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Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

George Roper, former deputy executive director of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), has joined the Scotia Group Jamaica team in a senior capacity as vice-president of compliance operation. Roper's appointment was announced by the bank on Monday...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Members of the motor-vehicle trade are hopping mad over the existing rate of import duty on their vehicles coming through the wharves, and they are demanding a new tax regime that will help breathe life back into their depressed businesses.They also...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Karl Samuda, minister of industry, investment and commerce, is reporting improvement in cutting bureaucratic delays in his own ministry, but admits he has fallen short of target."I don't think we have been able to reduce in our ministry that whole...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Canco Limited, which cans food products under the Linstead Market Jamaica label, is finalising a distribution contract for its products in Canada, which is set to be inked by year...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

State-run Jamaica Mortgage Bank is being divested to private investors, and Government has decided to make the sale via the equities market. A divestment team, to be headed by financial consultant Carlton Cunningham...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

kareen_cox@heart-nta.orgPreparing for your retirementHave you started thinking about retirement yet? If you are the typical young person fresh out of high school or university, retirement may seem a long way off, and...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Facing a wave of criticism from business leaders, President Hugo Chavez is defending his order for government officials to seize control of residential complexes. Chavez promised Sunday to crack down on construction and real estate companies...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Three experts on tourism trends in the United Kingdom and Europe have painted an optimistic picture of the British market for the Caribbean tourism sector in 2011.A panel of media and industry practitioners concluded in London that the worst is over for...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tests have uncovered oil leaks in three Rolls-Royce engines on Qantas' grounded Airbus A380s, the airline's chief executive officer said on Monday, as engineers tried to identify the cause of an engine failure on one of the carrier's superjumbo jets...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The local beer, wines and spirits company Red Stripe has announced a massive 'Christmas On The Rock Campaign', designed to offer rewards to its customers over the holiday season.According to the company, the campaign...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Good things come in small packages, and no statement is more true of small businesses than this fact. Small businesses are vital in any and every economy - from the shop on the corner to the company with single-digit number of employees that services the immediate community.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A logo is a unique sign or image that you can use to easily identify your product or service.Your logo is what represents your company and is one of the key indicators that separate your product from your competitor's.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In late October, Caribbean ministers of agriculture, farmers, and academics gathered in Grenada in a rearguard bid to refocus a region used to existing mostly for tourism on agriculture, given a mounting...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Once again, global food prices are spiralling upwards.On November 2, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) announced that its global food-price index had climbed for the fifth month in a row and had reached its highest level since...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We have all seen, and are living, the trends in office evolution.Emails, online transactions, and cloud computing are now standard in the conduct of business.But at least one company is betting its bottom line that the...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In late October, Caribbean ministers of agriculture, farmers, and academics gathered in Grenada in a rearguard bid to refocus a region used to existing mostly for tourism on agriculture, given a mounting food-import bill and fears of yet another global food crisis.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Question: I am a 74-year-old teacher who recently retired. I am still quite active and in fairly good health. The odometer on my 10-year-old Toyota motor car reads 60,000 miles. I am the main driver and have an excellent record with no accidents or driving violations.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In the 1960s, the late Desmond Blades led a management buyout of a very small operation that has today grown into one of the largest conglomerates in the Caribbean and Central America with more than 5,000 employees.This is the Musson Jamaica Group, and...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Leading building society Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) is zeroing in on improving its savings portfolio, even as it has paid greater attention to mortgage operations, with the setting up of four regional mortgage centres in New Kingston, Mandeville, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios.

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is about to wipe some 650 companies from its register of businesses, but says their owners have three months from the first warning notice to prove they are still in operation...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Here are a few 'don'ts' to look out for when registering your business or company.If you follow these tips carefully you will reduce the chances of having your forms returned or rejected by the Companies Office of Jamaica.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Qantas airline gro-unded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine Thursday, shooting flames and raining large metal chunks before making a safe emergency landing in Singapore with 459 people aboard.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Public workers will remain off the job until Monday after the latest round of negotiations with the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration Tuesday failed to break the deadlock over salary increases.

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bill Clinton last week reinvigorated the public discourse on the use of renewable energy in Jamaica. Solar energy, of which Jamaica is in abundant supply, is particularly important if we are to diversify away from imported sources of energy...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Acting Prime Minister Austin 'Jack' Warner on Wednesday defended statements made by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that Port-of-Spain would provide aid to hurricane-battered Eastern Caribbean countries on the basis that businesses in the oil-rich...

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