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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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 20, 2016

Gov’t To Hold Talks On Successor IMF Agreement Today. The Andrew Holness administration will begin talks with officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today as the Government seeks to hammer out a successor agreement to the current extended fund

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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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5 Facts: Jamaica’s 11th and 12th IMF Reviews

The IMF has concluded Jamaica’s 11th and 12th tests under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement. As previously reported, the 11th and 12th tests were done jointly due to delays caused by the February 25th general election. Here are 5

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IMF Monitoring Requirements – Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annually

Under Jamaica’s 2013 EFF agreement with the IMF, the government agreed to monitor and provide information on a number of key economic factors. These indicators are tracked systematically, with the frequency of monitoring varying. Specifically, indicators are tracked on any

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A Quick Look At Local Government Reform Efforts

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. Earlier, we shared information on the various agencies of local government. Today, we take a look at the Local Governance Act, which was passed in July. The Constitution (Amendment) (Local Government) Act

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Economy Update: End of October 2015

    Above, is the October instalment of our monthly Economy Updates. Noteworthy stories include the Main Index of the JSE showing continued growth and reports that unemployment is at a three year low. For more information on Jamaica’s economic performance, check

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 23, 2015

No 2015 Poll – Portia Opts Not To Call Election This Year. Jamaicans will definitely not be called upon to vote for a government before Christmas. After being on the road for five weeks, People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson

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Jamaica’s Performance In The 2016 Doing Business Report

  This Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16-21), we highlight Jamaica’s performance in the World Bank’s recently published 2016 Doing Business Report. The report brought good news for the island, as Jamaica improved its ranking considerably. Below is a brief summary of

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