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6 Frequently Asked Questions About Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council (EGC)

On April 27, 2016, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the launch of Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council (EGC) – a group tasked with advising the Jamaican government on the best ways to achieve economic growth in specific areas. Here are the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 14, 2016

Green Light For New Phone Firm – Holness Rejects OCG Recommendation, Grants Cellular Licence To Holding Company. The true beneficiaries of Jamaica’s third cellular licence remain under a cloud as the Government has admitted that in doing its due diligence, it

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 13, 2016

Jamaica Accuses CXC Of Being ‘Very Difficult’ Over Penwood Issue. Jamaica is accusing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) of being “very difficult” but has said it will not back down from its push for exam grades for…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Millions

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 12, 2016

Growth Delay – Vaz Appeals For Patience, Says Council’s Report May Be Ready Today. The Economic Growth Council (EGC) missed its August 31 deadline to submit its plans for growing the economy, but Daryl Vaz, the Government’s point man on investments,

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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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 23, 2016

Former High Commissioner To UK Urges Diaspora To Vote To Remain In EU. Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a former high commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom (UK), has urged Jamaican immigrants in Britain to vote for that country to remain in

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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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