Kingston, Jamaica, October 21, 2019: Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, was this afternoon discharged from the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies and is now resting at home.
MONTEGO BAY, October 21, 2019 - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says there is no cause for concern by Jamaicans over the increasing levels of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country’s tourism industry.
KINGSTON, Oct. 17, 2019 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the current business environment in Jamaica is the best it has been in decades as businesses reported profits that exceeded their expectations in the last quarter.
KINGSTON, OCTOBER 16, 2019 - The House of Representatives has voted to extend the states of emergency in the island's three western Jamaica parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, and St. James, in addition to Clarendon and St. Catherine, for another 90 days.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 28, 2019 - Standard and Poor’s Ratings Agency (S&P), yesterday upgraded the Government of Jamaica’s long-term foreign and local currency rating to “B+” from “B” and affirmed the ‘B’ rating on the short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings. The outlook remains “stable”. S&P Global Ratings also raised its transfer and convertibility assessment to 'BB-' from 'B+'.
KINGSTON, September 24, 2019 - In spite of all the positive economic fundamentals for Jamaica and the activity in Tourism, Agriculture, Construction and Bauxite Alumina, in particular, our GDP growth rate remains anemic in the 1-2% range.
KINGSTON, September 23, 2019 - A half of all Jamaicans surveyed in the last year are of the opinion that corruption in the country has increased and that the government has failed to adequately address the issue.
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.