Month: June 2010

IMF Approves US$93.9 Million Disbursement for Jamaica

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded the first review of Jamaica’s economic performance under a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), enabling the immediate disbursement about US$94 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to about US$705, it was announced Wednesday (June 23). Jamaica has performed very well under the program. All quantitative …

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Guyana Farmers Pray for Rain

Rural farmers on the Demerara’s East Coast in Guyana are hoping that the rains quickly come or else they stand to lose millions invested in farmlands for rice and cash crops and they want the government to do more to help them cope with the extremely dry weather brought about by El Nino. Some of …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Crime Insulation for Vulnerable Rural Areas

I have been listening to the discourse in the media, among intellectuals and the little man on the street daily and the truth is that the band aid incursion into Tivoli Gardens (TG) will not rid the country of criminality.What is happening for sure is the scattering of TG seeds all over Jamaica which had …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Carib New York Music Lovers – A Memorable Weekend

All weekend I’ve been partying with the grown folks, but I should revise that term, because in reality the party people were of mixed ages. There were some in their 20s and 30s and then there were also the veterans. The group I’m talking about – NYMLA, or the New York Music Lovers of America, …

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