Unemployment climbing

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 The country’s unemployment rate, which climbed from 9.7 per cent in October of 2007 to 10.2 per cent in January of this year, is likely to surge higher, following the move by the loss-making Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) r

Flooding in US will drive food prices

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The current flooding in the US Midwest, the heartland of corn, wheat and soybean production, as well as vegetable production will help to drive international and local food prices, and inflation higher. The cost of the damage in Iowa is

JMMB could get commercial banking licence

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The island’s six commercial banks whose loan to assets ratio is a mere 38 per cent, could be in for some stiff competition if the Keith Duncan, Donna Duncan Scott and Dr. Noel Lyon-led Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group Limited (JMMB)

Call for implementation, enforcement

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Environmental non-government organisations (NGOs) and interests are calling on the government to demonstrate the political will to actually implement solid policies related to environmental protection and management and ensure that they