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Frankson bats for Brand Jamaica

In a recent address to the Rotary Club of Spanish Town, Doreen Frankson, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA) made a passionate plea for Jamaicans to concentrate on building “Brand” Jamaica and continue to “Buy

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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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Gustav will deepen economic slump

 The passage of the storm Gustav will deepen the current economic slump because of the impact on the real sectors of the economy such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing, mining and transport storage and communication, as we

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Cantering inflation helps to drive rates higher

The country’s point-to-point inflation rate, which is currently cantering at 26.6 per cent, forced investors to push interest rates higher at the most recent treasury bill auction.  This means that interest charges are likely to c

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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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