Category: Business

Ja Missed Its Primary Surplus Target for the First Time Since IMF Programme

Jamaica missed its Primary Surplus target for the first time since entering the current IMF programme. That’s according to Co-Chairman of the Economic Programme...

Phillips Wants G20 to Help Caribbean Countries Overcome 2008 Recession

Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips, has once again urged the powerful G20 group of countries to make good on its promise to assist the Caribbean region to mitigate the...

Robinson Cautions McNeil Against Gloating Over Tourism Arrival Numbers

Tourism and Entertainment Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeil says stop over tourist arrivals to Jamaica have increased significantly for the first four months of 2015. Dr....

Economy to Grow by 2% If there is No Natural Disasters – Byles

Jamaica’s economy will grow by more than 2 percent in 2015 if there are no natural disasters. That’s according to Co-Chair of the Economic Programme...

Caribbean Countries Dependent on Tourism Recovering – IMF Study

The latest Wold Economic Outlook published by the International Monetary Fund, IMF, says the tourism dependent economies of the Caribbean have started to see a recovery...

Caribbean Nations Are Being Urged to Brace for Rise in Unemployment

The Director of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Guy Ryder, says Latin American and Caribbean countries are facing challenging times because of an economic...

Govt Stifling Exports – Roger Chang

Managing Director for Janitorial Traders Limited, Roger Chang says government bureaucracy is stifling the export sector. Mr Chang has made the claim in the wake of his...

Jamaica to Be the Worst Performing of 189 Economies by 2030 – Report

Jamaica is projected to be the worst performer out of 189 countries in terms of growing its economy over the next 15 years. That’s according to the U.S. Department...

NIR for March Increased $US372-million Compared to February

The Bank of Jamaica says the country’s Net International Reserves increased at the end of March this year, when compared to the figure at the end of February. At...

Big Increase in Gas Prices this week

There’s a big increase in petrol prices this week. 87 and 90 Octane will increase by $3.20 per litre to sell at $190.84-cents and $111.49 cents respectively. The...