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Jamaica IMF progress spurs tightest spread compression across EM
* Jamaica's bonds have returned 20.2% this year WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 15 (IFR) - Jamaican bonds are proving to be one of EM's top performers this year as markets grow more confident that the country's economy is finally turning the corner. From a total return perspective, Jamaica's international bonds have gained 20.2% year to date, trailing only Belize and Honduras, which posted gains of 24 ...(10/15/2014 10:19:08 AM)
Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad impose Ebola travel bans
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday became the latest countries in the Western Hemisphere to restrict travelers from West African nations struggling with an epidemic of the Ebola virus.(10/16/2014 7:34:18 PM)
Council seeks limit to Jamaica trash tonnage
Douglas Avenue in Jamaica is not featured in glossy real estate ads or in the tours or literature offered by the Queens Borough President’s Office or the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.The seven-blo(10/30/2014 1:57:47 PM)
In Jamaica, 4 killed after leaving Chinese company
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An official with a Chinese engineering firm says four people were ambushed and killed after leaving a company office in central Jamaica.(10/13/2014 7:08:42 PM)
Doing business in Jamaica no problem
Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica is No. 1 in the Caribbean on the ease of doing business as determined by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2015 . Jamaica’s ranking was upgraded from 85 out of 189 countries in 2014, to 58 out of 189 countries in the recently released 2015 report. This was the greatest improvement registered in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2015. This progress is related to ...(10/29/2014 7:56:47 PM)
Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola-affected countries
By Horace Helps KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica announced an immediate travel ban on Thursday on foreigners who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. A government statement said the ban covered “certain persons traveling directly or indirectly, from or through” the three West African countries, where nearly 4,500 people have died of the disease ...(10/16/2014 7:07:18 PM)
Hinduja Global Solutions Expands Business in Jamaica
Hinduja Global Solutions Expands Business in Jamaica(10/27/2014 7:22:00 AM)
Two women celebrate in Jamaica
JAMAICA -- The year was 1959. Octavia Brown and Hazel Denton were secretaries at a major London advertising agency called Mather and Crowther.(10/28/2014 7:29:26 AM)
Rights group: LGBT Jamaicans targets of violence
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says in a report released Tuesday.(10/21/2014 11:19:29 AM)
Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.(9/30/2014 11:27:31 PM)
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