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Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:02 AMAvia Collinder

Having last month let go 40 older employees with the shuttering of four dozen rooms as part of a major upgrading project, Half Moon hotel in Montego Bay says it will be hiring anew when the build-out is completed next October."With the opening of 57...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has established a new meter-testing protocol to provide an appropriate framework for the verification and testing of existing and future meters used in the Jamaican electricity and water sectors.The protocol...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Stewarts Automotive group launched the Velar, the newest line to the luxury Range Rover family, last Tuesday and indicated that it already has preorders for 10 clients.Jamaica joins the world in launching the highest-end Velars in its introduction...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Knutsford Express Services Limited will, in the coming year, be increasing its fleet of luxury buses from the current 27, which undertakes 300 trips weekly, chief executive officer and director Oliver Townsend said last week."We are continuing...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Just over a week ago, the United States administration published new regulations governing travel and trade between the US and Cuba. Their effect is to partially reverse elements of the more liberal policy towards Cuba adopted by President Obama and...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Question: I am a Jamaican and I would like to invest. I want to spread my investments to achieve my short, medium and long-term goals. I prefer a tax-free option. My long-term goal is financial independence, having my money work for me while I...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Richard Byles wears many hats. Two are germane to this article. His role as chairman, Sagicor Group - owners of Sagicor Life Jamaica - and former co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC).He made the news at a recent ceremony...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Recently one of my young readers wrote for help with his idea for a product he was working on. Let's call him George, to keep his identity confidential. The conversation went like this:George: My name is George. I am 22 years of age. I would like...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

On Monday, October 27, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a 12-count indictment against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager, as follows:Count 1, conspiracy against the United States; count 2...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Cargo Handlers Limited (CHL) and New Fortress Energy (NFE) have announced that both entities have commenced dealings which will see Cargo Handlers deliver product to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider.Cargo Handlers, which is based in Montego...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed last week by the House.Want to toast...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

NCB Capital Markets, the investment and securities trading arm of Michael Lee-Chin's NCB Financial Group, says it will soon be expanding the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Listed IT company tTech Limited has announced that Chris Reckord will lead the company as its new chief executive officer next year along with other board changes.Reckord,...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

Conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited saw total revenues rising to $69.3 billion for the nine months ended September 30, a four per cent increase over the $66.65 billion for the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

United States electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon is still very much a part of Jamaica's business process outsourcing landscape.Questions arose in the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

JMMB group said an 18 per cent decline in its net profit to $1.67 billion for the second quarter ended September 30, down from $2.03 billion during the corresponding period last year, was as a result of...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Global stocks rose on Thursday, but analysts said it was too early to say markets had stabilised after a week of turbulent trading. Apart from persisting worries over prospects for a United States...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Walmart raised its annual profit outlook on Thursday after the world's largest retailer reported third-quarter results that topped Wall Street projections.The report shows that Walmart's...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Leading researchers are castigating a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinise immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Two of France's biggest workers' unions are staging nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reforms.Thursday's 170 organised demonstrations mark the fourth day...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

AP:General Motors is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank problem that increases the risk of a fire.The recall covers Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks from 2011...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Russia's Justice Ministry says it has warned several US government-funded news outlets that they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill which is yet to be fully approved.The bill...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically needed legislative victory and GOP House leaders exuding...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

ItelBpo Solutions, one of Jamaica's faster-growing business processing out-sourcing operations, has taken over a 25,000-square-foot building in the New...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

​Telecommunication provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), which trades as FLOW, said it remains on track to hit "key metrics" with core earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) up 38 per cent, despite recording a $378-million net loss...

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