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Jamaica Gleaner Business
published: Sunday | November 16, 2008

Hi-tech insurance - Globe deploys a GIS to monitor properties, manage risk
Globe Insurance Company Limited has deployed a geographic information system (GIS) as a monitoring tool to track developments in zones where its policies are written or from which potential business emerges.

Picture looks bleak for Jamaican economy

The Bruce Golding administration has demonstrated an unwillingness to level with the Jamaican public as to the severity of the current financial situation and the prospects for the future.

Tourist bookings down 30 per cent for winter

Wayne Cummings, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), has said that there are early signs that tourism may slide in the year ahead. He says the industry is already seeing a 30 per cent decline in forward bookings for the first quarter of 2009.

IFC considering equity stake in First Global

First Global Bank (FGB) said Friday it was in discussion with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the financier to take an equity stake in the Jamaican operation.

Now available, electronic filing of GCT, SCT returns

Starting Monday, taxpayers will have the option of filing their monthly general consumption tax and special returns online, the Tax Administration Services Department (TASD) said Friday.

Shaw predicts forex market stability in the days ahead

Finance Minister Audley Shaw said Thursday that the Jamaican dollar would stabilise in coming days, saying brokers' need for cash to satisfy margin calls on overseas accounts was abating.

Dark cloud over tourism-dependent economies

As the global economic outlook darkens, the Caribbean tourism industry has begun to look closely at its revenue forecasts and how best to position itself to weather the storm that will negatively affect arrivals from the second quarter of 2009 onwards from all of its main markets.





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