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

The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority, JSEZA, is reporting that as new companies come on board, total investments through the nascent SEZ market has risen to US$120 million, with substantially more projects in the wings.Kelli-Dawn Hamilton,...

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

JN General Insurance Company Limited has snagged the National Housing Trust account, covering the peril insurance component of the mortgage loans issued by the agency.NHT mortgagors are required to pay for life and peril insurance, but those...

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

With the backing of state agencies and angel investors, Patria-Kaye Aarons has taken her Sweetie Confectionery business out of Kingston and is now operating from the Clarendon capital of May Pen.She now has a larger factory, spanning 4,000 square...

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

The agency that insures bank deposits says the protection fund it oversees has grown to nearly $17 billion.Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation, JDIC, which...

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

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) expects to sign a joint venture agreement with the University of the Common-wealth Caribbean (UCC) that will see the development of a mid-island campus at the Denbigh property in Clarendon.JAS President Norman...

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

Dawkins Brown's firm Dawgen Group Limited has formed a new alliance with international partner Crowe Horwath, and is now looking to integrate the Jamaican outfit with a Trinidadian firm.Brown, who is managing partner for auditing firm Crowe Horwath...

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

David Noel will take over as president and chief executive officer of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited immediately as Jacqueline Sharp steps down from the position on October 31.Noel's promotion comes nearly a year after he was named her deputy back in...

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

Sagicor Bank Jamaica plans to establish mini-branches in areas where the bank currently has no presence, and is extending its operating hours into Saturdays to carve out additional business in the commercial banking market as new players enter.The...

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

The international profile of the Chinese currency, the renminbi or RMB, is on the rise and the Caribbean Development Bank, CDB, says regional...

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

Allan Lewis, who stepped into the role of managing director of JN Fund Managers Limited, JNFM, in January, is eyeing the mutual fund...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Shortwood Teachers' College has increased efforts to recruit new students, including social media advertising, against the back-ground of an estimated 40 per cent fall-off in annual enrolment over the past five years.The teacher-training outfit has...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Local syrup makers say that demand for their products spiked over the summer, which coincided with packaged sugar shortages, but is also a seasonal trend as temperatures rise and persons drink more to hydrate.The syrup makers say they are relying...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The distributors of Sunshine snacks, Confectionery & Snacks Jamaica Limited, based in Portmore, have cut prices to match the declining spending power of the Jamaican consumer, according to Brand Manager Jermaine Matthews...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Rainforest Seafoods Limited is further expanding its reach to markets in the eastern hemisphere with the development of a new processing centre at Calliaqua in St Vincent...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, the UCC Group, has hired consultants to develop a franchising structure that the institution will use to grow throughout...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Derrick Cotterell, chairman and CEO of Derrimon Trading Company Limited, which has made a US$3-million bet on a new market segment with Select supermarket, says...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

A 138 Student Living Jamaica representative said Monday that 300 police recruits will boost occupancy levels at its new halls every six months, following a new deal struck between the University of the West Indies and the Jamaica Constabulary Force...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jewel Grande Montego Bay, formerly the Palmyra Resort & Spa, is now taking in guests, although its official market debut is still a month away...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Dr Keith Amiel, head of corporate affairs at CB Group, says a rendering facility to be constructed at the company's new home base at Hill Run will produce chicken meal a product of chicken waste for export only.Chicken meal, or protein meal as it...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

General manager of Jamaica Cane Products and Sales Limited Major Hugh Blake said the market for retail sugar is being affected by distribution glitches as the three marketing companies face an unexpected increase in demand for the regular half-...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

One of Jamaica's least known but paradoxically popular citrus fruits appears to be weathering the greening and other diseases that have shrunk national supplies of other fresh fruit, through replanting of the orchard.For more than 80 years, the...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Citrus sellers are now enjoying premium price on the fresh fruit market because of shortages created by disease. Price paid per box has tripled over five years, says Dr Percy Miller, technical director of the Jamaica Citrus Growers Association (JCGA)...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Trade Winds Citrus Limited, maker of Tru-Juice beverages, is planning to move into exports with its tetra pak line of products to Caribbean markets.It will also be bottling two new chilled products, green vegetable and beet root juices, for local...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaican arm of Heritage Education Funds International (HEFI) now has more than US$112 million in assets under management, according to new agency director Kameka Headley Clarke.That translates to more than $14 billion in local currency.The...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Gary Matalon, CEO of KLE Group Limited, is projecting a rise in revenue for the listed company from both the initial franchise fee and royalties arising from the new deal between associate company FranJam and United Kingdom-based Casual Dining...

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