Kalilah Enriquez

No Relaxation of IMF Conditionalities

Jamaica has passed the ninth consecutive test under the four year Extended Fund Facility agreement with the IMF. All targets were met, including the 7.5% primary surplus...

Ja Unlikely to Meet Wage-to-GDP Target

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips says it’s unlikely that Jamaica will meet its target of reducing the wage bill to 9-percent of GDP by next year. He says there...

CIBC Defends Lending Policy

Another bank is defending its lending policy to the public sector, following criticisms from the Opposition’s Deputy Spokesperson on Finance, Fayval Williams. CIBC...

Belize, Guatemala In Border Dispute

Tensions are again rising between Belize and its neighbour Guatemala. Guatemala has had a centuries old territorial claim over Belize. Last weekend, a group of about...

Principals Defend Auxiliary Fees

High school principals are defending the auxiliary fees being charged of students, saying the funds raised are essential to the survival of the institutions. This, in...

Lending Rates to Trend Down

Lending rates at the island’s commercial banks will likely be heading down as early as tomorrow. This as the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, today reduced the interest rate...

Chik-V Worsening Vision Loss?

A team of doctors in the UK is suggesting that vision loss may be an under-reported effect of the Chikungunya virus or Chik-V. Chik-V, devastated Jamaica and the...

Another Union Signs Wage Agreement

The Union of Schools, Agricultural and Allied Workers, USAAW, today signed the wage agreement with the government. This brings to nine, the number of unions that have...

Henry Concerned Over JUTC Crashes

Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Mike Henry, is raising concern about the frequency of major mishaps involving Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC buses over recent...

4 PNP Candidates to Face Off in NE St. Ann

Four People’s National Party aspirants are set to face off in a selection exercise on Sunday as they seek to represent the party in North East St. Ann. The...