Author: diGJamaica Research

Noble Trouble – Should Jamaica Worry?

Over in the East, once formidable commodities trader Noble Group is struggling amidst a heavy debt load, ratings downgrades, allegations of fraudulent accounting, asset sales and a crashing stock price. What is Noble? Noble Group is a diversified commodities trader

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Chart of the Week – May 3

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 29, 2016

1. Jamaica Under Severe Weather Alert From Tropical Storm ‘Matthew’. Jamaica has been placed on alert from Tropical Storm Matthew, which was formed near the Eastern Caribbean yesterday morning.Reports from the Meteorological Service of Jamaica are… read more at the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 6, 2016

Small Ganja Farmers Overjoyed At Approval Of Regulations. Potential small ganja investors are overwhelmed that regulations to guide Jamaica’s legal cannabis industry have now been approved. Yesterday, a week after being appointed by Cabinet to lead the Cannabis Licensing Authority

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 3, 2016

Death Hangs Over Persons in Custody. The Independent Commissions of Investigations (INDECOM) has once again put on the front burner the “unacceptable” violent deaths of persons in state custody, arguing that despite comprehensive policy change, many in lock-ups are losing

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Constituencies With Under 50% Turnout In 2011 (with Excel download)

The table above shows the constituencies with under 50% turnout in 2011. It is sorted by 2011 vote margin. The 2011 and 2007 vote margins are shown and are highlighted in the color of the party that won the seat

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2015 Crime Stats – January to October Preview

In light of the ongoing dialogue on the murder rate in Parliament (see here and here) and the tragic shooting last night of a UTECH medical student, diGJamaica has obtained crime statistics from January to October 24, 2015. We will have

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Number of the Day – 116.12

The exchange rate as at the end of May 2015 was J$116.12 for US$1. The exchange rate depreciated in the value by just less than 1% for the month. When compared to 12 months ago, there was a more than

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Number of The Day – 98,766.37

On May 29, 2015, the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s Main Index closed at 98,766.37 points, the highest level in at least 5 years. The index increased its value by a little over 40% when compared to May 2014! We hope you

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Number Of The Day – US$167.8million

Remittances Remittances for the period February 2015 was recorded at US$167.8million. There was a decrease of just less than 1% in comparison to February 2014, where the value was US$168.3million. However when compared to 2013, there was more than 4%

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