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Stories by Avia Collinder

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

Wisynco Group Limited is looking to export more purified water and will be introducing two production lines within a few months to double volume output as the market expands.Wisynco Chairman William Mahfood says purified water appears to have...

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

GraceKennedy Limited expects to commission new manufacturing space at Denbigh, Clarendon, by midsummer, from where it will produce canned and frozen foods for Jamaican consumers and foreign markets, according to Group CEO Don Wehby.The conglomerate...

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

The Jamaican Government is said to be identifying new mining sites for licensing to the operators of Noranda Jamaica, to replace land now denied the bauxite company within the protected boundaries of the Cockpit Country."We are advised that the...

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

The Kingston property acquired by Carita Limited from Salada will become the food distribution company's new home in February, providing the base from which it will later diversify into production, according to CEO Rita Hilton.Coffee company Salada...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:02 AMAvia Collinder

The Celebration Jamaica casino resort project will be executed, its principals said this week, notwithstanding setbacks of the past that included the...

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

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust, JNHT, is on a quest to preserve the Blue Lagoon as a protected national heritage site and is seeking a declaration of the area as a national monument. A management plan for the area has been drafted."We expect by...

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

Allison Pitter & Company Limited has been commissioned to sell fixtures at Cuddy'z, a once-popular restaurant and sports bar located in the New Kingston Shopping Centre...

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

The National Housing Trust (NHT) indicated at midyear that it had closed bidding on the Orange Grove Estate in Trelawny, but the state agency was back in the market this month with a new invitation for investors to consider the historic property for...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:02 AMAvia Collinder

The officials in charge of state company Harmonisation Limited, which has ambitions of getting into the casino business, have been elusive about the company's...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Continental Baking Company Limited, operator of National Bakery, is building a new bakery outlet in Kingston that will feature storage facilities and 5,000 square feet of retail space.The new distribution point at the corner of Skibo Avenue and...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Heart Institute of the Caribbean will open a new wing on the medical facility by next March, having spent US$4 million (J$500 million) on the expansion at the Balmoral Avenue complex in Kingston, inclusive of equipment and a cardiac emergency room....

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The business management consulting firm, Above or Beyond, founded by Dr Leahcim Semaj and headed by Dr Sandra Palmer, has expanded into Miramar, South Florida.The addition of a new office in an overseas market follows 35 years of operation...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Lasco Financial Services Limited has partnered with Guardian Life on health care coverage for Jamaicans who are normally priced out of the market.The two-month old product, called Lascare, allows Jamaicans who are micro traders or self-employed to...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) made a near-250 per cent turnaround in the first quarter ending September, having turned a US$315,650 loss into a profit of US$463,...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The clashing views on how to deal with plastic pollutants were on display Wednesday, at a think tank forum organised to assess the waste disposal problem that is...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Pierre Shirley, the general manager of Proven Reit, a subsidiary of the Proven Group, says the company's newest project is GIAU, an upscale residential development consisting of 11 luxury two- and three-storey villas and six two-bedroom apartments...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

TransJamaican Highway Limited, the concession holder for Highway 2000 East-West is now pulling in revenues above $8.8 million daily for Portmore, St Catherine, according to Wednesday Business estimates and data provided by the company in November....

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Having recently let go 40 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 new...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

IBEX International said it is investing US$1.5 million, about J$189.3 million, to retrofit space formerly occupied by Empire Supermarket in Portmore, St Catherine, to expand its business process outsourcing (BPO) operation and in the process provide...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Group CEO Don Wehby says GraceKennedy Limited is on track to complete its new headquarters in 2018, despite minor delays in the construction process.Wehby said some of...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaican Government has had little success in divesting the assets held by the Cocoa Industry Board (CIB), but is...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Brawta Living, a discount and marketing web platform operated by WVM Brawta Living Limited, says it has saved shoppers as much as $40 million from 8,000 coupons sold since its start-up in mid-2016. The company, which is going up against the likes of...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited and its parent company are weighing whether to proceed with plans for a 800-room hotel at Rose Hall in Montego Bay that would have been one of the largest projects undertaken by a local company. Although the...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaican Government is about to split off the commercial operations of the Coconut Industry Board, leaving only the regulatory arm under the control of the State...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

New Day Aluminium LLC is not sure yet how its bauxite-mining operations will be impacted by the decision on the boundaries for the Cockpit Country."We have not yet been fully apprised of the precise decision of the prime minister onthe Cockpit...

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