PSOJ President Renews Concerns About Devaluation Of Local Currency


President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Howard Mitchell, is again expressing concern about the Jamaican dollar.

Earlier this year, Mr Mitchell called on the Central Bank to peg the local currency to the US dollar. Mr. Mitchell says devaluation has hurt the economy. However, he says he’s confident based on discussions with the Central Bank, that they are seeking to address the issue.

He also says bringing crime under control would result in considerable improvements in the Jamaican economy.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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