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Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

JN Bank customers who conduct transactions using third-party cheques denomi-nated in Canadian currency, particularly pensioners, will no longer be able to process those transactions through the bank.The newly launched commercial bank stopped...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

VM Money Transfer Services Limited (VMTS), a subsidiary of the Victoria Mutual Building Society, has opened its first brick-and-mortar outlet under a planned build out of a chain of...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 1:49 PMTameka Gordon

Following on what it has done in other markets, Guinness has paired its six pack stout with British hand cooked potato chips in the hope of driving local sales. The Guinness and Burts Potato Chips special was launched in January and rolled...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The ballooning crime problem and the recent increase in attacks on women have led to calls for more options for self-protection.Years ago, one local entrepreneur created a pepper spray product using local Scotch bonnet that would be suited for the...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Tewani is shelling out US$2 million to build a multi-storey parking garage in New Kingston, which should open for business by mid-April."This is a no-brainer...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Worthy Park Estates has invested $185 million in a new bagging plant in a bid to break into the local market for bulk sugar destined for retail distribution. The company is moving to diversity its revenue stream and markets away from exports, as the...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it will have to revise the wording of some environmental permits to ensure a clearer interpretation of the reporting responsibilities of the entities it monitors.This follows a recent incident...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

All retailers of refined sugar will have to align themselves with licensed packing companies by July 1, when the recently announced standards for packaging come into...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 3:22 PMTameka Gordon

Tashia Hutton, vice president of Compliance and Regulatory at Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is the new chair of the Jamaica Gaming Association. Hutton takes over from the late SVL chairman, Brian George who headed the Association from...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

LoanCirrus Limited, a start-up web-based software company, is already weighing plans to deepen its global presence, propelled by the backing it signed off on in mid-January with FirstAngels Jamaica.Founder and CEO Michael Claire told Gleaner...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

JN Bank entered the market on Wednesday as the third largest of seven commercial banks, immediately growing the sector to around $1.22 trillion by assets....

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Kingston Bookshop has expanded to Cross Roads in Kingston under partnership with Everybody's Pharmacy to distribute some of its products.The bookshop also added a discount centre at its upper King Street location to push the sale of books that have...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica Biscuit Company (JBC) has added a production line to manufacture Kiss cakes, which re-entered the local market after a 10-year hiatus.Previously, the products were imported from sister company, Kiss Baking Company in Trinidad, but JBC began...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Transport Authority (TA) has shelved plans to relocate its Maxfield Avenue Offices to the old Jamaica International Telecommunications Limited (Jamintel) building in downtown Kingston.A review of its decision to buy the 60,676 square-foot...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 1:05 PMTameka Gordon

Jamaica Stock Exchange says its crowdfunding platform that was set for launch at this year’s capital markets conference will be unveiled at a later date. JSE marketing manager Neville Ellis told Gleaner Business there was still work to be...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Proudli Technologies copped the young entrepreneur prize purse of $300,000 on Wednesday in the Venture Capital Pitch Room of the JSE Capital Markets Conference.The...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 11:49 AMTameka Gordon

Kiss Cakes are back and will be distributed to local retail outlets by the Jamaica Biscuit Company. The Excelsior Crackers producer made the announcement yesterday via its Facebook page, to the delight of many Jamaicans who grew up eating the cream...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Sagicor Group Jamaica now controls the largest block of shares in 138 Student Living Jamaica (138SL), amounting to around 40 per cent of the real estate company in the business of developing student housing.Chairman of 138SL, John Lee, made the...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is hoping to get at least 60 per cent of its 5,000 room stock rented during the summer months under a new partnership that is meant to gin up demand for the space in idle holiday periods.The new target is...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 3:21 PMTameka Gordon

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and real estate partner 138 Student Living Jamaica will be launching a rental programme to keep the rooms on the residential halls at Mona occupied during holiday breaks. The programme will cover both the...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Sure Loyalty Solutions, a five-year-old rewards card company, has two big projects in the pipeline, one of which will also see it entering new markets in the Caribbean.Though General Manager Dexter Tulloch held back the names of the prospective...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:02 AMTameka Gordon

JMMB Group has launched a suite of products designed especially for women in response to a trend observed over the years where a greater number of its clients are female.Its client base is...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Air-conditioning firm CAC 2000 Limited is challenging the formula used by the Supreme Court to compute interest payments in a lawsuit it lost to X-Ray & Diagnostic Ultrasound Consultants...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Local meat processors are gearing up for exports to Barbados, where recent reports have highlighted a shortage of pig feed and ongoing shortfalls of pork going back two to three...

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...

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