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Jan 19
Samsung vies to make AI more mainstream

Smartphones could get much smarter this year as the next wave of artificial intelligence seeps into the devices that accompany people almost everywhere they go. Samsung, the biggest rival to Apple and its iPhone, provided a glimpse of how smartphones are evolving during a Wednesday unveiling of the next generation of its flagship Galaxy models. […]

Jan 19
Jayati Ghosh | India’s great jobs challenge

India seems to be everyone’s favourite growth story nowadays. Despite valid concerns about the accuracy of official statistics, the Indian economy is projected to expand by 6.3 per cent in 2024 – an undeniably remarkable feat, given that its GDP exceeds US$4.1 trillion. While it remains a lower-middle-income country with a per capita income under […]

Jan 19
Clarke: Government to resist election overspending

Jamaica now faces the challenge of resisting overspending during upcoming elections which could erode the gains of increased fiscal surplus and reduced debt levels since the pandemic. Local government elections are coming this year with general election constitutionally due in 2025. However, there are institutional checks on overspending, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Nigel […]

Jan 19
More data privacy schooling for companies in DPA grace period

Justine Collins, a partner in the law firm Hart Muirhead Fatta, says that while the Office of the Information Commissioner, OIC, website is not yet live for registration, accounts can be created, as companies position to comply with the new law on the handling of personal data that safeguards privacy rights. The Data Protection Act […]

Jan 19
Fewer real estate developments approved in 2023

Published:Friday | January 19, 2024 | 12:08 AM PhotoVideo Real estate development plans appeared to have slowed in 2023, based on the number and scope of the approved projects. In total, the Real Estate Board of Jamaica approved 92 residential and commercial developments encompassing 3,296 units, nearly… To access this article in full please login […]

Jan 19
Report: Jamaica wage rise tops region

Jamaica made more progress on wages than any of the twenty countries sampled in the region, when factoring for inflation, a new UN report says. It follows the big pay raise the Jamaican government granted to itself. The report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, or ECLAC, a regional UN agency, […]