|JP sells dessert company
Serious about getting rid of non-core businesses, agro processing and distribution company, Jamaica Producers Group (JP), has off-loaded its loss-making desserts subsidiary for $400 million.The conglomerate has sold Serious...
Whiplash recovery more important than quick money
Question: A car recently slammed into the rear of my vehicle which was stationary. I was injured but was not hospitalised. Treatment is very expensive. I spent nearly $30,000 in six days. Physiotherapy will increase that amount.
Hilton in charge - Stamps brand on historic Rose Hall property
On the heels of a US$40 million (J$2.9 billion) renovation, Montego Bay's Rose Hall Resort and Country Club was this month branded a Hilton property, the hotel's general manager, Dermot Connolly, has confirmed.
Investing in mutual funds
QUESTION: Thank you for your advice in your personal finance column. I have read about CI Investment, AIC Funds, and the Scotiabank Canadian Growth fund. Are there other banks or brokers that are agents for overseas mutual funds?
Wentworth Graham, chief regulatory officer, JSE - Keeping tabs on the stock market
The Regulatory and Market and Oversight Division (RMOD) was created earlier this year when the exchange became a for-profit company. The RMOD answers to an independent body, the Regulatory and Market and Oversight Committee (RMOC). Wentworth Graham, who was placed in charge of the RMOD, explains the job of his unit.
C&W Homefone rings - again, But now a post-paid product
Cable and Wireless Jamaica Limited (C&WJ) is making another attempt to revive its fixed-line product, Homefone, but this time, the telecom is using its mobile GSM network to offer the service to new customers.
Branding offshore Ja - Forget the back room, go for front-of-house business
That Jamaica will host an offshore financial centre (OFC) within the next two years now looks increasingly likely. The special advisory committee set up by Senator Don Wehby, and headed by Eric Crawford of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will soon present its recommendations to Cabinet.
Adobe Flash to become search-engine friendly
Since 1996, the Shockwave/Macromedia Flash application has been responsible for many animated content presentations on the Internet. It brings dynamism and interactivity to websites, providing visually appealing and impacting text blended with...
Sorrowful demise of sweet sugar
Welcome to 'America's Sweetest Town' - born, built and raised on sugar, a true workingman's community in the sweaty heartland of the Florida Everglades. The Sugarland Highway slices through palm tree-lined downtown Clewiston, past the Cuttin Up Barber...