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Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) has announcedthat by August 2011, its services will be fully available electronically, and more accessible to its customers.Compliance manager at the COJ, Heather Sutherland, said by March next year, clients will be...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Estate Management Division of the National Lands Agency (NLA) is now selling property for high density residential development in St Andrew, off which it is likely to make substantial profit.The properties purchased in...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Canadian beef producers have found a novel way of putting the "bar" in barbecue.Angus cattle in British Columbia's Okanagan wine and cattle region are being fed red wine with their grain.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government-funded and operated Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) has become synonymous in Jamaica with education loans, never mind its recent controversies and long-term funding conundrum.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications provider LIME failed in its attempt on Thursday to get a court order to compel its competitor Digicel Ltd to lower its landline-to-mobile rate to make it similar to LIME's landline to Digicel's mobile rate.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has given the operator of Better Price Hardware a three-week ultimatum to vacate premises on Lower Harbour Street, Falmouth, to facilitate the sewage-treatment plant for the Falmouth Port.

Published:Saturday | September 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Information Minister Daryl Vaz says the distribution of work to persons under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) will not be done along political partisan lines.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Drink manufacturer and distributor Red Stripe Jamaica has seen profits plummet 84 per cent in the fourth quarter to June this year on the back of a marginal drop in sales, the latest in a performance slide which the company has been bracing for some two...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1953, the first three barrels of Blue Mountain coffee were shipped to Japan, and so began a long relationship which led to nearly 100 per cent, or approximately 400,000 boxes, of Jamaica's premium coffee being exported to the Asian country annually.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Island Entertainment Brands (IEB), which operates the Margaritaville franchise in Jamaica and the Caribbean, says it is investing upwards of US$2 million - with the backing of PanCaribbean...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A senior official of a Korean investment company promising to pump billions of dollars into selected government projects says there is nothing sinister about the decision to invest in Grenada, a country ...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Burger King Holdings Inc is selling itself to private equity firm 3G Capital in a deal valued at US$3.26 billion.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scotia DBG Investments Limited is reporting that its regional bond fund has already surpassed its one-year subscription targets by more than 50 per cent, and has more than 1,000 investors on board.

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) said Tuesday it will make a US$4-million payment to the Anguilla government following the passage of Hurricane Earl through the northern Leeward Islands on Monday....

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner, through Jamaica's Access to Infor-mation Act, unearthed emails revealing previously 'secret' communication between Solicitor General Douglas Leys and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in the matter...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

No GOJ subsidy in August - We refer to the headline and sections of the article 'Needy GOJ sinks BOJ deeper into the red' on Page 2 of the Financial Gleaner of Friday, August 27, 2010...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An oil rig exploded and caught fire Thursday off the Louisiana coast, spreading a mile-long (1.6 kilometre-long) oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico west of the site of BP's massive spill.All 13 crew members were rescued.Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Raymond Wright, special projects manager of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), is backing a statement by Sagres Energy that the seismic structure identified in Jamaican water by its subsidiary Rainville Energy was significant and "could...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Bahamas government says it will not consider new oil exploration or drilling applications for the vast archipelago's waters until a "very stringent" environmental framework is put in place. The environment ministry will also review existing licences...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gerard Johnson, the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) representative in Jamaica for the past three years, has been promoted to head the institution's operations in the English-speaking Caribbean...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON) will be investing close to J$1 billion on two residential developments in Mona, with an eye on the homebuyer market segment for professionals and entrepreneurs. The developer last...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A draft of the revised standards for imported used tyres, now making the rounds for comment, was guided by what obtains in other markets worldwide, its authors...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NORTH WEST Clarendon member of parliament (MP) Michael Stern has blamed a lack of funding for foot-dragging on the construction of a new market in Spaldings, which lies on the Clarendon-Manchester border...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States dollar took a dive Wednesday after upbeat manufacturing reports in the US and China, the world's two biggest economies, counter-acted fears that the global recovery is faltering.In late trading in New York Wednesday, the euro, used by...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

United States Federal Reserve officials signalled at their August meeting that they would consider going beyond a modest program to purchase government debt if necessary to boost the US economy. Minutes of the Fed's discussions from the August 10 meeting...

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