Tag: agriculture


Jamaica Economy Marches On At 1.7% Growth

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting first-quarter calendar year growth of 1.7 percent relative to the corresponding period in 2018. The growth is within the range of the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) estimate of 1.5 percent, as reported by Director-General, Dr. Wayne Henry, at the agency’s quarterly briefing in May. STATIN’s Director-General Carol Coy said the January […]


Seaga Bullish On Agriculture

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga who has had some experience in the past with policy implementation regarding agriculture — the Agro 21 project, is still bullish on agriculture. He maintained that Jamaica’s sustained economic growth is integrally linked to agriculture. Seaga, who was speaking at the 14th Regional Investments and Capital Markets Conference of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the Jamaica Pegasus […]