The Island of Renewal

The Island of Renewal


There is an air of renewal in downtown Kingston these days. Colorfully painted frontages house businesses lured back to the capital by generous tax incentives, improved policing, litter-free streets and a new transportation system. "Jamaica is in a state of transformation," says Patricia Francis, president of Jamaica Promotions Corporation, Jamaica's export and investment promotion agency. Prime Minister P.J. Patterson The economy grew last year for the first time in five years. Jamaica is pressing ahead with economic liberalization and structural reforms to prepare for deepening regional integrat

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