Financial grants for informal sector

By |2020-04-02T16:36:16+00:00April 2nd, 2020|news|

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says members of the informal sector stand to benefit from financial grants to cushion the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This includes bar operators, hairdressers, taxi operators, barbers, and market vendors. “We recognised that there are people in Jamaica that are informally employed… we are working on a [...]

Speedy action needed for economic reform amidst COVID-19-OECD

By |2020-04-02T16:33:53+00:00April 2nd, 2020|news|

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak already bringing considerable suffering and major economic disruptions across the world, there is the view that only swift and decisive actions by governments and their nationals will help countries overcome the disease and its associated economic impacts. Since the outbreak of the virus in January over some 400,000 people have [...]

Well-being in hard times

By |2020-04-02T16:31:39+00:00April 2nd, 2020|news|

Many of us who have been through the 2008 financial crisis are looking back at our coping strategies diuring that difficult time and are thinking of how we can apply them again today. And for those who have joined the profession since that other black swan event, here are some tips from experience that might [...]

Sandals Resorts closes amidst COVID-19

By |2020-04-02T16:28:53+00:00April 2nd, 2020|news|

THE Caribbean's popular all-inclusive resort chain, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has announced the temporary closure of its hotels in response to the impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Citing travel restrictions, flight cancellations and the current global health crisis among some of its reasons for temporary shutdown of operations, the operators of one of [...]

JMEA urges farmers to embrace technology

By |2020-04-02T16:24:13+00:00April 2nd, 2020|news|

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Richard Pandohie has urged farmers and the wider agricultural sector to become more engaged in using technology in their farming practices — this he said could alleviate much of the plight farmers now face. Due to the recent temporary closure of the tourism industry as a [...]

JAMPRO developing new measures to bolster economic growth, says Wehby

By |2020-03-31T13:20:57+00:00March 31st, 2020|news|

Chairman of JAMPRO, Senator Don Wehby, says the agency is developing new measures to bolster growth in the Jamaican economy. He is anticipating a trend towards buying local, more health-conscious consumption, rising e-commerce and expanding digital and online solutions. In a statement, Mr. Wehby said JAMPRO would provide increased support to the agri-business sector to [...]

10 vessels sitting in Port Antonio harbour

By |2020-03-31T13:16:43+00:00March 31st, 2020|news|

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — The West Harbour in this town is now home to 10 vessels with a combined 28 passengers whom the local authorities have refused landing in keeping with the Government's travel restrictions in the wake of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak here. The vessels came into the harbour after Prime Minister [...]

Farmers expect they’ll lose millions

By |2020-03-31T13:13:02+00:00March 31st, 2020|news|

FARMERS in Walkerswood, St Ann, are expecting to lose millions in the coming weeks as the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hits markets for their produce. Measures to arrest the infectious disease outbreak have forced the Government to close the country's borders to incoming passengers, effectively crippling the group's main market — hotels. Fifteen-year veteran and [...]

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

By |2020-03-31T13:10:19+00:00March 31st, 2020|news|

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women. And as cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it's becoming more clear that [...]

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