Rowley says no to the IMF

By |2018-08-17T06:54:49+00:00September 30th, 2017|news|

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his Administration will not be approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite billions of dollars in lost revenue over the last few years. Rowley was addressing the forum 'Spotlight on Trinidad and Tobago's Financial Circumstances — the Road Ahead' here yesterday. The [...]

Put fire under STEM now!

By |2017-09-30T17:08:58+00:00September 30th, 2017|news|

There is a corrosive discourse about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) versus a subversive variant which includes the “A” for the arts. It may be unintended, but the discourse is useful. Check your campus or workplace; we can dance, sing, quote the Bible, talk reggae, politics, but why is a machete 26 inches, the [...]

Disaster mitigation to get bigger allocation in 2017/18 budget

By |2018-08-17T06:54:49+00:00September 30th, 2017|news|

The Jamaican Government is to provide additional funds for disaster mitigation in the 2017/18 Supplementary Budget, which Finance Minister Audley Shaw says is slated to be tabled in the House of Representatives shortly. This, he says, is necessary, as the initial $491 million allocated in the 2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure has been exhausted, consequent on [...]

Businesswomen take on nation building and the glass ceiling

By |2018-08-17T06:54:49+00:00September 29th, 2017|news|

From left) Okelia Parredon, executive investment advisor at Mayberry Investments Limited, poses questions to panellists Michelle Chong, CEO, Honey Bun; Jackie Stewart Lechler, director, Stewarts Automotive Group; and Audrey Hinchcliffe, CEO, Manpower & Maintenance Services, during the Mayberry Investor Forum on Wednesday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. It is obvious from [...]

5,000 JOBS Musson breaks ground for US$30-M Tech Park

By |2018-08-17T06:54:49+00:00September 29th, 2017|news|

Stanley Motta Ltd, subsidiary of the Musson Group, is investing US$30 million in an integrated Tech Campus at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston. The location is being constructed to predominantly house business processing outsourcing (BPO) companies. Associated services of the facility will include a day-care centre, ATM and financial services, health care and food [...]

Downtown Kingston redevelopment on track — UDC

By |2018-08-17T06:54:50+00:00September 29th, 2017|news|

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Dr Damian Graham, has reiterated the Government's commitment to undertake the downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project. He highlighted construction of new offices in downtown Kingston that will house the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. “It is an 11-storey building worth almost [...]

Hotels opened in MoBay represent US$150-m investment

By |2018-08-17T06:54:50+00:00September 29th, 2017|news|

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness and a team from the Ministry of Tourism officially opened three hotels in Montego Bay between Sunday and Monday night. The properties — which include Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa, formerly Palmyra; Breathless Montego Bay Resort and Spa and Zoetry Montego Bay, represent an [...]

Five per cent is possible — Shaw

By |2017-09-29T06:55:48+00:00September 29th, 2017|news|

Minister of Finance Audley Shaw, has committed to waive 1.5 per cent of Government interest on loans from Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in an effort to facilitate single-digit interest rates to entrepreneurs seeking finance. Shaw, who was speaking at the launch of DBJ's, promoting financial inclusion in Jamaica project yesterday, noted that his mission [...]

JPS and USAID host electric vehicle seminar

By |2018-08-17T06:54:50+00:00September 28th, 2017|news|

Electric vehicles have significant potential to lower transport costs for consumers and businesses, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, improving local air quality and stimulating economic growth and sustainability. As such, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and the United States Agency for International Development Caribbean Clean Energy Program are collaborating to stage a one-day Electric Vehicle [...]

OPM to respond to JET’s Cockpit Country petition within a month

By |2018-08-17T06:54:50+00:00September 26th, 2017|news|

THE Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said yesterday that it will respond, within 30 days, to the issues raised in the “Save Cockpit Country” petition championed by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). The Save Cockpit Country petition was launched by JET, using the OPM's online petition portal on August 21, targeting 15,000 signatures [...]

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