November 2, 2017

FTC hosts stakeholder consultation

On October 23, 2017, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) together with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) hosted a high level stakeholder consultation with senior representatives of several Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, to discuss the framework for Jamaica’s Merger Review Regime, which is being created with the assistance of a team of consultants. The […]

August 16, 2017

NWC’s Proposed Entry in Bottled Water Market: Enhancing or Distorting Competition

The response from some members of the private sector to the National Water Commission’s (NWC’s) announcement that it intends to enter the bottled water market may be right on point in the allusion to its mandate to pursue public welfare: the response, in the main, being it should confine itself to providing efficient service in […]

August 16, 2017

Competition should be favoured over Regulation in the Banking Sector

Recently, Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson piloted a Private Member’s Bill to tighten regulations governing the banking sector. The Bill to Amend the Banking Services Act covers three broad areas: (i) regulation of information to consumers; (ii) regulations of customer service standards; and (iii) regulation of fees charged for ancillary services. The motivation behind the Bill is to […]

Banking Sector
NWC’s Bottled Water Market

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