KINGSTON, Jamaica May 23, 2021 Opposition Spokesman on Labour and Social Security Senator Dr Floyd Morris has again raised the vexing practice of many employers, placing Jamaican workers on contract, which in most cases denies workers earned employment benefits.
KINGSTON, Jamaica May 22, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his Administration is committed to empowering more Jamaicans and positively changing communities through property rights.
KINGSTON. Jamaica May 23, 2021 - Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Richard Byles, says the BOJ “continues to be very successful in guiding inflation within the four - six per cent target range despite missing its inflation target for the 12 months leading up to April 2021.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 18, 2021 - Removal of barriers to trade in agriculture within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is currently prioritised as Member States move to increase food security.
GEIRGETOWN, Guyana, December 15, 2021 - CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration, Mr. Joseph Cox, says the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was not only causing upheavals in health and social spheres, but was also having serious deleterious effects on economic life by causing a re-ordering of processes, changing operational ethos, and strategic pivoting at both the national and regional levels.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has launched a regional central bank digital currency in partnership with Caribbean fintech outfit Bitt. The ECCB, the main financial institution of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, recently launched DCash, the digital version of the Eastern Caribbean dollar — the official currency of the eight countries in the union.
WASHINGTON DC, November 5, 2021 - The Government of Barbados is now elegible to receive SDR 17 million which is about US$24 million, from the International Monetary Fund following its 2021 Article IV Mission and Sixth Review of the Barbados economy from November 1-5, bringing the total disbursement under the Extended Fund Facility, to SDR 305 million.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, November 5, 2021 - Small island developing states are continuing to push for a Multidimensional Vulnerability Index, says Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, as she underscored its importance to these countries.