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HAVING a basic understanding of financial matters is important to making wise choices, but not many Jamaicans are financially literate, a new study has found.

"In the area of financial knowledge, less than half of Jamaicans received a high score," reported the National Financial Literacy Baseline Survey.

A UWI academic on Thursday declared small businesses and transformed 'criminals' as the more likely saviours of the economy, and not the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with which Jamaica is negotiating a bailout agreement.

KEITH Graham, Jamaica-born British millionaire, says teamwork, determination, creativity, a manageable team, partnership, and faith in your product, are some of the most crucial elements for a young entrepreneur who wants to achieve success.

The Caribbean Open Data Conference is a regional technology conference and code sprint, focused on open data, software innovation, and technology trends. With over 900 conference attendees and 120 registered developers spread across 5 islands at the 2012 event, it is the largest technology conference in the region.

Christopher Tufton

THE Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) is advocating that the Government assess its social safety net initiatives, such as the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) — in light of the sliding dollar — to cushion the impact of increased prices on the most vulnerable, even while it implements reforms that will encourage businesses to be more efficient and expand....

Some months ago, an editorial by the Chicago Tribune (one of the top five newspapers in the United States) on Jamaica's debt crisis evoked a variety of responses from local commentators and leaders, spanning the political spectrum.

The Caribbean Open Data Conference, "Developing the Caribbean" has already established a reputation for combining the biggest Hackathon/Codesprint in the Caribbean with a high quality conference on Open Data and emerging Technologies. DevCA 2013 continues this tradition and boasts an impressive line-up of guest speakers for the April 11-12th event.

For the first time, Caribbean governments and civil society came together to discuss access to information and public participation in governance at a landmark conference here March 20-21.

At the close of the conference, a Caribbean network on freedom of information was launched to help “improve standards for access to information in the region”.

Jamaica has garnered little economic benefit from its world-renowned prowess in sports, particularly athletics, a failure business and management experts are arguing is due to an absence of the requisite know-how to properly harness the opportunities available.

The job of being a minister of finance in Jamaica must be an unenviable one. Trying to grow the Jamaican economy, behave fiscally responsible, generate macroeconomic stability, among other imperatives, is not a simple task.

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