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Stories by Mark Titus

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth, head of the St James Police Division, is blaming ignorance of policing strategies for the perception that the war again crime in the area is woefully lacking, his assertion is not finding...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Jamaica's two leading tertiary-level institutions, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech), are to collaborate on a research document, using the crisis at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Residents of Bath in Westmoreland are struggling to come to grips with Saturday night's quadruple murder when members of their community were slaughtered at a popular cookshop and bar by men travelling on two motorcycles.When the shooting, which...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Sylvain Fabi is urging Jamaicans to be on the right side of history by advancing inclusiveness towards the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Some top stakeholders in western Jamaica are hopping mad with the Government's decision to place a levy on group health insurance and want a rollback of the $1.5 million tax threshold set to take effect April 1. Instead, they want the...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams has slammed the door in the faces of operators in the business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry who have been pushing for a rollback of the 12.5...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Major players in the island's sugar industry are upbeat as Jamaica seems poised to record a much greater production than the 100 tonnes projected for the 2016-17 crop year.Since last December, Jamaica has been seeing a more than 50 per cent increase...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:It is not very often that one is forced to live with the memory of watching the lives of five of your family members being taken, execution style.Yet, this is the burden being carried by 69-year-old Marvin Bloomfield since gunmen...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 3:00 AMMark Titus

Less than 10 per cent of the more than 500 architects who have graduated from the Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA) at the University of Technology in the past 20 years have been able to find jobs in Jamaica.This has forced many of the...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

Despite its expressed reluctance to get back into the management of sugar factories, the Government might have no choice for the 2018 crop, as the operators of the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon have made it clear they will not start the...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With crime at an all-time high in western Jamaica and the crime-fighting strategies seemingly ineffective, Peter Bunting, the Opposition People's National Party's (PNP) spokesman on national security, wants to see a change in strategy...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The inaugural staging of the Invest MoBay initiative, which is geared towards providing the investor community with araft of potential business opportunities, is slated to unfold at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James on...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Thirty-one-year-old Daney Ann Thomas has accomplished an important feat in business circles in Portland. When she was elected president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce in 2012, she broke the proverbial glass ceiling, becoming the...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

With Jamaica re-cording approximately 1,350 murders last year, the quiet eastern parish of Portland saw a more than 50 per cent jump in its murder total but still kept its place as the most peaceful parish in the island.And Deputy Superintendent of...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers' Association (AIJCFA), says that there are encouraging signs that sugar manufacturers could realise the projection of 100,000 tonnes of sugar for the 2016-2017 crop year....

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 2:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Dr Guna Muppuri, president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), says he is not perturbed by a suggestion by a New York Daily News columnist that United States (US) President Donald Trump should bring back...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 1:17 AMMark Titus

Fish-farming company Algix Jamaica is leading a resurgence of aquaculture in Jamaica and is exploring a plan to get most of the more than 2,000 acres of deserted fish ponds in Jamaica back in operation to expand its production capacity as it...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 1:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With a 13 per cent increase in cruise ship passenger arrivals last years, and an additional 105 vessel slated to visit in 2017, local business stakeholders at the various destinations are cautiously optimistic that the increased...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 1:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Despite having many of the important variables to achieve success, business stakeholders in western Jamaica are worried that the scary crime situation, which churned out 268 murders in St James last year, could derail their plans to...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 1:14 AMMark Titus

One year after passing the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) act into law, government is yet to roll out the regulatory framework to govern the new regime, and members of the investing community in western Jamaica are not happy."We know things cannot...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 1:04 AMMark Titus

New chief executive officer of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), Liu Chaoy, is confident that the company will turn around its financial fortunes, but has warned that this will depend on the level of cooperation from the residents along the sugar...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The leadership of the Moravian Church in Jamaica is separating itself from the alleged actions of a veteran clergyman accused of committed sex crimes. According to reports, about 9 p.m., the police were on...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:After serving 30 years at the helm of Jamaica Cane Products Sales (JCPS) Limited, Karl James, one of the most respected voices in the local sugar industry, will be demitting office as the general manager of the sugar marketing agency...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Local sugar manufacturers are projecting an output of approximately 100,000 tonnes of sugar from the five factories that will be in operation for the 2016-2017 crop year."The production that we have projected is just under 100,000...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Retailers in Montego Bay are anticipating a further spike in sales as preparations for the Christmas celebrations intensify, following an increase in business from as early as November."The holiday buzz is gradually building up, more so within the...

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