Depressed rare earth market puts Jamaica's project on hold

Japan's Nippon Light Metals, and its Jamaica government partner, who developed a revolutionary process to extract rare earth elements (REE) from the effluent left when bauxite is refined to alumina, are unlikely, at this...

JN to open special FX window for manufacturers

The Jamaica Manufac-turers' Association (JMA) and the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) have joined forces to make foreign exchange better available to small and medium-size manufacturers in an arrangement that...

Paymaster launches loyalty programme

Paymaster has launched a loyalty-rewards programme that includes $150,000 of free critical illness insurance.The programme will help "supplement the government policy of free health", Ambassador Audrey Marks, founder...

For breaches of labour laws in fiscal year 2013-14 ... Employers paid $108m to workers in compensation

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security said there was an 18.9 per cent increase in complaints related to breaches of labour laws during fiscal year 2013-14, which one...

Due to prohibitive transaction fees ...Government re-tendering for port community system

The nearly 15-year advocacy for the establishment of a port community system to improve Jamaica's trading system and enhance the country's rating in the Doing...

NCB records 29% increase in net profit

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) reported that third quarter financial results to the end of June 2014 were below performance in the March quarter, but for the nine-month period the group has done better than the corresponding period last year when...

Yap urges proper planning for downtown Kingston renewal

Urban planner and architect Clifton Yap has renewed his call for greater attention to proper spatial planning to incorporate the elements of good city centre designs in plans for the renewal of downtown Kingston....

Does anyone care about how public funds are spent?

Many government companies fail to be accountable for their financial performance. Some, because they do not produce their accounts on a timely basis, and for others, there accounts are produced ...

PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid

Companies often blend old products to give you something new. This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet - as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures five inches diagonally.

Moscow retaliates against sanctions by aiming a shot at the golden arches

As the west unveils further sanctions against Russia, Moscow is hitting back where it hurts: right in the cheeseburgers, milkshakes and Filet-o-Fish.A regional branch of Russia's consumer protection agency yesterday filed...

Longest slump in a century ends - Osborne hails milestone Tories eye election pay-off - Miliband hits at 'image politics'

Britain has finally emerged from its longest economic slump in more than a century, an achievement hailed by chancellor George Osborne as a "major milestone" in the recovery from the financial crash and six years of lost growth....

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

Russia was ordered Monday to pay more than US$50 billion for expropriating what was once the country's largest oil producer, Yukos, in a court ruling that adds economic and diplomatic pressure on the country at a time of increasing isolation....

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