Jamaica Fears Losing Funds to Haiti

The U.S. Agency for International Development representation in Jamaica hopes that the USD90 million allotted for the country will not be diverted to helping Haiti, Jamaica Observer reports. The budget - yet for approval of the U.S. Congress - will support programs from 2010 to 2014, with special focus on tax reform initiative. Jamaica ranks 174th of 183 countries in terms of ease of paying taxes, according to a World Bank study.

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