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The Book Industry in Jamaica Reacts to New Tax Package

Thank God there are people who are paying attention to the imposition of taxes on reading material and the impact that will have on a largely illiterate society.  I wrote about this issue, from an educator’s viewpoint, in an earlier post.  I’m surprised that other educators haven’t come forward to be heard.  I guess folks are just worried about how they will afford to feed themselves and their families in the new year.

In the meantime, how does the Ministry of Education and the stakeholders expect the general level of education to improve in Jamaica?  With these new taxes, I see it only eroding further. 

So my question is, How will Jamaica recover from it’s current economic bind with a population of illiterates?

Click here for the statement by the Book Industry of Jamaica.

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