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The following are news stories in The Gleaner that reference not only the IMF Agreement but also features new developments in sectors it impact:

November 15, 2015: Shaw Questions IMF Timing

November 13, 2015: IMF Review: Jamaica Showing Lower Than Anticipated Growth, But Positive Economic Performance

October 30, 2015: IMF: We Are Not To Be Blamed For Jamaica's Health Care Service Problems

October 2, 2015: JLP Would Continue With IMF Programme - Shaw

September 25, 2015: IMF Says Jamaica Needs To Create More Jobs

September 24, 2015: IMF Says Jamaica Faces Undesirable Options To Meet Wage Bill Target

August 22, 2015: Some Targets Under IMF Programme Could Be Relaxed

August 5, 2015: IMF Supports Jamaica Taking Excess US$500m In Loans

July 24, 2015: Debt Buyback - IMF Hails Jamaica's Retirement Of US$3 Billion Owed To Venezuela

July 19, 2015: STAY THE COURSE! - Economist Urges Government To Reject Call For IMF To Relax The Noose

July 16, 2015: US Lawmakers Urge Obama To Seek Relaxed IMF Terms For Jamaica

June 12, 2015: IMF Says Programme Not Causing Poverty In Jamaica

April 8, 2015: US Economist: Obama Visit May Reduce Impact Of IMF Fallout

April 1, 2015: Step Up Reforms To Boost Growth, Employment – IMF

December 19, 2014: Jamaica Passes Sixth Quarterly IMF Review

October 30, 2014: Economist Urges IMF Deal Revamp

October 29, 2014: Finance Ministry To Sort Out Non-Payment Of Deductions

October 28, 2014: Tivoli Enquiry Flaw. Lack Of Deadline For Statements Could Hurt Inquest, Says Lawyer

October 27, 2014: MSME Tech Boost Needed. Firms Missing Out On ICT Opportunities, Study Shows

October 24, 2014: Without Jobs, There's No Hope - PM

October 24, 2014: IMF Official Gives Jamaica High Marks

October 24, 2014: Agro Park Failure. Farmers Owe Millions In Loans To Credit Union, Creditors

October 24, 2014: Financial Secretary Backs Monroe Ellis. Financial Secretary Says Ministry Supports Reorganisation

October 22, 2014: Gov't Proud Of Work On Economic Front - Phillips

October 22, 2014: No Big Loss

October 22, 2014: Byles: One Case Could Cripple Tourism Sector

October 22, 2014: Western Jamaica To Get Agro Parks

October 22, 2014: JPS Pursuing New LNG Talks, Preps Bogue For Propane Conversion

October 14, 2014: No Supervisor As Yet For Insolvency Bill

October 13, 2014: Lagarde: Public Investment Needed For Growth

October 10, 2014: Scrap The CET, Tax Low Earners Less - Matalon

October 9, 2014: Public Sector E-Census Implementation Hampered

October 8, 2014: New Logistics STEW. One-Stop Trade Shop To Complement SEZ Plans

October 7, 2014: Public-Sector Wage Talks For April 2015 Onwards

October 6, 2014: Majority Of Jamaicans Resolute On Keeping Buggery Law Intact

October 3, 2014: IMF Stamped Approval On 5th Test Without Formal Review

October 2, 2014: Chinese Want Lands Next To Dunn's River

October 1, 2014: 'Public Servant Is Not A Normal Creature' Grant Says'young Age' Pension Benefit Justified

October 1, 2014: JCSA President Says Pension Reform Slow Pace Worrisome

September 30, 2014: Governmentt Must Address Job Creation - Tufton

September 29, 2014: Banks Won't Budge - Lending Institutions Say SIPP Insufficient For Recovery Of Monies

September 29, 2014: Is Jamaica On A Coffee Break? Local Farmers Among Lowest Producers In Region, Says CIB

September 26, 2014: You're Moving Too Slow, Shaw Tells Gov't

September 26, 2014: EPOC Wants Public-Sector Reform Update

September 24, 2014: Government's Cash-Flow Deficit To Last Until October

September 23, 2014: Tourism Arrivals Inch Up

September 22, 2014: Get It Right, Bullock Tells Policymakers

September 22, 2014: Pleas For Patience - PM Declares Economic Programme Bearing Fruits

September 19, 2014: JPS Leaves Natural Gas Partner Hanging - FTI Consortium Awaits Supply Agreement, Puts Engineering Studies On Hold

September 18, 2014:Tourism, Renewables Targeted In More Hopeful Growth Plan 

September 17, 2014: KCT Container Moves Second Lowest In 10 Years

September 17, 2014: Public Bodies Must Submit Financials In Six Months

September 16, 2014: 700 Murders, But Stats On The Decline

September 16, 2014: Caribbean Export To Support Start Up Jamaica

September 15, 2014: Teen Entrepreneur Tastes Business Success

September 12, 2014: Goat Islands Could Make Jamaica A Stronger Shipping Destination

September 11, 2014: Ja To Pay Millions In PetroCaribe Debt

September 10, 2014: Economy Performing As Expected - Byles

September 9, 2014: Bunting Wants $2b More To Fight Crime

September 8, 2014: Boosting Production At Agro Parks, Greenhouses

September 5, 2014: Jamaica Secures US$105m In Project Loans From World Bank

September 5, 2014: Church Group Calls For Protection Clause In Flexi-Work Week Law

September 4, 2014: Chinese Still Awaiting Land Promised By Government - CHEC Set Sights On Damming Rio Cobre

September 3, 2014: Phillips In Washington For Talks On Jamaica's Economic Path

September 2, 2014: IMF Board Expresses Confidence In Lagarde

September 1, 2014: BPO Firms Struggle To Fill Vacancies - Study

August 29, 2014:Going After Tax Cheats  

August 28, 2014: IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation In France

August 28, 2014: IMF Boss Lagarde Questioned In Corruption Probe

August 27, 2014: Current Account Deficit Narrowing To 6.8% Of GDP 

August 26, 2014: Sugar-Cane Power - Pan Carib To Generate Electricity From Bagasse

August 25, 2014: The Jumping Job Numbers Speak - 25,700 More Persons Employed, Says PIOJ

August 23, 2014: Ja Still On Track

August 22, 2014: Subsidy Bleed - JUTC Loses $10m On Fares Every Day

August 21, 2014: NEI Report: More Schools Failing​

August 21, 2014: Un-Fare Hike - Seniors Dread 200 Per Cent Increase To Ride JUTC Buses

August 20, 2014: Byles Cautious, But Sees ... Signs Of Green Shoots

August 20, 2014: Public Pension Reform Programme Won't Work - Unfunded Obligations At $680b And Growing​

August 20, 2014: Casino Resort Bids Down To Two - Salm And Partners Withdraw​

August 19, 2014: Creation Of Mega ICT Spaces Not Good Business - Realtor

August 18, 2014: ICT - Lack Of Local Space Stifling Sector Growth

August 18, 2014: Scrap Metal Rakes In Millions

August 18, 2014: Jobs Are Coming! Development Bank Sees Big Money Boost For Small Businesses

August 16, 2014: Forget It! Robinson Warns Against Stealing Tablets

August 15, 2014: Corporate Tax Gap 

August 14, 2014: Local MSMEs Grow Under Direct Assistance Grant Scheme

August 13, 2014: IMF Warns Against Reform Fatigue

August 12, 2014: Jamaica Not At Default Risk - Phillips - Dishonouring Debt Would Shatter Living Standards, Says Byles

August 8, 2014: Phillips: Government Committed To ICT Investors - Barnett Tech Park On Track For November

August 6, 2014: Fiscal Rule Legislation ...

August 5, 2014: North-South Highway Opens Today

August 4, 2014: Kellier Fires At Critics

August 1, 2014: Tax Revenue Desperation Causes Government Confusion

August 1, 2014: BEHIND THE QUAKES - Ministry Moves Deadline For New Building Code To Yearend

August 1, 2014: Attorneys To Challenge Government On New Laws

July 31, 2014: New Procurement Law Has Big Teeth

July 31, 2014: Government Relents On Tax Bills

July 31, 2014: Dirty-Money Fight - New Orders Place 'High-Risk' Professionals Under Increased Scrutiny

July 30, 2014: Due To Prohibitive Transaction Fees ...Government Re-Tendering For Port Community System

July 30, 2014: Clause Forces Gov't To Rethink Bill

July 30, 2014: Manufacturers Could Get GCT Refund On Imported Inputs

July 28, 2014: Scarcity Driving Up The Prices

July 25, 2014: World Bank Underwrites Public-Sector Budget Reform

July 25, 2014: Nearly Quarter Of Jamaica's Big Businesses Not Paying Taxes On Time

July 25, 2014: PSOJ Wary Of New Tax Bills

July 24, 2014: St James Crime Down, Stakeholders Happy

July 24, 2014: 'Draconian Law' - Shaw Seethes As Tax Bill Threatens Seizure Of Debtors' Property

July 23, 2014: Public Debt Racing To J$2 Trillion

July 23, 2014: Eyes On Tax Cheats: Credit Bureaus Closing In On Delinquents' Information

July 22, 2014: Flexi Workweek Will Support Family Time - Labour Minister

July 21, 2014: NATION IN CRISIS: Drought Cripples Agri Sector - Manchester Farmers Feeling The Heat

July 18, 2014: Some Public Bodies To Be Excluded From Fiscal Rules

July 18, 2014: TAJ Promises Automation Of Withholding Certificates Soon

July 18, 2014: Disaster Risk Management Law Tabled In Parliament

July 17, 2014: Gov't Launches Social Policy Aimed At Lessening Poverty

July 16, 2014: Ja's Ornamental Fish Industry Gets $Multimillion Boost

July 15, 2014: Imports No Answer As Dry Spell Endangers Food Supply - Expert

July 14, 2014: Young Labourites Want Agro-Park Concept Reviewed

July 14, 2014: Chasing Cheats - Tax Authority Goes After Delinquents

July 11, 2014: BOJ Intervenes To Check 'Unjustified' Forex Movements

July 11, 2014: Minimum Wage Fuels Entrepreneurial Yearnings - GEM Report

July 11, 2014: Rusal's Ewarton Mining Licence Also On The Line - Paulwell, Rusal To Meet Today

July 11, 2014: Job Hunt On! Hundreds Flock Labour Ministry For Farm Work Jobs

July 10, 2014: Paulwell's Action On Rusal Could Hurt Business, Says JLP

July 9, 2014: Gov't, JPS Agree To Change Licence

July 9, 2014: Paulwell: Restart Bauxite Operations Or Else

July 8, 2014: Killings By Police On The Decline

July 7, 2014: Breakfast With Madame Lagarde

July 4, 2014: Stopover Flights Near 1m Mark

July 3, 2014: Lagarde Comment Could Spur Honest Dollar Debate - Phillips

July 2, 2014: Tax Milestone As Fatca Reporting Requirement Takes Effect

July 2, 2014: Refocus Reforms To Enhance Business Environment - IMF 

July 2, 2014: Record Haul!Jamaica Raises US$800m From External Bond Market

July 2, 2014: EU Pledges Support For Justice System

July 1, 2014: Loan Rates On The Rise

June 30, 2014: Lagarde Plans To Return As Tourist

June 30, 2014: IMF Has Not Addressed Worries - Tufton

June 30, 2014: Logistics Hub Not A Major Threat To The Environment - Pinnock

June 30, 2014: Not Dizzy From PNP Spin

June 29, 2014: Leadership For The Times - IMF Boss Salutes Portia, Peter For Putting Jamaica Back On Track

June 29, 2014: EPOC Masterstroke - Jamaica Praised For Public-Private Sector Team Monitoring IMF Agreement

June 29, 2014: IMF Boss Backs Gender Quota

June 29, 2014: Lagarde And Our Laggard Economy

June 29, 2014: The Employment Tax Credit - Pays To Be Compliant

June 28, 2014: US Pressed IMF To Help Ja

June 28, 2014: Ja On Its Way Back

June 27, 2014: Who Is Christine Lagarde?

June 27, 2014: Lagarde Lands: IMF Chief To Face Tough Questions During Two-Day Working Visit

June 27, 2014: Phillips Has Good IMF Year, But More Growth Needed

June 26, 2014: PSOJ Welcomes IMF Chief's Visit

June 25, 2014: 'Dollar Depreciation Highly Unpopular Domestically'

June 25, 2014: Still-Born, Dying Businesses Worry Researchers

June 24, 2014: JLP To Complain To IMF Head About Dollar Slide

June 23, 2014: GSAT Placement Pain - Education Minister Promises Transfers In 'Obvious Cases'

June 20, 2014: Uncertainty Looms Over Public Debt - Auditor General Says Gov't Using Two Different Methods Of Measurement 

June 19, 2014: Gov't Fast-Tracking Agro Park Initiative

June 18, 2014: Jamaica Resumes Banana Exports To UK

June 17, 2014: PriceSmart Ban On Cuban Diplomats Lifted

June 16, 2014: Sagicor Breaks Ground For US$5m Water Park - Group Happy With Tourism Investment

June 13, 2014: Tax Revenues Stumble At Starting Gate

June 12, 2014: 'Proceed Until Apprehended' - JTA Tells Teachers Ignore Education Ministry's Master Book List

June 11, 2014: 5.5% More Depreciation In Dollar Needed - Byles

June 10, 2014: IMf Managing Director To Visit Jamaica This Month

June 9, 2014: Fiscal Praise For Jamaica - CDB Official Says Nation Sets Example With Economic Policies

June 6, 2014: House Passes Bank-Fee Bill - Jackson, Shaw Say Regulation Not Enough To Protect Depositors

June 6, 2014: Traffic Fine Hike - Speeding Ticket Charges May Race By Up To 300%

June 5, 2014: Blame Portia - Opposition Believes Prime Minister Caused Energy Project Setback

June 4, 2014: $230b Tax Write-Off List Tentative For September

June 4, 2014: Government Focuses On Tougher Primary Balance

June 3, 2014: Solar Power Risk - JPS Cautions That Alternative Energy Drive May Push Electricity Prices Higher

June 2, 2014: Largest Solar Power Plant Unveiled In Jamaica

May 30, 2014: Jamaica Climbs Logistics Index

May 29, 2014: Tourism Foreign-Exchange Earnings Up 4.6 Per Cent

May 28, 2014: No More Bad Bets - Gov't Amends Laws To Stifle Illegal Gaming

May 28, 2014: Ten Per Cent Drop In Murders​

May 27, 2014: Let's Make Movies! St Thomas Film Lot Reels In Funding

May 26, 2014: One Money Transfer Away From Poverty - Scores Of Jamaicans Depending On Remittances To Survive

May 26, 2014: No Tax Favours Without Committee Approval

May 23, 2014: Lawmaker Urges Gov't Toset Up Complaints Authority

May 23, 2014: Hylton's Logistics-Hub Centred Economy Lacks Practicality - Samuda

May 23, 2014: Gov't Agencies Partner To Develop Investment Ready Projects

May 23, 2014: Change The Law - Gov't Implored To Allow Squatters To Get On The Grid

May 21, 2014: How Your Taxes Disappear - Pt 2

May 21, 2014: MinFin Plans Market Return With Two Bond Issues In May - Lowers Ambitions On Debt-Reduction Target

May 21, 2014: Without Jobs, IMF Programme Will Be Undermined

May 21, 2014: Gov't Assumes $143b Public Bodies Debt

May 21, 2014: Jamaica Has Done Well Under IMF

May 21, 2014: Tariff Suspensions To Make Smartphones Cheaper For Jamaicans

May 20, 2014: Kingston Leading Parishes In Light Theft

May 17, 2014: New Jobs Coming

May 17, 2014: Hurdles Cleared

May 16, 2014: Jamaican Economy Grows 1.6% In March Quarter

May 16, 2014: Phillips, Bankers Clash Over Criminal Negligence

May 16, 2014: Digitise School Records - Holness

May 15, 2014: Politicians Have A Hand In Jamaica's Crime Problem - Bunting

May 15, 2014: Job Overload At Labour Ministry

May 15, 2014: Labour Ministry Breaches Financial Guidelines

May 14, 2014: Sliding Dollar Pushes Up Debt Stock

May 14, 2014: Bauxite Experts Give Thumbs Down To Reynolds Redevelopment Plan

May 14, 2014: $48b W/Tax Refund Plan - Phillips To Clear Arrears In Four Years; Dealers Yawn

May 14, 2014: Jamaica Continues To Record Marginal Economic Growth

May 14, 2014: Worry Over Future Of Adaptation Fund Project

May 14, 2014: Much Of Bauxite Levy Earnings Lost Over Four Decades - Davis

May 13, 2014: Bunting To Shed Light On Body Camera Plan

May 12, 2014: EU Glad To See Ja's Economy Recovering

May 9, 2014: The After-Effects Of Withdrawing The 'Bank Withdrawal' Tax

May 9, 2014: IFC Willing To Back LNG Investor

May 9, 2014: Kingston Wharves Secures Free Zone Status - Logistics Hub Investment In The Pipeline

May 9, 2014: Study: Jamaica Still Among Cheapest Places For Gas

May 8, 2014: GSAT Will Be History By 2017

May 7, 2014: Jamaica On Target To Complete First Year Of IMF Programme

May 7, 2014: World Bank Willing To Assist With Energy Project

May 7, 2014: Power Plan Gets Reboot: Vin Lawrence To Oversee Energy Project Implementation

May 7, 2014: Phillips Up Against The Clock On Banking Bill

May 7, 2014: Jamaica Clears First-Year IMF Hurdle

May 6, 2014: Investors Not Turned Off By EWI Controversy

May 6, 2014: Lights Out For EWI - Firm To Lose 381-Megawatt Power Plant Licence, Project Likely To Be Yanked From Paulwell

May 6, 2014: Jamaicans Cut Energy Usage But Still Paying More

May 5, 2014: Don't Tread On My Hamburger! Foodies Say No To Fast Food, Soda Tax

May 5, 2014: Gov't Heat On EWI - Paulwell Gives Energy Firm Days To Get House In Order

May 2, 2014: Ministry Seeks To Open Alpart Plant

May 2, 2014: US Economist Says IMF Won't Solve Jamaica's Economic Problems

May 2, 2014: OUR Had No Place In Energy-Bid Selection

May 2, 2014: Break Silence, EWI - Energy Consultant Urges Hong Kong-Based Company To Show Public Its Ability To Implement Project

May 1, 2014: EWI Licence Provides For Forced Sale Of Assets

May 1, 2014: Holness Writes PM On Handling Of 381MW Project

May 1, 2014: Phillips Gives In On Withdrawal Tax - Finance Minister Announces Tax On Imported Services, Other Measures To Replace Controversial Proposal

April 30, 2014: Business And Consumer Confidence Up, But Still Low

April 30, 2014: Nicholson Calls For New Growth Agenda

April 30, 2014: I Will Be No Sitting Duck - Paulwell

April 30, 2014: EWI Rescue Plan: Paulwell Wants OCG's Stance Changed To Allow Loan For 381MW Project

April 29, 2014: Gov't Plea For EWI - State Considers Approach To IDB As Loan Rejected For 381MW Project

April 28, 2014: Expert Says TAJ Has Power To Nab Tax Cheats

April 25, 2014: Transaction Tax Fallout ... Dealers Raise Possibility Of Capital Flight

April 25, 2014: Gov't To Boost Planning For Climate Change

April 24, 2014: Phillips Not To Be Trusted

April 24, 2014: Halt This Madness Of Devaluation - Shaw

April 24, 2014: Bankers Concerned Over Gov't's New Revenue Measures

April 23, 2014: New Bank Taxes Explained

April 23, 2014: Withdrawal Tax Targets Institutions - Phillips

April 23, 2014: Give EWI Support - Shaw

April 23, 2014: Audley Says Gov't Hiding Arrears

April 23, 2014: Tax Measures Won't Affect 'Broad Mass', Says Phillips

April 23, 2014: Leave Our Money - Shaw Rips Into Gov't Over Bank-Withdrawal Levy

April 21, 2014: Jamaica Impresses On Climate Change

April 18, 2014: Threshold On Personal Income To Increase January 1

April 18, 2014: Government Taxes Bank Withdrawals

April 17, 2014: Phillips' Budget Targets

April 17, 2014: Replace Tax - Gov't Document: GCT On Petroleum Products Could Boost Export Sector

April 16, 2014: JMD Undergoing Yearly Check-Up For Bloatedness - IMF Assessing Whether Jamaican Currency Still Overvalued

April 16, 2014: Paulwell Signs EWI Licence ... But Zacca Wants To Know More

April 16, 2014: BOJ Power Lost - Finance Minister Stripped Of Ability To Pick Governor, Monitor Banks

April 15, 2014:Jamaica In Better Place... But This Fiscal Year 'Won't Be Any Less Of A Fight', Says Byles

April 14, 2014: Power For The Poor - JPS Proposes Plan To Give Cheaper Utilities To Residents Of Low-Income Communities

April 14, 2014: Pressure On Paulwell - Private Sector Groups Demand Minister State Position On Disbanding EMC

April 11, 2014: Government Having Second Thoughts On Etingdon Agro Park

April 11, 2014: Gov't To Increase Fee For Work Permit

April 11, 2014: Foreign Affairs Ministry Intervenes In PriceSmart Issue

April 9, 2014: How Does The Budget Break Down? Gov't Outlines '14-15 Spending Plans

April 9, 2014: No New Taxes!

April 8, 2014: PriceSmart Ban - US Embargo Forces Suspension Of Cuban Shoppers In Jamaica

April 7, 2014: Jamaica Challenged By High Energy Costs

April 7, 2014: Flexi-Work Deal Answer To Youth Unemployment

April 7, 2014: Scrutinising The Budget - Opposition Should Review Carefully, Question Sensibly

April 7, 2014: Fixing Fees For Profit

April 4, 2014: $539.3B Budget - Government Tables Marginally Increased Estimates Of Expenditure For New Fiscal Year

April 4, 2014: Gov't Upbeat Over Fiscal Performance

April 4, 2014: Taxpayers Keep Loss-Making Entities Afloat​

April 3, 2014: Jamaica Meets Fourth-Quarter Target Ahead Of Budget

April 3, 2014: No Defying OUR - Paulwell To Grant 381MW Licence To EWI, Cites Fear Of Court Action​

April 1, 2014: Finance Minister Gets Timely Vote Of Confidence From World Bank Official​

April 1, 2014: Bar Association To Monitor Legislative Reform Agenda

April 1, 2014: Way Clear For EWI To Get Licence​

March 27, 2014: Jamaica Has Bright Bauxite Future​

March 27, 2014: Jamaica Must Move Boulders If Island Hopes For Growth

March 26, 2014: Jamaica Wants Change To Dates For Receiving Loan Funds​

March 26, 2014: Gov't Urged To Make Fiscal Discipline Last Beyond IMF​

March 26, 2014: Risk Your Job, Peter - Economist Challenges Phillips To Put Post On The Line In Guaranteeing Reform Success

March 24, 2014: Fiscal Rules To Get Teeth​

March 24, 2014: Monitoring Group Stresses Concerns Over Sign-Off On EWI

March 7, 2014: Ja Will Live Within Its Means - Phillips

March 7, 2014: Ja Energy Partners To Raise Capital Through JSE​

March 7, 2014: Labour Minister Wants Greater Productivity

March 6, 2014: Number Portability By End Of Year​

March 6, 2014: Thwaites Emphasises Quality Over Quantity Of Subjects

March 6, 2014: Labour Ministry Launches Campaign For Domestic Workers' Rights​

March 5, 2014: GK Has US$20m Capex Plan​

March 5, 2014: Debt-To-GDP Ratio On Downward Trajectory​

March 5, 2014: World Bank Helps Jamaica Tackle Youth Unemployment

March 4, 2014: Gov't Wants A Slice Of World Cup Cake - Tourism Ministry Targets Diaspora During Monthlong Tourney​

March 4, 2014: JSE Continues To Sink​

March 3, 2014: Jamaican Companies Should Seek More Partnerships With Germans - Envoy​

March 3, 2014: Beware Of Loan Sharks - Tufton​

March 3, 2014: Say No To Coal - Expert Sounds Warning Over Electricity Plan For Logistics Hub​

March 3, 2014: World Bank Official: Jamaica Learning From Mistakes

February 28, 2014: JEEP Stays Stalled - Gov't Awaits Approval Of Loan From China Ex-Im Bank To Restart Project

February 27, 2014: Gov't Launches Production Of Castor Oil Beans

February 27, 2014: Privatisation Of Kingston Container Terminal Near​

February 27, 2014: Ja Waives Visa Requirements For Chinese Tourists​

February 27, 2014: Fitch Upgrades Jamaica Credit Rating

February 26, 2014: PIOJ Spots Boost In Confidence Levels

February 26, 2014: Two Margaritaville Listings For JSE

February 26, 2014: PSOJ Ramps Up Small Biz Support - MSME Alliance Becomes Newest Member

February 26, 2014: Petrojam To Upgrade Refinery Monitoring System

February 25, 2014: Digital Jam Confab Set For This Weekend

February 24, 2014: New JNSBL Website Targets Techies, Young Professionals

February 24, 2014: Weed Time - Paulwell Hints At Clearer Days For Ganja This Year

February 23, 2014: WHITE GOLD - Jamaica Looking To Earn Millions From Cotton​

February 22, 2014: Phillips Says Ja Needs Goat Islands Development

February 21, 2014: Jamaica Currency Woes, An Underlying Solution

February 21, 2014: Can Ja Make The IMF Growth Target?

February 21, 2014: Manufacture Underperforms As Economy Expands​

February 20, 2014: Long Road To Logistics Fourth Node For Jamaica​

February 20, 2014: Our Weak And Vulnerable Schools Need Help - Thwaites

February 20, 2014: Shaw Accuses Government Of FINSAC Cover-Up

February 19, 2014: 'We Have To Create Our Own Jobs'

February 19, 2014: Gov't Cautioned Against Goat Islands Project By Int'l Group

February 19, 2014: PAYE Taxes Not Being Paid On Time

February 19, 2014: Gap In Budget May Swallow Taxpayers​

February 18, 2014: Government Must Tell Jamaicans What To Expect Beyond Austerity - Meeks

February 18, 2014: Murders Shoot Past 100

February 18, 2014: No Need For Separate Growth Agenda - King

February 17, 2014: Red Stripe To Boost Energy Efficiency

February 17, 2014: Logistics Hub Not Contingent On Expanded Panama Canal - Davies

February 14, 2014: Jamaica To Focus On Growth Agenda After Third IMF Test

February 14, 2014: Reforms Must Be Given Time, Says Phillips

February 14, 2014: On Target - Transport Minister Says Goat Islands Project On Track - Draft Agreement To Go Before Cabinet Month End

February 13, 2014: Increased Attention Needed For Special Education - Senator

February 12, 2014: World Bank Grants US$12m To Assist Early-Childhood Development

February 11, 2014: EPOC Hopeful But …Tax Revenues Raise Concern

February 7, 2014: JPS Still Negotiating Bogue LNG Deal

February 7, 2014: FCIB May Be Delisted From JSE - But Will Stay In Jamaica

February 6, 2014: Banks Depleting Dormant Accounts

February 5, 2014: Hefty Legislative Agenda This Quarter

February 4, 2014: River Power - Jamaica Could Double Hydroelectric Output Using Four Rivers, Study Shows

February 4, 2014: Bankers' Association Calls For Temperance Over Fees

February 3, 2014: Warrants Out For Delinquent Property Taxpayers

February 2, 2014: IMF Review Mission In Jamaica This Week

February 1, 2014: Logistics Hub Activities To Be Fast-Tracked

February 1, 2014: Banks Under Fire For Not Displaying Fees

January 31, 2014: Pension Funds Take Backseat In Forex Reform

January 31, 2014: Buyers Knock Jamaica Broilers' Pullet Policy

January 31, 2014: Fees Outperform Interest Income At Big Banks

January 30, 2014: BNS, NCB Fees Soar 115% In Four Years

January 30, 2014: The Gleaner Honour Awards - The Economic Programme Oversight Committee And Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips - For Public Service - Watching Over Jamaica's Economy

January 29, 2014: Phillips Expects Economic Growth To Gain Momentum

January 29, 2014: Briefing In Review (Part IV) - Economy Struggles Despite Fiscal Reform

January 29, 2014: IMF Official Assures Dealers Market Conditions Will Get Better​

January 29, 2014: Sagicor Tipped To Buy RBC Jamaica - Deal Would Vault Sagicor Bank To No. 3

January 28, 2014: Gov't To Consider Single Regulator For ICT

January 26, 2014: Wanted: Public Information On IMF Fiscal Rule​

January 25, 2014: Hub May Disappoint Locals Without Skills​

January 24, 2014: Free Zones To Be Replaced By 16 Special Economic Zones​

January 23, 2014: Plea Bargain The Way To Go: Commish Labels Crime A 'National-Security Emergency', Dissatisfied With Pace Of Reduction​

January 23, 2014: ​Logistics-Hub Initiative Eyes Diaspora​

January 23, 2014: Jamaica Advised To Develop 'Business Brand'

January 22, 2014: Briefing In Review Part III​

January 22, 2014: 'The Bold Ones' Raring To Go

January 22, 2014: ​Prison Schools - Gov't Study Says Poor-Performing Institutions Produce Most Inmates

January 22, 2014: ​Disabled Children Get 'Early Stimulation'

January 21, 2014: Canada Wants Weed - Medical Ganja Company Boss Says Country Would Purchase Jamaican Marijuana

January 21, 2014: JRC Board Cleans Up Mess

January 20, 2014: BREADFRUIT - Jamaica Fails To Capitalise On High Demand Overseas - Ministry Pushes For Planting Of More Fruit Trees

January 20, 2014: Businessmen Call For More Opportunities For BPO Workers

January 20, 2014: 'Sleeping Assets Are No Value To This Economy'

January 17, 2014: Economic Conditions Will Improve Wynter​

January 17, 2014: I Can't Say There'll Be No New Taxes, Says PM

January 17, 2014: Manufacturers Lobby BOJ For Forex Facility​

January 17, 2014: Knutsford Express Misses Tax Window

January 17, 2014: Jamaicans In The Dark On What Logistics Hub Is - Survey

January 16, 2014: Free Zones Days Numbered

January 16, 2014: Cane Fires Burn Industry

January 16, 2014: Eight SMEs Selected For Bold Ones Programme​

January 15, 2014: Briefing Year In Review (Pt 2)​

January 15, 2014: Private Sector Must Jump At Logistics Hub, Says JAMPRO Head​

January 15, 2014: Bank Fee Boom - Report Shows 30% Hike In Income From Service Charges​

January 15, 2014: Challenging Tax-Revenue Target For March Quarter​

January 15, 2014: $52-Billion Payday For Bondholders​

January 14, 2014: UK Tourist Stopover Arrivals On The Rise

January 14, 2014: Gov't Asset Sell-Off - UDC To Divest State-Owned Properties This Week​

January 13, 2014: Don't Colt The Game - Government Must Ensure Tax Committee Is Not Left Impotent

January 10, 2014: NIF Not Subject To BOJ Forex Investment Cap​

January 10, 2014: FCJ Reports Billion-Dollar Haul From Scrap Metal​

January 10, 2014: Banks Embrace New Collateral Registry

January 10, 2014: Tourists Could Flock To Jamaica To Escape Freezing Weather​

January 8, 2014: Briefing Year In Review (Pt 1)​

January 8, 2014: Red Stripe Secures Land For Cassava Farm

January 8, 2014: Elephant Group Gobbles Up ICT Space In Montego Bay - Factories Corp Resolves To Add New Capacity​

January 8, 2014: BOJ To Develop Agenda For Inflation Targeting​

January 8, 2014: MoneyGram Network Shrinks With NCB Exit​

January 8, 2014: Briefing Year In Review (Pt 1)​

January 8, 2014: JMA Will Support Stimulus If IMF Pact Unaffected - Pengelley​

January 8, 2014: Big Relief - No New Taxes, Says Phillips; Reform, Cutting Debt On Main Agenda

January 7, 2014: Gov't Agencies Blamed For St Thomas Crop Losses​

January 7, 2014: Shaw Joins Holness' Call For Growth Strategies​

January 6, 2014: JTA Urges Gov't To Keep Promises Made

January 6, 2014: Job Cuts Considered As Minimum Wage Increases

January 5, 2014: Accountants Say New Tax Laws Will Be Ignored By Many

January 5, 2014: BOJ Reports Uptick In Holiday Currency Flows​

January 5, 2014: High Taxes Hurting Business - SVL​

January 5, 2014: Access Financial Gives Up Cambio Licence

January 4, 2014: Farmers Urged To Use Technology To Improve Farming Practices​

January 3, 2014: Charges At Collateral Registry Will Be Low - CEO

January 3, 2014: Employment Tax Credit Takes Effect​

January 3, 2014: BOJ Demands Investment Projections For Lifting US$ Cap

January 2, 2014: PM Trips For 2013 To Exceed $50 Million​

January 1, 2014: BOJ To Lift Forex Investment Limit​

January 1, 2014: Government To Strengthen Bank Of Jamaica Autonomy

December 31, 2013: Importers Get $4.2b In Waivers Despite Owing $1.2b In Taxes​

December 30, 2013: Montego Bay Magic - Resort Town Welcomes Bulk Of Two Million Stop-Over Visitors This Year​

December 29, 2013: Recovery Under Way - IMF Says Jamaica On Track

December 28, 2013: Spanked!​

December 27, 2013: Banana Farmers Union Head Vows To Rebuild Sector - Says EU's €4.7m Grant Will Work For The Good Of The Industry​

December 26, 2013: Jamaica Welcomes Arrival Of New Frontier​

December 26, 2013: Wasting Time - Jamaican Manufacturers Not Taking Advantage Of T&T Opportunities​

December 24, 2013: Cops Keeping Eye Out For Breaches Of Cash-Transactions Law​

December 24, 2013: Education Ministry To Identify Extra $150 Million For Extensive Mathematics Project​

December 19, 2013: Tablets In Schools Gets Funding​

December 19, 2013: IMF Gives Jamaica Thumbs Up For Second Test​

December 18, 2013: IMF Second Quarter Review Completed, US$30.8m Disbursement To Be Made​

December 18, 2013: Overseas Borrowers Face Challenges​

December 18, 2013: Business Tax Reform Most Significant In 30 Years​

December 18, 2013: PSOJ: Prioritise Construction Approval Process Or Else​

December 18, 2013: BOJ Introduces Permanent Liquidity Support For Banks

December 18, 2013: Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect Next Month

December 17, 2013: Financial Times Turns Spotlight On Jamaica's Economic Crisis​

December 16, 2013: Hunger Pains: Underfed Children Fill Public Schools - In-Need Students Take Lunch Home For Dinner​

December 13, 2013: Digicel Blames Government For Decline In Jamaican Market​

December 13, 2013: Golding Hopes Legislative Changes Will Improve Doing-Business Climate​

December 13, 2013: Murder Alarm - Spike In Killings Could Cripple Investor Confidence, Businessmen Warn

December 11, 2013: Jamaican Companies Urged To Look To Brazil For Business - Ambassador Touts Trade-Led Growth

December 11, 2013: UDC Tax Programme Stays Intact Under Reform​

December 11, 2013: Jamaica Narrows Trade Deficit​

December 11, 2013: Gov't Legislates Against Ponzi Schemes​

December 11, 2013: We Need God's Help To Tackle Crime - Sir Patrick Allen​

December 11, 2013: Gov't Revenue Cut By PAYE Collections

December 11, 2013: Ponzi Squeeze - House Revises Security Act In Bid To Attract More Investors

December 10, 2013: Dairy Industry In Crisis​

December 9, 2013: Quiet Confidence As Sugar Season Starts​

December 9, 2013: Jamaica Grinding To Halt - Manufacturers Say Nation Needs More Mechanical Engineers Before Economy Crumbles

December 9, 2013: 'Finance Ministry Not Open To Request For Online Access'​

December 9, 2013: Good Pace, But Watch The Details - Parliament Break-Neck Speed In Passing IMF Bills Fraught With Danger

December 6, 2013: Private Sector Wants Oversight Of Tax Reform Implementation

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