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Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Healthcare and consumer products distributor, Kingston-based Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited (MDS), has been appointed as a distributor for the United States-based technology company 3M, expanding its portfolio in disposable supplies and...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

EduCom Co-operative Credit Union Limited saw its net surplus jump by nearly 30 per cent in 2017, which CEO Elvis King says was underpinned by an increase in its loan portfolio and non-interest income as it pursued an aggressive diversification...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 6:26 AMAvia Collinder

Financial services conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica announced earlier today that it has closed the deal with NASDAQ-listed Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V., to combine their tourism assets. Sagicor disclosed that having met all...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

A large 68-acre complex at Old Harbour, St Catherine, will be the home base for a tech park complex to be developed by GeoTechVision Enterprises Limited, a company owned by Valrie Grant.Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited, through its managed funds...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Victoria Mutual Building Society has secured regulatory approval for an office in New York in the United States and will be opening in Brooklyn within the next nine months.VMBS currently has 15 branches in Jamaica, three representative offices in...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 2:30 PMAvia Collinder

  Melanie Subratie, chair of the legislation and regulations committee of Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Stanley Motta, accedes to the need for a data protection law, but says the powers of proposed commissioner needs to be clarified...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Public Sector Employees Co-operative Credit Union Limited (PSECCUL) aims to grow its loan book by 20 per cent this year, particularly through its payday and home improvement products.PSECCUL basically intends to double its performance this year...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) says the vehicle inspection regime now in play is expected to lead to at least 10 per cent of its 151 membership being forced out of business by December.Since February 1, the preowned vehicles...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Securities regulators in the three markets that fall under the long-touted Caribbean Stock Exchange (CXN) have amended rules to allow for seamless trading, and the stock exchanges now operate from a shared platform build by a South African vendor....

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:05 AMAvia Collinder

This August will mark a decade since Kingston Properties Limited, which trades as KPREIT, made its debut on the stock market as a pioneer real estate investment trust in the business of managing income-generating property.It...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The redevelopment of the old Forum Hotel is in its third phase, according to developer Michael Lake of Portmore Marina Development Limited, who is converting the 200-room property into 120 residential units.Portmore Marina will start marketing the...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 2:25 PMAvia Collinder

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said Martinique had a cost of living relatively higher than many of its Caribbean counterparts and 40 per cent higher than in France because almost all consumption was supported by imports from...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Ministry of Tourism has been working on new airlift arrangements to move Jamaica towards a goal of 60,000 South American visitors annually by targeting middle-class travellers.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett met with senior executives of LATAM...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Samuel Afonso Diaz, country manager for Hospiten Jamaica Limited, a private hospital located in Rose Hall, St James, indicates that the facility is in the process of expanding staff count to meet local needs.Diaz told the Financial Gleaner that "As...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is still contemplating whether to move ahead with a gestating plan to develop another parking garage in downtown Kingston, and has hired a consultant to review its commercial prospect.The project was...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

JN Bank Limited has reintroduced a mortgage product intended to capture the interest of professionals at the early stage of their career, by offering lower loan repayments that later increase as their earnings grow.Saniah Spencer, the marketing and...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

App-based rideshare and courier service Get There Jamaica Limited is negotiating partnerships with mobile money service Quisk to make its payment platform more accessible to potential clients and concurrently build up market share...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

StartupRobot, a software development firm that made its name locally by helping new companies and individuals ease the pain of completing business registrations, is spreading its talents to others in the Caribbean in need of tech support.The tech...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

A landowner in St Elizabeth has listed property in Hodges for nearly $9 billion, citing the prospect of oil discoveries offshore that area of Jamaica.The listing with the Multiple Listing Service of the Realtors Association of Jamaica invites local...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that Cabinet has approved the Bernard Lodge Land Use Master Plan for the development of an urban community in the area once dedicated solely to sugar cane...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

CEO and company founder Douglas Halsall is indicating that it will be another three years before Advanced Integrated Systems Limited, AIS,...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) under whose umbrella the commodity boards have been merged, will start accepting licensing applications on April 1.JACRA, which...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Anthony Laura, the general counsel and chief administrative officer for Noranda Bauxite Jamaica, says the new United States tariffs could serve to boost the company's output, but the precise market...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 11:10 AMAvia Collinder

GraceKennedy Limited (GK) and its partner Western Union announced today an expansion of the company’s digital money transfer service, which will allow Jamaicans to send funds via an online platform to 200 countries globally. Effective April 1...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaican realty company La Maison Property Services Limited has become a franchisee of an American operation called Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and has rebranded under the new name.La Maison's name change to Better Homes and Gardens...

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