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Jamaica lands $500M China Deal

The governments of Jamaica and China have signed agreements valued more than US$500 million, a release from the office of the island’s prime minister said Thursday. The agreements cover the construction of affordable housing, road repair and rehabilitation as well as shoreline protection and rehabilitation on the Palisadoes roadway which links the island’s main airport …

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Caribbean, Central America Recovery Lags Behind Asia’s – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has painted a more optimistic view of the global economy in its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) and its Global Financial Stability Reports but officials say Latin America and Caribbean growth is still at pre-crisis levels. “In 2010, world output is expected to rise by 4 percent,” the WEO report …

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Mark Lee

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

Jamaica Canada Trade – The Missed Chances

Many writers have excused Jamaica’s poor economic performance by blaming or ascribing it to the global melt down. While I will admit that that occurrence affected visitor arrivals, Jamaica’s economic woes were set in motion long ago. Let me hive off one little piece of our unreadiness. We built the mercantile trade of the Maritime …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Caricom Countries Must Get Going on EPA – Golding

Prime Minister Bruce Golding says Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean need to be liberated from the nostalgia of an era of protective market when they could punish their consumers as they chose, by shutting their borders so that foreign goods could not easily come in and consumers were condemned to substandard products. ‘We …

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The Death Knell of Jamaica’s Canadian Tourist Market?

The abortive hijacking of a Canadian flight at Montego bay’s Sangster International Airport, could well be the death knell for Jamaica’s insipid tourism industry if the industry’s players are not proactive. It is time to cut the posturing and act to save what’s left of a formerly dependable sector. Recently there has been much crowing …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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