INSURANCE HELPLINE | Dear insurance broker, you’re fired!

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 27th, 2015|news|

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 QUESTION: I did a Donald Trump on my insurance brokers. I fired them last week. After being with them for 12 months, I discovered that I was driving my vehicle for over one month without any insurance. The company did not even send me a notice to say that my [...]

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The changing times in the local financial sector

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 27th, 2015|news|

The Sterling Repor   With Kevin Richard   Sunday, July 26, 2015 NEW YORK, United States — In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Asian stock markets were rattled Friday by a slump in Chinese manufacturing to a 15-year low and cautious earnings outlooks from US [...]

Issues beyond THE SACK

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 27th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Erectile dysfunction: A marker for heart disease BY ANIKA RICHARDS Online/Health coordinator richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com Sunday, July 26, 2015 TROUBLE getting and keeping an erection for sexual activity is more than just a problem in a man's pants or in the sack – it is an early sign of impending heart disease. Consultant urologist at the University [...]

Debt buyback – IMF hails Jamaica’s retirement of US$3 billion owed to Venezuela

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 24th, 2015|news|

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015McPherse Thompson The Ministry of Finance and Planning has confirmed that the Government has reached an agreement on a deal with Venezuela to repurchase billions of dollars it owed for oil under the PetroCaribe arrangement. In correspondence yesterday afternoon, the ministry indicated that Jamaica has set final yields on a US$2-billion [...]

Foundation critical for insurance career

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 24th, 2015|news|

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 Sunday Automotives continues its series on career options within the automotive industry with a look at the training and responsibilities of persons involved in insurance. A willingness to learn the basics, which may include working at the lowest rung of the ladder, is essential to enjoying the fruits at the [...]

Consumer Price Index June 2015

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 24th, 2015|Press Releases|

July 15, 2015 The all Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index for June 2015 was 225.3. This represented an inflation rate of 0.5 per cent when the index for June is compared to May 2015. The index for the heaviest weighted division, ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’ moved upward by 0.4 per cent. Mainly influencing this [...]

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Update on Shortage of Private Licence Plates

By |2015-07-24T15:44:42+00:00July 24th, 2015|Press Releases|

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) wishes to advise the public that they continue to experience a shortage of Private Motor Vehicle Licence Plates at its offices across the island, as they have not received the expected delivery from the local supplier. The local supplier has advised that that there is a further delay in the supply [...]

Addis Ababa Conference: More pledges that rich countries won’t fulfil… as usual

By |2015-07-24T15:08:48+00:00July 24th, 2015|news|

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Finance Minister Peter Phillips (file photo) LAST week, the Third International Conference on Financing was held in Addis Ababa under the theme: "Financing sustainable development and developing sustainable finance", at which Jamaica was represented by Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. The overarching focus was the alignment of development finance with supporting [...]

What is the correct primary surplus target?

By |2018-08-17T06:55:30+00:00July 24th, 2015|news|

Contributed by DENNIS CHUNG Friday, July 24, 2015 THESSALONIKI, Greece — With Greece having a lower primary surplus target and seemingly more wate than Jamaica, a young woman cools off under a water fountain in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Tuesday, as a heat wave engulfs the Mediterranean country with temperatures reaching 40 degrees [...]

Public sector agreement likely by next weekend

By |2018-08-17T06:55:31+00:00July 24th, 2015|news, Uncategorized|

Friday, July 24, 2015 BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com State Minister in the Ministry of Finance Horace Dalley An agreement between the Government and the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) on a $4,000 per month pay increase over 2015/2016 is expected by the end of next week. This follows a meeting between [...]

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