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JAMAICA | IMF give thumbs up to Jamaica's economic programme

WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2018 -An IMF review of Jamaica's economic programme under the  precautionary Stand-By arrangement, says  “Positive developments continue to sustain Jamaica’s economic reform program. The unemployment rate is at an all-time low of 8.4 percent, with significant gains among women and younger workers. Inflation is in the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) target range of 4–6 percent.

Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to its cultural heritage list

When UNESCO announced that “the reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon.

JAMAICA | Cabinet Approves Interim Guidelines for Beverages in Schools

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec. 6, 2018 - Cabinet has approved the Interim Guidelines for beverages in schools, which will not only help to improve the dietary intake of children but also set the stage to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which account for 78 per cent of Jamaicans who die each year.
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