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Poca – Effective April 1, 2014

May 2, 2014
NEW orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) covering financial transactions by nonfinancial businesses and professionals will become effective April 1, 2014. Orders affecting real estate dealers, casino and gaming machine operators and public accountants will come into effect on April 1, while that affecting attorneys-at-law becomes effective...
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Real Estate Market Valued At $80b - Realtors Bullish On Growth In 2014

March 7, 2014
Carlene Sinclair, president of the Realtors Association of Jamaica. - File Deborah Cumming, Century 21 Heave-Ho Properties. Tameka Gordon, Business Reporter Jamaica's real estate market recorded transactions valued at about $80 billion for the fiscal period ending March 2013 bolstered by investors in search...
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Local Realtors Get International Boost

March 7, 2014
Carlene Sinclair, president of the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ), expressed great optimism for the local real-estate industry, following the recent acceptance of 400 local realtors into the National Association of Realtors (NAR). This significant move, Sinclair stated, will set the stage for greater leverage in the global market, positioning...
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Development Applications Approval Process

February 24, 2014
The Role of the Realtors ® The President of the Realtors® Association of Jamaica (RAJ) Mrs. Carlene Sinclair wrote a letter to the Gleaner on how collaboration could improve the building approval process. This letter was made ‘letter of the day’ (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131016/letters/letters1.html); this sparked communication...
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Message from the President

February 19, 2014
Dear Realtors and Colleagues, The real estate industry is relied upon as one of the sources of measuring the growth and development in the national economy. Last year, the construction sector saw a growth of Real value-added in “Construction”of 2.5% as the volume and value of mortgages increased by 71.7% and 68.8%(PIOJ Nov.2013) respectively,...
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