Caribbean

Jamaica’s economic resilience lauded by CDB President

CDB President Dr. WARREN SMITH
By Admin 26.05.2016

KINGSTON: President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren Smith has announced that Jamaica is on the road to economic stability. Addressing the CDB’s 46th annual meeting of Board of Governors in Montego Bay last week, Dr. Smith said …

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Investors interested in Jamaica’s renewable energy sector

Dr. ANDREW WHEATLEY
By Admin 18.05.2016

KINGSTON: Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, has announced that several international investors have shown interest in buying into the island’s renewable energy sector. Dr. Wheatley said this was evident based on discussions at the United …

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Early childhood educators to receive pay raise

Minister FLOYD GREEN
By Admin 18.05.2016

KINGSTON: Early childhood education teachers in Jamaica will receive a 15 per cent increase in salary this year. State Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, who made the announcement, said the pay hike was approved by Cabinet last …

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MOU signed to support energy efficiency in Caribbean

CARICOM Secretary-General IRWIN LaROCQUE
By Admin 11.05.2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the U.S. Department of Energy (USDoE) have entered a partnership that will help provide cleaner and cheaper energy for the region. Last week, …

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Jamaica signs tourism marketing agreement with Cuba

Minister EDMUND BARTLETT
By Admin 11.05.2016

KINGSTON: Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has signed an agreement with Manuel Marrero Cruz, his tourism counterpart in Cuba, to facilitate multi-destination marketing between the two countries. In addition to Cuba, Jamaica and a number of Caribbean countries will …

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Jamaica to aggressively stake claim in CARICOM market

Jamaica PM ANDREW HOLNESS
By Admin 04.05.2016

KINGSTON: The Government of Jamaica will appoint a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission in order to take full advantage of the benefits of membership in the regional group. “I think the time has come…to assert ourselves in such a way …

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EU provides millions to assist with reconstruction after 2013 floods

Ambassador MIKAEL BARFOD
By Admin 04.05.2016

CASTRIES: More than two years after heavy rains caused extensive damage in December 2013, the European Union (EU) remains committed to providing assistance to St. Lucia in rebuilding its infrastructure. Ambassador Mikael Barfod, Head of the EU Delegation to Barbados …

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Debt relief strategy proposed for Caribbean

ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena
By Admin 27.04.2016

BASSETERRE: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has called for the creation of a Caribbean Resilience Fund as part of a debt alleviation strategy based on a climate change swap proposal. “The swap will involve the …

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TCI officials study tax reform procedures in St. Kitts

By Admin 27.04.2016

BASSETERRE: Officials from the Revenue and the Treasury Departments in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have completed a review of the workings of the Inland Revenue Department in St. Kitts & Nevis in a bid to strengthen their own …

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Gov’t plans ambitious new legislation for 2016

Governor General Sir PATRICK ALLEN
By Admin 20.04.2016

KINGSTON: Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has announced that legislation to allow impeachment proceedings against corrupt public officials and Parliamentarians, constitutional amendments to transition Jamaica to a republic and fixed election dates and term limits are on the priority list …

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