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Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:52 AM

A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:44 AM

Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme published a report on the impact of climate change on Caribbean Small Island Developing States, SIDS. In part, it observed that while the overall frequency of the Atlantic storms the...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:17 AMAvia Collinder

Business process outsourcing firm Conduent Jamaica says it needs 300 workers and will be holding a job fair for pre-selected applicants, in a departure from its open-door invitations last year that resulted in the company’s complex being...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:12 AMFrancis Wade

If your company has over 100 employees and faces difficult customer service problems, it’s likely that they have become intractable. They aren't fixed easily because the solution does not reside in the hands of front-line personnel....

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMAvia Collinder

Hi-Lo supermarket will be developing an online shopping platform, which it plans to roll out next year.Groceries ordered and paid for through the platform will be delivered to households, at additional cost, says General Manager of Hi-Lo Food Stores...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMAvia Collinder

If you have received an adverse court judgment requiring you to make payment for a debt or an order for maintenance support of a family member, you cannot hope to escape from the obligation by declaring bankruptcy or seeking protection under Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM

QUESTION: I am 19 years of age. I have a dilemma with my career path. My passion has always been in media, especially sports media. I have loved sports all my life as I find it enjoyable and fulfilling. But I love business, too, although not as much...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

By a majority decision, the Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court's refusal to grant an injunction barring Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) from convening a disciplinary hearing against its chief regulatory officer, Wentworth Graham, pending...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM

I wrote two pieces this month about natural disasters and their effects. Today's is the third. One event affected several Caribbean Islands. Two hurricanes in quick succession hit Florida and Texas mainly.The human and economic costs are huge.Last...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM

QUESTION: I was left as an executor for a piece of land with a dwelling house and a bakery on it. Can it be sold without my knowledge? If not, what can I do about it? BeverleyFINANCIAL ADVISER: The personal representatives of an estate are those...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:13 PM

GraceKennedy Limited has announced the retirement of Douglas Orane, effective September 19, from the board of its subsidiary First Global Bank Limited, after serving as its chairman for 16 years. Orane had indicated to Don Wehby, Group chief...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMAvia Collinder

  Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, JMA, is encouraging retail chains to partner with the manufacturing sector to increase the volume of locally produced goods on their shelves. Seaga, who was keynote...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMAvia Collinder

Although JN Bank Limited is a new kid on the block in commercial banking, it comes to the market with decades of history as the premier private mortgage...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMAvia Collinder

In June, GraceKennedy Limited commissioned space under a business process outsourcing project that it began working on...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMSteven Jackson

NCB Capital Markets Limited is recommending that minority shareholders wait for a better offer from the Trinidad company seeking to acquire the outstanding Berger Paints Jamaica shares....

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Donald Trump's obsession with the construction of a wall to separate the United States from Mexico is a theme that has resonated since the early days of civilisation.Barriers, from the Walls of Jericho to Hadrian's Wall, mark...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

​The recently introduced BOJ Foreign Exchange Intervention & Trading Tool (B-FXITT) covers both how the central bank buys as well as sells foreign exchange...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMHuntley Medley

Dr Germaine Spencer, an obstetrician, gynaecologist and surgeon, is not satisfied with being just a medical practitioner, when there is...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMSteven Jackson

The rights issue to be executed next month by modelling agency Pulse Investments Limited is targeting $500 million of fresh capital that the company plans to use to...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

Allowances paid to public-sector workers in central government account for about a third of the wage bill, or more than $55 billion, according to a review...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

The United States Treasury Department is advising banks to be on the lookout for suspicious financial activity involving corrupt Venezuelan officials as the Trump administration tightens its...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit to Beijing by United States President Donald Trump.The...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

A healthy gain in the stock market and steadily increasing home prices boosted Americans' household wealth this spring, a trend that likely adds to the nation's inequality.The Federal...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint.The ATM turns 50 years old this year. They machines are ubiquitous, and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in...

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 9:59 PMSteven Jackson

  The JMMB Group wants to target the nearly-three-quarters of Jamaican businesses, that rely on financing from outside of the regulated financial sector. More precisely, they are more likely to turn to moneylenders and...

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