Jamaica tops Caribbean in Forbes Magazine global report on doing business

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 30th, 2017|news|

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica is the highest ranked Caribbean Community country, while the French-speaking island of Haiti is ranked among the worst three countries in the world for doing business, according to the US-based Forbes Magazine . In its 12th edition of the annual report “Best Countries for Business”, Forbes Magazine has named the [...]

New Traffic Act expected in January

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 29th, 2017|news|

THE long-delayed updated version of the new Road Traffic Act (RTA) is expected to be tabled in the House of Representatives next month. The Bill has been through a robust period of review since it was withdrawn from Parliament in 2016, after several defects were pointed out during the debate in Parliament. Minister of Transport [...]

Economy grows by less than 1%

By |2017-12-29T15:57:16+00:00December 29th, 2017|news|

The economy saw an 11.8 per cent increase in foreign national arrivals. The Jamaican economy grew by 0.8 per cent when compared to the third quarter of 2016, according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The increase was attributed to improved performances in both the services industries which grew 1.0 per cent, and the [...]

Jamaica voted world’s leading cruise, wedding destination

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 28th, 2017|news|

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica was for the third time voted world's leading wedding destination and again voted world's leading cruise destination at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam on December 10. “We're honoured to be recognised as the world's leading cruise [...]

Morrison urges pension policy review

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 28th, 2017|news|

MORRISON... although the scheme is non-contributory, it's a benefit that accrues to you as a result of the fact that you're employed TRADE union leader Vincent Morrison says the Government should review its policy of nullifying pension benefits for people who walk off the job in the public service. “I would want to believe [...]

Record insurance losses in 2017 following several disasters

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 23rd, 2017|news|

  RJR NEWS Damage in Dominica caused by Hurricane Maria Estimates from insurance firm Swiss Re says disasters in 2017 caused losses of US$306 billion. The figure represents a 63 per cent jump from last year, and is well above the average of the last decade. Local insurers in Jamaica say rates in this [...]

Jamaicans urged to maintain property insurance

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 23rd, 2017|news|

RJR NEWS The Insurance Association of  Jamaica is urging property owners to maintain their property insurance amidst the upcoming increase in premiums. News came on Friday that property insurance rates in Jamaica will be going up by as much as 35 per cent as reinsurers try to recover from the massive losses caused by Hurricanes Irma and [...]

Ja property insurance rates hit by Caribbean hurricanes

By |2017-12-23T14:21:48+00:00December 23rd, 2017|news|

Hurricane damage in Codrington, Antigua and Barbuda, in September. Barbuda was devastated by Hurricane Irma. (Photo: AFP) Jamaicans with property insurance should anticipate increases in premium rates as international reinsurers, still reeling from a flurry of claims received due to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, will be raising coverage costs for their counterparts in the [...]

Giant in media, giant in life Journalists, leaders hail Ian Boyne

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 19th, 2017|news|

A giant in media and in life is how the journalism fraternity, the country's leaders, and noted public figures described the late Ian Boyne following the shocking news of his passing yesterday. The 60-year-old veteran journalist, a media celebrity and self-made success, died yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies. He had [...]

Jamaica to export bananas to Trinidad

By |2018-08-17T06:54:36+00:00December 19th, 2017|news|

Banana and plantain farmer Winsome Crosdale (left) shows off a bunch of her bananas during a tour of her Global GAP certified farm in Spring Garden, Portland, along with (from left) Janet Conie, General Manager, The Banana Board; Ricard Bardia Divins and Stefano Cilli of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks [...]

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