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Safety campaign targets males

By |2019-02-25T14:17:31+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

IN an effort to reduce the carnage on the island's roadways, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is embarking on a public education campaign targeting males, who, according to stats, factor heavily in fatal crashes. The new campaign, with its message being 'It Could Be You', was launched at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St [...]

Consumers encouraged to abide by motor vehicle warranty

By |2019-02-25T14:14:46+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

THE Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has advised consumers to abide by their motor vehicle warranty to reduce unsatisfactory customer service experiences with retailers. “Consumers need to read the warranty that they get from the motor-vehicle dealers thoroughly. For example, a warranty might say bring back the item within two days if it is not working, [...]

$13.7 million to implement development strategy

By |2019-02-25T14:12:08+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr Wayne Henry (centre), addresses the PIOJ's quarterly media briefing on Wednesday (February 20) at the agency's head office in New Kingston. Listening (from left) are Senior Director for the Institute's Economic Planning, Research and Policy Logistics Division, James Stewart; and Project Manager, Foundation for Competitiveness [...]

BOJ Governor says macroeconomic prospects remain positive

By |2019-02-25T14:09:22+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter says the country’s macroeconomic prospects “remain positive as the indicators and outputs continue to show signs of recovery. “Foreign reserves are above the level deemed adequate and the current account deficit remains low and sustainable. Additionally, market interest rates are at historic lows and fiscal performance continues to [...]

Mobile version Subscribe to this feed Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Johnson Smith explains Petrojam valuations

By |2019-02-25T14:06:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

The Andrew Holness administration has sought to explain the US$136-million difference between two valuations of Petrojam, the country’s sole oil refinery, that were done a year apart by the same international consultant, using the same method. Energy Minister Fayval Williams disclosed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday that an evaluation undertaken last February by [...]

We want to see more growth – Economists weigh in on the Budget

By |2019-02-25T14:04:18+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

Economists pouring over the Estimate of Expenditures tabled recently in Parliament by Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, have stressed that the Government will need to use priority spending to drive the much-needed growth in the economy. The Planning Institute of Jamaica informed the country last week that the out-turn for economic growth for the 2018 [...]

Leaders attribute Jamaica stock market’s strong performance to low interest rates, economic reforms

By |2019-02-25T14:01:46+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

The president of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) has attributed the strong performance of Jamaica's stock market to prevailing low interest rates, which have enabled companies listed on the exchange to access low-cost capital for expansion and upgrades. Speaking against the background of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) being ranked the top-performing stock market globally in [...]

Huawei Mate X smartphone folds face out

By |2019-02-25T13:58:12+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

Huawei has revealed its first smartphone to feature a foldable screen, less than a week after its rival Samsung did the same. The rival handset-tablet hybrids have contrasting designs. Huawei's Mate X places its fold-out screen on the outside of the device, so that it covers the front and rear of the phone when closed. [...]

Chinese businesses in Jamaica form association

By |2019-02-25T13:53:51+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

Sixteen of Jamaica's leading Chinese businesses have come together to form the Association of Chinese Enterprises in Jamaica (ACEJ), a non-profit organisation slated to officially launch next Tuesday. Chinese officials, Jamaican government and opposition members, some of Jamaica's business leaders, diplomats, staffers from the various Chinese businesses within the association and other esteemed guests will [...]

United Oil & Gas says 229 million barrels of oil potential estimated offshore Jamaica

By |2019-02-25T13:46:30+00:00February 25th, 2019|news|

United Oil & Gas has told investors that its Colibri exploration prospect, offshore Jamaica, has been estimated independently to host some 229-million barrels of oil potential. A new review of the Walton-Morant licence by consultant ERC Equipoise has upgraded the view of the exploration partnership with Tullow Oil. Colibri is only one of a number [...]

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