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Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Dr Horace Chang, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, is slated to meet with business process outsourcing (BPO) stakeholders in Montego Bay today to discuss matters affecting the...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

While the debate over whether a state of emergency is the ideal response to the upsurge in crime in Montego Bay, St James, continues to attract mixed reactions, two prominent business operators in the tourist capital are warning that the city will...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The top leadership of telecoms giants FLOW and Digicel and the executive members of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) are slated to meet the Government today to address concerns recently raised by the BPIAJ...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Peeved by the recent inconsistencies in the provision of telecom services, the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), the umbrella organisation for the lucrative business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, is...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, the outspoken president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is calling for a new approach to crime-fighting in Jamaica as part of an overall bid to preserve foreign investments and even attract...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:While Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is optimistic that his recent visit to Canada will cause that nation's people to see Jamaica as a viable business option, Shelly Gaddy, a Westmoreland-based Canadian businesswoman, is threatening...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 12:28 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE MAJOR expansion work is several months away from completion, the port of Montego Bay in St James is already showing signs of a possible return to its glory days, after welcoming record numbers of cruise vessels for the first...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Local stakeholders in Falmouth, Trelawny, say the absence of a marquee attraction is preventing the seaport town from maximising its earning potential as a cruise destination and wants its iconic Bend Down Market to be given greater...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The state-of-the-art operating theatres at the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, which were built to coincide with the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, will finally be commissioned into operation by month end."It was a project that we took on as soon as we...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Residents of Sheffield in Negril, Westmoreland, are up in arms over a firearm shooting range that has been operating in the community for the past six years, and are urging the authorities to shut it down."The noise starts at about 6:30 a.m. during...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:John Germ, president of Rotary International, will make a historic four-day visit to Jamaica, starting next Wednesday.This will be the first time in local Rotarian history that a sitting president will visit JamaicaDuring his four-day...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

It was an evening of fun and laughter recently when friends, well-wishers and business acquaintances came out to show their support for popular businessman and philanthropist Dwight 'Debo' Crawford.Crawford, an influential figure in Montego Bay,...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 11:09 PMMark Titus

Brexit will not hurt us - sugar stakeholdersWestern Bureau:Despite earning most of its income from a supply deal with British-based refiner Tate and Lyle, leading players in the local sugar industry say Britain's decision to leave the European Union...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Montego Bay, which lost its premier cruise shipping destination status to Falmouth in 2010, looks poised for a major rebound as the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) is to spend approximately US$100 million over the next 18 months to transform the...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has thrown its support behind the recent call by business stakeholders in Montego Bay for the establishment of a signature attraction in the tourist resort to help boost its tourism appeal.Montego...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Citing economics behind the decision, finance minister Audley Shaw has revealed that his Government will not follow through on the construction of the Southern Coastal Highway, planned by the previous administration for eastern Jamaica, even as he...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Key stakeholders in the local business process outsourcing (BPO) sector are in full support of a recent call by Richard Byles, the co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, for greater investment in the sector to help...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Despite spending more than US$100 million to create greater efficiency at Frome Sugar Estate, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) has plunged to a new low after producing a mere 27,507 tonnes of the sweetener at the end of the current crop year.This...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Faris Al-Rawl says all 27 states of the Caribbean Basin must speak with one voice against the threat of financial terrorism in the region or face the consequences of being monitored by...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Dr Guna Muppuri, the new president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica, is convinced that, within five years, Jamaica can become one of the top 10 business process outsourcing (BPO) destinations in the world.But Muppuri is...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Peter Knight, the head of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), is refuting claims that his agency did not consult with residents of Farm Pen in Llandilo, Westmoreland, before granting permission for the construction of a petroleum...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The United Kingdom-based sugar refiner Tate & Lyle is to allow a portion of the sugar in the 2015-2016 supply deal it has with Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS) to be delivered in 2016-2017 as a way to he...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:02 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau: Donovan Stanberry, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, says the Government does not intend to spend more than the $200 million it had allocated to transport cane from the Long...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:13 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:While agreeing that secondary education should be funded by the Government, the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS) believes the proposed policy,as articulated by Education Minister Ruel Reid, lacks clarity...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Sergeant Raymond Wilson, the tough-talking chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, is again raising concerns about the nation's resolve to battle lawlessness, especially gun violence, which is making the job of the police...

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