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Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Businesses are being advised to invest more in cybersecurity systems and tech security talent to protect themselves against hackers and cybercrime.Cybersecurity expert Karl Chambers, president and CEO of Diligent Security from Atlanta in the United States...

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Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:01 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaican police is refining strategy to hit human traffickers “in the pocketbook”, says Deputy Superintendent of Police Carl Berry, even as the perpetrators are increasingly burrowing underground by switching to crytocurrencies to...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Real Estate Board of Jamaica is developing penalties as a way to incentivise the banking sector to report the withdrawals from escrow accounts that developers are required to establish to safeguard client funds.Chief Executive Officer Sandra...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Private pharmacies have struck a new agreement with the state-backed drug-distribution programme that will see them operating as business partners instead of rivals, starting this month.Competition from the Drug Serv programme operated by the...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Hinduja Global Solutions plans to double its Jamaican workforce in the medium term, but is hedging full execution of the expansion plan against market conditions.Anand Biradar, the country head for Jamaica and vice-president for business development...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Abe Dabdoub said last Friday that he is targeting a market of teachers, policemen, hotel workers and young professionals for a multistorey development that is expected to break ground in January at Coral Gardens in Montego Bay.The complex will...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

For the past year, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ)has systematically been pulling foreign currency out of the market as it polices dollarisation, but while commercial bankers...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Ongoing roadworks for a new traffic system in Barbican is causing some discomfort for clients of the Hi-Lo Food Stores supermarket, a store for which a...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The divestment unit of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) confirmed that it has selected a broker for the initial public offering of shares in Wigton Windfarm Limited on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.However, DBJ said it is still finalising the...

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

CashWiz Jamaica will open its fifth pawnshop in Portmore, which will become its flagship operation, but the company has even bigger plans to roll out another 10 outlets in two years, to keep pace with demand.Regional Manager Lilieth Douglas says the...

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...

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