Jamaica Gleaner Business
Published: Monday Thursday | July 9, 2009
Cassava snack: a 'chip' off the old block for JP
Minister of Agriculture Dr Christopher Tufton on Friday toured the 600-acre 'JP Farm' in Annotto Bay, St Mary, where he was presented with barbecued cassava chips, the latest product offering of JP Tropical Foods.Jamaica Producers (JP) Group Chairman... Read More...Credit reports could include utility bills
A RECOMMENDATION to include credit records from utility companies was one of the key issues discussed during a parliamentary committee meeting yesterday.The suggestion is that the utility companies account for a part of the pool of information... Read More...USAID to inject $15m into cocoa industry
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will be injecting US$15 million (approximately J$1.8 billion) to assist with rehabilitating the local cocoa industry.The announcement was made yesterday by Karen... Read More...World Bank official worries about Jamaica
Badrul Haque, special World Bank representative, on Tuesday searched for a plausible explanation as to why one-third of the island's potential workers remained outside the labour force.During a presentation to parlia-mentarians, he said women in Jamaica... Read More...Oil tumbles below US$62
Oil prices slumped below US$62 per barrel Wednesday ahead of a US government report expected to show that stocks of unused gasoline are growing fast. Energy markets are undergoing an extended sell-off, the longest this year, with new economic reports... Read More...