KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 9, 2022 - The International Ratings Agency Fitch, today affirmed the Government of Jamaica’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘B+’ and maintained the outlook at “Stable”.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The People’s National Party Youth Organization (PNPYO) says it welcomes the announced increase in the minimum wage but expresses disappointment with the Government’s announcement of $9000 as a minimum below which no worker should be paid.
KINGSTON, February 2022 - The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) remains on track for rollout of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) during the first quarter of 2022.
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has expressed dissatisfaction with the Government’s recent announcement to increase the minimum wage to $9,000 despite calls from the Opposition to increase the minimum wage to $12,000.
KINGSTON, Jamaica February 22, 2022 - Cabinet has approved a 28.5 per cent increase in the national minimum wage, effective April 1, 2022, and will see the rate moving from $7,000 to $9,000 per 40-hour work.
KINGSTON, Jamaica January 27, 2022 - JIS - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is poised to become the financial hub of the Caribbean. He noted that the country is increasing its technology in the financial sector with several e-commerce innovations, the National Identification System (NIDS), and the digital currency.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 26, 2022 - JIS - Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica is recovering steadily from the economic fallout sparked by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, based on the out-turns of several key indicators.
JAMAICA, December 15, 2021 - For December 2021, Bank of Jamaica projects that the value of currency issued by the Bank will increase by approximately $23.1 billion (11.3 per cent), relative to the stock at end-November 2021 ($204.4 billion) (see Figure 1). The forecast for the month is below the five-year average growth rate of 16.4 per cent for the month of December.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 25, 2021 - The long-awaited highway to bypass the congested urban centre of Montego Bay in St. James will soon be a reality. with yesterday's signing of a contract for the Montego Bay Perimeter Road Project.