Bill obliges gov’t agencies to transfer revenues to TreasuryMarch 23, 2015

The Cabinet on Sunday approved a 2015 draft law governing the transfer of independent government agencies’ revenues to the Treasury and referred it to the Lower House.

The draft law obliges each department that receives state revenues — including taxes, fees, fines, debts, rents and any funds they"...

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4-6% drop expected in fuel prices — MPMarch 23, 2015

Fuel prices are expected to drop slightly in the domestic market as of April 1, Deputy Jamal Gammoh, head of the Lower House Energy and Mineral Resources Committee, said Thursday.

The drop in prices of fuel products is expected to be between 4-6 per cent, Gammoh added.

Basing his expectations on the average price of Brent Crude Oil on the international market during February, the deputy told The Jordan Times over the phone that the average prices for crude oil ranged from $52 to $55.


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‘Dams’ storage highest recorded in a decade’March 23, 2015

Winter ended this year with the country’s 10 major dams holding 65 per cent of their total capacity, the highest percentage recorded in a decade, according to official figures.

The 10 major dams now hold 211 million cubic metres (mcm) of their total capacity of 325mcm, Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) Secretary General Saad Abu Hammour told The Jordan"...

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‘29% of complaints against public agencies in 2014 still unaddressed’March 23, 2015

The Ministry of Public Sector Development on Sunday said it had referred a report on unresolved complaints lodged against government entities in 2014 to Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.

In a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times, Public Sector Development Minister Khleef Al Khawaldeh said the ministry"...

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‘450 university students involved in drug cases last year’March 23, 2015

A total of 450 university students were found to be involved in drug-related cases last year, the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) revealed on Sunday.

During a ceremony to launch the “No to drugs” campaign, implemented by the University of Jordan’s (UJ) nursing faculty and the department,"...

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Jordan to participate in Dubai Annual Investment Forum next weekMarch 23, 2015

The Chairman of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Nael Kabariti said on Sunday that the Annual Investment Forum scheduled to be held next week in Dubai will contribute to promoting investment and economic opportunities in Jordan.

Kabariti said Jordan's session at the meeting will allow participants to become acquainted about legislative and economic developments made during the ongoing reform process, led by His Majesty King Abdullah"...

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Vegetable prices fall below production costsMarch 23, 2015

Vegetable prices in the Amman Central Market, especially tomatoes and potatoes, have fallen below production costs, which will result in large losses to farmers, according to a source in the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruits and Vegetables (JEPA).

In an interview with Petra on Sunday, President of the JEPA, Saadi Abu Hammad, voiced his support for the agriculture, interior and transport ministries' procedures that assisted"...

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Jordan is regional model of development and prosperity, report saysMarch 23, 2015

In a region rife with conflict and turmoil, Jordan’s stability and progressive domestic agenda has gained influence on the international stage, securing its role as a moderate voice in the Middle East and a valued ally to the West, a newly released report said.

In a special report on Jordan, the Worldfolio said, since His Majesty King Abdullah's ascension to the throne, he has implemented significant economic reforms to encourage"...

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Air Wing Carries Out 9 Humanitarian MissionsMarch 23, 2015

The Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing Department carried out nine humanitarian missions transferring injured persons and patients in various missions throughout Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

The Air Wing members transferred a 13-year-old citizen to Al Mafraq Hospital after he sustained injuries from a motorbike accident on Delma Island.


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Discussions of Cooperation between MoI and Canadian ImmigrationMarch 23, 2015

Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, met Larisa Galadza, Head of the Department of Entry at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and her accompanying delegation from the CIC. The meeting, which was held Monday morning at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs’ headquarters, was the first of several meetings Galadza will have with officials from the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Sector"...

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