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Jamaica: “Great Opportunities” in ICT

 Above: State Minister Julian Jay Robinson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector presents the greatest opportunities for job creation through investment, according to Julian Robinson, Minister of State in the Ministry of …

Jamaica: “Nothing Off the Table” with IMF

 Above, from left: IMF Caribbean Regional Director, Luis Breuer; IMF Resident Representative, Dr Gene Leon, Financial Secretary Dr Wesley Hughes and Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the International Monetary Fund’s visit to …

Solamon Plans to Build Largest Caribbean Solar Farm in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Canada-based Solamon company announced its plan to build the largest solar power plant in the Caribbean in Jamaica, at an estimated cost of $450 million. The programme aims to improve the country’s energy infrastructure …

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 Above: Damion Crawford, State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment By the Caribbean Journal staff Reggae must once again play a role in effecting change in society, according to Damion Crawford, Jamaica State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment. “The music needs …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government will be moving ahead with its Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, or JEEP, despite an apparent limited amount of funds available. Funding for the programme is provided by …

 From left: IMF Caribbean Regional Director Luis Breuer, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips, Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter; and Dr Gladstone Hutchinson, PIOJ Director General. (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund concluded its visit …

 By Alexander Britell GRENADA- The seventh UK-Caribbean Forum that met in Grenada this weekend looked at a range of areas of cooperation as the Caribbean and the UK open up a “new and more modern relationship” going forward. At the …

 Above: Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips (right) is welcomed to the Mayberry Investment Forum Wednesday by Mayberry Investments CEO Gary Peart (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican government has begun preliminary talks with the International Monetary Fund, …

 Above, from left: Assistant Commissioner of Police Elan Powell and Commissioner Owen Ellington during a press conference held at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston Wednesday (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The number of murders in Jamaica fell …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller being sworn into Parliament yesterday (OPM Jamaica) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Members of Parliament are servants of the people and they should not betray the trust placed in them, Prime Minister Portia …

 Above: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Peart By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s 63 new MPs were sworn in today at the opening of the new session of Parliament at Kingston’s Gordon House. MP …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor The first priority for Jamaica’s Portia Simpson-Miller administration should be to consolidate and improve its bilateral relationship with the United States. It should be made clear at the highest levels that Jamaica intends to comply …

 Above: the Bank of Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff There will be no return to a Jamaica of high interest rates, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. The Jamaican government is committed to low inflation and low interest rates, …

 Above: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is a “major area of growth potential” for Jamaica, and it will regain its status as a critical driver of growth, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. Manufacturing is …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor The 2011 general election in Jamaica saw the use of traditional and social media in ways never before experienced on that island. This was the first such election in that country since the coming of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The capital of Jamaica’s St Elizabeth parish is looking to engineer a revival, with a plan to attract new investment and new businesses. It’s the city of Black River which is the centre of those …

 Above: Ocho Rios By the Caribbean Journal staff It costs Jamaica nearly $163 million for weather-related problems every year, according to new Environment Minister Robert Pickersgill, who said one of his main priorities would be to sensitise the country to …

 Above, from left: newly-appointed Acting President of the Court of Appeal Justice Hazel Harris, Justice Seymour Panton and Govenor-General Sir Patrick Allen (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen swore in two new judges to …