| Gov't struggling to pay its bills
A DESPERATE scramble for cash is now under way in the public sector.
Dairy industry calls for help
ON THE heels of the proposed protection to be given to the local cement manufacturer, the dairy industry in Jamaica has again appealed for attention from Government.
Scotiabank reports $5.5 billion profit
THE BANK of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited (Scotiabank) earned a net profit of 5.5 billion on a gross operating income of $19.7 billion, for the year ended October 31, 2003.
'There is a hole in the fiscal bucket'
TAMING THE fiscal deficit is proving even more difficult than slaying the mythical dragon. As the fiscal year (April 2003 - March 2004) moves into the second half, the first-half numbers are disappointing.
How will Jamaica emerge from its debt problem?
TO ANSWER this question, we start from the premise that Jamaica's debt levels are completely unsustainable. There are two general ways in which to reduce the debt burden.