October, 2013

Caribbean and LATAM economies growing – IMF

Director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Western Hemisphere Division, Alejandro Werner noted that Caribbean economies are growing at 1 percent, with some countries, such as Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada, turning to the IMF for financial aid.

Grenada announces new tax measures

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell in a nationwide radio and television broadcast said that his administration had agreed that persons earning more than EC$60,000 annually would now pay tax of 30 per cent.

Jamaica reports decline in asthma admissions following smoking ban

Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, speaking at the official launch of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s (HFJ) annual ‘Run for your Heart’ event on Tuesday, urged Jamaicans to continue supporting the ban, noting that the country will see the gains in terms having a healthier society.