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Published:Tuesday | December 20, 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:Thursday | December 15, 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:Friday | December 9, 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:Tuesday | December 13, 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:Tuesday | December 6, 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:Tuesday | December 6, 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:Thursday | December 8, 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:Thursday | December 1, 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:Friday | December 2, 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:Wednesday | November 30, 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...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The University of the West Indies (UWI)says it will be reconstructing the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) from its own resources and has sourced a new investor to deliver projects previously pledged by China Harbour Engineering Company...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Lasco Financial Services Limited has opened a new location in Montego Bay and relocated its Red Hills Road branch to more spacious accommodation in Kingston.The micro loan and money-services company invested just under $3 million to set up its new...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has launched a loyalty card for investors on the stock market in the hope that this will drive them to do business with listed companies, while reaping cash back value for themselves.The population of investors...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaican consumers will have more than adequate supplies of pork and eggs for the high consumption Christmas period, producers say amid a boost in production by both industries. President of the Jamaica Pig Farmers' Association, Hanif Brown, told...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

GraceKennedy Limited reported a near 12 per cent increase in revenues to $59.7 billion for the nine months ending September.Net profit also grew to $3.7 billion, relative to $2.3 billion of profit reported for the corresponding period last year. The...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Cable company Digital Interactive Services Limited, which will trade as ReadyTV, says it has already spent US$2 million to install a tower in St Andrew and expects to roll out its television...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, says the university is only prepared to seek clarification from Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) when it appears before the...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), in collaboration with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PIOJ), has launched an online application portal for its Voucher for Technical Assistance Programme (VTAP).The funding window provides grants to...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Three years after announcing plans to reintroduce milk to the school feeding programme, the Jamaica Dairy Development Board is being called out for failing to take...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Nostic Agricultural & Manufacturing Limited, the first manufacturing outfit to emanate from the GulfRay Special Economic Zone in Spanish Town, St Catherine, says it has already secured contracts to export 120 containers of cigarettes to global clients...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) has rolled out its National Patient Information System (NPIS) to government-operated pharmacies in hospitals even as it pushes for take-up by doctors in private practice.The NPIS was added to government-operated...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Gore Developments Limited says it is spending $2 billion to deliver its next project in Old Harbour, St Catherine, dubbed New Harbour Village IV.The official ground-breaking, marking the launch of construction, is scheduled for November 4 but work...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Serge Island Dairies, a subsidiary of Seprod Limited, says it is on target to grow its milk production to 7.4 million litres this year.That would put it in command of nearly 60 per cent of the local market, which outputs 12-13 million litres...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Business process out-sourcing company IBEX Global Solutions says it plans to expand to at least three other parishes in the short term, which would boost its Jamaican workforce to 5,000, up from the 500 it started with in June this year.The Portmore...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Nostic Agricultural & Manufacturing Limited, the first manufacturing outfit to emanate from the GulfRay Special Economic Zone in Spanish Town, St Catherine, says it has already secured contracts to export 120 containers of cigarettes to global...

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