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Stories by Karena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Pawn shops across Jamaica have seen an uptick in business over the past months, including Cashwiz, as more people look for ways to earn quick cash amid rising cost of living. Rising inflation is partly what’s been fuelling Cashwiz’s decision to...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Jamaica and Guyana are already benefiting from a US$40-million training and aftercare support programme under the Alliances for Action Coconut Project that’s meant to wring more value from a crop that has long suffered from the lethal yellowing...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Aiming to widen the number of micro and small businesses that go digital, the Development Bank of Jamaica, DBJ, has designed a new grant and loan programme that helps entrepreneurs transform their operations. The development bank has set up a ‘go-...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Lasco Financial Services has formed an alliance with a fourth remittance service provider, Boss Revolution, in a move to grow volume transactions and stabilise revenue that the company says it could lose as online transaction fees get cheaper....

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

With just weeks until phase three of the plastic ban becomes effective, juice manufacturers say they have stocked two to three months’ supply of paper straws to minimise the risk of global-supply chain disruptions amid concerns of limited...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:17 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Internet shopping and home deliveries are fast becoming the new ways to stock up on grocery items across Jamaica in the wake of stay-at-home directives to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). And for those shoppers who still want to make...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

A plan by the Jamaica Association for Microfinancing, or JamFin, to modernise the operations of the microfinance sector and improve market share for its members was put into action last month after it inked a deal with Cayman Islands-based...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:10 AMKarena Bennett/ - Business Reporter

Luxury resort Half Moon has inked a deal with Salamander Hotels and Resorts to manage its 400-acre beachfront resort in Montego Bay. Half Moon’s decision to partner with Salamander Hotels on the management of its property comes months after Half...

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