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IMF Head To Visit Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde will visit Jamaica on June 27, according to a statement issued by Jamaica's Ministry of Finance on Monday.

IMF Set to Impose More Economic Pain On Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - On the eve of Lent Jamaica’s prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, placed holders of the government’s local-currency bonds on an austerity diet, asking them to accept a lower interest rate. Her finance minister followed up with unpopular emergency tax increases. In return, on February 15th the IMF announced a preliminary agreement to a $750m loan. The Lenten diet is set to continue: approval of the credit by the Fund’s board will require prior approval of more tax rises and a public-sector pay freeze.

Britain Still Refuse to Apologize For Slavery

Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson Miller suggested this week that the British government should finally apologise for enslaving the ancestors of the Jamaican peoples. The...

Jamaican Prime Minister’s Plan To Drop the Queen – 50 Years...

Jamaica's prime minister has reiterated her plans to drop the Queen as head of state, on the eve of Prince Harry's visit to mark...

Jamaican Politicians Furious Over Colour Prejudice by Non-Black Business Owners

As anger boils in Jamaica over reports of colour prejudice in the job market, a livid labour and social security minister, Pearnel Charles, has likened the skin-tone discrimination to apartheid South Africa and has vowed to drag bigoted employers before the courts.