The New housing trap: The curious case of Kingston city
At the end of 2017, Jamaica’s population was estimated at 2 728 900, according to the 2017 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica commissioned by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Of that 2 728 900, approximately 670,312 reside in the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolitan (KSAM) alone. Interestingly, two sources i.e. the Caribbean and Co and World…
My Two cents: What really is the purpose of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) of Jamaica?
It doesn’t take an economics pundit to see through the fluff which surrounds the Economic Growth council of Jamaica. Its membership for one, right off the bat, tells you that this isn’t a unit seriously concerned about the ECONOMIC GROWTH of our country; but rather the LOOK of there being a special machinery in place…
The Exchange rate, Entrepreneurship and Tertiary Education in Jamaica
Off the bat these three things might seem to have “diddly-squat” in common, but you’d be surprised at how much they interlink. Thanks to the IMF, our exchange rate has been doing wonderfully to serve them and their plans for foreign direct investment. The local man with his enterprise naturally suffers, and will continue to…