Category: Business

Jamaica Seeks to Deepen Trade, Financial & Investment Relations with Canada

Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips leads a Jamaican delegation to Canada today to advance the trade, financial and investment relationship between the two countries....

IMF Team Arrives in Jamaica for 8th Review

An IMF team is currently in the island to conduct the eighth review of Jamaica’s performance under the four year Extended Fund Facility, EFF. The team began its work...

Metry Seaga Happy: JMA Added the Most Jobs Last Year

Deputy President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, JMA, Metry Seaga, is welcoming news that the sector added the most jobs between January last year and...

JCC Calls on Phillips to Negotiate A Lower Primary Surplus Target with IMF

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC, is calling on Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips, to negotiate a lower primary surplus target with the International Monetary...

January 2015 Unemployment Rate Higher Than January 2014

The unemployment rate in January this year was higher than in January last year. That’s according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN. STATIN says...

Williams Wants Consistent Measure to Track Jamaica’s Debt

Opposition Deputy Spokesperson on Finance, Fayval Williams, is demanding the government to use a consistent measure of the country’s debt so Jamaicans can track...

NCB Records $5.4B in Profits Last Year – 3% Decline in Year to Year Comparison

National Commercial Bank (NCB), recorded a net profit of 5-point-4 billion dollars for the first six months of its current financial year which ends in September. This...

Business Confidence Up – Mahfood

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, PSOJ, William Mahfood, says he’s personally observed that business confidence is growing steadily, and...

Gas Prices At 5-months High

The prices at the pumps will rise to their highest level in five months this morning… Petrojam is increasing the prices for 87 and 90 Octane by 1-dollar and...

Jamaica’s Food Import Bill Declined by $43-million Last Year – Kellier

Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN, shows that the country’s food import bill declined by more than 43-million US dollars for the 2014...