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JAMAICA | Who Protects Worker's Health, as Tourism Industry Opens?

MONTEGO BAY, June 1, 2020 - With the opening of Jamaica’s borders to international visitors on June 15, there is widespread concern that uncontrolled access by visitors to Jamaica’s tourism product may expose the island’s tourism workers to a-symptomatic covid-19 virus carriers to the detriment of our product.

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JAMAICA | PIOJ predicts 14% contraction of Jamaica's economy in June quarter

 KINGSTON, May 28, 2020 - The Jamaican economy is expected to contract by as much as 14 per cent during the April to June quarter. This is the forecast from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) which says the economy is continuing the weak performance seen in the last quarter, which registered a 1.7 per cent downturn, based on preliminary estimates.

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JAMAICA | GOJ To Launch CARE Programme Website Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - KINGSTON, Jamaica - Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, 2020, Jamaica-based individuals and businesses will be able to begin applying under the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) Programme for benefits when the website goes live online.

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JAMAICA | To get growth, Ja needs to reduce poverty, tackle crime and properly compensate public employees, says IMF

WASHINGTON, DC, November 4, 2019 - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Jamaica is in need of “Supply side reforms, to promote inclusive growth and reduce poverty. To do this, they say, “requires public investments in human and physical capital, strengthened governance, greater financial inclusion, and tackling crime”.

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JAMAICA | Former IMF Boss Praises Jamaica

KINGSTON,  September 22, 2019 - Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has praised Jamaica for the “remarkable” accomplishments under its financial arrangements with the Fund, which have now concluded.

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JAMAICA | Opposition wants Greater Investment in Jamaica’s Human Capital

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 19, 2019: The Opposition PNP says it welcomes the fall in unemployment to 7.8% as at April 2019, and the continuation of this trend which began under the previous PNP Administration as a result of the transformational reforms which have placed Jamaica’s macro-economy on a sustainable positive trajectory.

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