The deadline within which cities and municipalities must make a decision on the amount of the lump sum is January 31, 2019. RELATED NEWS: Also, the question arises as to what over 100.000 renters do in their local communities with the organization of the same public forums and the opening of a dialogue with the City Council (representatives of the local population) who make the decision on the amount of the lump sum. This directly affects and affects the business of private renters, and if there is now no dialogue and the need to openly discuss the amount of the lump sum, then the problem is in the renters themselves. When the decision is made on the amount of the lump sum per bed, then it is too late to “Facebook smart” and call for the “destruction” of private accommodation. It is primarily the responsibility of private landlords to be actively involved in the discussion and open a dialogue with City representatives. Today, starting at 18:30 pm in the Rector’s Palace on Cres, the first public forum will be held on the amount of the lump sum per bed, ie accommodation unit. WITH THE ENTRY IN THE NEW YEAR, THE RESIDENCE TAX WAS INCREASED The law stipulates that the lump sum may not be less than HRK 150 or more than HRK 1.500. However, if the city or municipality does not make a decision on the amount of the flat tax within the given deadline, then according to the Act, the lump sum will be 750 kuna per bed. RENTERS HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FROM TOURISM? Currently, the amount of the lump sum in the area of Cres is 300,00 kn, and as they point out from the Cres Landlords Association, the association’s leadership wants to hear the landlord’s opinion before opening an official dialogue with the City. More information about the public forum – Flat tax on the island of Cres, see HERE It is interesting that this is the first public forum on this topic, at least as far as I know. Also, this is the only right way to develop the local community through dialogue and constructive discussion, so support the organizers and come to the public discussion. Cover photo: TZ Cres PRIVATE RENTERS ON STRIKE: WHO PROFITS AND WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says traffic congestion is greatly affecting commerce and productivity in Montego Bay and that the time has come to make the much-talked-about bypass a reality. The Prime Minister reiterated that Montego Bay is fast outgrowing its infrastructure, and the Government has a responsibility to make life easier for investors. Story Highlights Mr. Holness said the situation has now become untenable and that the bypass will have to be constructed to ease the congestion. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says traffic congestion is greatly affecting commerce and productivity in Montego Bay and that the time has come to make the much-talked-about bypass a reality.Giving the keynote address at the itelbpo Smart Solutions fifth anniversary and grand opening of its business process outsourcing (BPO) Montego Bay facility in Freeport, St. James, on October 4,Mr. Holness said the situation has now become untenable and that the bypass will have to be constructed to ease the congestion.“Coming into Montego Bay and getting stuck in the traffic makes me recognise, and reinforces the point that the Government has a role to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to facilitate greater investment,” he emphasised.“I can imagine the productivity loss that Montego Bay goes through every day… evenings and mornings. We are committed to building that bypass. We don’t want to make an error, so we are now in the process of doing all the studies. We have done the traffic count… we are doing designs to see where is the best place to get the alignment for the bypass,” he added.The Prime Minister also noted that Montego Bay has a serious drainage issue that needs to be addressed immediately.He said that while it is a matter that should be dealt with by the St. James Municipality and the National Works Agency (NWA), he is giving Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of EconomicGrowth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, full oversight to ensure the matter is addressed expeditiously.The Prime Minister reiterated that Montego Bay is fast outgrowing its infrastructure, and the Government has a responsibility to make life easier for investors.The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and other lobby groups have been pushing hard for a bypass to ease the traffic congestion, which has been plaguing the resort city for many years.Immediate Past President of the Chamber, Gloria Henry, in making the case, called the situation “a critical imperative”, arguing that failure to construct and prioritise a bypass will “stifle the growth of Montego Bay and hamper the expansion of the tourist industry”.“It will provide an alternative route for access to Sangster International Airport and for the over three million tourists that come via that airport annually and stay in northeast and western resorts,” Ms. Henry said.“It will also divert the commercial traffic, thus allowing more efficient movement in and around the city,” she added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah wave at party workers during a party programme in New Delhi on May 23, 2019.IANSAfter BJP’s thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with senior leaders on Friday on the formation of the new cabinet. BJP has the first back-to-back majority in the Lok Sabha for a single party since 1984.One of the main issues that the new administration will have to tackle is the country’s slow economic growth as the US-China trade war shows no signs of stopping and the global oil prices are only going higher.”While the macroeconomic picture looks stable and promising, many important segments need support from the government,” BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav wrote in a column for Indian Express.He added, “India cannot completely remain insulated from the ongoing trade war between the US and China or the geo-strategic conflict between the US and Iran.”An immediate decision will be whether to keep senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister despite his poor health or assign Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to the job of leading Asia’s third-largest economy.Goyal, 54, had stepped into the role twice in the Modi government when Jaitley was ill. Goyal presented an interim budget before the election and a full budget is due after the new government takes office.SLOWING ECONOMIC GROWTH Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah wave at party workers during a party programme in New Delhi on May 23, 2019.IANSDespite the dominance of the BJP and its allies in the lower house of parliament, analysts say it does not yet have the numbers in the upper house for tougher reforms such as relaxed labour and land laws sought by the business community.”But, in the meantime, a chunky capex plan funded by more privatisation and used to build more infrastructure can put growth back on the rails at a time when global growth and trade are slowing,” the Financial Express daily said in an editorial.Economic growth, which fell to an annual 6.6% during October-December, is at its lowest in five quarters, and other economic indicators signal no relief.Modi will also need to resolve a liquidity crisis that is slowly gripping India’s shadow banks.BJP President Amit Shah, who is credited with crafting the political strategy that helped the party retain its base in northern and western India but also advanced in the east, is tipped to be the home minister, a powerful post with control of security and intelligence services.For the main opposition Congress party, however, the next few days are likely to be tumultuous after yet another poor showing. Party chief Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, lost his seat in a family borough in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.”It is astonishing that Rahul Gandhi has not yet resigned as Congress president,” historian Ramachandra Guha said on Twitter.”Both self-respect, as well as political pragmatism, demand that the Congress elect a new leader. But perhaps the Congress has neither,” he added.