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Stories by Mark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 8:20 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Staff of the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland have been scolded for wrecking a multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment plant by dumping towels, sheets and other material down the drain. Last week, Eric ‘Busha’ Clarke, chairman of the...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:14 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered independent auditors to probe expenditure on a dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland after it was discovered that the project had racked up 180 per...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:20 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Telecoms provider FLOW was to meet with members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday as it continued to engage business leaders who have expressed discontent with the company’s network infrastructure. Following a meeting...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Immediate past chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, says successive governments have failed Jamaica by placing the agriculture sector in the shadows. Speaking to The Gleaner days before being...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Despite racking up millions of dollars in operational losses since taking ownership of Bernard Lodge, Frome and Monymusk Sugar Estates in 2009, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) says there is no immediate plan to shutter operations in Jamaica. In...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Stakeholders in the business process outsourcing (BPO) and hospitality sectors in western Jamaica are calling on Cable...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:39 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Senior Journalist and businesswoman Janet Silvera was last night selected as the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), following the sudden resignation of career banker Winston Lawson yesterday. At an emergency...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

A top executive of a leading outsourcing firm has rubbished the popular notion that the imminent implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in commercial operations would result in a mass loss of jobs. Speaking to The...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:29 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell is calling for the abolition of the current foreign-exchange management programme and for the Jamaican dollar to be pegged to the US currency. Speaking at the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica President Howard Mitchell has called on the Jamaican Government to review its tax platform to favour investors who increase their industrial efficiency with a more technologically savvy workforce. Mitchell...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:30 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Zimmer & Company has entered into distribution arrangements that will see its cannabis-laced health and wellness products entering markets in Mexico and Colombia. T’Shura Gibbs, who heads the Montego Bay-based company, says she has struck...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Despite fears that rapid automation and digitalisation could reduce the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector, Nicholas Fuller, director for global research innovation at IBM Technology Services, believes the imminent role of artificial...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Retired land surveyor and businessman Winston Dear is to become the latest inductee into the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MBCCI) Wall of Fame at its annual awards banquet to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:17 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

For Jamaica to meaningfully impact the global technology landscape, stakeholders will need to create an eco-system, where ideas can be developed and commercialised, says Kirk-Anthony Hamilton, co-founder of Tech Beach Retreat, held at...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:13 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-one-year-old Rich Smith is a senior user interface engineer at Internet content provider Netflix. However, his life could have turned out differently for the college dropout, if he had allowed his failures to determine his future...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Leroy Reid, director of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) south-west region, has issued a call for a national ethics campaign against dishonest practices such as the illegal abstraction of electricity from the national grid.According to Reid, whose...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys representing residents of Industry Cove in Hanover will today present their arguments to Justice Judith Pusey as they seek leave for a judicial review of the construction of a sewage plant at a National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme being...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell, says that the bureaucratic process at the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is counter-productive and is calling for greater support from the Government...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Gateway Co-operative Credit Union (2017) Limited, which was formed from the merger of the Hanover and Montego co-operative credit unions less than two years ago, is reporting a surplus of $133 million for the 2017-2018 financial year.Speaking at the...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Community and Workers of Jamaica (C&WJ) Co-operative Credit Union last Wednesday became the largest credit union operating locally...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Leading operators in local outsourcing claim that the remuneration being offered to its Jamaican workers is comparable to or betters any of the other industries in Jamaica. However, they are concerned that the gains achieved over the past five years...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector are in agreement with businessman Richard Byles that more should be done to achieve greater economic growth, but has rubbished the notion that outsourcing only offers low paying jobs to...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Poor parenting must be blamed for the rapid decline in the value system of the society, which has seen youngsters between the ages of 15 and 24 years turning to a life of crime, noted Barbara Dandy, dean of discipline at the Godfrey Stewart High...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:06 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry says local players must adopt to the rapid changes on the global outsourcing landscape and move to include higher value added services to their offerings in...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Despite the restrictions imposed by the security forces during the state of public emergency, the Montego Bay chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) says the much anticipated annual fundraiser Food Fashion and Dance, (FFAD) will not be postponed....

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