February 26, 2021

Jamaica: Microcredit act to be tabled within 12 months

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By Douglas Mcintosh From JIS Story Highlights “We are seized of the importance of the Microcredit Act. We have (several) pieces of legislation, of which the Microcredit Act is an important component, that we intend to table in the House of Parliament. I can definitely give you the assurance… (that) the Microcredit Act will be […]

Jamaica: Multi-stakeholder acceptance of Fiscal Council will be kKey – Finance Minister

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By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success. He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” […]

Jamaica fisheries sector gets World Bank aid

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The World Bank has signed a multi-million dollar grant to aid climate-resilient practices in the fisheries sector in Jamaica. The Washington-based financial institution said Dr. Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s minister of Finance & the Public Service, and World Bank Country Manager Jamaica Galina Sotirova signed the US$4.875 million grant […]