Caribbean

Jamaican named head of Caribbean operations for IFC

JUDITH GREEN
By Admin 07.09.2016

KINGSTON: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed Judith Green as head of its operations in the English-speaking Caribbean. Green, a Jamaican, is responsible for coordinating the IFC’s program of investments and advisory …

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Minister calls on banks to lower interest rates for MSMEs

Minister KARL SAMUDA
By Admin 07.09.2016

KINGSTON: Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, has called on commercial banks to lower interest rates on loans to single digit, to increase production and growth within the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector. He …

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Digicel announces lifetime partnership with Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
By Admin 31.08.2016

KINGSTON: Digicel Caribbean Ltd has announced a lifetime partnership with Usain Bolt, naming him its Chief Speed Officer (CSO). Digicel has sponsored the Jamaican track star since 2004. The latest deal follows Bolt’s historic performance at the 2016 Olympic Games …

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Tourism loan facility launched in Jamaica

Minister EDMUND BARTLETT
By Admin 31.08.2016

TREASURE BEACH: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has recently launched a J$20 million (US$157,735) revolving loan facility to boost the compliance of small tourism properties, attractions and businesses on the island’s eco-friendly south coast. The initiative for community tourism …

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Stellar performances by Caribbean athletes at Olympics

USAIN BOLT
By Admin 24.08.2016

RIO DE JANEIRO: Led by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, who completed a historic “triple triple”, Caribbean athletes excelled at the recent Olympic Summer Games, which concluded last weekend. Bolt won gold medals in the 100-metres, 200-metres and 4×100-metre relay. He is …

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Youths reap benefits of ‘Spruce Up Jamaica’ summer intern initiative

Janel Jones (left) and Akeem Smith (right), with Minister Ed Bartlett and Miss Trelawny Festival Queen Kacia Whilby.
By Admin 17.08.2016

MONTEGO BAY: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has announced that over 5,000 Jamaican youth have benefitted under the Ministry of Tourism’s Spruce Up Jamaica Tourism Summer Intern Programme, at a cost of over $100 million. Bartlett made the announcement …

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IDB approves US$100 million loan to Jamaica

Minister FAYVAL WILLIAMS
By Admin 10.08.2016

KINGSTON: The Government of Jamaica has received a US$100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to increase access to financing for firms and individuals. The loan will also be used to improve the regulation and supervision of the …

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Trinidad & Tobago successfully launches billion-dollar bond

By Admin 10.08.2016

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Government of Trinidad & Tobago has announced that it has successfully launched a 10-year bond in New York, marking its first international bond issue in three years. International credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Baa3 …

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Deadline set for the transformation of Falmouth, Jamaica

Tourism minister Ed Bartlett leads tour of Falmouth
By Admin 03.08.2016

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has set a target date of 2018 for several projects on the drawing board to be completed, which will transform the Georgian town of Falmouth into a premiere destination in the Caribbean. To this …

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Surgical milestone achieved by Health City Cayman Islands

Dr. BINOY CHATTUPARAMBIL
By Admin 27.07.2016

GEORGE TOWN: The cardiovascular surgery team at Health City Cayman Islands recently achieved an impressive milestone by performing more than 150 consecutive surgical procedures without a single surgical mortality. “This is a proud moment for us as this milestone is …

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