Category: Economics

diG4U: How diGJamaica Works For Parents

Here’s why parents ought to be digging into diGJamaica – a thorough explanation of why diGJamaica is the perfect tool to #diG4U! diGJamaica literally means Digital Information from the Gleaner. The ‘diG’ is an acronym as well as a play

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Learn-The-Terms for Financial Literacy Month: Interest

April is observed as Financial Literacy Month. And fittingly so. Financial literacy is an area that many people are not very knowledgeable about. The term itself might not be one that people are even familiar with. But look at the

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Learn-The-Terms for Financial Literacy Month: Budget

April is observed as Financial Literacy Month. And fittingly so. Financial literacy is an area that many people are not very knowledgeable about. The term itself might not be one that people are even familiar with. But look at the

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Freeing the WEED in Jamaica

2018 has been a busy year for the proponents of a robust marijuana industry in Jamaica. The year has seen several developments that reveal an anticipation of increase in the use of, demand for and value of marijuana in the

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diG4U: How diGJamaica Works For Researchers

I appreciate this resource. Referred to it quite a bit during research for pieces I wrote over the last few months. — Dominic M. (@DominicM_) January 19, 2018 Here’s why researchers ought to be digging into diGJamaica – a thorough

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Timeline: The 2017-18 Police Car Procurement Fiasco

Background to the issue The impasse between the Government of Jamaica and contracted car provider, O’Brien’s International Car Sales, has lasted for almost a year now. O’Brien’s was contracted to provide 200 used cars to the Jamaica Constabulary Force but has

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The High Cost of Power: Why Jamaica’s Electricity Is So Expensive (In Layman’s Terms)

“Why is my light bill so high?” “Why am I paying so much for light?” These are not unfamiliar questions for Jamaicans at the end of each month when they receive their electricity bills. A common concern has been the very

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If The US Taxes Remittances, How Will Jamaica Be Affected?

The United States (US) Border Wall Funding Act of 2017 (the HR1813 Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act) was introduced on March 30, 2017 by Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, to the US House of Representatives. The Bill

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HR1813: What the Proposed US Border Wall Funding Bill Says

Below is the text of the five pages of the Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries and for other purposes. Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, introduced the

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#Infographic: What To Know Before Investing In A Stock

There are many persons who have no clue about how the stock market works, or how to judge whether stock is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. To assist and educate readers about this topic, The Gleaner (newspaper) published an article by Dr

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