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Stories by Avia Collinder

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Executive chairman of Norbrook Equity Partners, Khary Robinson, says he has grown his share of the car rental market to 15 per cent since acquiring the Hertz franchise last year, but is angling for more.Norbrook's foray into the car rental business...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The combination of higher pricing for annuities, after the last debt exchange event in Jamaica four years ago the NDX followed by new accounting requirements, have made it more difficult to accumulate pensions, according to actuarial expert...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Internet subscriptions might have climbed to 65 per cent, as more Jamaicans spend time online at their computers and on...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Courtney Campbell, group president and CEO, Victoria Mutual Group indicates that with increasing life expectancy, the reliance of older Jamaicans on those in the workforce - referred to as the...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Research done through the Mona Ageing & Wellness Centre at the University of the West Indies indicates that while women continue to outlive men, the men are making better preparations for retirement...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

JMMB Bank, the newest entrant and one of the smallest commercial banks is making an aggressive push for market one month into its market debut with an invitation to switch, and a promise to tamp down on fees.The invitation issued via email to the...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Dr Eric Deans, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Special Economic Zones Authority (JSEZA), said Tuesday that the build out of new industrial space at Caymanas in St Catherine remains critical as there is a shortage of space for new investors....

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:17 AMAvia Collinder

Business process outsourcing firm Conduent Jamaica says it needs 300 workers and will be holding a job fair for pre-selected applicants, in a departure from its open-door invitations last year that resulted in the company’s complex being...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

If you have received an adverse court judgment requiring you to make payment for a debt or an order for maintenance support of a family member, you cannot hope to escape from the obligation by declaring bankruptcy or seeking protection under Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Hi-Lo supermarket will be developing an online shopping platform, which it plans to roll out next year.Groceries ordered and paid for through the platform will be delivered to households, at additional cost, says General Manager of Hi-Lo Food Stores...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

  Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, JMA, is encouraging retail chains to partner with the manufacturing sector to increase the volume of locally produced goods on their shelves. Seaga, who was keynote...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Although JN Bank Limited is a new kid on the block in commercial banking, it comes to the market with decades of history as the premier private mortgage...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

In June, GraceKennedy Limited commissioned space under a business process outsourcing project that it began working on...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Consultations on a new structure under which regulators can step in to save financial firms from insolvency or wind up failing operations have wrapped up and the proposal for the so-called Special Resolution Regime is now before Cabinet for...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Rudisa Holdings, which acquired the old Coca-Cola plant in Kingston eight years ago with the intent to manufacture and sell soft drinks in this market, has pulled back from the plan, even as other local beverage producers are adding capacity.The...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Business process outsourcing company ADV Communications Limited, a joint venture between ICD Group and Advantage Communications Inc of Canada, plans to increase its number of seats by 500 by the end of next year.It would double the 500 seats that Advantage...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Realtor Andrew Issa is speculating that the value of downtown Kingston real estate is about to escalate as ongoing investments from public and private entities take shape, and is sinking money into property to await the payoff.Two headquarters...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The demand for factory space has nearly doubled in less than two years, mainly from businesses seeking agro-processing, business process outsourcing, manufacturing and warehousing space.Factories Corporation of Jamaica is now planning to add 132,075...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

  Microfinance firm Access Financial Services Limited has two more years of corporate tax breaks in its quiver, but shareholders are already asking the company for assurances that a full return to the tax roll won’t have a big impact on...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Yolande Gooden-Rhoden, owner of the organic natural hair care line Kumea's Hair Perspective, is one of several cosmetic manufacturers whose products are being promoted in foreign markets by state investment agency Jampro...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The joint-venture company building out a dockyard for boat repair in Jamaica is training workers for the business, even as it finalises financing to...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Jamaican Teas has tapped into a market niche in Trinidad & Tobago, having discovered that the Indian population are lovers of herbal teas...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Ministry of Finance & Planning is currently advertising for at least five economists to fill vacancies needed to keep the country's fiscal and macroeconomic programmes humming...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The newly released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on Jamaica states that while the possibility of operating a business is perceived as being...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:04 AMAvia Collinder

Saying its new real estate venture is designed to take home buyers "beyond the usual apartment experience", West Indies Home Contractors Limited, WIHCON, has broken ground for a new project called the Lofts.The developer says it aims to create "an...

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