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Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Question: I bought an apartment in a strata complex with a bank loan. As a result, I had to pay for insurance to protect the bank's interest. The strata company also insured the complex with another insurer.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With a promise that the network will be 10 times faster than the competition, Digicel Jamaica on Friday launched its new 4G WiMax services, finally delivering on a plan that has been in the works for years. Rival operators deploy 3G technology...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Registrar of Co-operative Societies (RCS) was granted oversight of industrial and provident societies under an amendment to the law in February, but is yet to assume its new responsibility....

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Richard Gordon of NCB Capital Markets Limited emerged winner in the last round of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) market research competition for analysts, with scores of 43 of a potential 60 points for the written text, and 34 out of 40 for the oral...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Barbados government is considering legislation to curtail the use of cellphones by motorists while driving.Transport and Works Minister John Boyce said that is one of the amendments being proposed for the Road Traffic Act....

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I work for a company at the airport in Kingston.I am 38 years old and I am at a crossroads in my life. You see, one could say I wasted my younger years, academically. I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life until now...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's tough to be a flight attendant. That is apparent even more after Steven Slater's now-famous "peace out" move.

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In this ever-changing economy, with the realities of the global recession still evident in the high job losses, caused either through the high impact of the recession on the private sector, or through ...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More than 3,000 Jamaicans have so far received titles for their lands under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP).Many others are expected to receive their titles now that LAMP has received an injection of US$2 million from the Korean...

Published:Saturday | August 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IF YOU have not yet made a decision on the courses you intend to pursue this school year, it is probably not a bad idea to think about labour-market demands before making a choice.

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Life Jamaica's sale of its general insurance business poured just under a billion dollars of cash into the company at the second quarter, offering the closest valuation to date of the deal struck with Bahamas First...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Patties as a low-budget meal option have created strong sales for Mother's Enterprises Limited, whose nationwide chain is one third concentrated in downtown Kingston, a centre of commerce and offices which pulls high volumes of pedestrian traffic....

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I did write a column last week. Here, more or less, is how it ended: "The word 'hypocrite' did not exist in Jesus' time, but the Bible's chroniclers use it in Matthew 7:5: 'Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AT A time when beer sales are being challenged, Lascelles Wines and Spirits has suspended distribution of its four-year-old Kingston 62 beer, but the company is insisting the brand is not dead and that the move should...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Determined to wring greater value from its investment holdings and maximise gains from its$42 billion worth of assets to pay for its core operations, the Urban Development Corporation...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CARICOM LEADERS have agreed to the establishment of a Council of Ambassadors as a new mechanism they hope will lead to the effective implementation of decisions taken in the efforts to deepen the regional...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Proven Investment Limited (PIL) said Thursday that it has sealed the deal for acquisition of Guardian Asset Management (GAM) Jamaica Limited.

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mexican officials trying to dilute a near-monopoly on cell-phone services have awarded valuable frequencies to a company that holds a major share in broadcast television.Government regulators say the new...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Robin Russell, whose family owns the popular Pier One Restaurant and Bar, is deepening his own involvement in the food business, with a new venture on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay.He will be running the restaurant at Altamont West, a hotel property...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE A one per cent dip in first-half revenue, The Gleaner Company has reported a more than 430 per cent rise in after-tax group profit, from $12 million to $66 million, for the six months to June 30.The group's profit on continuing operations...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A judge who questioned whether Barclays Bank PLC was getting off too easily nonetheless approved a deal on Wednesday that will likely enable the financial institution to avoid prosecution on allegations that it engaged in US$500 million in illegal...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Dominica government on Monday outlined a new package of assistance, amounting over time to about EC$4 million, to help revitalise the banana industry as well as the agricultural sector.To start, the Agricultural Industrial...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela have signed off on the terms of a new pact for the exploration of hydrocarbon reserves in their waters, an agreement that Port-of-Spain trumpets as opening "new doors...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean Petroleum Corp (Capeeco) has filed for bankruptcy protection nearly a year after the tanks at its fuel depot exploded, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.The company has at least US$500 million in debt and seeks to sell all its...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What if you graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) or University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts degree and 18 months later were still unable to find a job?

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