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Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The Government will be taking a three-pronged approach in its bid to attract more investment to the local business process outsourcing (BPO) sector as part of the overall drive to make Jamaica a more attractive destination for potential investment....

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Divisional commander of the St James police, Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor, says some business operators in the parish have been turning a blind eye to criminal activities, while others have been benefiting from the illicit...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Despite an announcement that the Government plans to operate the Long Pond Sugar Estate, Trelawny, for at least three months in the current crop year, sugar cane stakeholders in the parish are still unhappy as there is a fear that the initiative is...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Yesterday's decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold an injunction, which was sought by Algix Jamaica against the operators of the Appleton Estate sugar factory, in St Elizabeth, has sent shock waves throughout the local sugar sector...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Banker Aubyn Hill, who led the team which divested the loss-making sugar factories in 2011, has again rejected claim that the move was not done in the best interest of the industry.Hill came under fire last Wednesday as prominent cane farmer Kenneth...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With just over 50 per cent of the number of police personnel they had a decade ago, key stakeholders in Negril are calling for the immediate installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the popular tourist resort to...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS) is now fine-tuning its preparation to send off its first shipment of 24 tonnes of sugar to British Firm Tate and Lyle by the end of this month. The JCPS was given an extension for its first...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With vast amounts of office space now available for potential investors in the local business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector, Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president Gloria Henry, who is also assistant vice...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Should the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) form the government when the political dust from the 2016 general election is settled, key stakeholders in the business sector in western Jamaica would like to see the gains of...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 12:13 AMMark Titus

With a mere five days to go before Jamaicans go to the polls to elect a new government, the two main political parties are now doubling their efforts to put on a good show in a final bid to impress potential voters.Going into this weekend's Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The United Kingdom-based sugar refiner Tate...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says that it is positioning itself to be more vocal on issues affecting national development, and it would be demanding better governance from the party that forms the next government...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Popular clinical child and family psychologist Dr Susaye Rattigan recently staged her second Inspired Women's Goal Setting and Vision Board party at the Montego Bay Yacht Club in St James, and those in attendance were treated to a stress-free...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Lillian Bolt, the outspoken aunt of track and field superstar Usain Bolt, is hopping mad that nearly three years after a bold announcement that a statue of her world-famous nephew was to be erected in Falmouth, Trelawny, it has not been done."We...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:After months of defiance, People's National Party (PNP) supporters in North Trelawny have decided to fall in line with the wishes of the party's leadership and will support the candidacy of civil engineer John Paul White, who has been...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Allan Rickards, chairman of the All Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), is warning that there must be an immediate resolution to the dispute which has led to an injunction obtained by Algix Jamaica (the operator of a St...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 2:56 PMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

 Western Bureau: A businesswoman, who allegedly used a baseball bat to beat a student of the Cedric Titus High School, in Trelawny, last Saturday, has been charged by the police and is to appear in court next Wednesday. The businesswoman,...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WITH BILLIONS of dollars in investment earmarked for Montego Bay over the next five years, Gloria Henry, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says the construction of the long-awaited Montego Bay bypass needs to come on...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Glendon Harris, the chairman of the St James branch of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), says western Jamaica could rescue the island's banana industry if the region got the same kind of support that is being given to the eastern parishes."...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) sector is set to get yet another boost in its bid to realise the projected 30,000 jobs by 2020 with the construction of its second incubator at the Montego Bay Free Zone (MBFZ).The project, a...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

THE NEW pricing regime on the international market is already taking a toll on the local sugar industry as farmers are refusing to sell their produce at the rate being offered by the marketing agencies.African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Leading players in the sugar industry have given Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) a failing grade for its performance since taking over the Bernard Lodge, Monymusk and Frome sugar factories in 2009.Peter McConnell, the outgoing managing director...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

A three-hour-long meeting among stakeholders in the local sugar industry to discuss issues posing a threat to a successful start to the 2015-2016 crop year ended in stalemate on Monday."The parties sat for several hours hoping to find a solution...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The Aura Lounge at Couples Swept Away Resorts was a picture of elegance for the Negril Chamber of Commerce's annual gala dinner last Saturday. Stakeholders in the popular tourist resort took a break from the busy winter tourist season to celebrate...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Members of Montego Bay's business community took time out from their busy schedules to celebrate a relatively successful 2015 at Whitter Village in Ironshore, Montego Bay, on Wednesday.Assistant Commissioner of Police Winchroy Budhoo, in charge of...

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