By |2018-08-17T06:55:29+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Bulletin|

IAC’S 35th Annual Insurance Conference was held at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay from May 31 to June 2 under the theme, “Proud Of Our Past, Treasuring The Present, Defining The Future”. Over 500 delegates from over 38 countries were in attendance. From all indications, this 35th Conference was a highly successful event. [...]

PSOJ Urges Government to Maintain Economic and Fiscal Programme

By |2018-08-17T06:55:29+00:00September 23rd, 2015|news|

Kingston, Jamaica: The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is seeing signs of improvement in the economy and fiscal accounts, as a result of the current economic and fiscal reform programme. Our monthly monitoring has shown improvements in the fiscal balances, current account balance, business confidence, and inflation and interest rates. We are therefore optimistic [...]

Tropical Storm Ida forms in Atlantic

By |2015-09-23T17:14:23+00:00September 23rd, 2015|news|

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says at 4:00 am the centre of Tropical storm Ida was located near Latitude 14.4 degrees north and Longitude 38.5 degrees west or about 1565 km west of the Cape Verde Islands. Ida is moving towards the northwest near 17 km/h and a northwest to west-northwest [...]


By |2015-09-23T16:56:46+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Press Releases|

July 1, 2014 The Jamaican economy grew by 1.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the similar quarter of 2013. This performance resulted from increased output levels in both the Goods Producing industries of 5.5 per cent and Services industries of 0.3 per cent. For the fiscal year 2013/2014 the [...]

Used car dealers skirting warranty period

By |2015-09-15T13:20:39+00:00September 15th, 2015|news|

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 Some used-car dealers are trying to get around the extended warranty terms stipulated under the year-old Revised Motor Vehicle Import Policy by striking side deals with customers who are being asked to accept a shorter coverage period. Portfolio minister Anthony Hylton was unaware of the practice when Sunday Business approached [...]

Byles: Invest in tourism sector to spur growth

By |2018-08-17T06:55:29+00:00September 15th, 2015|news|

Richard Byles, the co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), is encouraging more Jamaican businesses to get involved in the tourism industry, suggesting that it has the potential to spur economic growth. His suggestion was made against the background of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica reporting just 0.4 per cent growth in the first [...]

EPOC reports gov’t exceeding current fiscal targets

By |2015-09-15T13:06:58+00:00September 15th, 2015|news|

The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) has indicated that two months into the current quarter the government is exceeding some of its budgeted targets. EPOC said at the end of August, the Net International Reserves had already surpassed the target for the entire September quarter at US$2.56 billion compared with the US$1.44 billion targeted. The primary [...]

Van Selm positive on Jamaica’s Economic Reform Programme

By |2015-09-15T13:25:36+00:00September 15th, 2015|news|

Sunday, September 13, 2015 Kevin Richards (left), vice-president of sales and marketing, speaks with Dr Bert van Selm at the Sterling Asset Management briefing. Jamaica is on a positive economic track under the current International Monetary Fund programme, according to Dr Bert van Selm, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Jamaica. "After very [...]

Proposals Invited for Insurance Coverage of Athletes

By |2018-08-17T06:55:29+00:00September 5th, 2015|news|

The Office of the Prime Minister has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) from insurance providers and brokers to provide insurance services for the Jamaican Athletes Insurance Plan (JAIP). The RFP, which was first issued on August 11, is inviting eligible entities to submit their tenders by September 10. Minister with Responsibility for Sports in [...]

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