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Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The reluctance of overseas Jamaicans to sign up for the Mapping Jamaica's Diaspora Initiative came up as an issue of concern during the 6th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, St James, last week after it was revealed that only 2,...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 11:20 AMMark Titus

While the various discussions took pride of place at the Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, firms offering goods and services took the opportunity to interact with potential investors, clients and...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Jamaica's Governor general (GG), Sir Patrick Allen has lauded the work of several public agencies which are involved in protecting the rights of the nation's children and has appealed to civil society and religious organisations to intensify their...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 1:47 PMMark Titus

Allan Rickards, chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers' Association, has sounded an ominous warning to local sugar interests. He said thousands of jobs and the future of the country's sugar industry could be at risk, if local sugar...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The 2014-15 sugar crop year is not proving to be as sweet as some stakeholders in the local industry had anticipated as all manufacturers, except for the Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine, are failing to meet their preseason projections.This is in...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:With four recording studios, a number of home-based artistes and a growing reputation for incident-free entertainment productions, with more government support, Junction, St Elizabeth, could become a premier entertainment zone,...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 10:58 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:While crime is a concern for many townships across the island, residents of Junction in South East St Elizabeth are contending that, except for the occasional domestic dispute and break-in, the bustling farming community is crime-free...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Jamaica Police Federation yesterday revealed that it shelled out approxi-mately $60 million last year to assist with the legal fees of federation members who were hauled before the court to answer charges against them.The...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 11:06 AMMark Titus

Courts Optical opened its eighth store in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, and is moving to establish three additional facilities by the end of 2015."We have opened our eighth location here at Courts Savanna-la-Mar, and we are looking to open three...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:18 PMMark Titus

Having completed its 50 schools in 50 months project two years ahead of schedule, Food For The Poor Jamaica (FFPJ), is using the remaining time to build an additional 25 such schools. The first such project was completed in Spicy Hill, Trelawny,...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

After languishing in a stagnated state for the better part of the past five years, primarily due to a spate of broken promises, the Trelawny parish capital is poised for major infrastructural development at a cost of approximately $448 million.The...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 10:45 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The government's bid to secure 30,000 jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector by 2020 got a significant boost last Wednesday, following the official opening of a new 50,000-square foot facility at the Barnett Tech Park...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 3:59 PMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS), the marketing arm of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), is presently in talks with several international sugar refineries in a bid to secure a supply deal for the crop year 2016-2017.Jamaica is...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:In a funeral steeped with rich accolades, scores of family members and friends gathered at the St Anthony's Catholic Church in Port Antonio, Portland last Saturday to celebrate the life of the late Merle Hyacinth Crump, who made her...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 1:47 PMMark Titus

Gloria Henry, assistant vice-president of operations at the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), who is in charge of the Montego Bay Freezone Company, was elected the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) on Wednesday...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 2:28 PMMark Titus

The voice of hundreds of worshippers took on a skyward trajectory last Saturday night as the Dump Up Beach in Montego Bay came alive with the inaugural staging of the Praise on the Beach gospel concert.One could not differentiate denominations, as...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Gloria Henry, assistant vice-president of operations at the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), in charge of Montego Bay Freezone Company has been nominated to replace Attorney Nathan Robb as president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 11:40 AMMark Titus

Richard Morris walked away with the Employee of the Year award last Saturday, as 61 employees of Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) were recognised at the annual staff awards ceremony at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, Montego Bay.In...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:WHILE THE sharp decline in sugar price on the world stage is now creating anxiety among several African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, Jamaica is being spared from the jitters, thanks to its lucrative three-year deal with the...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 11:35 AMMark Titus

National Supply Company, renowned as a supplier of industrial equipment, has acquired a property near its current location at Catherine Hall, in Montego Bay, and will be establishing a state-of-the-art facility there within the next five years.The...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERNBUREAU: Chairman of the St James Parish Council, Glendon Harris, faced with growing controversy surrounding the Cornwall Beach property, Montego Bay, lease arrangement, is distancing himself from aspects of the development. However, Harris...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Ambassador Derrick Heaven, the former executive chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of directors of the Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS), effective April 1, 2015.Heaven, one of the...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 9:15 PMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:While they are still unclear as to what level of service will be offered when the facility is restored and reopened, residents of Ulster Spring and adjoining communities in southern Trelawny are desperate to have their hospital, which...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 11:52 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:While not going into details because of ongoing wage negotiations between public-sector groups and the Jamaican Government, Jan Kees Martijn, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) mission chief, says containing the nation's wage...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 11:21 AMMark Titus

Several stakeholders in the fast-growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector are warning that a proposed new tax could do irreparable harm to the still fragile industry. The Government has proposed a 10 per cent corporate income tax (CIT) on...

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