IMF predicts moderate expansion in regional economic growth in 2019

IMF predicts moderate expansion in regional economic growth in 2019

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said economic activity in the Caribbean is still projected to pick up in 2019-20 mainly due to robust tourism from the United States and reconstruction from the devastating hurricanes of 2017. Figures released by the Washington-based financial institution note that real gross domestic growth in […]

International Women’s Day: Women’s skills, ideas important — Johnson Smith

This year themes: Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change and #BalanceforBetter

International Women’s Day: Women’s skills, ideas important — Johnson Smith

Kamina Johnson Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, has noted that the themes for this year’s International Women’s Day challenge us to develop transformative thinking and adopt innovative approaches to dismantle persistent barriers to an acknowledgment of women’s equality. […]

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

City to partner with community organizations to finance creation of safe, quality basement apartments in East New York

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation To Launch Basement Apartment Conversion Pilot Program

NEW YORK— Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed landmark legislation to create a pathway for transforming certain basement and cellar apartments into safe, legal, affordable homes. The new law establishes a three-year demonstration program to facilitate the creation and renovation of apartments in the basements and cellars of qualifying one- and two-family homes in Brooklyn […]

Prime Minister calls for closer regional unity in a changing global environment

Prime Minister calls for closer regional unity in a changing global environment

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andre Holness underscored the need for closer unity among the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping particularly in an environment of instability and uncertainty. Holness, who addressed the 30th inter-sessional meeting of the regional leaders here as the outgoing chairman of the grouping, said the region had to […]

Jumaane Williams Delivers Victory Speech

Jumaane Williams Delivers Victory Speech

NEW YORK: After winning the Public Advocate special election, Jumaane Williams addressed an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in Flatbush at his victory party. Jumaane garnered 33 percent of the vote, according to priliminary totals from the Board of Elections, with 97 percent of the precincts reporting and about 396,000 ballots cast. ***Remarks as prepared*** Thank you. Thank you […]