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Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Use of the National Security Interests in Personal Property Registry (NSIPP) is rising steadily, says Companies Office of Jamaica's Ruth Ramlogan, although motor vehicles remain the most...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), a lobby for farmers, will break ground by November on a multistorey car park in downtown Kingston. It is also building new shops for...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Keith Amiel, manager of corporate affairs at Caribbean Broilers, which now trades as CB Foods, says the company has adopted the new name to fit with its diversification into non-meat activity, specifically fresh foods.The new trading name was...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Word filtering around local trading desks is that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is considering floating a new bond externally, but might try other options first.Jamaican bond traders are hoping the Government will opt for a global bond."We heard...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jake Suski, managing director of New Fortress Energy (NFE), says the impending acquisition of affiliate company Fortress Investment Group LLC by Softbank Group is unlikely to affect its regional gas supply programme.Fortress shareholders voted in favour...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Two off-the-top sellers of retail sugar say there is no real shortage of domestic supplies, notwithstanding the reduced shelf space and scanty supplies noted in some grocery stores as new packaging standards take effect.The new rules require the...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:03 AMAvia Collinder

Local banks are saying that new charges levied on US-dollar accountholders are related to higher costs associated with transporting and shipping the currency overseas. As supplies of foreign currency build up in bank vaults, new fees on deposits...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

While life insurers are befitting from the change in reserve requirements, leading to higher investment income, general insurers saw a fall off in earnings for the quarter ended March, according to data from the Financial Services Commission (FSC)....

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Stacii Blake, who turned 26 in May, has already developed four companies in an integrated business model centred on her love of art, television and fascination...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Caribbean Broilers Jamaica Limited, which now refers to itself on its website as CB Foods, is venturing into a new area of the meat market that is now fed by...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Wisynco Group Chairman William Mahfood said Wednesday that Jamaica is the fastest-growing market among countries in the Latin American region for Coca-Cola, increasing sales by more than 40 per...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Zyacom consultants have been hired to devise a plan that makes a business case for the Jamaican craft sector, including an institute to refine the artistic talent of craft makers.The business case will assess the skills training gap, as well as the...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Balram Vaswani, managing director of Kingston-based Marley Coffee Limited, says the company expects former distributors to sign new agreements for sale of the product under licence.In mid-2016, the brand owned by Jamaican companies 56 Hope Road Music...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

First Union Financial Group Limited (FUFG) has built new headquarters and launched into a new line of business, the development of real estate, all under a half-billion-dollar plan to grow the operation at home and abroad.The new offices at Eastwood...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Builder Phillip Smith, who purchased land currently housing the Redbones restaurant in New Kingston, says he has plans for a multistorey development at the location.His is one of several developments approved against the background of rezoning which...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

GK General Insurance Company Limited and GraceKennedy Money Services Limited launched a microinsurance product, RemitCare, targeted at Jamaicans receiving money transfers from...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

Southside Distributors Limited, which operates from Comma Pen in St Elizabeth, will increase factory output and also venture into farming by the end of 2018, says...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

JMMB Group is investing in upgrades to its branches to launch into commercial banking services while awaiting final sign-off on the licence from the regulator.The licence...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

J.E.T.S Limited, operator of the Multilink electronic cash system owned by local banks, is knitting together an interface between the Multilink electronic cash system and mobile money and other e-payment products offered by its shareholders.J.E.T.S...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AMAvia Collinder

An online review of colonial era properties indicate that several are now on the market targeted at investors who might see promise in opening them up to tourists, but takers are not always easy to find.Aside from the view and architecture, their...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMAvia Collinder

A senior mining official is urging the quick resolution of the Cockpit boundary markings to determine...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMAvia Collinder

138 Student Living Jamaica Limited, led by John Lee, will put another 400 rooms into service at the University of the West Indies near the end of summer.Lee said...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:13 AMAvia Collinder

Diverze Assets Inc, a holding company with ownership interest in Chukka Adventures, Tropical Battery and other Jamaican assets, has become the sixth investment for a regional fund under the control of Portland Private Equity (PPE).The Melville...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:00 AMAvia Collinder

With hotel analytics firm STR reporting that room revenues within the Caribbean are still down due to discounting, the hotel lobby in Jamaica expects travel deals to remain a feature of marketing programmes as new rooms are commissioned into service...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:00 AMAvia Collinder

Massy Gas Products Jamaica, which distributes under the GasPro brand, is upgrading its Montego Bay liquefied petroleum gas or LPG terminal with an eye on new business in the expanding tourism sector.The Massy Holdings subsidiary is going up against...

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