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Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno says the Jamaican Government and local exporters should do more to capitalise on special provisions which are in place to provide preferential market access to the United States."We...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

With western Jamaica leading the country's murder statistics, United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno has warned that this could cause potential investors to shy away for Montego Bay, St James, despite the business opportunities in that city...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Spanish international hospital network, Hospiten Group, officially opened its new state-of-the-art US$20-million private health facility at Cinnamon Hill, Rose Hall in Montego Bay yesterday.Hospiten Montego Bay is one of 19 hospitals operated by the...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:While the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC)-owned Monymusk and Frome sugar factories are now ready to supply electricity to the national power grid, their delivery of the service is being held back by procedural matters, including...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Ambassador Derrick Heaven, the former executive chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), says the 2010 divestment of the local sugar factories has not produced the desired result as the new players in the sector are now struggling to keep...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 3:24 PMMark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Almost 200 workers have been sent home by the management of Everglades Farm in Trelawny after the Jamaica Public Service pulled the plug on the Long Pond Sugar Factory’s connection to the national grid. Reports are that Everglades Farm, which...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

International gospel recording artiste Vashawn Mitchell has been booked as the headline act for the fourth staging of the 'Come Celebrate Jesus' gospel concert , which will be staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James this Saturday....

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While lauding the role technology has played in narrowing the gap between global communities, Zaila McCalla, Jamaica's chief justice, said, like the legitimate stakeholders, criminals were also using this important platform for their...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:01 AMMark Titus

JUSTICE MINISTER Senator Mark Golding is appealing to the opposition senators not to vote along party lines when debate on the three bills to amend the Constitution to entrench the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as Jamaica's final court of appeal...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The International Association of Document Examiners (IADE) held their annual conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay recently. This was the first time in the history of the profession that the event was held in the Caribbean region....

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

Western Bureau:Unhappy with the lack of participation by the Chinese business community in the building of the social fabric of Montego Bay, businesswoman Gloria Henry, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), says...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:01 AMMark Titus

While it appears that exciting times are ahead for Falmouth, Trelawny, with the planned expansion of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier and news that the Harmony Cove Resort and Casino project is poised to come on stream, some stakeholders in the seaside...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:As rumours continue to swirl as to whether or not the Long Pond Sugar Factory, in Trelawny, will be in operation for the 2015-16 crop year, there are conflicting reports about the true status of the factory, which the Government...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Violent protesters yesterday forced the suspension of some services at the Savanna-la-Mar General Hospital in Westmoreland.The protesters were demonstrating over the fatal shooting of a father and son in the town last Friday night.According to the...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), is calling for a boycott of businesses that are operating in dilapidated buildings and those that are not observing proper garbage-disposal...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:After racking up more than $2 billion in losses since it took over the facility from Government in 2009, Seprod Limited, the owners of the Golden Grove Sugar Company, in St Thomas, wants to market its own sugar internationally.In fact...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Local manufacturers have agreed to have further discussion with the Government regarding the planned imposition of a US$35 cess on refined-sugar imports, but they have no plans to retreat from their original position."We met with...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

When arsonists torched the Wakefield, Trelawny, home of Raphael Hibbert late last year, his family (seven adults and six children) was left in a state of despair. However, their gloom turned to joy within three weeks as Food For The Poor Jamaica (...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Luchane Stewart is still trying to come to terms with the condition of her 10-year-old son, Rushaun Dixon, who has been left blind and paralysed since undergoing a medical procedure to remove gall stones.Stewart said she decided to...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau: Ras Iyah V, president of the Westmoreland Ganja Farmers' Association, says while a well-structured marijuana industry could be a major economic boost to a town like Savanna-la-Mar, ganja alone cannot turn around the fortunes of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Executives of Barita Investments Limited, Jamaica's oldest stock broking firm, travelled to St James to join with its Montego Bay staff, clients and partners to celebrate its 10th anniversary of doing business in the western region at a cocktail...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The relaxed atmosphere with chic decor at the elegant Shoppes at Rose Hall in Montego Bay was the perfect ambience for the second staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Fashion, Food, Auction and Dance fundraiser on Saturday....

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus
Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 11:02 PMMark Titus
Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The reluctance of overseas Jamaicans to sign up for the Mapping Jamaica's Diaspora Initiative came up as an issue of concern during the 6th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, St James, last week after it was revealed that only 2,...

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