New PSOJ boss to focus on job creation, business environment

Improving the country's business environment and creating many more jobs have been listed as the immediate priority items for the new executive of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), headed by William Mahfood, chairman of the WYSYNCO Group Limited.

New US ambassador sworn in

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno (centre) is sworn in at the US State Department yesterday.

Cuba policy to be set in stone in weeks, says US embassy

The United States Embassy in Kingston yesterday indicated that, with the historic announcement by US President Barack Obama out of the way, all is now clear for Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, to flesh out diplomatic issues with Cuba.

Scotiabank brings festive cheer to CRH

Staff members and managers of Scotiabank branches in Montego Bay, St James, brought Christmas cheer to the children who are current patients at the Cornwall Regional Hospital by providing them with a treat of music, cake, toys and gifts on Wednesday.

Charlie Brown and a city's ugly Christmas tree

Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief.

Carnival fêtes kids aboard cruise ship

CHRISTMAS CAME early this year for more than 150 children as they were fêted on-board the Carnival Victory cruise ship which docked in Ocho Rios on Monday.

Photo-transfer projects make easy handmade gifts

Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn't have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our crafts and give them away, too.

It was a challenging year, says St Ann chamber president

PRESIDENT OF the St Ann Chamber of Commerce, Oral Heaven, has described 2014 as a challenging year for the business sector in the parish and especially in the resort town of Ocho Rios.

Children's home to benefit from chamber's reception

THE ST Ann Chamber of Commerce is once again trying to make Christmas special for the residents at Widow's Mite, a children's home operated by the Mustard Seed Communities.

Montego Bay bids farewell to Jamaica Dispatch Services founder

FOUNDER AND managing director of Jamaica Dispatch Services and the Atrium Hotel, Phyllis Jones, was hailed as a woman of sterling qualities and unbridled benevolence at a service of thanksgiving honouring her life and work at the St James Parish Church in Montego Bay last Saturday.

Indeed, we are one!

HELLO, MI neighbour! On Monday, the world breathed a sigh of relief (albeit tainted by sadness) after several persons held hostage, for hours, by a gunman at the Lindt Chocolat Café in Sydney, Australia, were freed by security personnel who stormed the building.

First Lady wants sleep for Christmas, possibly PJs

What does Michelle Obama want for Christmas? Sleep. And maybe some Christmas PJs to wear while snoozing.

Gift guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.

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