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Stories by Mark Titus

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Following a below-par 2016-2017 crop year, a number of local manufacturers will be starting their sugar production much earlier this season as they seek to make up for the shortfalls from last year.Except for Worthy Park Estate, in St...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

CEO of itelbpo Smart Solutions Yoni Epstein and his wife, Lisa Lake, were the perfect hosts as they welcomed guests to their newly built 70,000 square-foot call centre. Guests included members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) has embarked on an ambitious programme to teach its Jamaican staff the Chinese language, Mandarin, a move CEO Liu Chaoyu says is destined to bridge the culture gap that currently...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

Key stakeholders in the sugar sector are singing the praises of local manufacturers, who had to navigate a raft of challenges but still managed to produce a combined 87,990 metric tonnes of sugar from 1.13 million tonnes of cane for the just...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

Hard Rock Cafe in Montego Bay recently hosted the perfect precursor for the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Expo 2017, set for October 13 to 15 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.The promotional initiative featured displays by the...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 9:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:A number of high-level stakeholders in the expanding cannabis industry are expected in Montego Bay today for the second staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Chief executive officer of Everglades Farm Limited says that the long wait for a request for proposal (RFP) to obtain a licence is threatening the US$38 million co-generation facility planned for Long Pond in Trelawny as their partner...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Justice Georgiana Fraser has refused an affidavit to lift an injunction contesting the National Environment and Planning Agency's (NEPA) decision to allow Westmoreland businessman Andrew Williams to establish a liquid petroleum gas...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) said earnest efforts are being made to offload Monymusk Sugar Estate to a new operator. It is also adamant that whatever the outcome, the Clarendon-based factory, which racked up more than US$60...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Agriculture Min-ister Karl Samuda and representatives from his ministry will hold a teleconference with the principals of COMPLANT, the parent company of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), to discuss the future of the Chinese...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, yesterday, made a public apology to the nation's teachers and school administrators for his reference to several learning institutions as extortionists."The satisfaction of teachers and effective administration...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Helene Davis Whyte, the president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), says the Government's contribution towards school fees is a mere "drop in the bucket and is insufficient to prepare our students for tomorrow's...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) series of workshops, which is designed to help players in small and medium-size enterprises to become more proficient, got off to an encouraging start last weekend with...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:03 PMMark Titus

Scores of potential investors and small operators turned out for the business process outsourcing (BPO) SME Executive Exchange workshop held at the J. Wray...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Dr Damian Graham, the general manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), says attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado was not accurate in her media statement about the impasse between her client, Carlyle Allen, the embattled...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:09 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With a raft of new developments in the services industry, some senior government members are of the view that the project 'five percent in four years' target, which was set by the Economic Growth Council (EGC...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

The Supreme Court has put the brakes on the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which had moved to take back control of the Aquasol Beach Park in Montego Bay, St James, which the state entity leased to the private operator Reggae Adventure/AquaSol....

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Despite the millions of dollars in investment which has been flowing into Montego Bay, Mayor, Homer Davis says crime remains a worrying concern and is hoping that the newly enacted zones of special operations initiative will provide...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says the Government's initiative to reduce energy consumption in ministries, departments and agencies has been an overwhelming success to date."As you might recall, the first...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Karl Samuda says it could be in the best interest of the sugar sector and the cane farmers in Trelawny if the proposed Arrakis Everglades Jamaica (AEJ) cogeneration facility, which is slated to be...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 8:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Karl Samuda said his industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries ministry is yet to get an undertaking from Chinese firm COMPLANT, the parent company of the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company, if they will be willing to offset the cost of...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 7:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Ian Dear, the newly installed chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has identified the revitalisation of the Montego Bay 'Hip Strip' as the number-one priority during his tenure as head of the state agency.To...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:J. Wray and Nephew Limited is appealing to the Government to support its $1-billion makeover of the world-famous Appleton Rum Tour by re-establishing the old rail service and putting in a proper road from Montego Bay, St James, to its...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Come next month, the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) will be embarking on an islandwide series aimed at sensitising small and medium enterprises that are offering outsourcing services to improve the quality of...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Businesswoman Gloria Henry, the new president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), is urging the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) not to sacrifice the business process outsourcing (BPO)...

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