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Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Beef and Dairy Producers Association of Jamaica (BDPAJ) is pouring J$80 million into a milk-production facility for 50-60 small farmers, who will hold equity in the business.The new Northern St Catherine Dairy Cluster will operate from leased...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Air Turks and Caicos has applied for routes left vacant by Air Jamaica - specifically, those serviced by the defunct Air Jamaica Express.Air J Express flew to Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Nassau and the Dominican Republic.The six-year licence should...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PriceSmart Inc said Monday that it is buying almost 210,000 square feet of property in Barranquilla, Colombia, to build its first warehouse club in the country.

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

World markets rose Monday as investors were encouraged by the Group of 20 rich and developing nations' pledge to reduce budget deficits.Leaders at the summit in Toronto this weekend endorsed a vow by rich nations to slash budget deficits in half by...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Amid shattered panes of glass, bullet-riddled walls and broken-down doors that typify sections of Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, these days, there she sat, quiet and withdrawn, her eyes showing signs of sleepiness.

Published:Monday | June 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH SOME Caribbean destinations reporting significant declines in key profitability indicators compared with 2008, a prominent tourism stakeholder is calling for urgent intervention by private- and public-sector leaders....

Published:Monday | June 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE LOVE-hate relationship that Jamaicans had with the former national airline, Air Jamaica, appeared to have ended with a broken heart for many after the Lovebird was sold by the Government.Despite its ravenous appetite for depleting billions...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I need motor insurance for my first car. I am 25 years old and have been driving since I was 21. The vehicle is a Toyota Ipsum. It was manufactured during the year 2000 and is valued at $795,000. What is the fastest way to get insurance at the most reasonable price?

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the region prepares for the 31st meeting of heads of government, it is clear that despite sporadic rhetoric to the contrary, pan-Caribbean integration is stagnating and that weak or no economic growth threatens what little unity is left.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While many individuals and sectors are welcoming the strengthening of the Jamaican dollar against major currencies in recent months, the development is proving to be worrying for producers whose businesses rely on overseas trade.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Susie's Fine Baked Goods Limited in Kingston was formed 15 years ago when Susan Hanna began baking cookies, cupcakes and brownies from her home kitchen and selling to supermarkets and cafeterias with the assistance of husband, Raymond Hanna.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Taking its call to the business community in western Jamaica, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is again urging reform of what it has claimed is Jamaica's complex and unfair tax system.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Digicel Jamaica is now quietly selecting individuals to test the performance of its new 4G WiMAX network, which well-placed sources say will come to market two months behind deadline.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LIME Jamaica will be pumping US$35-40 million into upgrading its mobile network in Montego Bay, a plan that will extend 3G coverage to the city, country manager Geoff Houston announced Thursday.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP shares fell more than five per cent in New York on Friday to a 14-year low, as the costs rise for containing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The body that regulates whaling was ending its annual meeting Friday with no decision on whether to authorise limited hunting for profit to curb unrestrained killing in the Earth's most sensitive oceans.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin Spencer has rejected claims that this country's Ambassador to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Anthony Liverpool, has accepted bribes from pro-whaling Japanese interests.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Regional banking group First Caribbean has appointed Nigel Holness as replacement for Clovis Metcalfe to run its Jamaican operations.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Despite signs of continued economic improvements, as evidenced by the recent release of some key economic and financial data, the performance of the equities market to date may appear, to some, to be lagging by comparison.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The iPhone 4 has arrived, but for some people the wait continues as Apple sprints to keep up with fierce demand for its latest gadget.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An online red-light district could soon flourish under a new .xxx Internet address which backers say could help computers filter porn sites.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An old, rusty truck and a few discarded appliances greet visitors at the entrance to Spring Village, St Catherine. The community, which adjoins Spring Gardens and Nightingale Grove, is reminiscent of a ghost town. However, these three communities are far from dead, and farmers there are in a militant mood.

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The growth in the use of smartphones in Jamaica is not only spawning new opportunities for online shopping businesses, but is also proving a fillip to established courier services, some of which are creating their own...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Small and micro-businesses were particularly hard-hit in the recession, losing half their markets last year, while hundreds of proprietorships and 'own-account owners' appeared to have shuttered operations...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mayberry Investment Limited, lead broker and financial adviser to Jamaican Teas Limited, said Wednesday that the allotment of shares under the initial public offering has been completed for the 291 applications from the public pool...

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