Jamaica Gleaner Business
Published: Monday Monday | January 26, 2009
Rice-growing experiment completed
The Government is making plans to update the nation this week as to the progress of a rice experiment initiative being conducted in the island.Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told The Gleaner that seven varieties of rice were planted to...Economic bug bites Jazz Festival crowd
Western Bureau: The three-night JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival last Saturday ended on a superb musical note but the international event was not immune to the global economic crisis, which affected this year's crowd turnout...World Bank loan marks new credit threshold
The US$100 million loan (J$8.5 billion) from the World Bank to Jamaica, for which an agreement was signed last Friday, marked a new threshold in multilateral credit to the country. The loan is at an interest rate of 1.8 per cent with a five-year break...