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Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Private equity investment company Portland JSX Limited reported a net loss of nearly US$700,000 in the third quarter, as expenses outpaced income.The loss wiped out gains in...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

It's been nearly two decades since the formal process began to bring credit unions under the regulatory ambit of the Bank of Jamaica BOJ.Last week, the central bank said that there is still legislative work to be done but offered no timelines.The...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Tenders for some contracts to be issued by the State under IDB-funded projects and programmes can now be assessed using Jamaica's national procurement system.The...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Yoni Epstein's home-grown business process outsourcing company, ItelBPO Smart Solutions, is looking todouble its staff in 12 months.This will take its total number employed to 1,500. The commitment comes as the firm officially opened its fourth site...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Fifty-eight investors who paid deposits on condos in the luxury resort Palmyra are to be refunded, but will likely have to take a haircut, the size of...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

As of January 1, 2017 the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology took over responsibility for applications for net billing, electric power wheeling and auxiliary connections.Information about the new arrangements, posted on the ministry website...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Unites States airline Delta is laying on more seats for Jamaica's high tourist season in anticipation of heavy traffic during the period December 17 to January 7, 2017. The company announced the expanded of its Caribbean service for the peak holiday...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaican chemical company Ag-Chem is making good on its promise to displace Chinese imports of agricultural chemicals and fertilisers in the...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

United States pizza chain Little Caesars is now in Jamaica. This, in addition to Pizza Hut and Domino's, brings to three the number of pizza franchises operating in the island. Restaurant Associates, the operators of the Burger King and Popeye's...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The Government has moved to carry out its stated intention to acquire land at 85 Red Hills Road, St Andrew, which created controversy following a protest there in October this year, based on a court order that people said to be squatting there were...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Agents for Honda motor vehicles in Jamaica are shelling out big bucks for a recall, but ATL Automotive Limited, the authorised dealer in Kingston and Montego Bay, is not...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Country Head and associate vice-president at Sutherland Global Services Odetta Rockhead Kerr wants to erase the perception of call centres in Jamaica as a low-skill employer.She cites Sutherland's own sectoral reputation as a top recruiter whose...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Sloan Jackson, the general manager for Silver Star Motors, dealers for Mercedes-Benz, did not bat an eyelid as he quoted the price."This vehicle is $85 million to start, but if you bring $100 million, we can get you a superb package," said Jackson....

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

When starter Verdane Wallace pressed the button to send off the last two cars for Drag Challenge #5, the sun had long dipped in the horizon, but the fading light could not dim the bright excitement on the Vernamfield track in Clarendon. Sunday,...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Sutherland Global will roll out two new call centre operations in six months.But in alignment with the type of energy now flowing through the business processing outsourcing or BPO sector, the industry-preferred identity, the country manager for...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Motorists on Sunday were taken aback when a line of Porches swept through the capital with police escort.Social media lit up with complaints - and colourful language - about what was perceived to be special treatment for luxury cars that only the...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group wants a bigger slice of the pork market and has set an ambitious target of getting a ham in "every home" this Christmas - or at the very least a good chunk of them - and to make pork and pork products a breakfast staple...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:47 AMNeville Graham

Businessman Antony ‘Tony’ Hart has given up his board seat at Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ), ending a nine-year run. The business legend retires today, November 30, having served as a director of the family-controlled distribution...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Everglades Farms Limited wants to transform the Long Pond sugar operation from one that strictly processes sugar cane to incorporate electricity generation under partnership with American firm, Arrakis Development.The project is expected to cost US$...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

By next year, New Kingston, the premier business district in Jamaica's capital, is to be transformed into a 'smart city', which means persons who live and work in the area will find...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

American financial executive Ellis Phifer sees the volatility in financial markets as a 'knee-jerk reaction' to Donald Trump's election, which will shortly abate.In the long run he expects bond prices to recover, a strong US dollar, and growth."The...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

In the five years that Select Brands has been in business, the company has tripled its wine list and nearly quadrupled its operating space.Now, the wine distributor, co-managed by Andrew Desnoes and David McConnell, is pursuing plans to potentially...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:16 AMNeville Graham

Rum company J. Wray and Nephew Limited (JWN) is plunking down nearly $1 billion on a total makeover of its world-famous Appleton Rum Tour. A small hotel is also under consideration, but that is several years away. JWN chairman Clement ‘Jimmy...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Lubricating Specialties Company Jamaica Limited (LSC Jamaica) will open a second plant in Kingston that is four to five times its current capacity, having inked a...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Fleet management and maintenance outfit Ameco Caribbean Inc wants to deepen its market penetration in Jamaica by tapping into underserved business segments.Central to the move is a 50 per...

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