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Published:Sunday | October 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new report covering Jamaica and more than 25 other countries in the region has found that Latin America and...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cuba on Tuesday said state workers who lose their jobs in massive government layoffs, slated for the next six months, will receive an offer of alternative work, and can appeal to labour authorities if they are not happy with it.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Every so often we discuss policy with respect to marijuana production and use in Jamaica. Recently, I came across a column I wrote in 1996 about the issue.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Wednesday confirmed that her four-month-old People's Partnership government had cancelled a multimillion-dollar contract with a British-based company for three offshore patrol vessels for use by the Trinidad...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Norbrook Capital Management LLC, which earlier this year acquired local Internet shopping firm MailPac Services, has now added Compact car rental company to principal Khary Robinson's acquisitions.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Provisions are being made to assist Jamaican small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as part of efforts to standardise global accounting systems.

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Facey Commodity Company Limited, the large Jamaican distribution company, has brought together its information technology and business support services in 12 countries under its flagship Productive Business Solutions (PBS) brand ...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Subscribers to the Lasco Financial Services initial public offering are guaranteed full allocations up to 50,000 shares, but beyond that number will only obtain a portion of the amounts applied for, lead broker Mayberry Investments Limited (MIL) has...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican fiscal and monetary authorities, while predicting that economic activity would likely be flat, worse case, or attain growth of up to one per cent, best case, had added riders that could derail gains - including weather shocks....

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The St Lucia government has launched an investigation to determine how a confidential memo written to Prime Minister Stephenson King by his Attorney General Rudolph Francis has been published in Italy, where a political scandal is brewing involving...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Joseph Matalon argued on Tuesday that the government's failure to implement a range of reforms proposed by the private sector is holding back economic growth in Jamaica, and suggested that business may have to think anew about how they make their case...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The new head of the government's planning agency, Dr Gladstone Hutchinson, has proposed to his bosses a range of short-term measures, including offering tradable tax credits to start-ups, to help jump start the Jamaican economy that has shed more than...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The former headquarters of the defunct Jamaica International Telecommunications Limited (Jamintel), located at the corner of Duke and North streets in downtown Kingston, is the subject of a cash and property-swap deal...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

ST MARY orchid farmer Lloyd Pringle was politely firm in his rejection of an offer by the Scientific Research Council (SRC) for him to re-engage its services with a view to having them propagate seedlings so vital to his business...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Divisions within the United States Federal Reserve over how to pump up the economy and lower unemployment came into sharper view Wednesday. Three Fed officials squared off in competing speeches over how much help would come from one likely next step...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Be prepared to move animals to safe and higher ground. Coordinate systems to reap and store agricultural produce. For greenhouse farmers, if there is excessive breeze, you may need to pull down the sides...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trinidad and Tobago deputy prime minister, and minister of transport and works, Austin 'Jack' Warner, says Jamaicans should not worry about the deal between Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica falling through....

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP):Iceland's former Prime Minister Geir Haarde has been referred to a special court in a move that could make him the first world leader to be charged in connection with the global financial crisis.After a heated debate Tuesday,...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Is it ethically wrong to have several résumés? For instance, is it OK to 'understate' a résumé in order to not appear 'too qualified'? I have had more than 20 years' experience in my field but was recently made redundant and have been unable to secure...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reginald Budhan agrees with the widely held assertion that government bureaucracy helps to hold back business, but the top civil servant in the island's industry and investment ministry does not believe it is the only, or biggest...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Top corporate executives are not quite as optimistic about sales growth now as they were in June, suggesting that some are putting plans to hire more workers on hold.Two-thirds of the chief executives that Business Roundtable...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HAVANA (AP):Cuba has upped already-high gasolene prices by about 10 per cent amid sweeping changes to the economy, a move that could lead to grumbling among cash-strapped islanders, particularly private taxi drivers who are not allowed to raise their...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Edward B. Beharry & Company Limited (EBB), a food manufacturing company in Guyana, seeking to expand its footprint in Jamaica is sourcing an exclusive distributor for its product within the island....

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FirstCaribbean Bank Jamaica is to close its Lluidas Vale sub-agency tomorrow, a move that was being contemplated for some time now according to information received by Wednesday Business."(We) wanted to do it for some time now but didn't do it because...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A $100-million repair of a burnt-out section of the Coronation Market, financed by the telecoms provider Digicel, will be completed by year-end. But that will only be the first phase of a half-a-billion-dollar project...

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