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Chicago Tribune Editorial Calls Jamaica “Greece of the Western Hemisphere”

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is the “Greece of the Western Hemisphere,” according to an editorial published Tuesday by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. The editorial, subtitled “The Greece of the Western Hemisphere,” said that while …

Dennis Chung: Jamaica Without the IMF

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor   AS I READ the Dec. 29, 2012 statement, issued by Jamaica’s Finance Minister concerning the status of the International Monetary Fund negotiations, I thought to myself that it is not clear when Jamaica is to …

Op-Ed: Jamaica, Greece and Putting the People Before the Creditors

 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor Jamaica is barely emerging from its worst economic downturn in the last 30 years. Even after positive growth returned in 2011, the economy remains 3 percent below its 2007 level, and with anaemic growth projected for …

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 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 …