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Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Palm Rose Commodity Limited, one of the latest entrants to the sugar trading market, says the recent $70 million investment in its packaging operation will allow the company to meet the new mandatory standards for brown sugar produced for the retail...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica's meat companies are weighing a resumption of pork exports to Caribbean neighbours, but say it all depends on the reception from government agencies throughout the region and the harmonisation of standards.Pork exports from Jamaica to...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

MegaMart Wholesale Club has moved to rid its shelves of curry powder produced by Oriental Packing Company Inc and recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), confirming that the products are sold in Jamaica.MegaMart marketing manager Omar...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

General manager of Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) Courtney Wynter is rejecting the findings of the auditor general (AG) that the state bank has a poor credit assessment process.Wynter said...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:05 AMTameka Gordon

The Jamaican owner of the beleaguered Oriental Packing Company, whose curry powder has been the subject of two product recalls, says the company is now facing losses of US$4 million.The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) says preliminary assessments indicate that curry powder produced by United States-based spice maker Oriental Packing Company Inc is not present on the local market.The BSJ has been making checks on the heels of...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

By the end of the year, tea manufacturer Perishables Jamaica Limited plans to commission a second factory in south Manchester.Chief Executive Officer Norman Wright says the...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica's only e-book company, BookFusion Limited, expects to add at least two international publishers to its growing list of clients early in 2017.BookFusion has also digitised 70 texts...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 12:36 AMTameka Gordon

The Jamaica Stock  Exchange (JSE) will host its 12th annual regional investment conference later this month under the theme 'Global Investment Horizon: Our Options and Future'. A crowdfunding platform will be launched at this year...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Businessman and owner of Clarendon-based Stewart's Hardware, Byron Stewart, is investing more than $300 million to complete his first real estate...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Wisynco Foods Limited, the local franchise holder of Domino's Pizza, has opened its first store under a partnership with Rubis Energy Jamaica, a move that will...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited (HAJ) is projected to realise a profit for its financial year ending March 31, 2017, the first time in three years, fuelled largely by sales of houses at its latest development, the Vistas in Runaway Bay, St Ann...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Manufacturing and distribution firm Seprod Limited has bought lands adjoining it Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston head office for further expansion of its warehousing and...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Nestle Jamaica will introduce additional products under the Milo line to the local market by mid-2017 as it seeks a bigger slice of the snack market.The conglomerate is aiming for 10 per cent of the local snack market in the next three years and has...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Lasco Financial Services (LFS) has launched a new brand for its suite of money services called Lasco Money.The new brand will allow the company to better market each element of its financial services as well as develop other dimensions to the suite...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Local farmers are breathing a sigh of relief with the removal of the general consumption tax (GCT) from all agricultural imports and many are planning to increase production because of the millions of dollars they will save.Minister of Industry,...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Cake maker Tortuga International Holdings Limited expects to be operating at full capacity in the next five to seven years as the company ramps up exports.For now, the newly...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Ministry of Agriculture's onion development programme will likely miss its target to supply 17 per cent of the country's needs from its current crop year because of the recent spate of heavy rains.Despite getting roughly 30 more farmers in the...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Investment company Eppley Limited has bought the Empire Shopping Centre in Cross Roads, Kingston, which houses the last remaining supermarket under the Empire marquee.An adjoining parking lot has also been taken over by the new owners.The property,...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Nostic Agricultural & Manufacturing Limited says local distributors are now hesitant to stock its cigarettes as counterfeit products are causing serious confusion in the market...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

At least five new hotels will launch construction starting January, with several other investors scoping out lands they intend to build on, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Phoenix Printery is pumping capital into new equipment and other aspects of the operation under an ambitious plan to corner 40 per cent of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) has spun off its research and development arm, the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station (WICSCBS), into a separate legal entity and has broadened its membership in a bid to shore up funding....

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hoping Jamaica will become the first Caribbean nation with companies that gain certification under the Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme (GESCP).Already launched in at 12 Latin American...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Two business groups have signed a pact with state-operated agencies that is meant to double exports to US$2.5 billion within four years.The Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA), the...

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