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Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 5:06 PMNeville Graham

Executive Director of the Mona School of Business and Management, Dr Densil Williams, is calling for a change in mindset by Jamaican businesses, saying they must focus more on growing markets overseas. Too many traders are under the illusion that...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Hugh Gray, owner of the manufacturing outfit Agri & Industrial Packaging, previously weathered competition from imports, but business is faltering after three decades, despite new investments...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

VM Wealth Management is rolling out five unit trust products this week, marking a soft entry into a new market segment for the brokerage."Yes I can confirm that we'll be selling the unit trust instruments as of Friday," said general manager Devon...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:19 AMNeville Graham

Gregg, Hutchinson take Macklin Peterkin rallyNeville GrahamStaff ReporterWhen the Joel Jackson ópiloted 2008 Subaru STI N14 crackled and popped its way to the start line last Sunday, it signalled that the first of nine cars meant business in the...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Insurance provider Sagicor Life Jamaica is making a pitch to women through revamped insurance products befitting their lifestyles, partly in acknowledgment of their more dominant role as heads of households.It helps that they are more inclined to...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Seafood trader B&D Trawling will be setting up a full-scale restaurant on Kingston's waterfront within another year. Managing Director Roderick Francis made the disclosure at the latest pop-up kitchen event staged by the company ...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Getting any one or a combination of the many licences to participate in Jamaica's nascent marijuana industry calls for big bucks, as prices start at US$2,500 (approximately J$315,000). However, chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA),...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

If the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has its way, Jamaica's air- and seaports will have kiosks or dedicated desks where visitors can pick up a licence to sample some of the 'good herb' to enhance their island experience. The CLA is already...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

If the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has its way, Jamaica's air and sea ports will have kiosks or dedicated desks where visitors can pick up a licence to sample some of the 'good ganja' in Jamaica."We've had our first meeting, and my thinking...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

In four months, Digicel Jamaica has more than tripled its cable subscriber base, some of which it appears to have snatched from rival FLOW Jamaica.Digicel reports that it now has 35,000 Digicel...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Amber Connect, a start-up provider of vehicle-tracking systems, has scored 700 Jamaican clients since January when it went on the market, more than a quarter of whom have...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Commentators are decrying what they see as the lack of involvement of commercial banks in efforts to push real growth in Jamaica.Addressing a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum at the newspaper's North Street, Kingston, offices, they said the financial...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

International insurance company Global Benefits Group (GBG) is setting up business in Jamaica, from where it plans to push deeper into regional markets.Having got approval from the Financial Services Commission, GBG rolled out five health and travel...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

When Garfield Sinclair took office in 2010 as managing director of Cable...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Commentators are questioning the Government's recently announced tax package, with at least one arguing that it is just over 70,000 people that will benefit and no more. They say the package as outlined represents a departure from what was promised...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust and its Canadian partner is shelling out an initial $1.5 billion primarily to ready the first floor of their newly acquired Oceana property on the Kingston waterfront, space which has already been leased to the...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 PMNeville Graham

For the last 16 years, President and CEO Richard Byles has delivered consistent growth in profit for the Sagicor Group. But he’s not resting on his laurels. Now Byles says he plans to deliver double-digit growth, year over year, for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica's oldest car dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), is targeting the tourism market for new business through a discount programme for Jeep sales pitched at car rental companies, tour operators and villa owners.It is part of a regional...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

A plan to help satisfy Jamaica's appetite for rice from local production is in limbo with equipment and facilities lying idle for nearly six years....

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

General Accident Insurance Company is going after 20-25 per cent of additional business from the homeowners insurance market, by targeting mortgagees who pay insurance on their home loans.Through a new marketing campaign called Look. Call. Save,...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Revenue fell but profit climbed by double-digits at manufacturing powerhouse Seprod Limited in the first quarter.Net earnings rose 17 per cent to $222 million, even with a fall-off in group sales, which were down 10 per cent at $3.68 billion. Profit...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Last year, when Colin Karjohn went after the Petroleum Company of Jamaica (Petcom) through his petrol business, Phoenix Fuels...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica Producers Group (JP) is revisiting the business model of its loss-making mining subsidiary/ business, with the intent to position the business for sale....

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica National, which is now transitioning from a building society to a commercial bank, has developed a credit card that it is discretely issuing to select clients.The card, co-branded with Visa, was unveiled at the Racers Mini-Museum at Jamaica...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Magna Motors Dealership Jamaica Limited, which has ambitions to become a top motor vehicle seller domestically, will double its current investment in the Hyundai...

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