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Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Audley Shaw, minister of finance and the public service, opened the 2010-11 Budget Debate Thursday on a sombre note stating that the previous fiscal year had been difficult and that the Government had to take "serious and tough measures to secure the...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Frustrated by still-high interest rates on credit when policy rates have been trending down, Finance Minister Audley Shaw demanded Friday that banks and other lenders act faster to splice the cost of credit, saying...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LIME Jamaica has added to its mobile broadband offerings a USB modem that allows wireless connection via laptops on a prepaid 'pay-as-you-go' plan.Prepaid Mobile Internet is also available to smartphones users.Subscriptions to the plan range from $300...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am 43 and was recently educated on trust funds during a conversation with my peers at a function.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Marcia Williams of Clarendon has been farming ackee since 2004, on family land, picking fruit from her own trees and buying from other farmers, as well as selling to local processors.For Williams, the crop, which brought processors $1.2 billion in...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Local utility companies say they are owed billions of dollars by delinquent customers for electricity, water and telephone services, and two of them have now tightened up already strict disconnection policies.

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CRITICISMS BY some analysts that the 2010-2011 Budget was not credible have irked Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw who yesterday dismissed comments from his detractors.

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Aimed at filling the void left by national carrier Air Jamaica, the airline taking over the Nassau, Bahamas route, Western Air, says its first flight to the country is booked solid.The Bahamian-owned carrier commences flights from Nassau...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cabinet has given its go-ahead for the drafting of amendments to cut down on penalties against late payment of income tax, and to clarify aspects of the general consumption tax (GCT) Act, a move the government hopes will make it easier for delinquent...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-five workers at CLICO International Life in Trinidad have been temporarily laid off from their jobs, according to a local television report.

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Independent power company, Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), has landed a deal with the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to build out an additional 65.5 megawatts of power supply to the national grid. But OUR said...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the exception of two directors - Paul Chen-Young and Os-wald G. Harding - none of the Eagle directors were major shareholders either through direct ownership or related companies...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Commercial banks are going head-to-head to grow revenues by reeling in more small-business operators to their suite of loan products with a recent flurry of credit cards targeting this category of business people....

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Barbados Prime Minister and Minister of Finance David Thompson announced March 16 that two insurance companies, CLICO International Life and British American Insurance Company (BAICO) have been prohibited from writing new business...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wilberne Persaud, in his column of April 1, after outlining the sequence of actions in what appears to be accounting window dressing by Lehman Brothers, posed the question as to what will be the response of the regulatory authorities in the United...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

New disclosures by Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) show debts gone sour on its books now amount to an estimated 40 per cent of the lender's loan portfolio at March 31.But general manager Patrick Thelwell, in defence of his stewardship, said the bad debt...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One manager for SDF, IPL - Major Desmon Brown, the general manager of Independence Park Limited, has been put in charge of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), but on a temporary basis....

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw is projecting that Jamaica will grow tax revenues by eight per cent this year and start rolling out a more restrained wage policy, but will still fall way short of funds...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Coming close on the heels of a Caribbean expansion with the setting up of its latest stand-alone, full-service office in Grenada last December, regional insurance broker CGM Gallagher Group has acquired the commercial portfolio...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tank-Weld's distribution of Vulcan-made cement is harmful to the Jamaican market, but the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), whose preliminary findings...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Euric Bobb has resigned his seat at Lascelles deMercado & Company Limited, effective March 31, making history as one of the shortest directorships on a Jamaican corporate board.Bobb, who joined the board after Lascelles' March 4 annual...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Trinidad government has fired the board of a state agency that oversees billions of dollars in public construction and is the subject of a corruption probe.Attorney General John Jeremie said the four-member board and senior staff at the Urban...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Alan Greenspan defended his tenure Wednesday as head of the United States Federal Reserve before a panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis.As he has in the past, Greenspan disputed critics who say he...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Government has placed eight more properties owned by Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) on the market, bringing the total to 13, but says the land sales, which have already brought in close to half a billion dollars...

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