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Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:39 AM

Last year I had a restaurant experience that would probably shock most Jamaicans and local restaurateurs.   Enticed by rave food reviews from close family members, I decided to buy lunch at one of the fastest growing quick service...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:13 AM

Three weeks ago, Port of Spain and Caracas reached an agreement on the supply of gas from Venezuela’s Dragon Field through the creation of a 17-kilometre undersea pipeline that will link it to the National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Roderick 'Ricky' Francis, son of the late Roderick 'Bunny' Francis, says he intends to execute the dream project conceived by his father, a multibillion-dollar complex called The Spires to be developed on the Kingston waterfront.Bunny Francis was...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited, the company that gobbled up the failed C2W Music start-up, and listed on the market last month in a reverse takeover, has announced three new investments in marketing outfits.However, SSL Ventures has not...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Microlending firm Access Financial Services Limited is still in growth mode and open to snapping up new prospects, even beyond Jamaica's borders.Chairman Rex James said at the company's annual general meeting on Thursday evening that the outlook for...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I own a 2015 Suzuki Vitara. It is insured under a comprehensive private car policy with a New Kingston company. One of my friends, a business owner, has asked me to use my vehicle to advertise his company's products and services. He will...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

United States health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavoured vaping products pulled from the market....

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what's becoming an escalating privacy arms race.New protections in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM

If you are a chief executive officer or a chief financial officer and you are not already thinking about 'software defined everything' - SDX - your business could be late to the game.In fact, given the rate...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Pulse Investments Limited is celebrating Alicia Burke's ascension to the list of top earning models worldwide, but would say only that her income was in the seven-digit range.Pulse earns...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Investment Fund, NIF, indicates that it is restructuring its approach to investments in a way what will reduce risk, but in the meantime it is reporting a near 15 per cent growth in...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Perceptions about present and future business conditions worsened during the last quarter as the proportion of persons who are less optimistic about the effect of the economy on individual businesses increases....

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The film Yardie, directed by British actor Idris Elba, climaxed with three Jamaicans engaged in a triangular shoot-out.That crime film was the latest in a series of projects shot on location which expended...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:With reference to the Insurance Helpline column published in the Sunday Gleaner of September 9, 2018, titled 'Finally, insurance reform with upsides for consumers', the Financial Services Commission...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

International Monetary Fund mission chief to Jamaica, Dr Uma Ramakrishnan, defended the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar this week, saying inflation rather than the...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Barbados says it is holding discussions with a number of suppliers to replace the energy arrangements it had with oil refinery Petrotrin.The refinery, based in Trinidad...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nearly 20 per cent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The European Central Bank, ECB, pushed forward Thursday with its plan to gradually phase out its monetary stimulus, saying it is confident in the region's growth. But its president, Mario Draghi,...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Turkey's central bank on Thursday raised its key interest rate sharply, from 17.75 per cent to 24 per cent, to contain inflation and stem the currency crisis that has been destabilising the...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The European Union (EU) wants to shake up the way Internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news articles and other content posted online by better protecting the rights of the authors and creators.EU lawmakers voted to back a report...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:02 AMNeville Graham/Business Reporter

Having finalised the acquisition Globe Finance Inc and its merger with Signia Financial Group Inc, GraceKennedy now says it has a vehicle to grow its financial footprint across the eastern Caribbean.Barbados-owned Signia is a tri-nation partnership...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinde/Gleaner Writer

The expanded mining lease issued to Noranda Bauxite will give the mining operation access to 12 times the reserves it previously had the rights to exploit, according to Anthony Laura, the general legal counsel and chief legal officer of New Day...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Kingston Properties Limited, which trades under the symbol KPREIT, has completed the sale of four condo units in South Florida and is setting aside proceeds for acquisitions in Jamaica and Cayman Islands in deals that are close to consummation....

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The acquisition of Woodcats International Limited was a $355 million deal, buyer Derrimon Trading Company Limited disclosed in a new market filing.Derrimon's Chief Financial Officer Ian Kelly said the pallet maker's board, on which he now sits as a...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Will the country that gave us espresso embrace the company that gave us grande frappucinos?Starbucks is about to find out as it opened its first store in Italy on Friday. Residents of Milan, the city whose coffee bars inspired Howard Schultz's...

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