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...