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Insurance industry puts $800,000 into maths education

By |2016-02-28T13:59:29+00:00February 28th, 2016|news|

Sunday, February 28, 2016 Peter Levy (right), vice-president of the Insurance Association of Jamaica, presents a sponsorship cheque to Caroll Baker, education officer for science, and Davion Leslie, maths coordinator for Region One, during the recent workshop for maths and science teachers held in Kingston. The Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) recently spent just under [...]

BREAKING NEWS: JLP wins general election

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00February 26th, 2016|news|

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been declared winner of the 2016 General Elections after unseating the People's National Party (PNP) at today's polls. The JLP won 33 seats and the People's National Party 30. JLP party leader Andrew Holness arrived at the party's Belmont Road headquarters a short while [...]

Red Stripe production returns to Ja

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00February 26th, 2016|news|

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Desnoes and Geddes Limited (D&G) has announced that it will start repatriation of the production of Red Stripe beer for export to North America in September. The move follows the acquisition of a controlling stake by Heineken in D&G last October, which is keen on reestablishing Jamaica as [...]

Disappointed in world economy, OECD cuts growth outlook

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00February 26th, 2016|news|

Thursday, February 18, 2016 PARIS, France (AFP) – The OECD on Thursday lowered its expectations for global growth, saying it was disappointed with the world's economic performance, and urging governments to do better. Global growth of gross domestic product (GDP) for 2016 is now projected at 3.0 per cent, down from a previous forecast of [...]

“The Insurance Association of Jamaica is pleased with its investment in the Ministry of Education’s Maths Workshops”

By |2016-02-26T07:54:36+00:00February 26th, 2016|news|

The Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) spent just under $800,000  sponsoring four workshops for teachers of Mathematics and Integrated Science in Montego Bay, Runaway Bay, Toll Gate and Kingston so the teachers can properly prepare their students to sit the CSEC Exams in a few months’ time. Mr Peter Levy, Vice President for General Insurance [...]

Caribbean is top tourism destination

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00February 17th, 2016|news|

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Hugh Riley (right). For the first time ever, the pace of growth of Caribbean tourism outperformed every major tourism region in the world. "Caribbean tourism grew by an estimated seven per cent to 28.7 million visits, much higher than the projected four [...]

JN Foundation launches First Responders… Aims to reduce traffic fatalities along St Ann roadway

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00February 17th, 2016|news|

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 Jamaica National (JN) Foundation launched its First Responders Programme at Cardiff Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, with the certification and installation of the first cohort of 14 volunteers in the field. The First Responder Programme aims to equip community volunteers residing in rural crash prone areas to respond and [...]

Food import bill down by 11.5 per cent

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00February 12th, 2016|news|

Friday, February 12, 2016 Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Derrick Kellier (2nd left) examines yam being shown to him by farmer Althea Pryce of the Thompson Town Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch. Occasion was a tour of display booths at the 2016 Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show in Trelawny on Wednesday. Vice-president of the JAS Donald [...]

Rusal to sell Alpart to Chinese company

By |2016-02-12T16:19:18+00:00February 12th, 2016|news|

Friday, February 12, 2016 Alpart in Nain, St Elizabeth Owners of UC Rusal have signed an agreement with a Chinese firm for the purchase of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (ALPART), a bauxite mining and alumina processing plant located at Nain, St Elizabeth, in the south of Jamaica. Reliable sources said yesterday that – in a [...]

NDX US$550-million payout made on schedule

By |2016-02-12T16:12:21+00:00February 12th, 2016|news|

Friday, February 12, 2016 The Government of Jamaica was expected yesterday to have paid out US$550 million to bondholders of the restructured securities affected by the National Debt Exchange (NDX) programme. Minister of Finance Dr Peter Phillips announced the pending payment while speaking during an interview aired online on Bloomberg Business on Wednesday. “Tomorrow we [...]

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