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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...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 2:31 PMAvia Collinder

Kingston Wharves has offered to assist in any way it can to clear a backlog of containers which have been piling up at Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) since last week. The problem arose from the establishment of a new software...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 11:53 AMAvia Collinder

JMMB Merchant bank (JMMBMB), a subsidiary of the JMMB Group,  has become the island's eighth commercial bank following receipt of a licence on Friday, August 14. In September 2016,  the central bank approved JMMBMB's...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Everton McFarlane has been in charge at the Financial Services Commission (FSC) since August 2, but the appointment was only disclosed Friday in press advertisements.The former financial secretary had been tipped for the job, but sources said others...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Orville Lewis, operations manager at Bevad Management Services Limited, confirmed on Friday that the New Kingston Shopping Centre has been sold and placed under new management.Cable and Wireless Pension Fund sold the complex to Josa Investments...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Citrus Growers Limited, JCG, is being wound up by newly appointed receiver Wilfred Baghaloo of PwC Jamaica, five years after the company's plant assets and some of...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Trustee for Jamaica Beverages Limited, Wilfred Baghaloo, says he is restructuring the company's finances under bankruptcy protection, and would soon put a proposal to creditors for rehabilitation of the business.Baghaloo, a director of PwC Jamaica,...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Crafton Holdings, which trades as Convenience Foods Liquid Eggs, is increasing production as it secures new contracts in the hotel and baking sectors.Since starting deliveries in December 2016, Convenience Foods said it has scored supply contracts...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

COK Sodality Credit Union, whose remittance business was hit last year by account closures linked to derisking by correspondent banks is now shrugging off the experience and forging new ties with local money-transfer businesses.Back in September...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Bill payment company Paymaster Jamaica Limited is bent on deepening its footprint in the remittance market, and is now looking towards its partnership...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

First Global Bank Limited, Jamaica's second-smallest commercial bank, is about to grow its network nearly fivefold but through a system of mini branches that...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Courtney Campbell, president of the Victoria Mutual Group (VMBS) says fee increases, which took effect on Emancipation Day, August 1, are negligible and still...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Broilers Group is soon to introduce burgers and hot dogs and sausages to the Cayman Islands market, under plans to boost its regional exports.The poultry group began talking up its Caribbean footprint after local rival CB Foods diversified...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited, the real estate investment company run by Sagicor Group, saw its half-year profit erode by 30 per cent, some of which was linked to ongoing spend on the renovation of new acquisition Palmyra.Net profit fell to $...

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