|Spike in auto battery prices: Up 115% on average
A spike in world lead prices last year has pushed the cost of motor-vehicle batteries sold in Jamaica to twice the price over six months, and also forced the local retail battery market to consolidate.
Move to develop credit-rating system for Jamaican SMEs
Backed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), two Jamaican groups have teamed up on a rating system for small and micro businesses in which absent collateral can be used by banks to judge their credit worthiness.The...
Pampered cows, more milk
When it comes to comfort, Kirk Christie's cows have it all - a new barn, a flat-screen television and waterbeds.That's because of the dairy farmer's philosophy that a happy cow is a productive cow.
WILLIAM 'BILL' CLARKE, 40 years
William "Bill" Clarke, president and chief executive officer of Scotiabank Jamaica, has been with the bank for 40 years, working his way to the top.
PRESIDENT, SCOTIABANK JAMAICA at the number one bank
They have been consistent in their support, for which I am truly grateful.Why are you believed to be media shy and how do you handle media criticism?
Caribbean EPA no ease for European travel
In a matter of months,the economic partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe will be signed in Barbados.