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Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela is touting a vast natural gas discovery off its coast, a project that President Hugo Chavez says will help turn the oil-exporting country into a major global gas producer.Venezuela's oil minister...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a major blow to the tobacco industry, public health officials from around the world agreed Saturday to recommend restricting or banning flavour...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Being a leader - executive director, manager, supervisor - can be a challenging job in the best of times. However, when your company is facing serious challenges to survive...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Bahamas is seeking the support of Spain for full membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes has said.The Head of State made the request as he accepted ...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Planning Institute of Jamaica has commissioned Stanford professor Donald Harris as advisor as the Golding administration pivots to devising new policies that can drive business and economic growth, ahead of next year's budget cycle....

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) and its subsidiary, National Building Society of Cayman, have initiated discussions on economic advancement within the region, in the hope that it will achieve what CARICOM has failed to do over the years...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Brazil's overburdened airports cannot meet the demand and are a "growing disaster" that could embarrass the country during the upcoming Olympic games and World Cup if they aren't improved, the head of the world's top airline association said.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Digicel has partnered with Scotiabank in Haiti on the launch of a mobile banking product in that country.Tcho Tcho Mobile was launched in the French speaking country on Monday after formal approval was granted by the Banque de la Republique d'Haiti as...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Chris Sinckler on Monday unveiled a series of new tax measures as the Barbados government warned citizens to brace themselves for 'serious adjustments' in its expenditure for the next 12 months."From our analysis 2011 is likely to be...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There has been a big jump in the amount of money the National Housing Trust (NHT) is asking an investor to put up to build an upscale retirement village it has conceptualised for Barrett Hall in St.

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lawyers for a Turks and Caicos Islands-based trust company, First Financial Caribbean Trust, have asked the courts here to cite for contempt, and possibly jail, businessmen Delroy Howell and Kenarthur Mitchell for allegedly snubbing a Jamaican judge's...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It all started under a mango tree. When an existing business venture making refrigerators fell through because of the unavailability of imported component parts, cousins Metry Seaga and Steve Sirgany began making 'Solidarity' vending...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout taking shape, the government said Monday as a shell-shocked nation came to grips with its failure to protect and revive...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Church of England on Monday joined opponents of News Corp's bid to buy full control of satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting.Nigel McCulloch, the bishop of Manchester, said the church fears that the buyout would give News Corp a potentially...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three industries registered positive growth during the July to September quarter, a period for which the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has seen indications that the economy is on the rebound.The strong-performing industries were mining and...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A VISION is the ability to foresee a mental image of a plan or idea. There are innumerable visionaries and God has given some great plans - ranging from medicinal and scientific solutions, witty inventions to financial breakthroughs!

Published:Monday | November 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The head of Andrews Memorial Hospital, Dr Patric Rutherford, has charged that the Government's reluctance to slash customs duties on medical supplies is stifling the prospects of health tourism - a venture that itself could...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government regulator of broadcasting in Jamaica is pushing to have television and radio broadcasting entities go fully digital by 2015. But while the various firms are at different stages of readiness - with one having entered the market with full digital service - the umbrella media lobby group, citing the expense involved, says five years is too quick a pace for mandatory switchover.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The current economic climate is forcing many entrepreneurs to radically rethink their businesses, and real- estate company Jewel Homes & Properties Limited is no exception.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Preparing a good business plan is an art. In this section, you will learn how to channel the artist in you to do just that. Depending on the type of business you intend to start and who you intend to submit it to, you may need a much more comprehensive plan.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FirstCaribbean International Bank Jamaica has cut its base lending rate by 1.4 per cent to 16.85 per cent. The new rate takes effect December 1.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cuba's economy is in a bad way. There is a widespread sense of social discontent and a deep concern among many groups in society, including some of those who are committed to Cuba's communist system.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The movement globally to switch from analogue systems to digital will render some electronics obsolete in a matter of years, and the Broadcasting Commission wants Jamaicans to be alert to the changes so that they can make informed purchases.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though some Jamaicans view selection for a National Housing Trust (NHT) home in much the same way they view the lottery, the agency says it takes a systematic approach to the selection of candidates.

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The interest rate on Government debt continues to decline, remaining at three-decade lows for Treasury bonds. The auction last week yielded 7.58 per cent on a 28-day GOJ Treasury bill auction of J$400 million.

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