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Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Encouraging the Caribbean private sector to become more dynamic is far from easy.This is not to comment on the largest Caribbean companies, the 40 or more enterprises which are multinational, well financed and managed, and are invested in or exporting...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Several investors led by well-known Jamaican scientist, Dr Henry Lowe, have launched a new business with the hope of turning an initial J$25-million investment into an investment over time of...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bermuda and China have signed a tax-information agreement and Premier Paula Cox said that the recent controversy over the decision of her predecessor to offer sanctuary to four Chinese Muslim Uighurs last year was not mentioned during the talks.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Why is that we all know Jamaicans who migrated, and almost overnight, became productive?

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The National Housing Trust (NHT) will be providing 85 per cent financing for two housing projects in St Mary and St Andrew, which are being spearheaded by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ).

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Question: A man ran across the road suddenly in front of my taxi.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

More signs of the economic turbulence facing business in Jamaica are emerging with the decision by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) to seize and sell three small resort properties which, sources say, have been unable to pay off loans from the state-owned financing agency..

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Digicel Limited last Thursday said it would be raising another US$300 million of debt capital through private placement of senior notes.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It took one minute for the Cargo Handlers Limited initial public offering (IPO) to be oversubscribed.

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

COMPLANT, the Chinese firm which has acquired a sizeable chunk of the Government's sugar assets, is now slated to spread its wings to housing development.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Thursday reiterated his administration's commitment to the diversification of the country's fuel source, even as he defends the Government's selection of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the alternative energy source.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"There is money in seeds," says Nicola Phillips, chairman of Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement (JOAM) seed committee. However, in Jamaica, there is not a culture of seed production and saving for commercial purposes. That is why JOAM is now seeking organic farmers and members of the agricultural sector to go into the seed-production business.

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"I feel like a father whose children have all done well and have exceeded my expectations," proclaimed a grinning Omar Davies, member of parliament for South St Andrew. Davies was speaking at 'The Journey', a celebration of a decade of excellence in the South St Andrew Education Development Programme.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Earlier this year, when Bouygues - the French company that ultimately owns the concession for the existing segments of Highway 2000 - needed to repair a leg of the highway between Kingston and the causeway that connects the capital with Portmore, it...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The telecommunications landscape in The Bahamas is set to become the next battleground for market share.Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) said Thursday that that it had signed a non-binding agreement with the Bahamian...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Emera Inc has taken majority control of a power company in The Bahamas in a deal with the Marubeni-Taqa consortium that seems to mark the start of the unwinding of the Asian energy giants' partnership ...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

European regulators are tackling a puzzle that could shift the balance of power on the Internet: Is Google stifling competition by juicing its search results to favour its services over its rivals?Hoping to find an answer, regulators announced...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lascelles DeMercado & Company experienced a marginal climb in revenue over the past year and a 10 per cent rise in its cost of doing business, but still produced robust profits, helped in part by a one-off gain from asset disposal.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chief executive officer of CARICOM Airways, Rory Chin-e-kwia, on Tuesday rejected claims by St Vincent Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves that his airline, which is seeking rights to land in Kingstown, is operating illegally, and has countered that his...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This week it's Ireland's turn.Private investors doubted the Irish economy's capacity to generate growth, taxes and wherewithal for the government to service its debt. Interest rates demanded for purchase of sovereign debt in the bond market were punishing.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is excerpted from a speech given by Minna Israel, president of the Jamaica Bankers' Association (JBA), to the Rotary Club of St Andrew, on Tuesday, November 23.In recent weeks, you would have been hearing heated debates in several circles...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Broilers Group is planning to build out a new operation in Haiti that, over time, is expected to parallel the business here. Christopher Levy will take a comprehensive plan to the Jamaica Broilers Group board by year end to sell the idea...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chairman of Scotiabank Jamaica, Robert Pitfield, has given up his board positions in the global banking group's Trinidad operations. Pitfield, who oversees Canada's international banking segment from his offices in Toronto, has led the Jamaican board since 2003.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Tourism is projecting growth for the upcoming winter tourism season, which is two weeks away, but not at the same robust pace as the previous year's.

Published:Friday | December 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Investment firm Money Masters Limited will open new offices in Mandeville and Montego Bay in the first quarter of 2011 in keeping with a plan crafted with major shareholder, COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union...

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