KINGSTON, Jamaica – 22 May 2022: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) says the latest increase in interest rates by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) puts the Jamaican economy at risk for a recession.
KINGSTON, Jamaica May 12, 2022 - Jamaica yesterday handed out its 100th licence for the handling of medicinal cannabis to the management of Pure Jamaica Limited’s Pharmaceutical Division, Seven-10, as the country tries to deliver on its promise to “grow the medicinal cannabis industry, and increase medical and therapeutic cannabis exports.
SVG to provide EC$1.5 million in fertiliser subsidy
St Vincent and the Grenadines is expecting to provide some EC$1.5 million in subsidies for the 4 shipments of fertilizer expected to be delivered between April & year-end.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 31, 2022 | The city of Georgetown, Guyana will play host to the first World Trade Center (WTC) to be set up in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This follows several months of negotiations between Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the New York headquartered World Trade Center Association (WTCA).
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica March 15, 2022 - Opposition Leader Mark Golding wants the government to increase the tax-free value on imported personal items from US$50 to US$150, in line with what importers have long been lobbying the government to do.
DETROIT-BUSINESS WIRE-Black Women in Clinical Research and its affiliate organizations, Black Men in Clinical Research and Minorities in Clinical Research, are becoming a growing force for outreach, mentorship, and diversity across the country.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition is calling on the government to remove the hedge tax and reduce the SCT, in light of the unprecedented rise in the price of petroleum products.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec. 1, 2021 - Legislation that “provides a new deal for vendors” is expected to be passed in Parliament on Friday. So says Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as she spoke yesterday at the National Independence Awards Ceremony, where she delivered her Address to the Nation, in Golden Square Freedom Park.
The Central Bank of The Bahamas’ (CBOB) foreign reserves have grown to $2.75 billion, supported by the IMF’s allocation of special drawing rights (SDR). The Bahamas was allocated 174.8 SDRs – which converts to about US$247.5 million – at a 0.05 % interest rate. In its monthly economic report, CBOB revealed that it has used $140.2 million to bolster reserves.