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NCU advocates commercialisation of breadfruit

The initial concept of commercialising breadfruit production bore fruit recently, when the closing ceremony for the first leg of Northern Caribbean University’s Breadfruit Commercialisation Project was held at the Ministry of Agricultu

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Fourth Caricom Spain Summit

The Fourth CARICOM/Spain Summit takes place at the Moncloa Palace, Madrid, Spain, on Friday, July 11 against the backdrop of the celebration of CARICOM Day at the World’s Fair in Zaragoza, Spain on July 12.

Caribbean Community (C

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Gov’t slow response fuelling economic crisis

The most recent business and consumer confidence survey which covers the second quarter of this year, confirms that the government’s slow response to the international economic crisis has exacerbated the impact on the Jamaican economy.

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JEF rallies CEOs

Chief executive officers from various sectors and industries gathered at the Hilton Hotel, Kingston on Wednesday for the Jamaica Employers’ Federation CEO Breakfast.  The event is held every three months by the JEF, which represe

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JB Ethanol to double capacity

 JB Ethanol Limited, a subsidiary of the Robert Levy and R Danny Williams controlled Jamaica Broilers Group, Limited will be spending US$15 million (J$1billion) to expand its ethanol production facility to120 million gallons per ann

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C&W to spend $2 billion on network improvement

 Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited will spend US$30 million (J$2.1 billion) to transform its core mobile network and introduce G3 capabilities to the greater Kingston, St Catherine and St Thomas areas, making it the most modern n

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C&W to spend $2 billion on network improvement

 Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited will spend US$30 million (J$2.1 billion) to transform its core mobile network and introduce G3 capabilities to the greater Kingston, St Catherine and St Thomas areas, making it the most modern n

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Ja’s US dollar to total debt higher than LAC counterparts

 Jamaica’s high inflation rate and debt compared with that of its Latin American and Caribbean counterparts, have weakened its currency, making it difficult for the country to improve its credit rating while borrowing from the int

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COK credit union’s urplus falls to $80.9m

The net surplus of COK Credit Union fell sharply to $80.9 million last year, down from $123.1 million as at the end of December 2006.  

Interest expense, climbed to $363.8 million last year, up from $297.7 million during the

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Higher debt service charges

The decision by Derick Latibeaudiere and his team at the central bank to hike all its benchmark rates by an average of 50 basis points last week will push the amount of money needed to service the country’s trillion dollar debt higher

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