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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...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Rum distiller and manufacturer Hampden Estate, which is based in Trelawny, made its owners, Everglades Farms Limited, and Jamaica proud recently by copping a total of four medals at the recent ShowRum Tasting Competition in Rome,...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The decision by the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) to award the Seprod Group market-agency status could threaten Jamaica's ability to meet its obligation to British sugar refiner Tate...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips has rubbished claims that there will be massive job cuts as the Government introduces a public-sector reform exercise to reduce the wage bill as agreed with the International Monetary...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:34 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The picturesque Blue Waters beach club in Falmouth, Trelawny was the perfect venue for National Commercial Bank's client appreciation party dubbed Sunsoir: The Golden Epoch on Sunday.An ambiance conducive to fun and relaxation,...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau: Despite the protracted lull in cruise-shipping activity in Port Antonio, William Tatham, the vice-president of cruise operation at the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), says the resort town remains an integral part of the PAJ's plan to...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The historic Falmouth port, Trelawny, was back into the limelight last Friday, as it played host to Royal Caribbean International's (RCI) newest vessel, the MS Anthem of the Seas, which made its inaugural call on the seaside town.The MS Anthem of...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While the HEART Trust/ National Training Agency has been tasked to ensure a sustained quality workforce to match global labour market demands, former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Davon Crump, is...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Jamaica's tourism industry received a fillip last Friday as the Royal Caribbean International's (RCI's) newest vessel, MS Anthem of the Seas, made its inaugural call at the Historic Falmouth port.MS Anthem of the Seas is the second ship of the...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Karl James, general manager, Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS), has expressed cautious optimism that the five factories that will be operational for the 2015-2016 crop year can produce a projected 130,000 tons of sugar to meet supply commitments and...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Former banker Aubyn Hill, the man who successfully offloaded the loss-making government-run sugar factories to private owners in 2011, is defending the divestment exercise, saying the unpreparedness of the new owners is the cause of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

It was a spectacular affair at the 83rd staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Annual Awards Banquet, held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, last Saturday.It was attended by...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Despite being warned of the irreparable harm that could be done, the Government appears set to table a bill to affix a 12.5 per cent corporate income tax (CIT) on the fast-growing business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.The local...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Executive Director of the South Trelawny Environmental Agency (STEA) Hugh Dixon says the Rural Agricultural Develop-ment Authority (RADA) should move from a teaching to a demonstrative approach as it does not have enough extension officers to...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

UNITED STATES Congress-woman Yvette Clarke, who has Jamaican roots, will be the keynote speaker at tonight's (Saturday) Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MBCCI) Annual Banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in the western city....

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier is blaming local stakeholders for the unpreparedness of the sugar industry to meet the new global sugar regime, which takes effect in 2016.Speaking at the 78th annual conference of the Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 9:29 AMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, sitting out 2015/2016 crop year, the government on Monday approved funds for cane farmers who normally supply that factory to transport their yields to other facilities outside the...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 9:27 AMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, sitting out 2015/ 2016 crop year, the government on Monday approved funds for cane farmers who normally supply that factory to transport their yields to other facilities outside the...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Worried sugar stakeholders in Clarks Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny should know on Monday whether or not the Long Pond Sugar Factory will be participating in the 2015-2016 crop year, as Agriculture Minister Derrick...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

THE MONTEGO Bay Free Zone, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has won the prestigious 2015 Global Free Zones of the Year - Business Process Outsourcing Specialism Award.The Free Zone's achievement was highlighted in the esteemed...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:While there are social-intervention programmes on the table toaddress the ills in many unplanned settlements across St James, the Social Development Commission (SDC), which is tasked to spearhead the effort, is facing a tough...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Some key stakeholders in Montego Bay, St James, are of the view that based on the build-out sparked by growth in business and infrastructure, the city could physically join the towns of Lucea, Hanover, and Falmouth, Trelawny, within...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Steve McGregor, commanding officer for the St James Police Division, has given a solemn promise that within a year, the division will be free of corrupt cops.McGregor said the strategies being...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:01 AMMark Titus

businesswoman Gloria Henry, president, of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants the Montego Bay Hip Strip to be designated a European Plan (EP) hotel-only zone. However veteran hotelier Godfrey Dyer ihas declared a...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

More than 1000 children received free medical and eye care during The Issa Trust Foundation Pediatric Medical Mission held over five days in the parishes of Hanover and Westmoreland from September 24 - 29.The Paul Issa chaired foundation, has been...

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