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Storm interrupts banana export

 The passage of hurricane Gustav over the island interrupted banana exports, which commenced last week, after the devastation caused by hurricane Dean last September. This is likely to exacerbate the financial problems of Jamaica Pr

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Golding visits affected areas

Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Friday visited several areas which have been affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav.

Mr. Golding, who visited Gordon Town, Kintyre, Taylor Lands, Harbour View and McGregor Gully, told JIS N

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What to do after a storm

After the storm has passed, it’s time to clean up.  Here are some tips to stay safe and healthy following storms, especially ones that cause flooding or the loss of utilities — power, and water.  Assume everything touched b

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New anti-money laundering software launched

The anti-money laundering arsenal of Jamaica’s financial institutions has received a shot in the arm with Thursday’s launch of a new computer software which was said to be able to easily detect suspicious financial transactions. </p

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Economy slumps

The central bank is reporting that the combination of cantering inflation, falling business confidence and the slowing world economy contributed to the minus 0.50 to 0.20 per cent growth rate of the local economy during the June quarter.

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BOJ says inflation

Central Bank Governor Derick Latibeaudiere says that the central bank will not hesitate to revise its inflation forecast if crude oil prices climbed back to Goldman Sach’s projections of US$147.27 per barrel by the end of this year.</p

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Airone unveils its possibilities

Many may scoff at the notion that an airline ticket in 2008 could go for as low a price as US$50, but if one low cost airline gets its wish for the liberalisation of the local airline industry, this may just become a reality.

Rece

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Airone unveils its possibilities

Many may scoff at the notion that an airline ticket in 2008 could go for as low a price as US$50, but if one low cost airline gets its wish for the liberalisation of the local airline industry, this may just become a reality.

Rece

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Cable & Wireless continues ts restructuring programme

 Faced with stiff competition from the Dennis O’Brien-led Digicel and the Carlos Slim-controlled America Movil, Cable & Wireless, the former regional telecoms monopoly, continues to restructure its operations in a direct respo

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Cable & Wireless continues ts restructuring programme

 Faced with stiff competition from the Dennis O’Brien-led Digicel and the Carlos Slim-controlled America Movil, Cable & Wireless, the former regional telecoms monopoly, continues to restructure its operations in a direct respo

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