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Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves.The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering licence approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson/ Assistant Editor - Business

Lloyd Distant, newly elected president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC, says that while the private-sector organisation's ultimate objective is the abolition of the income tax, its more immediate demand would be for the Government to reduce...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A top American energy official said Monday that Asia is the centre of growth in energy demand and offers a great opportunity to expand American liquefied natural gas, LNG, exports.US Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told reporters in Tokyo...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:49 AMCedric Stephens

  ADVISORY COLUMN: INSURANCE The insurance claims settlement process is certainly not rocket science. It should be easy to design, operate, explain or understand. Settling most claims quickly and fairly should be a matter of routine. In the...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:07 AMNeville Graham

Nearly two years after serious market inroads for his egg-processing business, Damion Crawford's Crafton Holdings is in wait-and-see mode, based on the perceived threat of subsidised American poultry imports.Crawford says his egg production company...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Brokerage firm Mayberry Investments Limited plans to develop villas in the tourism city of Montego Bay, part of new efforts by the company to invest more in real estate in partnership with others."We are high on Jamaica and although we are known for...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Children born in Jamaica at this time will only be 54 per cent as productive when they reach the age of 18 as they could be if provided with complete education and full health, according to the human capital index, a new study launched by the World...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

What can be done in your company to conduct fewer meetings of shorter length but higher quality?The fact is, bad ones take up precious collective time, diverting attention away from other activities. Most complain that they represent a significant...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A few days ago, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned all financial institutions that many citizenship by investment or CBI programmes that offer passports in exchange for large sums of money create the potential...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cheapskates and low spenders aren't the ideal credit card customers for banks because they're typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who rack up finance charges. Still, banks offer credit cards with features that can fit well into...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalising in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalise marijuana in 2013.Canada became the...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION:I am 26 years old. I have been working since October 2012. I was browsing the Internet checking to see if I could get advice and guidance on how to qualify for an NHT loan to own a home in Jamaica when I found an article that you wrote in...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The St Vincent & the Grenadines government says a trio of investors are taking over the Buccament Bay Resort, which has been closed since December 2016...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Americans love acronyms, everything from SCUBA to FUBAR to YOLO. Our vernacular is full of silly initials.A little more than a decade ago, one acronym almost brought our financial system to its knees. Known as, NINJA loans, it...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingston Wharves Limited has decided to foot the cost of a customs bond for importers of full container loads, including freight-forwarders, who want to...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica slid one spot in the ranking on the Global Competitiveness Index to 79 among 140 nations, despite an improvement in its score.The United States topped the list for the first time in years, followed by...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sirs:I write with reference to your published article 'Judge's retirement nullifies $29b lawsuit: Richard Lake Case against NCB to be tried again' in last Friday's issue of the Financial Gleaner.Your article is...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Luxury bus company Knutsford Express Services Limited, which trades under the symbol KEX, is looking to the luxury and corporate market to boost earnings, atop the double-digit profit growth it...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Guardsman Group now has a specialist cleaning arm branded as MOPS, or Masters of Property Sanitation.The company will offer both contract-based and one-off services for hospitals, hotel rooms, schools and office...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fight for local cement market share is about to get more intense.That's if the Haiti-based Gilbert Bigio Group, GB, follows through on a plan to build out a stronger footprint in Jamaica by...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Spanish police have arrested a former Venezuelan official and an exiled opposition leader's relative and seized more than 115 properties in a money-laundering investigation into a ring...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Less than two months before President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves offices his administration is seeking to shield itself from a corruption investigation that has the potential to sweep up federal...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:04 PMSteven Jackson

  Microfinancing company Access Financial Services Limited is buying a consumer finance firm in Florida, United States, but is holding back on the details of the transaction until the deal receives regulatory approval.  The transaction is...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A protest by tens of thousands of people across Haiti turned violent Wednesday as anger grows over the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance programme sponsored by Venezuela.Gunshots rang out while protesters threw rocks, blocked roads and...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:15 AMNeville Graham/ Business Reporter

Facey Group is offering up nearly 92 million of the shares it holds in Seprod Limited for sale to stock market investors, but will retain a 17 per cent stake in the company.Both entities are members of the privately held Musson Jamaica conglomerate....

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