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IMF: Jamaica “On Track”

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s International Monetary Fund programme is “on track” and policy implementation “remains strong,” according to the IMF, which recently concluded a staff review mission to the country. “Jamaica’s economic transformation programme …

Haiti, Dominican Republic to Lead Caribbean Growth in 2014, 2015

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the Caribbean island with the strongest economic growth? It’s Hispaniola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which are projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth over …

S&P Raises Jamaica Outlook

 Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ratings firm Standard & Poor’s has raised its outlook on Jamaica’s long-term sovereign credit ratings, it announced last week. The firm revised its outlook to positive from stable and affirmed its …

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 Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has received its first-ever sovereign credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. The British Overseas Territory received a rating of “BBB+/A-2” from the New York-based …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s affirmed its “BBB/A-2” sovereign credit rating on the Bahamas on Tuesday, the New York-based firm announced. The outlook on the Bahamas’ long-term credit rating remains negative, however The …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has lowered the outlook on its long-term rating on Barbados to negative, the New York-based ratings firm announced. S&P also announced that it had affirmed the country’s “BB+” …

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Fitch has lowered Jamaica’s outlook to negative, although the firm affirmed its B- credit rating on the country, it announced Friday. The revision to negative reflects “Jamaica’s rising financing constraints in …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the rating of the Bahamas’ government to “Baa1” from A3, the New York-based ratings firm announced Friday. The government’s outlook remains negative. Moody’s cited three major …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has maintained its negative outlook for Jamaica, while affirming its “B-/B” long and short-term sovereign credit ratings on the country, the ratings firm announced. “Our ratings on Jamaica reflect its …

 Above: Paramaribo (Photo: IDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ratings firm Moody’s has upgraded the foreign currency rating of the government of Suriname to Ba3 and raised the country’s economic outlook from stable to “positive.” The change came from several …

 Above: Parliament in Barbados By Alexander Britell Ratings firm Standard & Poor’s affirmed its BBB-/A-3 local and foreign currency sovereign credit ratings on Barbados this week, but lowered its outlook from stable to negative. “We base our ratings on Barbados …