COVID-19 BAILOUT: Clarke tells how Gov’t will help workers, small businesses
Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday outlined the Government’s financial bailout package for thousands of Jamaican workers and small operators in tourism and related sectors who have taken a hit by a downturn in activities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entire closure of Jamaica’s tourism industry due to COVID-19
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is admitting that the entire tourism industry in Jamaica is facing imminent closure given the travel restrictions on many of its source markets as well as local containment and restriction protocols…
NHT Relief – Sweetener For New Borrowers, 100,000 Mortgagors To Benefit From Rate Cut
With the COVID-19 pandemic turning its screws on the Jamaican economy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced a stimulus package to reduce interest rates by one percentage point to new National Housing Trust (NHT) borrowers while offering existing mortgagors a 0.5 per cent rate cut…
Gov’t To Push For Higher Economic Growth Next Fiscal Year
Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the Government will continue to use “all levers at our disposal to elevate levels of growth” beyond the projections for the upcoming financial year…
New York Stock Exchange Hails JSE
The Jamaican flag was placed atop the New York Stock Exchange building in the United States yesterday in honour of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and its successful performance over the past years.