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Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I work locally for a well-known international organisation but I have never travelled before. A temporary assignment has come up in the UK and I am being encouraged to apply for it. I am sure the organisation will guide me through the process for a visa if I apply and am successful. However, I would still like to know what is involved...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The government of this oil-rich twin-island republic yesterday said it had applied for membership in the Brussels-based Egmont group of Financial Intelligent Units (FIUs).

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that this year's wheat harvest will be off more than a third, down to 60 million tonnes. Last year, the world's third largest grain exporter harvested 97 million tons of wheat and exported 21.4 million tonnes.

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are many people going through various storms today. These storms can range from financial hardship to marriage and family breakups! Whatever situation you are going through there is no lack...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Numerous investment opportunities are emerging in the local agricultural sector, according to industry experts who warn that critical challenges hurting the sector have to be tackled swiftly...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) says the one per cent levy recently imposed on the farm-gate price of milk will have minimal impact on consumer prices even as it generates an estimated J$64 million in its first year to finance projects to help resuscitate the island's struggling dairy industry.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

University and college application and enrolment timetables locally have been altered by economic conditions, as prospective students, faced with growing inability to pay, wait until the last minute to apply, and institutions, confronted by dwindling student numbers, continue eleventh-hour registration appeals.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Travellers used to getting a free wireless Internet connection on land are not willing to pay for one at 30,000 feet (9,000 metres). Wireless Internet service on airlines has not caught on, mostly because of the price.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Local distributorship Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited (MDS) has inked a deal as co-distributor for an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Operator of the Baskin Robbins franchise in Jamaica, Richard Burgher, is looking to expand the ice-cream operation locally through franchises now up for sale.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pan Caribbean Financial Services Limited (PCFS) has seen a 38 per cent drop in profit, to J$231 million, resulting from a decline in net-interest income and in the second quarter ending June 30.

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BlackBerrys still fly off the shelves. They still convey the message that their owners mean business - that they're people who are important enough to need email access all the time.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The crushing impact of high interest rates in the late 1990s forced the Jamaica Agricultural Development Foundation (JADF) to change gear from what was dictated by its original mandate to what Chief Executive Officer Vitus Evans describes as project development.

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Like many young farmers in his position, Ricardo Hyman is grateful to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries' Young Farmers' Entrepreneurship Programme (YFEP) for providing him with the opportunity to start and sustain his own business.

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nothing, it seems, has gone right for Caribbean Cement Company Limited in the second quarter.

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

First Global Bank (FGB), Jamaica's smallest domestically controlled commercial bank, has joined its larger peers in slicing lending rates.The two percentage-point cut drops the bank's base rate to 18.75 per cent, effective September 1.First Global is...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last Thursday, James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, came out with a view that's gaining ground among members of the Federal Reserve Board.

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An undisclosed party connected to First Jamaica Investment Limited has acquired 6.86 million of the company's shares, amounting to 2.26 per cent of the equity.

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PetroCaribe adds threeThree directors have been added to the board of the PetroCaribe Development Fund, including manager of the oil-backed fund, Sharon Webber......

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guardian Holdings Limited has wrapped up negotiations and signed off on the sale of 12.8 per cent of the company to International Finance Corporation (IFC), but needs shareholder ratification to close the deal.The vote is set for September 1 in Trinidad...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BP pumped cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, hoping to start sealing it for good a day after it forced a slow torrent of heavy mud down the broken wellhead and pushed the crude back to its underground source.

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Treasury Depart-ment said Wednesday that it has scaled back its annual borrowing capacity by US$232 billion since April and plans further gradual cuts in coming months.

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A solid gain in collections of general consumption tax, at the ports and at cash registers, boosted tax revenues back into realignment at the close of the June quarter.The first fiscal-quarter intake of taxes,...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CVM Communications Group is losing its top man, but the company seems far from perturbed and is leaving the post vacant for now.Consequently, Wayne Chen, chairman of the media company whose...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Financial Secretary Dr Wesley Hughes says charitable organisations might be spared the effects of a new government policy to freeze the granting of waivers on all imports.At the same time, Hughes, who admitted Tuesday to not being fully au fait...

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