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Press Release No. 18/459 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2018 IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Jamaica End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of…

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Full Press Release: Press Release No. 18/239 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018 IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Jamaica End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent…

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Gender diversity in the boards of directors of companies is an important topic across the globe. Research indicates that women are still underrepresented. It appears that the Caribbean is no different. Based on a sample of eight Caribbean companies, the majority of boards consist of males. Research Background The catalyst for my research was a…

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Thanks to the IMF’s Historical Public Debt Database and a special request: Public Debt as a % of GDP for Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica 1980 to 2012: Also, a question coming out of the above chart: What was going on in Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica – from a macro or big picture point…

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Based on data obtained from the September 2017 edition of the Speedtest Global Index, Barbados has the highest download speeds for fixed broadband in the Caribbean (45 Mbps).¬†From a global perspective (131 countries), Singapore was ranked number 1 with download speeds of 156 Mbps and Venezuela was at the bottom of the table with 3.42…

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