economy

Interview with Jamaican Parliamentary Candidate Dr Dayton Campbell

 By Alexander Britell Dr Dayton Campbell is the candidate for the North West St Ann seat in Jamaica’s Parliament for the People’s National Party. He is facing off against Othniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party in the election Dec. …

Mining Leads Jamaican Growth in 3Q

 Above: Dr Gladstone Hutchinson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The mining and quarrying sector led all sectors in the Jamaican economy in the third quarter, with an increase of 7.5 percent, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica. …

IDB to Increase Caribbean Funding

 Above: IDB headquarters in Washington, DC The Caribbean will see a nearly $5 billion jump in annual financing from the Inter-American Development Bank. Funding for the region has moved from $7 billion to $12 billion. According to Ancile Brewster, the …

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 Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the …

 The Jamaican economy could grow between 1 and 2 percent his year, according to the Bank of Jamaica. The growth will be driven by extensions in agriculture, mining and quarrying, along with hotels and restaurants. “The Jamaican economy has started …

 The Caribbean region’s real GDP is projected to grow at 4.2 percent this year, following a 3.4 percent increase in 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. The organization predicted a 7.2 percent in consumer prices for …