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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

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 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 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

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...

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:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Former high commissioner and one-time parliamentarian Aloun N'Dombet Assamba is back at the head of Jamaica's third largest credit union, COK Sodality.On Tuesday, the managers of the credit union were meeting with the CEO as Assamba settled back into...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Jean-Jacques Dubau, Gruppo Campari's managing director for the North America region, is touting Jamaica as a vital part of the spirit that company's global push, saying the group's various businesses are now required to incorporate the Appleton...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Pepsi-Cola Jamaica Bottling Company is looking offshore for new business.The beverage company will be investing about US$10 million on a new bottling line ahead of its push into regional markets, alongside a US$1.5 million spend on drink dispensers...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

There have been varying estimates about the size of the informal segment of the Jamaican economy. Studies dating back to 2006 and as recent as 2014 indicate that the informal economy is between 40 and 60 per cent of the formal economy. Studies...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Even with the postponement of Supligen Drag Challenge 4, petrol heads and other dedicated fans of Vernamfield are salivating at the prospect of a big matchup for the fastest car in Jamaica.The TOP 1 Oil-sponsored Drag Car 'The Beast' will make its...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

A new lubricants business, Lubricating Specialties Company Jamaica (LSC), having finalised the set-up of its nascent local operations, is already looking to take...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Negotiations on the terms under which Caymanas Track Limited will be acquired by Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) won't be derailed by the passing of the gaming company's...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson, new inductee to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) Hall of Fame, is charging...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

In a high stakes game with drivers going all out, two racers squared off both on and off the track at the Heroes of Speed Meet, held at Dover Raceway, St Ann, on Monday. Doug 'Hollywood' Gore and Kyle 'Speedy' Gregg nearly came to blows, with...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Irish outfit FundSME is targeting 500 enterprises for a funding fair through which they can pitch ventures to a line-up of prospective backers.It's...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

When you get to Tower Isle, go slow or you will miss Glenn's Restaurant on the right, about seven minutes from Ocho Rios.It is part of Tower Cloister, Tower Isle, near to the Rio Nuevo battle site where the former Spanish governor of Jamaica, Don...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The push-button start was once the stuff of the superrich or the struggling, dirt poor.In earlier automotive days, in Jamaica, a push button would be found in the lowly Austin Cambridge or the reliable Ford Escort, whose ignition switch had seen...

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