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Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 11:03 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:09 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 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:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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)...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), the leading local environment watchdog organisation, is raising concerns as to whether or not the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) was on board in granting a controversial sand...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Returning resident Ashton Pitt has been granted an injunction and leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to apply for an order to quash the decision of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to grant permission for the...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Residents of Duncan's Bay in Trelawny remain upset over the recent decision by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to grant an environmental permit for mining and quarrying beach sand in their community to an entity operated by land...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Stakeholders along the island's south coast have been left frustrated by the non-implementation of a major development that was projected to increase visitors to the region by 150 per cent, while generating a projected US$30 million...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Prominent Manchester businesswoman Wendy Freckleton is urging stakeholders in St Elizabeth to be innovative in their thinking as they seek to create employment opportunities...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Dr Lynden Rose, a prominent St Elizabeth businessman, said the Government should offer tax incentives to the parish's local investing community, akin to those given to foreign companies operating in Jamaica, to encourage more...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) has rubbished claims that fees and regulations under the SEZ Act are already having a negative impact on the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, a sector earmarked to...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Dr Guna Muppuri, the outgoing president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), is calling for dialogue with the Government before the long-awaited special economic zone (SEZ) regulations are finalised.The...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Government of Jamaica is supportive of the People's Republic of China's 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) economic policy and has an interest in becoming part of the initiative in the future.Giving...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Incensed by an apparent lack of appreciation for the negative impact that the upsurge in violent crimes has been having on western Jamaica, a cleric has challenged her ministerial colleagues to take their outreach to the affected...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Allan Rickards, the chairman of the Trelawny and St James Cane Farmers', Association, has declined an invitation to have dialogue with Arrakis Development, the United States-based entity which has forged a deal with Everglades Farms...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Government is to merge the oversight bodies of the local gaming industry into one oversight body as part of its effort to streamline the regulatory functions of the sector and improve the monitoring framework capabilities.This...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While extortion is not a major problem in western Jamaica, overall security remains a significant challenge in places like Hanover, where the high incidence of crime, especially murders, is driving fear into the business community."...

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