Towards a national health insurance plan

By |2018-08-17T06:55:16+00:00November 28th, 2016|news|

Health insurance is a highly desirable commodity for a majority of Jamaicans. This was confirmed by a recent survey which found that 85 per cent of persons who are not now covered by health insurance, would welcome it. The findings were contained in a Gleaner-commissioned survey conducted by pollster Bill Johnson and his team in [...]

Insurance Industry Statistics 2015

By |2018-08-17T06:55:16+00:00November 28th, 2016|Industry Data|

LIFE INSURANCE Gross Premiums for 2015 were $32B, 8.5% more than the $29.5B reported in 2014. New Annualized Premiums for Individual Life for the year was $4.9B. This represented an improvement of 6.8% on the annual premiums recorded in 2014. Sums assured for 2015 were $181.2B 8% more than 2014. These increases came despite [...]


By |2016-11-28T12:19:49+00:00November 28th, 2016|Economic Data|

The Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr. Wayne Henry, reported at the Institute’s quarterly press briefing, that the economy continued to record growth during the second quarter of the fiscal year. For July–September 2016, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 2.2 per cent relative to July–September 2015. Real value [...]

Minor earthquake rocks St. Thomas

By |2018-08-17T06:55:16+00:00November 27th, 2016|news|

 3:25 pm, Wed November 23, 2016 RJR News A 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook several communities in St. Thomas on Tuesday night. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Earthquake Unit of the University of West Indies, Mona said it occurred at 8:37 p.m. with the epicentre located in Trinityville. A 3.2 magnitude earthquake is considered minor [...]

IMF approves new Stand-By Agreement for Jamaica

By |2016-11-27T07:22:05+00:00November 27th, 2016|news|

LONKENG... the idea is to gradually phase out the BOJ’s surrender requirements MONTEGO BAY, St James – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) board has approved a new Stand-By Agreement to replace the existing arrangement which comes to an end in March 2017. The new economic programme will provide Jamaica with [...]

Energy minister says acquisition of LNG significant

By |2016-11-27T07:17:00+00:00November 27th, 2016|news|

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left) and  Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), listen to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Fortress Energy, Wes Edens (third left), during a tour of the new LNG Terminal at the Montego Bay port on November 11. Others (from fourth left) are: Chairman of the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), Dr Vin Lawrence, and Chief Executive [...]

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