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Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON) will be expanding its footprint in Portmore this summer, with the completion of The Bermonde housing development in East Queens Park, Greater Portmore.The development will feature 76 Tropicana town houses, all...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Chairman of Red Stripe Richard Byles said it took two years to take back the production of Red Stripe beer for the international market to Jamaica. He said this happened due to several factors."We've done a lot of, plant improvements here," he said...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

The Second Barber, Beauty Battle and Expo will be mounted by Jamaica National Small Business Loan (JNSBL) on April 10. The success of 2015's competition has inspired scores of barbers and hairdressers to participate."JNSBL has decided to mount a...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

iGUi (pronounced 'iggy') Pools Jamaica is looking to make a splash in the island by introducing fibreglass pools.iGUi Pools is in 30 countries across Europe and the Americas, with headquarters in Brazil. CEO of iGUi Pools Jamaica, Winston Barrett,...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Sarifa Insurance Brokers is reporting very positive results since it began offering an online option for customers to get motor insurance.The company started its beta phase on its anniversary on October 23 and Sarifa president Christopher Blythe is...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

When you've been tasked with running one of the most prestigious private-sector bodies in the country, you must be ready.That's the challenge at the able feet of corporate Jamaica veteran Gail Abrahams, who is the new CEO of the American Chamber of...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

The average Jamaican has a love affair with new and used Japanese cars, and Fidelity Motors, the dealers for Nissan, are looking to keep the love flowing.According to David Crawford, Fidelity's marketing officer, this Christmas the company is...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Fontana Pharmacy is looking forward to the Christmas season, and is prepared to cater to all demographics."We are very optimistic, even based on just how November has been with the Christmas sales and the number of people coming in," said Anne Chang...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Courts Jamaica is offering up a fabulous five of the best buys for Christmas.A living room suite, a complete Walles bedroom suite (which is new to the Courts line-up), TCL smart TV, General Electric inverter refrigerator, and an innovative Whirlpool...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Showing miles as wide as pools, children from the Maxfield Park and Homestead places of safety received shoes from Payless ShoeSource, Sovereign Centre on Wednesday, December 9 as part of the company's annual Shoes4Kids Programme.The programme...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Help is on the way for the 26 families who were burnt out from premises at 50 Church Street on Saturday.Representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Child Development Agency (CDA), along with Member of Parliament for West...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Courtyard by Marriott New Kingston officially opened its doors today.General manager of the hotel, Koen Hietbrink, said persons had already been able to enjoy the unique ambience that comes with the American brand from last week's soft opening....

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Their laughter is infectious, and especially after 65 years together, they can still laugh at, and with, each other.Barry and Margaret Beckford celebrated this matrimonial milestone on November 18 and it's pretty clear how they've stayed together...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Even if you don't use them, you've probably heard of online dating sites like eHarmony, Match and Christian Mingle.But while perusing one, local webdeveloper and entrepreneur Monique Powell noticed something. There weren't many Jamaicans on it."And...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Stewart's Auto Group, dealers of BMW in Jamaica, on Tuesday launched the new BMW 7 series.Held at the official residence of the German Ambassador to Jamaica, Joachim Schmillen, BMW enthusiasts and loyal Stewart's customers came to see the latest of...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

So the holidays are approaching, and you're looking for the perfect gift for the love of your life. May we recommend putting herbehind the wheel of what is sure to be one of the most luxurious cars on the market. Here are 10 reasons to buy her the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

And why shouldn't she be? The first of her nine children is the new political ombudsman. Donna Parchment Brown was sworn in as Jamaica's first female ombudsman and fourth overall since Independence on Monday. And Mother Parchment was front and...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

As teenagers, Arthur Newland watched his Calabar classmate Robert Kerr link up with other students to trek to the Blue Mountains."And then through Youth Service ... it became a part of how we went about working with youth around the island," said...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

In comparison to its 136-year-old parent company, Victoria Mutual Business Society (VMBS), Victoria Mutual Wealth Management (VM Wealth) is a mere youth.But, in celebrating its 21st anniversary, it is clear that the entity is more than holding its...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

If you've ever dined at The Gap Cafe near Holywell, in the rural mountains of St Andrew, or at the Grog Shoppe at the historic Devon House, then you would have been treated to a gastronomic experience of high order.The force behind your enjoyable...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

At any awards event, the winners are always well received.But at the recent American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Jamaica Business and Civic Leadership Awards and Banquet, none could grumble when Father Richard Ho Lung got the biggest cheer. The...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:49 AMDaviot Kelly

An astute businessman, it was for his work both in, and outside, the board room that Joseph M Matalon picked up his latest accolade. Matalon and Missionaries of the Poor founder Father Richard Ho Lung were presented with individual awards at the...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Believe it or not, Rita Humphries-Lewin was 41 when she started Barita Investment Limited in 1977.But the astute businesswoman was in the investment world from the start of the Stock Exchange in the 1960s. Today she is still integrally involved in...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Dr Henry Lowe believes he was always business oriented, even as a child, but as an adult, he notes four distinct phases of his business development.He was involved in book retailing and motor car repair/sales during the latter part of his...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

ARTWORK done by children having fun will assist children in need of health care.Five paintings done by children who attended Mary's House, the temporary space constructed by ScotiaFoundation in Emancipation Park, annually, during the Christmas...

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