Jamaica

Press Release No. 19/123 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2019 IMF Executive Board Concludes Fifth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica · Reduction in the primary surplus target by ½ percent of GDP to 6½ percent in the FY19/20 Budget will facilitate higher spending in social assistance, citizen security and infrastructure. · Reducing the highly…

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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 informal research and a sample of eight Caribbean companies, the majority of boards consist of men. Research Background The catalyst for…

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Countries with larger populations do not always equate to higher murder rates. While searching for crime statistics for Barbados I came across the Royal Barbados Police Force 2013 Annual Report. Listed on Page 33 was a “Crimes Against The Person” table. The table lists totals for several crimes, including murder, from 2009 to 2013. I…

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