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Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: My children's father passed away three years ago. We lived together for 13 years, and during that time we had two children. After his death, I tried to get his NIS contribution for the children but was told at the NIS office that because...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Members of company boards are accountable for solving a dilemma: how should they intervene when problems inside the organisation crop up? Do they always give managers the benefit of their advice? Should they become coaches, perhaps even taking up...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Gwest Corporation plans to raise nearly $425 million in its initial public offering (IPO) this month in order to expand its business.The company plans to sell some 35 per cent of the company in the listing to the public, led by broker JMMB...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

US stocks veered sharply lower as investors worried that former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea to lying to the FBI could spell trouble for the White House and its legislative agenda, including a tax overhaul currently under...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Senate Republicans steamed towards passage of a $1.4 trillion tax bill on Friday, overcoming eleventh-hour hitches in their drive to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump by Christmas."We have the votes," Senate...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Geraldo Rivera is apologising for a memoir published a quarter-century ago that recounts sexual experiences he says he's now "embarrassed" about.In a tweet on Friday, Rivera, now a Fox News Channel reporter, cites his "tawdry" book and what he calls...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Chinese government on Friday criticised US opposition to granting Beijing market economy status in the World Trade Organization (WTO) as reminiscent of the Cold War.A US document released Thursday in Geneva supports the European Union in...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

What impact will the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season have on the cost of property insurance in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean in 2018? The season officially ended on November 30. Also, many companies and organisations have already began...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 4:02 PMNeville Graham

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The $1.2 billion raised from a new five-year bond issued by manu-facturing conglomerate Seprod Limited will replace more expensive debt on the company's balance sheet.The variable...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Group CEO Don Wehby says GraceKennedy Limited is on track to complete its new headquarters in 2018, despite minor delays in the construction process.Wehby said some of...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Wisynco Group Limited plans to offer 20 per cent of the company to investors in an initial public offering that is structured to raise $6.1 billion in total as financing for expansion of its manufacturing capacity and...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaican Government has had little success in divesting the assets held by the Cocoa Industry Board (CIB), but is...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The Malta-registered bulk carrier Trading Fabrizia, which was detained in Jamaican waters just over a year ago and is still sitting in the Kingston...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

​Caribbean Flavours & Fragrances (CFF) Limited, which makes flavours for food companies, aims to grow revenues nearly threefold in the medium term from its current base of $400 million...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) says it is currently reviewing the proposal for United Oil...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Chile is considered to be a bulwark of political stability. Two powerful coalitions have traditionally defined the political spectrum, with the Concertacion on the left and UDI/RN on the right.The Concertacion was an...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

From her small home near two golf courses and three slums, Gianina Rojas gazes up at a crumbling adobe pyramid, remnants of the vast Inca empire that flourished more than six centuries ago.Like...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The buoyant economic recovery across the 19-country Eurozone has pushed unemployment down to its lowest level in nearly nine years, but has yet to translate to a sustained pickup in wages and...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank in a deal that lets investors cash out at a...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period.A spokesman for the airline said Wednesday that...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica, BSJ, and energy interests are now testing gas from shipping vessels that end up for sale at the pump in an attempt to avoid a recurrence...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The OPEC cartel and a group of allied oil-producing nations agreed Thursday to extend crude output cuts until the end of next year, continuing a policy that led to a significant rise in the price of...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 8:04 PM

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The price of bitcoin surged through $10,000 on Wednesday, adding to its tenfold jump in value this year and fuelling a debate as to whether the virtual currency is gaining mainstream acceptance or is merely a bubble waiting to burst.The cost of...

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