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Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

What type of health insurance would be suitable for a young man who is about to join the army? I have bad eyesight and know that it is gradually going to get worse as I get older. Also, a member of my family has diabetes. It is, therefore, likely that I, too, will suffer from this chronic disease.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA) are collaborating on a new award to recognise companies that prioritise service and excel in customer care.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

From sitting in airports alone on her birthday and spending days in travel while her husband raised their first child solo, Karen Brown now works side by side with spouse, Wayne Brown in their own business.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Come August, National Commercial Bank of Jamaica (NCB) will cut its base lending rate by three percentage points, moving it to 17.75 per cent from 20.75 per cent. NCB now joins Scotiabank and FirstCaribbean in reducing interest rates, but bank capital is still in high double digits ...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LEGISLATION APPROVING duty-free shopping for arriving passengers moved closer to reality yesterday following the Senate's passage of a bill seeking to amend the tourist duty-free shopping system act.The bill was tabled by...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

KingAlarm Services Limited, now celebrating its first decade in operation, is about to move to the next level by testing new markets overseas even as it adds new business lines and offices in its home...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited has been lumped with its Barbadian parent in a downgrade of the group that rating agency A.M. Best suggests is too exposed to the vicissitudes of the Jamaican economy....

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Flow Jamaica yesterday unveiled its newest offering to the market - offshore data-storage service, in which its parent company Columbus Communications has invested over US$20 million in a regional project....

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

L.P. Azar Limited has expanded its operations at Marescaux Road, and is now finalising a deal with fabric retailer Pablos, but the company, run by Phillip Azar, is not saying the exact nature of the arrangement...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Golden Grove Sugar Company poured a quarter of a million dollars into the retooling of newly acquired but faltering asset, Duckenfield, last year, but not enough to take the factory to the levels of efficiency needed to meet...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

GREEN BEANS are piling up at the Coffee Industry Board (CIB) which says about 40 per cent of supplies are unsold, even as it searches...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I WISH to commend the Government for its strong renewed emphasis on microfinance lending, and rural microfinancing and development activities.This form of development financing can form a platform for impressive and sustained economic development...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gary Gregg has transformed a property his company once used as a warehouse into a retail outfit for custom car accessories. B.D.

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Puerto Rico's Government said Wednesday it would back a US$1.2-billion resort on the island's north coast, the biggest hotel project in two years for a region hit hard by the world economic crisis.The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach Resort...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

St Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he expects Trinidad to get involved in the formation of a new entity to replace the financially troubled British American Insurance Company (BAICO).The company is a subsidiary of collapsed...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACED WITH reduced earnings and the prospect of wracking up more losses for the three months to May 2010, farm group Jamaica Livestock Association (JLA) was thrown a lifeline in the second quarter this year, turning a profit of J$410.7 million...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela's state-owned airline, Conviasa, is to provide service to Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago later this month, a senior official of the Grenada Tourist Board (GTB) has announced.

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE GLEANER Company yesterday copped the 2009 Media of the Year Award at the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica (AAAJ) awards luncheon at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. It was the second consecutive year that the newspaper was taking...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS A nine-year-old student at Spring Village All-Age School in St Catherine, Lloyd Smith was already tilling the soil. He had his own backyard garden with callaloo and okra, and he wasn't growing it for the family pot...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Big bucks are going to the dogs in Jamaica these days - literally! Dogs and cats appear to have been keeping the cash register ringing for pet food supplier, Cari-Med Limited, which claims to be one of the country's top...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

PepsiCo Inc's second-quarter net income fell three per cent, on charges related to the company's buyout of its two biggest bottlers, but the same deal pushed up revenue 40 per cent and showed signs of paying off for its US drinks business.The...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A wave of Cuban fortune-seekers is turning Ecuador as an alternative to United States - creating an anti-immigrant backlash in a small South American country that is itself a major source of migrants abroad.Some 50,000...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported a big hit Tuesday from a one-time British tax on bonuses.
Reporting second-quarter earnings, the investment bank disclosed it would set aside $600 million to pay a one-time United Kingdom bonus tax.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) kicked off a three-day meeting in Nassau with Junior Finance Minister Zhivargo Laing saying...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Call centres in Jamaica are ramping up operations in an area that has blossomed since the recession, bad debt collections. Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) which operates from Montego Bay, is currently hunting for an operations manager...

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