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Keith Duncan, co-chairman of 
the Economic Programme Oversight Committee.

The Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC wants the Jamaican Government to stay focused on plans for the implementation of national identification system NIDS, inflation targeting and foreign exchange hedging. The recommendations come as...
Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Brian Wynter gestures during his quarterly press conference at the BOJ headquarters in Kingston on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Senior Deputy Governor John Robinson is at right.

Credit extended to private-sector businesses and households grew by 15.2 per cent over the 12 months to March 2019, higher than the 13.4 per cent observed at December 2018 and the 13.8 per cent at March 2018. However, Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor...
Idle equipment sit on a section of the Bernard Lodge Estate. The state-owned property is to be transformed into a near 5,800-acre city.

SCJ Holdings Limited, the state company that controls the Bernard Lodge Estate in St Catherine, has compensated nine farmers who are to be relocated and is promising to accelerate payment to others. That update from SCJ Holdings Chairman Joseph...

Plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods is debuting its second product – meatless sausage crumbles – on Little Caesars pizza. Little Caesars started testing the Impossible Supreme Pizza on Monday at 58 restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida; Yakima,...

The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of more than US$940,000 – about J$128.3 million – against the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc (JRF) for breach of contract, the company having cancelled an agreement to sell property in Clarendon to a...

With Old Harbour in St Catherine experiencing one of the highest population growth rates in Jamaica, Victoria Mutual Money Transfer Services perceives it an opportune time to expand its footprint with the opening of a branch in that area. “Our...

Food and logistics conglomerate Jamaica Producers Group notched a big first quarter with a 52 per cent spike in net profit to $230.37 million. Sales for the quarter came in just shy of $4.8 billion, or seven per cent higher than the comparative...

Growth-Tech – a company that provides Wi-Fi services is acquiring 30 per cent of technology partner and advertising company Medianet Limited. The deal is expected to close in June, but the cost of the ­transaction was not disclosed. Medianet is...

Does the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats technique, SWOT, deserve its accepted place in your next strategic planning ­retreat? Maybe not. There are more precise ways to understand the current state of the business that take less...

In just under a week, voters from across the whole of the European Union will go to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. The result is expected to alter Europe’s centrist balance, and more important contribute to the repositioning of all...
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