|Yuletide cash up, but value of transactions below expectations
For the Yuletide season just ended, Jamaicans withdrew $6.175 billion from the Multilink network during December 2007, the apex of the shopping season. But operators of the service say activity at automated teller machines and point-of-sales terminals, which are used as proxies to estimate retail activity, was below expectations.
A DeVine taste for fine wine
DeVine Wine Services, a new company founded less than two years ago by sommeliers Christopher and wife Kerri-Anne Reckord, has created a niche with the introduction of classes in wine tasting and appreciation, delivered in cocktail settings in Kingston.
Acquisitions drive 2007 regional stock-market performance
Stock analysts had been saying for months that once the election was over, the stock market would rebound. But the polls were held September 3, while the main JSE Index has, since July 2007, recorded consecutive increases each month into year end.
WEEK ON THE WEB - Websites to help kickstart your New Year resolutions
The month of January is traditional for goal-setting. But keeping these New Year's resolutions can be more than a little challenging. Here are some of the most popular web-based resources that can make it a little easier to get on track and stay there.
Challenges expected for Carib countries adopting the EPA
Every nation and culture has a knowledge of where it has come from, an awareness of shared experience and a sense of its place in world. In the Caribbean, history and smallness have distilled and elevated this into an often intense requirement for ownership and a constant and passionate defence of national identity and sovereignty.