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Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

'Oasis of the Seas' arrives today - Today, the historic Falmouth Cruise Ship Port will welcome the world's largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, with more than 8,000 passengers aboard.The arrival of the ship marks a new era in Jamaica's cruise-shipping...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) partnered with the Rotaract Club of Liguanea Plains (RCLP) during World Rotaract Week to provide medical services to the Jamaica National Children's Home (JNCH). The one-day health clinic was also supported by the Rotary...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In the business of global commerce, ships sail across the oceans to many countries, carrying goods of various kinds. But what we don't know are the struggles of the men and women behind the wheels of cargo vessels...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hopefully FINANCE Minister Audley Shaw and his team have learnt a lesson that simply wishing that government agencies reduce their consumption of electricity and other utilities leads to...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LIME Jamaica is calling for a number of government bodies to review the purchase of Claro Jamaica by rival telecommunications firm Digicel.The company, formerly known as Cable and Wireless, noted the merger as one of importance to the telecoms sector...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In pursuit of good leadership, many are crying out for a different kind of leader that will bring reformation. But all sectors, including media as well as the people, must have clear guidelines particularly about core values and leadership styles that they require...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Flow Jamaica has applied to the Broadcasting Commission for a five-year extension to complete the build-out of its triple-play network. The company was granted a national licence in 2005 on condition that it construct a national network by 2011.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) anticipates collecting more than J$1 billion from delinquent borrowers during a three-month amnesty, which offers late-fee waivers as well as interest and insurance discounts if debtors close accounts in arrears or make them current.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Just recently, I was on the receiving end of what I think was a sleazy and unfair practice on the part of my car insurance provider. I was involved in an accident with another motorist two years ago in which I was at fault. He made a claim for a large sum for bodily injuries. There is no way he could have suffered those injuries based upon what took place.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

I would like to develop a stable financial future. What are some things you can recommend to a novice who is interested in investing to turn around my finances?

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Japan's major automakers are trying to find alternative parts suppliers to replace those knocked out of action by the colossal earthquake last week that has forced most of the country's car production to a halt.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Companies Office of Jamaica is going after some 2,000 start-ups and other small operators to immediately register their businesses or face prosecution and to act now before fee increases, ranging from 25 to 150 per cent, are implemented.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dave Garcia, the attorney representing Patrick Hylton, on Thursday, hit back with suggestions that Jean-Marie Désulmé was attempting to use the FINSAC commission to make judgement calls on the ongoing legal fights over his confiscated assets.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

How well does the Caribbean relate to the European Union? In a region that still sees Europe as the source of development assistance, has not fully erased a belief in special arrangements for commodities, and is dubious about the value of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), there seems little awareness of the ways in which Europe is changing.

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM

In the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, as is usual among donor countries of the OECD grouping, programmes of assistance were put in place for less-developed countries to respond in ways beneficial to their populations to the extraordinarily high cost of energy.

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

GUY'S HILL, St Catherine:Kirkpatrick Walker could hardly contain his enthusiasm as he showed freshly reaped Irish potatoes to a team - including Gregory Mair, member of parliament (MP) for North East St Catherine - that toured...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2011 | 12:00 AM

GUYS HILL, St Catherine: THIRTY-SIX-YEAR-old Kirkpatrick Walker has been plying his trade for 20 years. He is one of several cultivators who benefited from recent Farmers' Markets held in Kingston and St Catherine.

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Japan is one of Jamaica's top 10 trading partners, and while overseers of the local economy expect some fallout from the still unfolding disaster in the rich Asian powerhouse, they say it is too early to estimate what the full impact will be....

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Anthony Hutchinson, an educator in Manchester, saw his bank debts climb after he exceeded an expensive overdraft on which he paid 53 per cent per annum, and later as his loan was taken over by Financial Sector Adjustment Company...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The irony of the Forbes 2011 rich list is that even as the world economy is making an uneven climb from the great recession of 2008, more than 200 people joined the number of billionaires, taking the list to a new record of 1,210.The collective wealth...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) made a net surplus of J$1.83 billion at yearend March 2010, in a solid turnaround from a J$4.8-billion deficit.Senior vice-president of finance and information systems, Winston Boothe, told the Financial Gleaner ...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's trade with Japan is largely dominated by cars and coffee, but while car importers are divided on the impact of its earthquake and nuclear disaster, a major coffee exporter says it is business as usual....

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Danville Walker, commissioner of customs, is expecting an allocation of US$20 million (J$1.7b) to fund ongoing modernisation of his department, to be disbursed in tranches starting in August or September, he said Wednesday.

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr Paul Chen-Young, former chairman of the failed Eagle Group of Companies, has been confirmed as a witness to appear before the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) enquiry later this month.

Published:Friday | March 18, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The World Bank Director has named Giorgio Valentini as its new representative for Jamaica and other Caricom islands.

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