Digicel launches advertising service
Digicel Jamaica has launched a mobile advertising service, through which businesses can pitch their products.
"With over two million customers in Digicel's database, we are happy to be able to offer businesses the opportunity to reach a wide cross section of persons directly," said Commercial Director Jason Corrigan.
The decision to launch the service was based on tests conducted in the marketplace, Corrigan said.
"We have seen that the product is extremely effective in promoting special offers, sales days, new products and more to customers. Moreover, in post-trial research, customers expressed a desire to receive offers and promotions," he said.
The ads can either be deployed through several channels, including SMS, USSD and App download, Corrigan said.
The cost to advertisers is dependent on the channel used, he said.
Suresh files appeal in Khemlani family dispute
Businessman Suresh Khemlani is appealing a Supreme Court order dismissing claims he had brought against his brother over the ownership of four family establishments in Kingston.
The notice and grounds of appeal were filed days after Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Hibbert handed down judgment in favour of Raju Khemlani last month.
In 2006 and 2007, Suresh filed separate claims asking for declarations that he is beneficially entitled to all shares in companies "presently registered" in Raju's name. He named his brother and four family companies as defendants.
His claim was based on what he said was an agreement by Raju that Suresh should take over sole responsibility for debts owed to NCB and in return Raju would transfer all his shares in the companies to Suresh.
However, Hibbert ruled that Suresh had failed to prove that there was an agreement in place.
Suresh is appealing against the judge's decision to dismiss the case with costs to Raju, saying he failed to take some of the crucial documentary evidence into account.