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Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 200 pensioners of the Shipping Association of Jamaica were last week fêted during the annual Kingston Portworker Superannuation Pension Fund Christmas luncheon. Held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, the luncheon saw pensioners being treated to the musical delights...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Japan's government announced yesterday that it would cut the country's hefty corporate-tax rate by five percentage points, in a bid to stimulate the economy and help Japanese businesses stay competitive.The step is aimed at promoting investment...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The latest international deal on climate, reached early Saturday after hard days of bargaining, was described by exhausted delegates as a "step forward" in grappling with global warming.

Published:Monday | December 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A comprehensive guide to assist policymakers in crafting the appropriate framework for the broad-based introduction of mobile financial services in Jamaica is to be completed within two months, says Dr Maurice McNaughton, director of the Centre...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Regardless OF how we view our bosses or managers, they wear heavy hats, and one thing is certain, bosses/managers need our support. It is not easy to lead in this era and time without God's help!

Published:Monday | December 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With emerging markets expected to recover from the global economic crisis at a faster pace, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says greater emphasis is being placed on marketing Jamaica to prospective travellers in those regions. Addressing the Pacific...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's pension laws require that the board of trustees of any pension plan be constituted with sponsor trustees nominated and elected by the sponsoring employer; member trustees nominated and elected by the members; and where there are 30 or more...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Companies Office of Jamaica invests $2.2 million annually in its mobile service to chase delinquents, and as outreach to business operators not au fait with their legal filing obligations.The 10-year-old service is paying off in monetary returns...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some years ago, I heard the late Michael Manley, the former prime minister of Jamaica, deliver a speech on the Caribbean's changing place in the world.The Cold War had ended and the Berlin Wall had fallen.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am keen to learn about the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and how to go about trading in the securities listed on it.- HamiltonPFA: The stock exchange is a centralised marketplace for buying and selling stocks and other listed securities such...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LIME Jamaica, in an exclusive launch last Thursday that was open only to the invited, became the first to offer mobile TV to Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Question: On November 4, 2009, there was a campus-wide power cut at the institution where I teach.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and seven state and non-governmental bodies signed an agreement last Thursday for the management and protection of the country's marine resources.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lasco Financial Service Limited (LFSL) has tapped two of its business lines for expansion - payday loans and MoneyGram services -in search of revenue opportunities after signs in late summer that its income was stagnating.

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Digital cameras have been popular gifts for a decade, but enthusiasm is waning, as most households already have one.The good news is that if you do know someone who could use a fresher model, it's hard to go wrong: Today's big-name cameras are almost...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hitting back at recent statements made by its rival, J. Wray & Nephew, Red Stripe yesterday said the new tax regime merely represented levelling of the tax playing field.

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A private Missouri investment firm wants to reopen an innovative Nebraska ethanol plant that failed on its promise to produce the fuel commercially while using cow manure as a power source.

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

P.A. Benjamin Manufacturing Company, the 131-year-old personal-care and flavour-products maker, has added three new export markets to its business line-up after losing out on some foreign sales following the folding of one of its major distributors...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Argentina's YPF energy company said Tuesday it has discovered 4.5 trillion cubic feet of proven shale gas reserves in Patagonia, expanding the company's proven reserves from six to 16 years' worth of the fuel.

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sheree Martin, the chief spokeswoman for Jamaica's largest banking group, has been promoted to general manager but maintains the same portfolio for the marketing, communications and service delivery division inside National Commercial...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In an article in The Gleaner in 2008, it was estimated that fraud was a multibillion-dollar problem in Jamaica.According to the latest Global Economic Crime Survey prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers, not only does...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) published its most recent data on the local pension industry as at June 2010. This report revealed some important statistics.The size of the pension industry now stands...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican architects and their counterparts in other Cariforum countries are still waiting for the signing of a mutual recognition agreement which would allow them to ply their trade in European Union (EU) countries....

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

David Phillips is not inclined to say much about his faltering business.He confirms that it has ceased trading, but insists that National Meats and Food Distributors Limited has not closed down, nor has it been...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Robert Levy, who for 50 years has built a company dominant in the poultry business and recognised in households through the Best Dressed brand, has been awarded a spot among Jamaica's titans of business in the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica...

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