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Final Results Released in Jamaican Vote; New PM to Be Sworn in Thursday

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The final results in Jamaica’s election have been sent to the Govenor-General, with the opposition People’s National Party winning 42 of 63 seats. The PNP had initially totaled 41 seats, until a recount in the …

Increase Economic Cooperation with Japan, Jamaica’s Tufton Says

 Above: Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff There are numerous possibilities for significant expansion of trade and investment with Japan, Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said at a special JAMPRO luncheon hosting Japanese investors Thursday …

Jamaica Signs Deal on ICT Loan as Part of Wider Technology Strategy

 Above: Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Promotions Corporation and the Development Bank of Jamaica Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday on a $20 million loan facility to …

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 Above: Jamaica’s new cabinet (not pictured: Arthur Williams, Horace Chang) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has named his new cabinet, preserving much of his predecessor’s group but making some changes of his own. The full …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Several would-be hotel investors in Jamaica are interested in adding casinos to their properties, but it is a process that Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett said would require strict adherence to existing criteria. “All that have …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican political and business leaders recently took center stage at a trade and investment forum at Bloomberg’s international headquarters in New York City, in an event coordinated by Dr Geneive Brown Metzger, Jamaica’s Consul General …

 By Marcia Forbes A Fractious Party The ruling Jamaica Labour Party is a political party that has experienced a fair share of internecine conflict driven by various factions and what some describe as “unbridled self-interests.” The 1999 “Gang of Five” …

 Above: From left, Industry Minister Dr Christopher Tufton and EU Delegation Head Amb. Marco Alemanni Private and public sector stakeholders in Jamaica should commit to measures to effect tax reforms and contain wage increases if it is to achieve macroeconomics …

 Above: Kingston The Jamaican government is moving to have a proposed new National Building Act approved, Industry Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said this week. According to Tufton, the first draft of this act has been completed and reviewed by the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is intensifying efforts to regain its prominence in the cocoa market, with an EU- and USAID-backed plan to rehabilitate approximately 2,000 acres of production by the end of the 2011-2012 crop, and increase production …

 Above: From left: Industry, Investment and Commerce State Minister, Hon. Michael Stern and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Christopher Tufton (right), at his New Kingston offices, Tuesday. (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A controversy is growing …

 Above: Minister of Industry Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) There still issues for the Jamaican government to adjust as it seeks to expand the country’s manufacturing sector, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Dr Christopher Tufton said. “It’s a challenge, …