great shots, tough shots in big games. With him having the ball in a tight situation at the end of the game, it’s good for us.”The Vikings scored five baskets off a steal or offensive rebound. They needed four second chances to get one close-range basket, but got the offensive board each time. Mendon has won four of its first five games. It has yet to allow more than 58 points in an outing.“That’s been our identity all year, and that’s gotta be our identity moving forward,” Shadders assessed. “The defensive end is one of the biggest parts of the game; if you can lock up the other team and prevent them from putting it in the basket… you’re gonna come out with the win.”Hennessey and Jackson Green joined Shadders in double figures, scoring 12 and 10, respectively. That scoring balance played a part in the victory, as Mason was the only Titan to reach double-digits. “Mason is a great player; he’s tough to guard,” Nally said. “I thought our guys did pretty well on him, considering. And we were able to give some help, but that’s a well-coached team. They’re having a great season and I expect a lot of wins from them.”Pittsford Mendon scorers: Shadders 22, Hennessey 12, Green 10, Nate Strauf 6, Isaiah Cotton 4, Caleb Arena 4, Luke Hoyser 3Webster Thomas scorers: Mason 25, Tyler Williams 8, Nick Annechino 6, Jackson Kulik 6, Evan Mitchell 4, Isaac Buckley 3, Dannie Palmer 2, Aristo Visca 1 Print This Post Share on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more