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By |2020-03-12T17:14:10+00:00March 12th, 2020|news, Press Releases|

Mr. Speaker, I begin by thanking Almighty God, from whom all blessings flow. Great is thy faithfulness. Great is thy mercy and thy loving kindness. Mr. Speaker this is a demanding job and one I could not do without the support of family, friends and colleagues. To the Councillors and Executive of the North Western [...]

NATIONAL STATEMENT: COVID-19 Delivered by Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton

By |2020-03-10T22:30:23+00:00March 10th, 2020|news, Press Releases|

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Other stakeholders. Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us this afternoon for what is an important development with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Jamaica today confirmed its first imported case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) here in Kingston. The patient is [...]

Property Insurance Rate Increase Pending

By |2020-02-06T22:02:51+00:00February 6th, 2020|news, Press Releases|

Property owners should prepare for an increase in insurance rates of 10 to 15 percent this year, states Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) executive director, Orville Johnson. Mr. Johnson says that this pending rise in property insurance premiums is due to increasingly destructive Atlantic hurricane seasons in recent years. He explains that insurers pool insurance [...]

Jamaica’s trade deficit increased to US$4,246.8 million for the period January-December 2018.

By |2019-03-09T13:29:54+00:00March 9th, 2019|Press Releases|

The International Merchandise Trade (IMT) presents the value of goods entering and leaving Jamaica. The Jan-Dec 2018 Interna>onal Merchandise Trade Bulle>n outlines addi>onal informa>on and may be obtained from the Sta>s>cal Ins>tute of Jamaica’s ?ebsite at ???.sta>n@a.gov.@m or from the Ins>tute’s Library at 7 Cecelio Avenue, Aingston 10.International Merchandise Trade_December 2018 - Press Release [...]

Merchandise Trade Bulletin December 2018

By |2019-03-09T13:28:40+00:00March 9th, 2019|Press Releases|

Kingston: February 25, 2019: Jamaica’s trade deficit at the end of the January to December 2018 stood at US$4,246.8 million, 1.8 per cent above the US$4,169.8 million which was recorded for the similar review period in 2017 according to the International Merchandise Trade (IMT) Bulletin released today (February 25, 2019) by the Statistical Institute [...]

PSOJ Supports the Limited State of Emergency

By |2018-01-22T23:35:23+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Press Releases|

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) wants to register our support for the limited State of Emergency (SOE) called on Thursday January 18th for areas in St. James. The PSOJ had earlier this month expressed significant concern that the crime situation was out of control, as was evidenced by the brazen murders that were [...]

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