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Published:Friday | July 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Original Bamboo Factory Limited has wrapped up operations under its old name and is now trading as Bamboo Jamaica, with a more targeted focus on custom-made furniture.The 20-year-old operation, run by John Hamilton...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For the fifth consecutive year, Canadian travel agents have voted the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) as the Favourite Tourist Board in Canadian Travel Press and Travel Courier's 11th annual Agents' Choice Awards. Jamaica was also voted Favourite Honeymoon...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) President Omar Azan yesterday challenged the Government to explore alternative energy sources besides liquefied natural gas (LNG), which it has been fervently pursuing with its CARICOM neighbour...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A United States federal judge has ruled that indicted Texan financier R Allen Stanford will be tried alone when the hearing into his alleged US$7 billion Ponzi scheme gets underway next January.US District Judge David Hittner approved an application...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Picture double Olympic record holder Usain Bolt lying in bed at six o'clock on a cold, snowing morning in Europe, hours before a big 100-metre race. His alarm sounds loudly.

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A Virgin Islands-based financial manager ran a US$105-million Ponzi scheme that defrauded 400 investors by falsely claiming to invest in foreign currencies, the United States regulators charged Monday....

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Haiti's population will continue to grow quickly despite the tremendous loss of life in the January earthquake, according to United States Census Bureau estimates released Monday.The bureau estimates Haiti's current population at 9.6 million...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cuba has distributed nearly 2.5 million acres (one million hectares) of unused state land to private farmers and others trying their hand at farming, more than half the territory it hopes to give out in an effort to revitalise an agriculture sector...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government is seeking to the relieve the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) of $J21 billion in debt which it incurred in August 2006 from Venezuel's Banco de Desarrallo y Social de Venezuela (BANDES) for the financing of the early phases of Highway 2000....

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) says it will facilitate the investigation by competition watchdog, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), on its pricing policy...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican hotel chain SuperClubs has chosen to give one of its most famously named resorts, Hedonism III, a new image, but is still targeting a market of fun-loving holidaymakers.The property at Runaway Bay in St Ann is being rebranded SuperFun Beach...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Producers Group Limited (JP) is stepping outside its comfort zone - agro-processing and prepared foods - to take on a new venture in mining igneous rock in yet another phase of the company's transformation....

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Director General of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Derby confirmed Tuesday that his department had inked an open-skies agreement with Switzerland, to take effect after Cabinet approval.The agreement is one of several...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Beef and Dairy Producers Association of Jamaica (BDPAJ) is pouring J$80 million into a milk-production facility for 50-60 small farmers, who will hold equity in the business.The new Northern St Catherine Dairy Cluster will operate from leased...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Air Turks and Caicos has applied for routes left vacant by Air Jamaica - specifically, those serviced by the defunct Air Jamaica Express.Air J Express flew to Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Nassau and the Dominican Republic.The six-year licence should...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PriceSmart Inc said Monday that it is buying almost 210,000 square feet of property in Barranquilla, Colombia, to build its first warehouse club in the country.

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

World markets rose Monday as investors were encouraged by the Group of 20 rich and developing nations' pledge to reduce budget deficits.Leaders at the summit in Toronto this weekend endorsed a vow by rich nations to slash budget deficits in half by...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Amid shattered panes of glass, bullet-riddled walls and broken-down doors that typify sections of Tivoli Gardens, west Kingston, these days, there she sat, quiet and withdrawn, her eyes showing signs of sleepiness.

Published:Monday | June 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH SOME Caribbean destinations reporting significant declines in key profitability indicators compared with 2008, a prominent tourism stakeholder is calling for urgent intervention by private- and public-sector leaders....

Published:Monday | June 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE LOVE-hate relationship that Jamaicans had with the former national airline, Air Jamaica, appeared to have ended with a broken heart for many after the Lovebird was sold by the Government.Despite its ravenous appetite for depleting billions...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I need motor insurance for my first car. I am 25 years old and have been driving since I was 21. The vehicle is a Toyota Ipsum. It was manufactured during the year 2000 and is valued at $795,000. What is the fastest way to get insurance at the most reasonable price?

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the region prepares for the 31st meeting of heads of government, it is clear that despite sporadic rhetoric to the contrary, pan-Caribbean integration is stagnating and that weak or no economic growth threatens what little unity is left.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While many individuals and sectors are welcoming the strengthening of the Jamaican dollar against major currencies in recent months, the development is proving to be worrying for producers whose businesses rely on overseas trade.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Susie's Fine Baked Goods Limited in Kingston was formed 15 years ago when Susan Hanna began baking cookies, cupcakes and brownies from her home kitchen and selling to supermarkets and cafeterias with the assistance of husband, Raymond Hanna.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Taking its call to the business community in western Jamaica, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is again urging reform of what it has claimed is Jamaica's complex and unfair tax system.

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