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Stories by Huntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:35 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Boutique business hotel Terra Nova is living up to its English translation, ‘new land’, with the breaking of new ground on a luxury condominium complex as the model for a planned redevelopment of the substantial real estate holdings of its owners,...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Harriat ‘Harry’ Maragh has built up significant holdings over many decades in the shipping industry. He now owns multimillion-dollar properties adjacent to the port of Kingston, where he once fished and caught crabs as a little boy growing up in...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:37 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Two years into his chairmanship of financial powerhouse Sagicor Group Jamaica, a move that capped some 14 years as chief executive of the insurance, banking, property management and hospitality conglomerate, Richard Byles, now 68, prepares to step...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:31 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Inspired by the Young Leaders programme of former US President Barack Obama in 2015, Craslyn Benjamin’s four-year-old fresh food business Benlar Foods was also a poster child of sorts for the Branson Entrepreneurial Centre Caribbean, the start-up...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:14 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Kingston Wharves’ car-transhipment business has outgrown the 18 acres of land it leased at the Tinson Pen aerodrome and filled up another 15 acres it bought near the wharf devoted to motor vehicle storage. And company officials are predicting even...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:21 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

She’s the niece of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, a former journalist and, at one time, a manager in charge of corporate affairs, customer service, client and government relations at several locations for power utility Jamaica Public...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

New chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Joseph Mayer Matalon, assumed leadership of the listed group on May 1. Joe M., as he is also known, lists among his hobbies a love for public-sector policy work, that has seen him lead major...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:32 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

KLE Group, which oversees the Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurants, UBTR, is hunting property even as it assesses potential traffic numbers for possible market entry in Falmouth...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:25 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Exquisite Wicker is a small operation that for more than 20 years has been making wicker furniture out of its 92 Hope Road location, smack in the middle of the Liguanea commercial and residential district in Kingston. David Myrie spent his earliest...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:26 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

The World Bank is talking up the Jamaican economy and expressing confidence in the government’s policy direction. This week, it announced another US$140 million in loans not originally planned for Jamaica, which adds to its already approved...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:31 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Year two of Christopher Zacca’s tenure as president and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica brought record profit amid a restructuring of the accounting for resort investment Playa. But just in case anyone thought otherwise, Zacca is declaring he is...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:26 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

The global nutraceuticals market is reported to be valued at in excess in US$200 billion with projections that it will top US$300 billion in the next five years, pushed by changing population, health and dietary trends. Those numbers underpin the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:27 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

The April 2 announcement of a more than US$97,000 gift from the Caribbean Development Bank, CDB, to Caricom for a study on plantation white sugar has Jamaican manufacturing representatives lining up on different sides of the hot-button issue. The...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Insurance brokerage house Billy Craig Insurance Brokers Limited is talking up an ongoing value-added technology upgrade that its executives say is setting the company apart in an increasingly competitive market of insurance intermediaries. The...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:28 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

The five Russell siblings of Montego Bay, owners of the all-inclusive three-star Deja Resort on the western city’s famed ‘Hip Strip’, are satisfied that they have brought their property and brand to a level where it can be now be successfully...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Jan’s Accents, located in Liguanea, St Andrew, designs and makes exquisite leather sandals, handbags, ladies’ belts, and creative jewellery pieces from stones and metals. Business has been steadily growing, creating more hours and earnings for the...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Jamaica has benefited from, or is in the process of cashing in on, loans and other public- and private-sector development financing from the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, amounting to more than US$5.1 billion for the 50 years of the bank’s...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:08 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Armed with $70 million from its IPO, creative training institute iCreate is on a drive to upgrade its teaching facilities and instructional equipment and expand beyond its modest classrooms in Jamaica and Miami to other markets overseas. iCreate...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:40 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

The Mona School and Business and Management, MSBM, has not only been advancing top quality business education in Jamaica for the past 12 years, but has also been involved in ground-breaking research and the real-life application of research...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

They are part of the 87-year-old Spirits Pool Association and are collaborating for the March 9-10 inaugural staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival, but competing rum brands Appleton Estate and Hampden Rums are taking contrasting approaches to earning...

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