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Stories by Avia Collinder

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:02 AMAvia Collinder

Having last month let go 40 older employees with the shuttering of four dozen rooms as part of a major upgrading project, Half Moon hotel in Montego Bay says it will be hiring anew when the build-out is completed next October."With the opening of 57...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Knutsford Express Services Limited will, in the coming year, be increasing its fleet of luxury buses from the current 27, which undertakes 300 trips weekly, chief executive officer and director Oliver Townsend said last week."We are continuing...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

ItelBpo Solutions, one of Jamaica's faster-growing business processing out-sourcing operations, has taken over a 25,000-square-foot building in the New...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

NCB Capital Markets, the investment and securities trading arm of Michael Lee-Chin's NCB Financial Group, says it will soon be expanding the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica's labour ministry says it will roll out a mobile app by next March to make it easier to match job-seekers with employment opportunities posted on its electronic labour...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Chief executive Officer of Sagicor X Fund Limited Rohan Miller said the group has sold down its Sigma portfolio holdings in order to pay expenses attached to the US$90 million acquisition and renovation of the Palmyra hotel in western Jamaica, which...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Mayberry West Indies Limited and two other connected shareholders who called for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to replace board members at Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) have withdrawn the request, according to a notice posted on the...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Under the new law that consolidated agricultural commodities under a new body known as JACRA, growers who farm crops in "commercial quantities" will now...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 5:06 PMAvia Collinder

 

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Financial losses at CVM Television Limited continued to mount last year, and its auditors have highlighted concerns about the company's cash flows and indebtedness, according to the audited report released for the October 25 annual general meeting....

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Errol Gallimore, registrar of the Department of Cooperative and Friendly Societies, DCFS, says nearly half of the loan portfolio of the National People's Co-operative Bank is in arrears, but he plans to collect all the outstanding debt.Gallimore's...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The development company transforming the old Forum hotel on the outskirts of Portmore has placed another set of villas on the market, having secured buyers for the first set of two-bedroom units.Portmore Marina Development Limited has been...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

JN Bank said on Tuesday that it has rolled out smart ATMs with e-deposit capabilities across its banking network, covering 30 locations in Jamaica.The machines allow persons to make cash deposits to any JN Bank account without the need for a debit...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Rainforest Seafoods Limited is expecting other hotels to join the initiative in which guests are given access to live lobsters as a menu option, according to business development manager Max Jardim.The first deal was struck in October between Palace...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

A one-day lockdown of Caribbean Producers Jamaica's (CPJ) facilities near the end of October was for a systems upgrade.The distribution and manufacturing company, based in Montego Bay, is adding a new technology platform to improve on its supply...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority, JACRA, under whose umbrella the commodity boards have been merged, should start functioning by year end, according to...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Dione Jennings, whose substantive post is chief technical director at the Ministry of Labour...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:04 AMAvia Collinder

The damage to property and infrastructure in some sections of the Caribbean has seen a fall in habitable room inventory, with the result that vacationers are looking elsewhere for winter travel options.However, resort managers in Jamaica have mixed...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Producers Group Limited (JP), which is currently searching for a specialist farm manager for pineapple production, said it is now making headway on plans to expand markets for the fruit.Production yields are expected to climb next year by 17...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Medicanja Jamaica Limited, the first local developer of medical marijuana products, says it will be 'open for business' this November when its first six ganja pharmaceuticals are due to hit the local market, through pharmacy channels.The four-year-...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Digital product delivery at the NCB Financial Group is being pursued at hyper-speed, by the company's own estimation, with new cross-functional teams at work in a specialist information technology unit, called the Agile Lab.At the helm within the...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Real estate investments in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean, and are being driven by highway development and population increase, according to Petal James, the acting head of...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica's central bank is eyeing the Chinese renminbi, the RMB, as an opportunity to reduce reliance on US dollar usage in the Jamaican economy.John Robinson,...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The total value of mortgages for the June quarter was down 10.6 per cent to $9.2 billion, relative to the corresponding quarter of 2016.The numbers exclude disbursements by Jamaica Mortgage...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica will soon eliminate small coins, and while such a measure tends to lead to a 'rounding tax', the monetary authority say that won't happen when it comes to foreign exchange rates, stock prices, dividends and any other non-cash transactions.It...

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