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  • Phillips conference speech hollow, says Young Jamaica
  • I do not support disrespect of politicians, says ombudsman
  • A time for courage and remembrance
  • Something Extra | Monday
  • New money link agent bank a first in Jamaica
  • Ground finally broken on a new mixed-use Jamaica building with ...
  • JAPEX in Mobay Sept. 23-25
  • Prime Minister Says Economy Has Progressed Under ERP
  • Prime Minister Declares State Of Public Emergency in Three ...
  • Minister Henry Tours JIS Television Dept. New Building
  • Prime Minister Supports Family of Yetanya Francis
  • Jamaica Prime Minister Holness calls for synergies to build tourism ...
  • Jamaican Student Gets Scholarship to Study in China
  • Economic Reform Programme Spurring Improved Living Standards ...
  • IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent, pledges more ...
  • Irrefutable correlations: Economic growth and the education system
  • Challenges could undermine success of plastic bag ban
  • Jamaica's 380-unit affordable housing complex breaks ground
  • Jamaica on the cusp of success, but everyone needs to contribute
  • Paul Ward | So what of Michael Lee-Chin?
  • 'Make a will', Jamaicans urged
  • IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent, pledges more ...
  • Ground finally broken on a new mixed-use Jamaica building with ...
  • Oran Hall | Of what value is diversification?
  • Growth & Jobs: Taking flight: Jamaica's logistics hub initiative looks ...
  • Peter Espeut | Journey to Niger
  • We complain too much
  • Irrefutable correlations: Economic growth and the education system
  • Letter: Jamaica is in big trouble when growth in the debt stock ...
  • Inadequate education hurting growth potential - Reid
  • Vaz wants firm global action on climate change
  • Editorial | Infant mortality benchmark of progress and prosperity
  • Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO to highlight Jamaican products in Chile
  • Jamaica gets green light to export mangoes to US
  • Jamaica is Open for Business in New York
  • Editorial | This one's for Billy McConnell
  • JAMPRO to Launch National Business Portal Next Year
  • Building Code can buffer earthquake, hurricane damage – JIE ...
  • Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO to highlight Jamaican products in Chile
  • Jamaica gets green light to export mangoes to US
  • Jamaica is Open for Business in New York
  • Contribution to the Appropriation Act by Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid
  • How Do America's Schools Compare To Jamaica's?
  • Op-Ed: Jamaica's Debt Trap
  • Ja raises US$2 billion
  • GOJ to generate $30b in investment opportunities for Jamaican capital
  • Jamaica's debt-to-GDP ratio to dip below 100% for 2018/19 - Clarke
  • Gov't Paying Down Debt
  • What Peter Phillips must/mustn't say today...
  • Debt-to-GDP ratio to dip below 100% — Clarke
  • IMF researchers say Belize's Superbond problem not solved
  • Shaw predicts 105% debt ratio

    Jamaica Leaders


    President


  • Phillips conference speech hollow, says Young Jamaica
  • JAPEX in Mobay Sept. 23-25
  • A time for courage and remembrance

    Speaker of Parliament


  • PNP mourns former House speaker Headley Cunningham
  • Former Speaker, Headley Cunningham, is dead
  • Yes backra

    Prime Minister


  • Prime Minister Declares State Of Public Emergency in Three ...
  • Prime Minister Says Economy Has Progressed Under ERP
  • Minister Henry Tours JIS Television Dept. New Building

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • 'Treachery' or 'transparency'? Russian athletes to return as WADA ...
  • 'Billy' McConnell passes
  • Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

    Minister of Economy


  • Prime Minister Says Economy Has Progressed Under ERP
  • Economic Reform Programme Spurring Improved Living Standards ...
  • Business Community Supports Central Bank Independence

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Agriculture Ministry Looking to Establish Agro-Economic Zone in St ...
  • Agriculture Minister Commends Winners of PLPU Competition
  • Minister Shaw Impressed with Jamaica Producers Group's ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Minister Henry Tours JIS Television Dept. New Building
  • Jamaica Developing National Register of Cultural Places and Objects
  • State Minister Highlights Strengths of Women during Disasters

    Minister of Defense


  • Jamaica: Senator calls for more citizens to have access to weapons ...
  • Jamaica to ban single-use plastic bags, straws by 2019
  • Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

    Minister of Education


  • PEP Students Will Have Enough Materials – Education Minister
  • Education Ministry Introducing Grooming Policy for Schools
  • Give PEP A Chance to Succeed – Education Minister

    Minister of Energy


  • Education Minister Highlights Importance of TVET
  • Jamaica PM says new power plant has potential to attract more ...
  • Renewable energy on a roll in Jamaica

    Minister of Finance


  • Finance Minister Commends TAJ
  • Economic Reform Programme Spurring Improved Living Standards ...
  • Finance Minister Says Country Must Remain Focused on Debt ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Minister Grange Reads to Students for Int'l Literacy Day
  • UPDATE: Fishermen in Colombia cleared for return to Jamaica ...
  • Excellent Cooperation Between Jamaica and Mexico

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Gordon Robinson | The politics of crime
  • Our self respect demands that we act against Almagro
  • Not having a dedicated cyber minister is 'foolhardy': Forcepoint boss

    Minister of Justice


  • Justice Minister Calls on JPs to Partner with the Police
  • National security minister warns gangsters in Westmoreland
  • More Court of Appeal Judges to be Recruited

    Minister of Health


  • Health Minister Calls on Workplaces to Establish Wellness ...
  • Health Ministry to Establish Mental Health/Suicide Helpline
  • Minister Takes Health and Wellness Message to Parents and Schools

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Minister Henry Tours JIS Television Dept. New Building
  • Economic Reform Programme Spurring Improved Living Standards ...
  • Prime Minister Says Economy Has Progressed Under ERP

    Minister of Sports


  • Grange signs historic sports cooperation agreement with China
  • Grange inks 'historic' agreement with China sport company
  • Grange signs major sports co-operation agreement with China

    Director of State Security Service


  • Security Forces Going After Gang Leaders – Spencer
  • More Metal Detectors in Schools
  • Gang violence, lawlessness prompted new state of emergency ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • 'Billy' McConnell passes
  • Joseph M Matalon to be inducted into the PSOJ Hall of Fame
  • 'Knee-jerk ban'

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Amb. Ten-Pow leads Guyana contingent in UN Parade of Nations
  • Former housing minister Easton Douglas laid to rest
  • This matter of political appointees as diplomats

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • A time for courage and remembrance
  • Jamaica's First Agent Banking Facility Opens at Boulevard ...
  • Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing
  • Quarreling, chaos mark Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing
  • Kavanaugh, accuser say they're ready to testify - but how?

    Opposition


  • Former leaders of main opposition party fight it out in public
  • Opposition wants more information on plastic, Styrofoam bans
  • Bad deal! - Opposition knocks new profit-sharing bauxite agreement ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Finance Minister Says Country Must Remain Focused on Debt ...
  • Paul Ward | So what of Michael Lee-Chin?
  • Finance Minister Optimistic Of Higher Sustainable Growth
  • IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent, pledges more ...
  • IMF team reaches preliminary agreement with Jamaica on fourth ...
  • A clear divide between talking business and doing business
  • Remove obstacles to growth, please
  • Finance Minister Says Country Must Remain Focused on Debt ...
  • Paul Ward | So what of Michael Lee-Chin?
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    Investment

  • Paul Ward | So what of Michael Lee-Chin?
  • 'Make a will', Jamaicans urged
  • IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent, pledges more ...
  • Ground finally broken on a new mixed-use Jamaica building with ...
  • Oran Hall | Of what value is diversification?
  • Growth & Jobs: Taking flight: Jamaica's logistics hub initiative looks ...
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    Demographics

  • Peter Espeut | Journey to Niger
  • We complain too much
  • Irrefutable correlations: Economic growth and the education system
  • Letter: Jamaica is in big trouble when growth in the debt stock ...
  • Inadequate education hurting growth potential - Reid
  • Vaz wants firm global action on climate change
  • Editorial | Infant mortality benchmark of progress and prosperity
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    Export/Import

  • Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO to highlight Jamaican products in Chile
  • Jamaica gets green light to export mangoes to US
  • Jamaica is Open for Business in New York
  • Editorial | This one's for Billy McConnell
  • JAMPRO to Launch National Business Portal Next Year
  • Building Code can buffer earthquake, hurricane damage – JIE ...
  • Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO to highlight Jamaican products in Chile
  • Jamaica gets green light to export mangoes to US
  • Jamaica is Open for Business in New York
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    Public Spending

  • Contribution to the Appropriation Act by Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid
  • How Do America's Schools Compare To Jamaica's?
  • Op-Ed: Jamaica's Debt Trap
  • Ja raises US$2 billion
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    Public Debt

  • GOJ to generate $30b in investment opportunities for Jamaican capital
  • Jamaica's debt-to-GDP ratio to dip below 100% for 2018/19 - Clarke
  • Gov't Paying Down Debt
  • What Peter Phillips must/mustn't say today...
  • Debt-to-GDP ratio to dip below 100% — Clarke
  • IMF researchers say Belize's Superbond problem not solved
  • Shaw predicts 105% debt ratio
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2017-05-15JMInflation Rate YoY APR4.1% 0.046
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