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Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Urban Development Corporation says that it continues the search for the site for Jamaica's third city but notes that the master plan contemplated will lean towards business incentivisation.The agency is pursuing the project in stages: first,...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) continues to delay implementation of fixed-line termination rate cuts, pending the court's decision on Cable...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has got foreign backing for a prefeasibility study on the prospect of setting up another wind farm, but one that would be anchored out at sea.An American outfit called Keystone Engineering Inc has been invited...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"People who show up late for meetings live in poor countries."It's a statement credited to an entrepreneur specialising in enterprise solutions to poverty in developing countries and repeated by business stalwart Douglas Orane at the Acorn Group/IDB...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I would like to know how I can become a contributor to the National Housing Trust as an unemployed person at the moment. Do I pay the fee monthly, and where can I pay it?TanyaFINANCIAL ADVISER: The current policy is that only employed...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A week or so ago, Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque made clear that if the Caribbean is ever to be able to respond sustainably to the devastation caused by climate change, the eligibility criteria for development assistance must change....

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor leaked a video Thursday purporting to show an Odebrecht executive saying he agreed to pay US$35 million towards President Nicol·s Maduro's campaign in exchange for prioritising the Brazilian construction giant's...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 11:05 PM

QUESTION: Mr Smith, do you know of anyone who offers the service of creating a professional rÈsumÈ?- J. K.CAREERS: I want to thank the person who sent me the above question. It reveals a major inadequacy as far as producing a winning rÈsumÈ is...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 11:29 AM

The Kingston-based FHC Investments Limited (FHCIL), a subsidiary of First Heritage Credit Union, has entered a partnership with New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. which provides a range of services to banks and high...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Financial fraud expert Robin Sykes is suggesting that a portion of the criminal proceeds confiscated by the State be given to Jamaica's under-resourced courts and...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

​Businesses are being advised to invest more in cybersecurity systems and tech security talent to protect themselves against hackers and cybercrime.Cybersecurity expert Karl Chambers, president and CEO of Diligent Security from Atlanta in the United States...

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Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn is of the view that the pushback from the legal fraternity notwithstanding, its members would have to...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The Ministry of Housing has been barred from constructing six town houses on land it owns in the upscale neighbourhood of Cherry Gardens...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Avia CollinderBusiness ReporterRohan Miller, the chief executive officer of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited and Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited and...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Starting October 1, overdue balances on the accounts of commercial customers will attract late payment interest from electricity provider Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, JPS.Head...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th.United States president Donald Trump has threatened to...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Retail chain Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store, except for perishables like fruit and...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Property tycoon Xu Jiayin has vaulted to the top of a Chinese rich list after his wealth quadrupled, knocking Wang Jianlin off his longtime position at No. 1.The Hurun Report, China's best-...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Huntley MedleyBusiness ReporterManoj Ramchandani made a pretty goodliving importing dream cars for a discerning autoclientele before broadening the business, in which he has invested...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 3:33 PMADVERTORIAL

Building Your Portfolio with Money Market Fund ... ADVERTORIAL: Unit Trusts, more popularly referred to as collective investment schemes are poised to become an increasingly popular investment vehicle, this according to Christopher Walker, CEO, JMMB Fund Managers (JMMBFM); who points to the *16% uptick year-over-year, seen in funds under management across the industry...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Japanese government urged steelmaker Kobe Steel on Wednesday to clarify the extent of manipulation of inspection data on steel, aluminium and other metals used in a wide range of products, reportedly including rockets, aircraft and cars, in the...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:32 PM

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:09 AM

Subscribers to the GK MPay mobile wallet use it largely to buy phone credit rather than for transactions such as consumer purchases or bill payment.But GraceKennedy Limited says the product is still in its early stages and the company is still...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:08 AMSteven Jackson

Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) took the step last week of suspending trading in the Berger Jamaica stock during a period when a mandatory takeover offer was on the table, creating disquiet among some investors.But the JSE says there was nothing...

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