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Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Debt financing raised across the JMMB Group last year was used to boost the capital base of its commercial banking arm in Trinidad and otherwise position the company for new investments and retire more expensive loans.The two bond issues added $3.64...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has signed an agreement with the Sunwing Travel Group to develop a 500-room all-inclusive resort.The government said that the EC$400-million Royalton Antigua Resort...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

EVEN UNDER the best conditions, opinion polls are deceiving. The recent United Kingdom (UK) election was a very good example.All of the political pundits were expecting a statistical tie between the two parties. However, the Tories posted a clear...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Guyana's new government has fired the director of the Caribbean trade bloc's largest sugar-exporting company and ordered its board to resign amid financial concerns.Authorities will launch an official probe into the state-owned Guyana Sugar...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Airlines are trying to save time by speeding up a part of flying that creates delays even before the plane leaves the gate: the boarding process.This summer travel season, Delta plans to preload carry-on bags above passengers' seats on some flights...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Acropolis Barbican gets $20m makeoverSupreme Ventures Limited has pumped $20 million into refurbishing its flagship gaming lounge.Acropolis Barbican now has a more spacious lounge with added games, refurbished interior and has increased payouts to...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Man and Superman is on at the Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex on Sunday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m.Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List, Skyfall, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The English Patient) stars in an exhilarating reinvention of...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Jonathan Newnham was on fire yesterday on the opening day of the National Trials to select Jamaica's team to the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships which will be played here next month.Newnham, who topped the men's category at the recent National...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I was pleased to read in the, local press that on Monday this week about 30 persons were able to apply for and receive their passports on the same day.The emotional disturbance at the passport office recently appears to have refocused the management...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA), teetering on the edge of the abyss, is only a short step away from plummeting.The Supreme Court ordered the JSPCA to leave its current premises in 2013 after the Government listed...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

If you were thinking of buying, renovating or building a home, the Health, Home and Garden Expo held at the National Arena on the weekend was a one-stop shop. From Friday to Sunday, you could browse everything for inside, outside and around your...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

ROME, Italy:Kerron Stewart strikes the figure of a woman who is beginning to come to grips with her competitive realities.The highs of her 2008 national championship title in the 100m as well as Olympic and World Championships medals in that same...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

In a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum on climate change, Donovan Stanberry, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, spoke about some of the climate change-mitigation efforts in agriculture. He declared that there was a "...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Following a groundswell of positive feedback and requests from a growing fan base both locally and overseas, Family and Faith Magazine will be moving away from newsprint and introducing a new, sleek glossy bi-monthly keepsake magazine.According to...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 11:12 PM

The Ministry of Education continues to be swamped with complaints from parents lamenting the "exorbitant fees" that schools are charging for graduation packages.In a release Wednesday, the ministry recommended that "all measures should be...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 11:09 PM

With a focus on improving the standard of customer service in public sector entities across the island, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is to embark on an extensive customer service training programme which will be...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Williams, Hughesshine in 100mThe University of Technology's Christania Williams and Zharnel Hughes of the High Performance Centre stood tall at last Saturday's third Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association All Comers track and field meet at the...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican fans breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday when double world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic. Her usual rocket start propelled her to a world-leading time of 10.81 seconds. They shouldn't have...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

ROME, Italy:Only four women has ever dipped below 10.70 seconds in the 100m and having made no secret about her ambitions to join that club, World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is fairly confident that this might be her year.Fraser-...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

ROME, Italy:American speedster Justin Gatlin has enjoyed a dominant two years in both sprints, but he doesn't think he's the favourite for gold at this Summer's IAAF World Championships, even if he believes he's the man to beat - now.Gatlin ended...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1820 M (Purse $462,000) 3-Y-O...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Toni Jacobs has a passion for technology and education. It is that passion that landed her a top job at Rediker Software, a United States-based (US) company which provides school-management software to more than 2,000 schools worldwide and is ranked...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):Life for West Indies in the post-Shiv Chanderpaul era began disastrously when they were bowled out for 148 in their first innings yesterday on the opening day of the first Test against Australia.Opting to bat first in good...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Beef minceBeef mince is easy to come by at this time in supermarkets and meat shops across the island.The asking price per pound in supermarkets and delicatessen establishments is $350, while meat shops or butcher stalls will ask as little as $180...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The ScotiaFoundation and Jimmy Cliff Foundation satisfied palates at Monday's fundraising dinner, Many Rivers to Cross for our Children, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.The menu featured a series of classics which were superb with each bite. The...

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