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Jamaican Business Climate to Receive a Boost

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Existing and new businesses operating in Jamaica will benefit from streamlined regulations and processes, public-private partnerships, as well as training and access to financing as a result of a US$ 50 million loan for the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project, approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors.

“This project complements Jamaica’s fiscal and monetary measures by supporting efforts within the public sector to enhance competitiveness among Jamaican enterprises,” said Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips. “Creating the environment for innovation and enterprise will afford many vulnerable citizens real opportunities to earn their way out of poverty and marginalization.”

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New Fishing Village For Back Road, Port Henderson

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The Urban Development Corporation recently shared layout designs for a new fishing village to be established at Sector M East, Port Henderson Road (Back Road), St Catherine.

This fishing village will replace the informal settlement called the Forum Fishing Village located on the Forum Beach. Occupants of this informal settlement, including fisher folk, commercial interests and residents, are required to vacate the beach in light of the UDC’s sale of the Forum Hotel in January 2014.

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Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website

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Monday, 13 October 2014

The Jamaica Tourist Board has added a dedicated page to its website for visitors who desire to volunteer during their vacation trip to the island. Visitors can now easily plan volunteer experiences through this voluntourism initiative.  The combin...

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Opinions/Editorials

Is China a Friend of Africa?

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Saturday, 09 November 2013

For many developing countries, foreign direct investment is viewed as something very positive. International companies can bring cash, skills, technology, and high ethical standards to a host country. But others do not always regard such investors...

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If Money Were No Object

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the

“need” to a close. “If I can just make ano...

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