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EPOC Communiques

What Is EPOC? EPOC stands for Economic Programme Oversight Committee. The committee consists of persons from the private sector, the public sector and civil society. They receive and review information from the GOJ on the progress of implementation of the Memorandum of Economic and Financial

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Economy Update: June 2016

Above find the June 2016 Economy Update from diGJamaica. As always, the infographic shows performance of key economic indicators and their percentage change compared to 12 months ago. For the percentage change comparison, green boxes or text indicate that the category’s value

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Economy Update: End of May 2016

The below infographic shows performance of key economic indicators and their percentage change compared to 12 months ago. For the percentage change comparison, green boxes or text indicate that the category’s value has improved since the same period last year, while red

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Year In Review: Net International Reserves

Net International Reserves are often viewed as a form of economic insurance, used to back liabilities held by a government. The accumulation of net international reserves can be considered as one indicator of a nation’s ability to repay foreign debt and

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5 Facts: Jamaica’s Ninth IMF Review

In September, the IMF completed its ninth review of the nation’s performance under the EFF agreement of 2013. The organization published a country report detailing the findings of this review. Read the entire report, and check out the 5 facts that

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 5, 2015

Reject Lottery Scam Offering – Smith’s Proposal To Use Lotto Scam Funds For Social Projects Rejected. The nation’s crime chief has taken issue with public comments made by one lawmaker that the lottery scam, which police investigators say has left

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 19, 2015

Corruption Crackdown. A senior official at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is among more than 70 public-sector employees expected to be hauled before the court today in a fresh crackdown by the Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) on public servants accused ignoring

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 13, 2015

Privacy Alarm – Concerns Raised Over Public Disclosure Of Personal Info On Credit Registry. By simply logging on to the Internet and typing your name into a search engine, you may be surprised to find that your personal and business information,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 11, 2015

Outbound! Poll Says J’cans Are Eager To Leave Country. Yet another study has found that a sizeable portion of young Jamaicans can’t wait to ditch the land of their birth for “greener pastures”… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com UN’s Billion-Dollar Tivoli Toll

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 2, 2015

Bunting Gives Cops Thumbs Up For Big Drop In Serious Crimes. Members of the police force have come in for much commendation from Minister of National Security Peter Bunting for what he described as their strong performance in fighting crime over

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