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Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 3:18 PMTameka Gordon

Real estate developers of studio units now have a new set of guidelines restricting the size of such residences to 400 square feet, a move aimed at curbing the abuse of planning approvals and the resultant environmental impacts.The planning...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Plans to give legal weight to the two-year-old revised Motor Vehicle Import Policy (MVIP-2014) have made some headway but not enough for the Trade Board to make a call...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 3:25 PMTameka Gordon

The Real Estate Board of Jamaica (REBJ) is to unveil a training institute by March in a bid to meet industry demands for certification and keep pace with the legislative changes in the sector.The Real Estate Training Institute (RETI) will be sited...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 3:05 PMTameka Gordon

Moorland Development Company, the architects of Manchester-based Moorlands Estate and Moorlands Manor, has kicked off its third real estate project, PalmBrook, in Lacovia, St Elizabeth.PalmBrook will be delivered in three phases, with overall spend...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The call centre market continues to expand with three business process outsourcing (BPO) companies about to set up shop in Jamaica.The three are scouting for real estate between Kingston and...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Progressive Grocers of Jamaica is to centralise its warehousing at the former Twickenham Park home of Carreras Limited, a complex it acquired last March from the cigarette...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 4:29 PMTameka Gordon

SCJ Holdings has partnered with Rivi Gardner...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 1:08 PMTameka Gordon

Mortgage leader Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) has slashed it mortgage rates to 8.5 per cent in response to the shift in the market.The building society, which now commands 52 per cent of the market, said its rate reduction will span all...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Around eight years ago, GraceKennedy quietly re-entered the wine distribution market after a decade-long hiatus, but now the company believes it's time to make more noise about it....

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 1:19 PMTameka Gordon

The Dairy Development Board has got private sector buy-in for its latest drive to revive the industry under a new campaign dubbed ‘Drink Real Milk.’ Its three partners — Seprod, the CB Group through its Nutramix subsidiary, and...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 2:48 PMTameka Gordon

Seprod Limited has landed the contract to operate the former NestlÈ Jamaica condensary in Bybrook, St Catherine. It took over the operations on Monday, February 1.Musson Group acquired NestlÈ Jamaica's dairy operations through its wholly owned...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 7:11 AMTameka Gordon

Box maker AMG Packaging and Paper Company says its new consumer paper products will hit the market in a matter of weeks, a market segment largely served by imports.The products will include "what we call a lower end and a higher end toilet paper,"...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Shareholders of Pulse Investments shot down plans to increase the modelling and entertainment company's share capital at Tuesday's annual general meeting.They demanded that...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 5:00 PMTameka Gordon

Phillip and Sandra Martin of WAK Investments are the new owners of the Jamaica Livestock Association (JLA) complex in Kingston, a deal the Rainford family confirmed was struck last year.The over 70-year-old JLA has been liquidating assests amid...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 6:35 AMTameka Gordon

TO LAYOUT -- HOLNESS PIC IS MAIN PIC; MARLENE AND JULIAN TO BE USED AT EQUAL ONE OR 1.5 COLUMN SIZES ; TURN STORY TO D3The Financial Services Commission has floated the possibility of adjusting the mergers and acquisitions rule on the stock market...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2016 | 3:06 PMTameka Gordon

Lasco Manufacturing has entered the ice cream market, but not in a traditional way.The company is making the powdered version of the treat, called Lasco Ice Dream dessert mix, which will be sold not from freezers in grocery stores, but the dry goods...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Gassan Azan and business partner Adam Epstein have rolled out a mobile betting platform, IslandBet.com, beating out lottery company Supreme Ventures...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 1:39 PMTameka Gordon

Food conglomerate GraceKennedy has entered the retail sugar market, while Seprod is two weeks away from introducing its product - the latest developments in the rapid evolution of how the sweetener is traded within the span of just one year.Around...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 2:46 PMTameka Gordon

Ja Broilers pumps $14m into new hatcheryTameka GordonBusiness ReporterJamaica Broilers Limited has invested $14 million in the rehabilitation of the Cumberland Hatchery, previously operated by the Jamaica Livestock Association.The 25,000-square-foot...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 4:14 PMTameka Gordon

Poultry import ban lifted, farmers fear loss of market shareTameka GordonBusiness ReporterThe Ministry of Agriculture, throughits Veterinary Services Division, has lifted the ban on imports of poultry, allowing players to resume purchases from...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 5:08 PMTameka Gordon

Harmony Cove Limited said it will begin construction of the first phase of its integrated resort development by summer.The company has further reshaped its budget with phase one now projected to cost approximately US$1 billion, up from the...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Gore Developments Limited says it is pouring $15 billion into its next residential project called Montego West Village over six years, with the first set of houses scheduled to hit the market...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The merger of the three agricultural entities, the coffee and cocoa boards and the export division of the Ministry of Agriculture into a single agency, should be finalised...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Celebration Jamaica plans to break ground early this year for its integrated casino resort, conceived eight years ago by businessman Robert Trotta.Celebration has partnered with...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 4:07 PMTameka Gordon

Farmers contracted to Jamaica Broilers Group are expected to inject a combined $700 million into additional poultry houses by the end of the first half of this year, the company said Thursday. The investment will translate to roughly a 25 per cent...

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