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Published:Thursday | October 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), between October 2008 and April 2010 some 86,000 jobs were lost in the private sector. By itself, that is an astounding number. Just think. All the unemployed people are no longer income earners...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

British Airways Chief Executive Officer Willie Walsh says he does not support the decision of the British government to introduce an Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax that will be further increased at the start...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has been selected to chair the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG).As the chair of the 2011 meetings, Ingraham will be a "primary channel of communication" between...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), says it has approved US$4.2 million to the St Vincent and the Grenadines government for use towards the construction of the Argyle International Airport.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A great résumé is not merely a history of your past, it is an advertisement. It is a marketing tool, designed to sell a product - yourself - by powerfully presenting specific, direct benefits to a specific buyer, that is, your targeted prospective employer.

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-eight local and international companies have been invited by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to submit bids for the right to supply 480 megawatts (MW) of power to the national grid.This represents the largest block of generating capacity...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sales of industrial equipment have tanked in the past two years, with zero units sold in some segments, but Stewart's Industrial is trying to revive its market through an image...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union Limited last month cut ties with Sagicor Life Jamaica and joined Guardian Life's Medecus health scheme instead, saying it was a cost saving measure.To date, 33 of 44 credit...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three Lasco Group affiliated companies were listed Tuesday, close to a month after more than 1,000 investors snapped up shares in the companies.The three stocks, Lasco Manufacturing (LASM), Lasco Financial (LASF) and Lasco Distributors (LASD) ...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Raymond Cooper, president of the Incorporated Masterbuilders Association (IMAJ), is warning against shifting money away from new housing projects to fund repair of flood-ravaged public infrastructure...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has got the green light from the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to add two new games to its existing portfolio of seven, one of which will be rolled out in a matter of weeks.The new additions, 'Pick 2' ...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Guyana climate change investment fund seeded by Norway was established on the weekend, with the first payment equivalent to US$30 million now being processed, the World Bank said.e...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) area of Jamaica is one step closer to having a development order promulgated, with the start of public consultations on the draft order, which provides, among other things, for additional multi-family residential...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For months, there have been global mutterings about an impending currency war between the world's major economies.So serious has this possibility become, and the associated danger that it might spark a global trade...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Come, talk to me. I want to know what you're thinking," the man with the friendly face says to a younger man sitting in the chair just metres away from him.

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two Americans and a British-Cypriot economist won the 2010 Nobel economics prize on Monday for developing a theory that helps explain why many people can remain unemployed despite a large number of job vacancies....

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Microsoft Corp will launch three new smartphones with AT&T Inc ahead of the holiday-shopping season. The new phones will run on Microsoft's new mobile software in a test of whether Microsoft can catch up with rivals...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has praised the work of World Skills Jamaica, while at the same time challenging the organisation to further improve the skills movement.Golding was speaking at the 60th anniversary conference of world skills at the Wyndam...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is taken from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's Economic Policy Framework. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 customs duty rates on goods imported into Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), funded by Caribbean governments, donors, and fees, is reorganising to improve strategic planning, business development, and marketing.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Commercial bank are downplaying findings of massive fee increases in the Consumer Affairs Commission's (CAC) bank charges survey. They are pointing instead to efforts being made to encourage clients to make use of the most cost-effective means of accessing the services offered.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Knowledge workers who have mastered a high level of skills in time management understand that the flood of information that we face every day is not the cause of the overwhelm that many people experience. Instead, they appreciate that information is not the problem.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I recently attended the FSC Financial Planning Expo at The Pegasus Hotel from September 16 to 17. I found it very informative and got much to think about, particularly on the first day, as I listened to presentations on retirement planning and the booths of the insurance and investment management companies.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Housing Trust (NHT) is developing a commercial centre for Trench Town which is expected to be used as a business incubator for persons living in the low-income community.

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My uncle and I live in South Haven, Yallahs, St Thomas. We are seeking a reputable company to provide insurance coverage for our house and its contents. Can you recommend one?

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