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Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica will not see the projected two million visitors targeted for this year, according to top tourism official Edmund Bartlett, who has linked the lowered estimates to Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Coke is now being tried...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On a hilltop overlooking Caracas, dozens of shacks made of wood scraps and corrugated zinc have risen among tall weeds - a new slum tacked on to an old one as the poor face harder times in Venezuela. Gloria Luna moved here believing President Hugo...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While Caribbean tourism ministers were in Britain lobbying London to change its Air Passenger Duty (APD), the German government has implemented a new levy on airline tickets that will result in an increase in prices to the Caribbean....

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lasco plans to invest J$300 million of the more than J$400 million equity capital that it hopes to raise from an offer shares in three companies, to expand its manufacturing arm at White Marl in St Catherine. The company also plans to grow its financial...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Daphne McLaren, chairman of the Maritime Group of Companies, has died. McLaren was the sister of the late Hylton Clarke and aunt to vice-president of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), Kim Clarke.

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's top economic adviser predicted Sunday that Venezuela's oil-dependent economy will begin within several months to emerge from its worst recession in years.

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

European Union (EU) finance ministers are set to discuss the possibility of introducing a levy on banks and whether a tax on financial transactions can deal with another banking crisis, as they gather today in an atmosphere more benign than when they...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is awaiting results from tests carried out on water and fish samples found in the Kingston Harbour. NEPA, along with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emer-gency Management and the Marine Police...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Clearly not expecting financial institutions to lend irresponsibly, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Milton Samuda, is urging resource-rich facilities to fuel capacity building - preparing small businesses to be "bank-ready".

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

Samsung Electronics Company unveiled a new tablet PC named Galaxy Tab as the latest device meant to rival Apple Inc's popular iPad.The device offers users "a new galaxy of possibilities" with features such as mobile video...

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

Registrar of Companies Judith Ramlogan says an increase in fees at the Companies Office, ranging between 25 and 250 per cent, is intended to bring charges in line with the real costs of providing the services.The changes, as well as the introduction of...

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

Question: I saw where an insurance company recently launched what they called disaster mortgage insurance (DMI).

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

Flow Jamaica is finalising the build-out of a broadband network for Montego Bay, to be wrapped up by December 31.

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

As this is being written, six Caribbean tourism ministers are preparing to travel to London. There, they will meet with the British government, the region's travel industry and aviation partners, and consult with the Caribbean diaspora and diplomats from other nations.

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

Paulette Dunn-Smith, who for a short time ran state training agency HEART Trust/NTA but quit after allegations of conflict of interest, is now attached to a consultancy in the same line of business.The firm Dunn, Pierre, Barnett and Associates Ltd...

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...

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