Nicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay

first_imgRelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedNicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay RelatedNicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay Story HighlightsWorld Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Champion, Nicholas “Axeman” Walters, was on Thursday (January 17) presented with the Key to the City of Montego Bay.The native of Roehampton, St. James, was honoured for copping the coveted WBA title with a victory over Colombian contender Daulis Prescott, in Kingston over a month ago. The historic achievement was the first time that a Jamaican was winning a world title on home soil.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, who presented the key along with a citation at a civic ceremony held at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, credited the boxer’s achievement to hard work and discipline. He said Walters’ success is one that many young people can use as motivation to achieve their own dreams. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Nicholas “Axeman” Walters Gets Key to Montego Bay InformationJanuary 18, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Champion, Nicholas “Axeman” Walters, was on Thursday (January 17) presented with the Key to the City of Montego Bay.The native of Roehampton, St. James, was honoured for copping the coveted WBA title with a victory over Colombian contender Daulis Prescott, in Kingston over a month ago. The historic achievement was the first time that a Jamaican was winning a world title on home soil.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, who presented the key along with a citation at a civic ceremony held at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, credited the boxer’s achievement to hard work and discipline. He said Walters’ success is one that many young people can use as motivation to achieve their own dreams.“Hard work brings the best results. Our youth of today will have another great role model to stimulate their want for success,” the Mayor told the large gathering.Mayor Harris said the parish was pleased at the accomplishment of one of their own.“Those, who accomplish great things don’t do so for themselves alone, they carry their nations on their shoulders as we all feel the joy of victory when they succeed,” he stated.Delivering the keynote address, Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, noted that Jamaicans have had many high points in the sport of boxing with many becoming champions. She said, however, that Walters’ achievement was special, as he is the first to win a world title at home.“In fact, his exploits in the ring have been so overwhelming that I believe it is now time for him to at least enter the conversation about who is the best “pound for pound” boxer in the world.  I warrant that no one deserves the title ‘likkle but tallawah’ more than our newest world boxing champion,” the Minister said.In his tribute, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, who is also Member of Parliament for South St. James where Walters hails, said he saw the promise in the young man from an early age, and decided to support the family.“I saw from that time, clearly, we had something here in Jamaica. We had a product that we knew one day would reach the top and become a Brand Jamaica product, and today, we have the ‘Axeman” as a Brand Jamaica product,” he stated.Walters, who disclosed that his next fight will be sometime in May, credited his father, Job, who is also his coach, for aiding in his success.He also thanked the people of his Roehampton community and the parish for their support.“I say thanks, because, if there weren’t the people pushing the ‘Axeman, there wouldn’t be any ‘Axeman’,” he said. Advertisementslast_img read more

COJ Grants Amnesty to File Outstanding Annual Returns

first_imgCOJ Grants Amnesty to File Outstanding Annual ReturnsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: Mark BellChief Executive Officer of the Companies Office of Jamaica, Judith Ramlogan (centre), gives details of the two-month amnesty that the entity will be undertaking May 4 to June 30, 2015, at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on April 23. Looking on are: Customer Service Manager, Inger Hainsley-Bennett (left) and Deputy CEO, Shellie Leon. COJ Grants Amnesty to File Outstanding Annual Returns CommerceApril 24, 2015Written by: Kadian Brown FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisements Story HighlightsThe Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be embarking on a two-month amnesty to facilitate the filing of outstanding annual returns; removal of companies and closure of business names from its register.The amnesty will last from May 4 to June 30, 2015.CEO of the COJ, Judith Ramlogan, explained that the amnesty will allow companies limited by shares (company formed to make a profit) to file each outstanding annual return at a cost of $3,000, down from $5,000 or 60 per cent of the regular cost.center_img RelatedIndustry Ministry Strengthening Institutional Capacity RelatedGov’t to Sign US$5 Billion Logistics Hub MoU Monday RelatedMore Women in the Workforce Will Grow the Economy – Ffolkes Abrahams The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) will be embarking on a two-month amnesty to facilitate the filing of outstanding annual returns; removal of companies and closure of business names from its register.The amnesty will last from May 4 to June 30, 2015.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on April 23, Chief Executive Officer of the COJ, Judith Ramlogan, explained that the amnesty will allow companies limited by shares (company formed to make a profit) to file each outstanding annual return at a cost of $3,000, down from $5,000 or 60 per cent of the regular cost.“There is a penalty of $100 charged for each day that the annual return is outstanding up to a maximum of $10,000…the amnesty will allow for this penalty charge to be waived, so companies will not have to pay the penalty,” Mrs. Ramlogan pointed out.Companies limited by guarantee or non-profit companies, will file annual returns at a cost of $1,000 each or 50 per cent of the regular cost.For the amnesty period, companies may be removed from the register for a flat fee of $10,000 without having to file all outstanding documents or provide an audit certificate. There will be no late fees, penalties, removal or advertising fee charged as would have been the case prior to the amnesty.“The amnesty offers persons who own business names that have been registered but never renewed to close those business names for a flat fee of $2,000,” the CEO pointed out, adding that “usually, if you have a business name that has never been renewed and you want to close that business name, you would have to pay all outstanding renewal fees, but this amnesty allow you to request removal or closure and pay a fee of $2,000 with no late or renewal fees charged.”Highlighting the challenges which led to the decision for the amnesty, Mrs. Ramlogan outlined that as at December 2014, there were 86,994 companies on the Companies Register with 51,755 or 59.5 per cent of that number being delinquent.“More than half of the companies on the Register have failed to file one or more documents with the Registrar of Companies,” she highlighted.The CEO noted too, that up to December 2014, 125,846 Business Names had been registered by the Companies Office and of that number, 80,424 had expired, but had never been renewed or closed.She pointed out that in addition to the significant reduction in cost during the amnesty period, companies and businesses will get the opportunity to become compliant.“The amnesty will benefit Jamaica in general as there will be a more accurate and current companies register and for the businesses, if you are compliant, there are benefits such as gaining easier access to financing, as banks do not deal with companies that are not compliant,” she added.last_img read more