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Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Ever need a particular item and have zero idea how to locate it without walking all day? Then you probably need The Vinelist.The Vinelist is an online marketplace which connects Jamaican consumers to local merchants. Consumers upload images of what...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Don't call it the end, it's more of a rebirth. The Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), at least its original phase, has come to an end. The closing ceremony was held at the Spanish Court Hotel on Thursday, October 1. SEBI, a three-year...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Already one of Jamaica's most revered learning institutions, the administration at Ardenne High is seeking to enhance the potential of its sixth-form body.Sixth-form development hour has been established by principal Nadine Molloy to give the...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

A quirky quartet of Jamaican university students wowed Ernst and Young (EY) officials in New York during the summer.The international finance giant welcomed Kerry-Ann Reid, Ronique Johnson, Davian Samuels, and Jody-Ann Lawrence, who were the first...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Say the term 'chartered accountant' and visions of old, bespectacled people in sharp suits crunching numbers might come to mind.So 43-year-old Bruce Scott might break the stereotype. Scott, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Two years after its creation, real estate company PROComm Development Ltd (PRODEV) boasts its first project.On Wednesday, PRODEV, the creation of PROComm founder Jean Lowrie-Chin and husband Hubert Chin, opened the majestic Phoenix Central...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Faithful customers of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) branches in the Manor Park area now have a glimmering new building to transact their business.On August 31, NCB opened its new branch on Constant Spring Road. Loren Edwards, senior assistant...

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

True to its mantra of 'bringing value home', Courts Jamaica volunteers worked assiduously every Friday in August to build four homes in collaboration with Food For The Poor (FFP).The retail furniture and appliance provider mobilised more than 100...

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

The 2015-2016 academic year got off to a relatively smooth start yesterday, but some schools reported various challenges.Some parents complained of transportation delays because of traffic or the availability of State-owned buses. But for the most...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 10:03 AMDaviot Kelly, Gleaner Writer

Several Residents of Collie Smith Drive are protesting the shooting of a member of the community this morning. They say that around 6:15 a.m., 24-year-old Andrew Gayle was picking ackees when members of a police team searching for a wanted man,...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

On September 25, nine entrepreneurs will have the chance to access US$130,000 in loans and a US$10,000 grant towards their business enterprise. This after being selected for the final of the Made For More Entrepreneurs Challenge hosted by the...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Already well known for its philanthropic efforts, National Baking Company formally launched its foundation yesterday.National CEO Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson said giving back started with his grandmother who would pack little brown paper bags at...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Red Stripe and the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship have forged a link to better equip local start-ups with the necessary skills to be successful.Both entities held an entrepreneur mixer at Red Stripe's head offices on Tuesday, where 13 graduates...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

To say Yanique Forbes Patrick is new to the Scotiabank family would be an understatement.Less than two weeks on the job, Forbes Patrick, who is the new vice-president of marketing, public and corporate affairs, is already flashing a wide smile."There are...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Last Thursday, Courts Jamaica handed out its 2015 Customer Scholarships at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew.The 43 recipients comprise Grade Six Achievement Test scholars heading into high school, tertiary-level students and skills training...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society Foundation (JN Foundation) Saffrey Brown has been selected to participate in The International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) this month for three weeks in the United States of America (US)....

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Patrenia Williams of St Elizabeth and Kevon Stewart of Kingston are the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation National Scholars for 2015/2016.The pair were chosen from 14 parish scholarship winners, who were announced last Thursday. The parish...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Think Wolmer's old boys and girls and the word loyalty comes to mind.And one old boy who has remained fiercely loyal is Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade Communications, an American technology company specialising in data and storage networking products...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

Remember the '90s cartoon Captain Planet? Perfecto Sanchez is no superhero but, like that character, he is fighting to save the world's environment, particularly its oceans. Recently, Sanchez and adventurer Greg Maud rowed across the North Sea to...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

It's only been a year, but the RUBiS brand has certainly been making a mark in Jamaica.The brand is already known for its innovation, customer service and, most important, the quality of its gas. To celebrate, the management of RUBiS hosted a first-...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

'Mosquito one, mosquito two, mosquito jump inna hot callaloo' - so the old nursery rhyme goes.However, for some people, mosquitoes seem to be jumping in and out of everywhere, swarming by the hundreds and thousands. News reports over the last few...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

He strode in confidently, clad in a fisherman's hat and dark glasses, to collect his prize.U. Dixon is the envy of his neighbours in St Elizabeth as yesterday he claimed his prize of J$117.9 million (US$1.02 million) as the 12th Super Lotto jackpot...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Trafalgar Travel Ltd will be hosting a six-hour sale at all its locations islandwide today.Head of Trafalgar Travel, Conrad Graham, said customers are in for great deals as tickets purchased today...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

I've written in this space before about the use of expletives.Some years ago, a teenager (he would be in his early 20s now), tried to get a law passed banning cursing in his Pasadena, California, town. I wrote then, and still believe, that some...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaviot Kelly

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) under the leadership of Michael Lee-Chin, has through the NCB Foundation made significant contribution to fulfill his promise to 'build a better Jamaica'.Formalised in 2003, the foundation has contributed...

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