To ease housing shortage... Banker pitches PPP, housing bonds

Corporate banker Berisford Grey says the Jamaican Government should consider issuing housing bonds, targeted at pension funds, to finance residential projects to ease the current shortage.

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FEBRUARY 4 Derrimon Trading Company Limited Extraordinary General Meeting, at Knutsford Court Hotel, 16 Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, 9:30 a.m.

Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry

Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the persons who currently supply the raw material.

Court sides with NCB, denies access to joint account

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought against National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB) for refusing a customer access to funds in a joint account she held with her aunt, following the latter's death.

The stress of being one of a reliable few

Executives, managers and board members are always on the lookout for the handful of employees who are completely reliable.

Insurance impact of cell phone ban

Question: I read in this newspaper that a Joint Select Committee of Parliament is now reviewing the new Road Traffic Act.

Does financial literacy matter?

In 2012, the Financial Services Commission funded a financial literacy measurement exercise which spanned all 14 parishes of Jamaica.

A new approach to energy security

A few days ago, the vice-president of the United States, Joe Biden, met with Caribbean leaders in Washington to discuss the region's long-term approach to energy security.

Couple places The Cake Shoppe on the market

Everod and Shereen Davis, owners of The Cake Shoppe in Liguanea, Kingston are selling the business as a going concern after seven years of ownership.

Toyota's lowest-priced car gets spruced up

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features, all for a starting retail price of less than US$16,000.

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