OUR role reduced, but still kingpin of renewables

Jamaica's decision to appoint an energy czar has led to changes in the job functions of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), a portion of whose responsibilities have fallen to the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET).

Movements

Access appoints 7th director. Access Financial Services board has selected Maureen Vernon to fill the seat created at the microfinancing firm's annual general meeting in September.

KWL US$20m logistics facility breaks ground... To be ready for occupancy Jan 2016

Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) will begin construction of its new logistics centre in November, and wrap up the development a year later.

New pension model reduces risk for employer

A new pension savings model, though not on Jamaica's radar, has piqued the interest of local pension fund managers, who say the rate of payouts under the system are guaranteed but not by the employer.

New superform still a hindrance

The recently instituted 'superform' at the Companies Office of Jamaica was initiated to cut red tape.

The seeds of demise

The stagnation of real wages for more than 40 years has been the topic of academic and policy debates.

Snowplough driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet. Airport management under scrutiny

The driver of the snowplough that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped towards him down the runway in the dark.

Cigarette maker bans smoking at its offices

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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