Agriculture Fishing Mining among Top Earners during July-Sep Quarter

Tweet The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying; and construction, topped the industries recording growth during the July to September quarter of the 2013/14 fiscal year, which grew by 0.6 per cent. Director General of the PIOJ, Collin Bullock, who made the disclosure at a quarterly media briefing […]

How Easy is it to do Busines in Jamaica?

Tweet The Jamaica Gleaner carried an articles yesterday entitled “Doing business just got harder.” In this article Jamaica is compared with countries like Greece, Uruguay and Sri Lanka on things like taxation, imports, getting permits etc. This article is worth reading. Here are excerpts from the article: “The result was that the number of tax […]

The Jamaican Economy from the United States’ perspective

Tweet Market Overview After a decade of anemic growth, the Jamaican economy moved into recession towards the end of 2007 on the back of the global economic meltdown. The crisis was particularly felt in Jamaica due to the existence of structural impediments such as declining productivity, high debt, and crime. Between late-2007 and 2010, Jamaica […]