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Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT HAS been a mere month since the seemingly apocalyptic events of January 12 overwhelmed Haiti and rallied the world to care. But, in a stunningly heart-warming turn of events coming in the aftermath of devastation and loss...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica is to reap sweet benefits from the export of sugar to Europe under a contract it had entered into with Italian company, Eridania Suisse SA. The first batch of sugar under the agreement, in which the island is to supply a minimum total of 79,000 tonnes...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican operation American Home Assurance Company (AHAC) is exiting the motor-insurance market, citing high...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has budgeted approximately US$36 million to add 10 megawatts of renewable power to the national grid by 2012.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I retired as a mathematics teacher a few years ago, and am now unemployed.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Question: I am at present living in England.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The adolescent or teenage years in human life are marked by rebellious behaviour and a me-against-them mentality.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the financial crisis in Jamaica deepening, individuals and companies alike might find themselves facing the question - like the...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The level of improvement at Jamalco in 2009 was the highest among alumina refineries in Alcoa's Global Primary Products (GPP) network.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Over the past month, discussions have centred on the advantages and disadvantages of the recently announced Jamaica Debt Exchange (JDX) and the varied reasons why it is required now in the economic history of the country.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Coconut Industry Board has withdrawn its offer to purchase lands owned by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On the stock market, the main JSE Market Index closed 4.56 per cent or 3,423.19 points higher at 78,465.53 points, while advancing on all five trading days.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Poor planning of a major tourism project involving upgrading of facilities at the Boscobel Aerodrome in St Mary has resulted in the Government forking out more than $282 million due to cost overruns.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, new Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter conducted his first quarterly press briefing, which was well attended. Overall, Wynter was very bullish on the way forward for the Jamaican economy.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is placing focus on the Clarendon plains as it seeks to develop a policy to identify and put the country's most arable lands into production.

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One reader, whose bona fides I trust, commends me for the column in the Financial Gleaner, 'A bit of advice for Justice Carey'.He was not aware of Carey's performance during tenure on the bench and his judgement in the plagiarism-cum-libel case I mentioned, but is following the case to have Carey removed as chairman of the FINSAC commission of enquiry.

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EVEN AFTER major re-structuring of the country's domestic debt, the Jamaican Government is projecting a debt-servicing bill of $306.5 billion in 2010/11, suggesting a $27.4 billion or nominal 10 per cent hike on the cost of servicing its debt for the fiscal year ...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Wednesday, new Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter conducted his first quarterly press briefing, which was well attended. Overall, Wynter was very bullish on the way forward for the Jamaican economy...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

One reader, whose bona fides I trust, commends me for the column in the Financial Gleaner, 'A bit of advice for Justice Carey'.He was not aware of Carey's performance during tenure on the bench and his judgement in the plagiarism-cum-libel case I mentioned...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CENTRAL BANK Governor Brian Wynter, seeking to strike a tone of confidence after reports that some securities dealers could collapse under the debt exchange, said Wednesday at his maiden briefing on the economy that Jamaica may not need all of the US$950 million...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Wehby back in charge of H&LGrace - Kennedy Limited's Group Chief Operating Officer Don Wehby has joined the board of directors of retail subsidiary Hardware and Lumber (H&L) Limited, over which he now has oversight....

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE ADVANCING more than $36 billion to the Government since November, and its continued gobbling up of GOJ securities shunned by private investors, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) was this week contending that it would soon be reining in such support...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A LAW firm that took on business without a 'written' agreement is now $246 million out of pocket, on a ruling of the Court of Appeal that Margie Geddes, the widow of beer icon Paul Geddes, was not liable for contingency fees claimed by former attorneys...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HOT ON the heels of Toyota's recall woes comes news that another Japanese automaker has fallen asleep at the wheel. Honda Motor Company issued an airbag recall yesterday that may affect as many as 440,000 Japanese domestic-market vehicles and 380,000...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Still embarrassed by a major security blunder that resulted in millions of taxpayers' dollars being paid over to an illegal arms dealer in March 2008, the Government has quietly collected less than a third of the money it pumped into the purchase...

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