Plan to finance National Stadium upgrade via diaspora

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 31st, 2017|news|

Jamaica National Bank has agreed to partner with Independence Park Ltd (IPL) in raising US$40 million from Jamaicans living overseas to start major upgrades at the National Stadium. Lenford Salmon, senior advisor to the minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, told the Jamaica Observer that while the discussions are at a preliminary stage, [...]

Diaspora bond to be launched soon, says David Panton

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 31st, 2017|news|

Chairman of the Diaspora Task Force of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Dr David Panton says a Jamaican Diaspora bond will be launched later this year, or early next year, in which Jamaicans in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada can participate. Dr Panton made the disclosure during an update about the [...]

Sagicor to treat ‘Dream’ patrons

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 31st, 2017|news|

AS the official banking partner of Dream Weekend, Sagicor Bank is gearing up for their first year being involved in the five-day music festival scheduled for Negril from Friday, July 28, to Tuesday, August 1. Of the expected 30,000 patrons, Dream Weekend organisers anticipate that 6,000 will pass through the Redemption Centre, a pick [...]

Significant opportunities for investment in agriculture — Stanberry

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 28th, 2017|news|

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry (centre), engages in light conversation with (from left): Vice President for Export and Market Development at JAMPRO, Robert Scott; head of Farm Up Jamaica, Neil Curtis; Dr Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey, Jamaica's first National Hero; and President of the [...]

EGC report knocks delays at UDC and FCJ

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 28th, 2017|news|

Economic Growth Council Chairman (ECG) Michael Lee-Chin greets junior finance minister Fayval Williams while Galina Sotirova, World Bank country manager for Jamaica, looks on after the EGC presented its third report to the nation at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston last night. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) The Economic Growth Council (EGC) said last night that [...]

Public health: We can’t continue like this

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 28th, 2017|news|

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton's admission of the inadequacies of Jamaica's public health system is beyond challenge. Indeed, that fact and many other sordid details of the problems afflicting public health have been exposed ad nauseam in both the print and electronic media for many years. Therefore, when Minister Tufton told delegates attending the [...]

No user fee’ health policy a win-win for economy and Jamaicans’ health — IDB study

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 26th, 2017|news|

The government's no-user-fee policy in health care has contributed US$26.6 million (in purchasing power parity terms) worth of net real production to the Jamaican economy while adding 2.15 additional weekly hours to the labour market, according to a recent publication by the International Development Bank (IDB). The publication, entitled Universal Public Health Insurance Adult [...]

Growth & Jobs | Avoid Pension Crisis

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 25th, 2017|news|

Recently, I had a conversation with a group of young adults about the importance of preparing for retirement. Some were of the view that they had all the time in the world to prepare for their retirement years and that saving for a pension was not something that they should be concerned about. The others [...]

Jamaica needs a larger police force

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 24th, 2017|news|

he first and most important function of a g overnment is to maintain law and order, which is absolutely critical to the achievement of a safe environment for people to work, live, raise families and do business. That is the laudable goal of Vision 2030, the much-touted National Development Plan, but which seems to [...]

UTech adjunct professor receives US patent for anti-cancer drug

By |2018-08-17T06:54:59+00:00July 21st, 2017|news|

Dr Lawrence Williams displays two of his Guinea Hen Weed pharmaceutical products retailed under the Timeless Herbal Care brand – the Guinea Hen Weed Tonic and Restorative and the Guinea Hen Weed Magic Relief pain ointment — at a briefing session at UTech, Jamaica's Papine campus earlier this year. AFTER 28 years of dedicated [...]

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