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Stories by Avia Collinder

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

If you have received an adverse court judgment requiring you to make payment for a debt or an order for maintenance support of a family member, you cannot hope to escape from the obligation by declaring bankruptcy or seeking protection under Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Hi-Lo supermarket will be developing an online shopping platform, which it plans to roll out next year.Groceries ordered and paid for through the platform will be delivered to households, at additional cost, says General Manager of Hi-Lo Food Stores...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

  Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, JMA, is encouraging retail chains to partner with the manufacturing sector to increase the volume of locally produced goods on their shelves. Seaga, who was keynote...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Although JN Bank Limited is a new kid on the block in commercial banking, it comes to the market with decades of history as the premier private mortgage...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

In June, GraceKennedy Limited commissioned space under a business process outsourcing project that it began working on...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Consultations on a new structure under which regulators can step in to save financial firms from insolvency or wind up failing operations have wrapped up and the proposal for the so-called Special Resolution Regime is now before Cabinet for...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Rudisa Holdings, which acquired the old Coca-Cola plant in Kingston eight years ago with the intent to manufacture and sell soft drinks in this market, has pulled back from the plan, even as other local beverage producers are adding capacity.The...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Business process outsourcing company ADV Communications Limited, a joint venture between ICD Group and Advantage Communications Inc of Canada, plans to increase its number of seats by 500 by the end of next year.It would double the 500 seats that Advantage...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Realtor Andrew Issa is speculating that the value of downtown Kingston real estate is about to escalate as ongoing investments from public and private entities take shape, and is sinking money into property to await the payoff.Two headquarters...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The demand for factory space has nearly doubled in less than two years, mainly from businesses seeking agro-processing, business process outsourcing, manufacturing and warehousing space.Factories Corporation of Jamaica is now planning to add 132,075...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

  Microfinance firm Access Financial Services Limited has two more years of corporate tax breaks in its quiver, but shareholders are already asking the company for assurances that a full return to the tax roll won’t have a big impact on...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Yolande Gooden-Rhoden, owner of the organic natural hair care line Kumea's Hair Perspective, is one of several cosmetic manufacturers whose products are being promoted in foreign markets by state investment agency Jampro...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The joint-venture company building out a dockyard for boat repair in Jamaica is training workers for the business, even as it finalises financing to...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Jamaican Teas has tapped into a market niche in Trinidad & Tobago, having discovered that the Indian population are lovers of herbal teas...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Ministry of Finance & Planning is currently advertising for at least five economists to fill vacancies needed to keep the country's fiscal and macroeconomic programmes humming...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The newly released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on Jamaica states that while the possibility of operating a business is perceived as being...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:04 AMAvia Collinder

Saying its new real estate venture is designed to take home buyers "beyond the usual apartment experience", West Indies Home Contractors Limited, WIHCON, has broken ground for a new project called the Lofts.The developer says it aims to create "an...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

George Henry, founder and managing director of Mandeville-based Usage Technologies Limited, has struck a deal with new equity partners, and is now looking to to roll out the software as service...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Manufacturers of organic cosmetics are struggling for recognition by financiers, while demand for their niche products abroad goes untapped because their production capacity falls short.But two of them, Ettenio and Your Shade Cosmetics, say they are...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority, JSEZA, is reporting that as new companies come on board, total investments through the nascent SEZ market has risen to US$120 million, with substantially more projects in the wings.Kelli-Dawn Hamilton,...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

JN General Insurance Company Limited has snagged the National Housing Trust account, covering the peril insurance component of the mortgage loans issued by the agency.NHT mortgagors are required to pay for life and peril insurance, but those...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

With the backing of state agencies and angel investors, Patria-Kaye Aarons has taken her Sweetie Confectionery business out of Kingston and is now operating from the Clarendon capital of May Pen.She now has a larger factory, spanning 4,000 square...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The agency that insures bank deposits says the protection fund it oversees has grown to nearly $17 billion.Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation, JDIC, which...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) expects to sign a joint venture agreement with the University of the Common-wealth Caribbean (UCC) that will see the development of a mid-island campus at the Denbigh property in Clarendon.JAS President Norman...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Dawkins Brown's firm Dawgen Group Limited has formed a new alliance with international partner Crowe Horwath, and is now looking to integrate the Jamaican outfit with a Trinidadian firm.Brown, who is managing partner for auditing firm Crowe Horwath...

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