Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Tuesday | February 12, 2013
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New debt exchange - PM, Phillips plead for buy-in to economic plan
CASH-STRAPPED, debt-ridden and struggling to stay afloat, Jamaica is to embark on a second debt-exchange programme starting today. In a broadcast to the nation last night, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, with Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips by her side...

Gov't strategy must be supported with decisive action - analyst
Financial analyst Neilson Rose says the second debt exchange being introduced by the Government could give it the necessary space it needs for a year or two if the right things are done.Rose said it was critical that the Government move decisively ...

IMF deal to be kept in check
THE GOVERNMENT has announced the establishment of a coordinating and implementing unit in the Ministry of Finance to ensure the targets under the next programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are met.Speaking last night during an address ...

They told us nothing new - Shaw
Opposition spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw says the Portia Simpson Miller administration has presented nothing new to the country with the exception of another debt- exchange programme.Reacting to last night's...

Portia Simpson Miller and Dr Peter Phillips: Then and now ...
Then and now ....

Customs investigating $12-million Rizla find
Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reese has indicated that investigations are to be carried out to determine whether there were breaches of the Customs Act, following the seizure of approximately $12.2 million worth of Rizla (wrapping paper)...

Pope's resignation 'not surprising'
The local Catholic community was saddened yesterday over news that Pope Benedict XVI will be abdicating his position as head of the Catholic Church on February 28.The reigning Pope stunned members of the Catholic faith...

Athletics stalwart 'Teddy' McCook passes away
Noted track and field administrator Neville 'Teddy' McCook passed away yesterday afternoon on the Tony Thwaites Wing at the University Hospital of the West Indies, after a prolonged illness.McCook, who was 73 years old...

RGD, Family Life Ministries encourage couples to tie the knot on Valentine's Day
The Registrar General's Department (RGD) and Family Life Ministries are pulling out all the stops to have couples tie the knot on Valentine's Day, by offering incentives to make their union legal.The RGD will be hosting a Valentine's Wedding...

Dog Paw convicted on gun charges
Reputed gang leader Christopher 'Dog Paw' Linton and Micah Allen, both of Bedward Gardens, Kingston 7, are to be sentenced on March 15 for illegal possession of firearm and shooting with intent.Supreme Court judge...


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