Lowe launches Jamaica's first medical marijuana company. Medicanja IPO for early 2015

Dr Henry Lowe and partners have launched Jamaica's first medical marijuana company, and are already plotting to build a worldwide brand out of Medicanja while still awaiting regulatory approval for the start-up business.

Scotia develops second financial centre, reshapes MoBay operations

Scotia Group Jamaica has pumped CDN$9.3 million into its second financial centre, which will open for business officially in mid-November.

JETS, Scotia settle Visa card dispute. ScotiaCard reverts to debit transactions only

THE COURT case linked to Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica (BNS) Limited's co-branded Visa debit card has been withdrawn by the bank following what appears to be concessions to JETS Limited.

Sisson paint re-enters Jamaican market

Trinidadian conglo-merate ANSA McAL has reintroduced its Sisson line of decorative paints to the Jamaican market through an exclusive distribution partner-ship with ASAPH Promotions and Distribution, a local company.

Red Stripe profit shoots up 160% to $3b

Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe Jamaica, manufacturer of a range of alcoholic brands, including beers and stouts, recorded net profit of $3.15 billion for the year ending June 2014, outperforming the previous year by 160 per cent.

Jamaica finds it difficult to break into 'protectionist' Brazil market But Ambassador Stone Roofe sees promise in agro-products and tourism

Although Brazil entered a technical recession in the first half of this year, Jamaica has continued to work intensely to strengthen its economic diplomacy with that country with the objective of tapping into the export market and attracting investments to the island.

Bauxite company banking on port for profit. Eyes raw ore export to China

Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM) earns about a billion dollars of revenue annually through its bauxite/ alumina investments from which it is currently reaping negative returns, leaving its non-core port operation as its best hope for profit.

For profit

Mining, Leo Cousins, said on Monday that the port upgrade is supposed to proceed in 2015, but as a project of JBM.

Jamaica, IMF and PetroCaribe

MANY JAMAICANS tend to listen to important matters that affect their lives only when they are spoken by a foreigner - usually from a multilateral or large overseas institution.

Heart Institute of the Caribbean cops NCB's 2014 Nation Builder Award

Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) won top honours at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited's (NCB) annual national awards programme for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Tuesday, October 21.

COMPANY PROFILE - Heart Institute of the Caribbean

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) is the leading cardiac care centre in the Caribbean. Since its opening in 2005, the Heart Institute has been dedicated to preventing and treating heart and blood vessel diseases through appropriate use of leading-edge technology, research and education.

Meet our 2014 Nation Builders

The National Commercial Bank's 2014 Nation Builder Awards ended with a gala held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on October 21.

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