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Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo, says he is encouraged by what he calls the positive steps being taken by Jamaica to adopt the Trade Facilitation Agreement under World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

New Hyundai showroomby MarchNeville GrahamBusiness ReporterMagna Motors, the new dealers for Hyundai in Jamaica, is adding a new showroom and offices in Kingston, now under construction at the repurposed complex owned by Bearings and Seals at 20B...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica Beverages Limited has outsourced its local distribution operations and is locking down its Naggo Head plant in Portmore, St Catherine, under a restructuring programme that sees the Trinidad-owned company scaling back in Jamaica after close...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaican security technology firm Amber Connect has gone live with a limited distribution of its car-security device under a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Digicel.CEO and co-founder of Amber, Dushyant Savadia, said the device, called...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Leonard Green, president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), has said there is an urgent need for an independent investigation in the bad gas affair.Addressing the monthly meeting of the Rotary Club of Kingston at The Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

With the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) warning consumers about what has been referred to as loan sharks, chairman of the Jamaica Association for Micro-Financing (JAMFIN), Dr Blossom O'Meally-Nelson, has called for the speedy passage of the...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The Government's decision to order the closure of pumps at some petroleum service stations across the island for selling contaminated gasolene could cost dealers millions of dollars for each week that the shutdown continues.Last week, accredited...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

As many as 17 gas stations across Jamaica have been forced to turn off their pumps for selling bad gas that has wrecked several motor vehicles and left motorists with steep unwanted bills.Beginning at 5 p.m. yesterday, nine accredited officers from...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell is moving to impose criminal sanctions on those who play a part in the ongoing bad gas saga. He says he is giving fair warning ahead of the release of a bad gas report that is naming names and outlining nefarious...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

When Petrojam and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) officers do testing in the field, as they are now doing, they will be expected to determine if gasolene being delivered to the unsuspecting public is within specifications for characteristics which...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

A row has erupted between the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) and multinational marketing company Rubis over a decision to change their status as dealers and reduce their contractual arrangements to one year instead of the three to...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The hot sun was tempered by a hint of cloud cover, but action on the strip was no less blistering as Nestle Supligen Drag Racing Challenge #5 brought the curtain down on the 2015 season last Sunday.There were 146 cars, with each driver having a...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

It was as if all the drivers saved the best for last.A total of 148 turned up to entertain a bumper crowd with blistering action, superb execution and blinding speed at the final drag racing meet for 2015 at Vernamfield on Sunday.Executive member of...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The proliferation of nifty home and security gadgets has begun to infringe on bandwidth, and in some cases, their signals conflict with more powerful transmission networks, rendering the consumer devices redundant.The result is that many of the...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

ATL Automotives has landed the regional dealership for the BMW and Mini brands in a game changer that jolts the local operations of one of ATL's primary rivals, while giving the company access to what is now considered the top selling luxury auto in...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Digicel Group has acquired a majority interest in bill payment and remittance company Paymaster for an undisclosed sum. Equally, there was no indication of how large a stake it is.Established in Jamaica in 1997 by Audrey Marks, the former Jamaican...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Telecoms provider Digicel Group has bought controlling stake in a financial-services firm that it intends to use as a platform for its entry into the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

By year end the Musson Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Musson International Dairies Limited, will take full control of the...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Andrew Pairman's marketing company Intelligent Multimedia Limited has bought the Caribbean rights to an online data collection and aggregating tool from its Australian developers, and is pitching the service to large businesses as a way to track and...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The P.B. Scott-led Musson Group is acquiring the Jamaican operations of the global food giant NestlÈ that would end 75 years of continuous manufacturing in the island by the Swiss company, according to reliable sources.An announcement could be as...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jamaica is working on standards for the labelling and packaging of sugar for retail distribution, a project that agriculture officials say will reshape how the market operates....

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Seprod CEO Richard Pandohie is shrugging off third quarter losses as the expected result of ongoing restructuring of the company's struggling sugar arm.The group reported a loss of $41 million in the July-September period, compared to $189 million...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Patrick Casserly, who made his name as a businessman in the information technology market, has taken on a new challenge - ganja.For the past seven months, Casserly has been running Medicanja Jamaica Limited as its chief executive officer, a quiet...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Earl Jarrett clearly believes in corporate social responsibility as a real tool for good."Profit with a purpose equals development equals growth" has been his personal philosophy, which he quoted on Wednesday night on his ascension to the Private...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The bull run of the Jamaican stock market, which started in September, is expected to continue and even accelerate according to market experts.Financial analyst John Jackson and Mayberry Investments CEO Gary Peart agree that conditions in the...

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