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Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Monday, October 25, European Union (EU) member states will review their common position towards Cuba.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nestlé, the world's biggest food and drink company, said last Friday that it is launching new, healthier versions of its traditional Stouffer's meals.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: On March 13, 2010 at 10:20 a.m. while driving westerly in the left lane on Lyndhurst Road, I indicated that I would be turning right on Grove Road.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Since 1929, Jamaica Producers Group has been primarily a commodity banana exporter.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minster of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said that for the six-month period, January to June, earnings from stopover tourists hit US$1.009 billion, but was only a 2.4 per cent increase on the half-year...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: There is much discussion taking place on retirement and pensions but I often am not able to follow because I am not familiar with many of the terms being used.

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Investment promotion agency Jamaica Promotions (JAMPRO) has been pitching the Barrett Hall Lifestyle Village to investors in New York, marking the rebirth of plans to develop a retirement tourism market in Jamaica.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Government spelled out on Thursday just how much the most expensive rescue of the financial crisis will end up costing American taxpayers - as much as US$259 billion for mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Antigua and Barbuda Agriculture Minister Hilson Baptiste Tuesday urged Caribbean nationals to grow food required to feed themselves, while warning that there are health consequences to imports.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Opponents of a big mining project in the Dominican Republic asked a judge Tuesday to halt the Canadian company's operation until it addresses their concerns over the environmental impact.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A group of leading Jamaican economists agreed last week that a pegged exchange rate could lend to stability in the island's economy but mostly held that the more fundamental inhibitor to growth has been fiscal indiscipline: the habit of governments...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While saying for weeks that some commodity-rich Latin American economies such as Brazil could overheat, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has no such fears for the Caribbean, the pace of whose recovery is somewhat muted....

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Keith Senior, general manager of JN Fund Managers, has proposed that the central bank of Jamaica imposes reserves on loans as a way to solve problems arising from increasing aggregate demand while also imploring political leaders to run the country...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A young entrepreneur who recently opened a clothing store in one of Kingston's busy plazas says his big, nerve-wracking business headache usually comes at Customs.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jake's Holdings Limited, a collection of villas, cottages and restaurants in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth was selected for the NCB Nation Builder Award.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Radio Jamaica Limited is forecasting a drop in advertising revenue in the period ahead but hopes to offset it by containing expenses. But group managing director of the communications company...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A severe cut in the farm-gate price paid by local processors to coffee farmers, to less than half the 2008 level, now has growers hopping mad and insisting that the agriculture ministry step in to do something...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A chronic shortage in used-car spare parts is hobbling the auto trade in Jamaica, with some dealers confirming they have stopped selling used parts, shifting instead to stocking for new vehicles only.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Michael Bernard, managing director of cigarette distributor Carreras Limited, is retiring in December after 22 years, five of them spent running the company. But at 53 years old, he has no plans to fade away.

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Flow Jamaica has thrown down the gauntlet to Digicel Jamaica and others in the wireless broadband market with free upgrades for existing clients from speeds of 8 megabytes per second to 12 Mbps and from 15Mbps to as much as 20 Mbps....

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bruce Bowen, president and chief executive officer of Scotia Group Jamaica, is conceding that the financial sector has failed to properly arm consumers with the available information on bank charges for them to make more informed decisions.

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chrysler is recalling about 26,000 cars and pickup trucks because power-steering fluid can leak on to a hot engine and cause a fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the recall includes some 2010 models...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday it posted a profit in the third quarter and expects to repeat that in the last three months of the year, as the global travel recovery is driven by international growth.Delta, the leading US carrier to Asia, made 54...

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The range of instruments that can be tendered in Jamaica as collateral remains unacceptably narrow - primarily buildings, real estate and late-model automobiles.

Published:Thursday | October 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd has reduced the ex-factory price of its 42.5 kg bag of cement by 7.5 per cent, following the damage inflicted on the country's infrastructure by tropical depression number 16, which was later upgraded to Tropical Storm...

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