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“Nothing less than remarkable!” – IMF Boss Hails Jamaica’s Economic Performance

“Nothing less than remarkable!” is how IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, is describing Jamaica’s performance under the stand-by agreement with...

Jamaica’s Elusive Growth Remains ‘Puzzling’ for IMF

The IMF’s Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, says it’s a “puzzle” why growth has continued to elude several countries including Jamaica that have pursued key...

Holness Remains Bullish about 5-in-4 Growth Target

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he still believes the country can achieve the target of 5-percent economic growth in 4 years. The target was announced by the Economic...

Jamaican Birth Rate Declines in 2017

The Health Ministry says the number of babies being born has decreased by 22 percent between January and March 2017. The statistic comes from the Ministry’s latest...

Violence-Related Injuries Burdening Public Hospitals

Jamaica is spending almost $4-billion to treat violence-related injuries in public hospitals. That’s among the findings of the Cost of Care study done by the...

Chuck Welcomes Police Federation’s Court Challenge

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, is welcoming a court challenge from the Jamaica Police Federation over an amendment to the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act. Yesterday the...

Govt Reviewing 600 Outdated Laws

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says he’s reviewing about 600 laws with the aim of updating outdated fines. Outdated fines were brought into sharp focus in March...

Growth Returns to the Economy

The economy is growing again after a brief period of decline. The Planning Institute of Jamaica, PIOJ, is projecting Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by...

Holness Appeals to NIDS Sceptics

The government is not about depriving citizens of their rights but it must be placed in a position to enforce existing law. That’s the word this afternoon from...

Five Commissioners to be Appointed to Single Anti-Corruption Agency

Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, is to appoint shortly five commissioners to serve on the upcoming single anti-corruption agency. The government is seeking to have...