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Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Q: I read your article entitled "What would you do with a cash windfall?" I must say that I do share similarities with persons you spoke of. I'm a 25-year-old high school teacher who has been teaching for five years now and, already feel like one of...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Two things triggered today's article.The first was an email that Richard Crawford sent me in response to 'Alcohol, drug use factors in motor vehicle crashes', which appeared on April 29. Among other things, he wanted to know if this column was...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AM

When former United States president Barack Obama announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the region.Seminars and conferences were...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AM

QUESTION: Please, I need your advice. I am a 44-year-old female working in Mandeville for 22 years. I applied for one of the Perth lots but did not get through. Please advise me. I need a house. Where I am living now is my father's house, and I am...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMSteven Jackson

Heineken International now controls nearly 96 per cent of Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe Jamaica, but may be willing to buy up the rest...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AM

QUESTION: I have a degree in clinical psychology and I am planning to start a business in counselling. The route I am thinking of is buying a US franchise for Jamaica and maybe even the rights for the Caribbean. This is one of the leading...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMHuntley Medley

He is well known in Montego Bay as the owner and president of business process outsourcing (BPO) company, Global Outsourcing Solutions Limited, and as the straight-talking former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, but it has been...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Caribbean Cement Company, the foreign-owned operator of Jamaica's sole cement manufacturing plant, posted marginally higher revenues and slashed profits in its first quarter.Sales turnover for the...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMNeville Graham

Aloun Ndombet Assamba has made some changes since taking back the helm of COK Sodality, all meant to sustain momentum at the credit union whose...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

A Supreme Court judge is recommending that lawmakers revisit public service regulations to ensure government employees are given a hearing...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

With six months to go until the midterm elections, the ruling Cambiemos coalition is dissolving into its original factions.A loose grouping, whose only common identity was the defeat of the Kirchner-led Frente Para la...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

OPEC and other oil nations meeting Thursday were set to extend their production cuts in an effort to shore up prices. But the intended impact could be short-lived.That's due to United States shale...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

United States Federal Reserve officials signalled in discussions early this month that they would likely start reducing the Fed's huge portfolio of bond holdings later this year, a step...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMNeville Graham

Gaming company Supreme Ventures Limited says it is already allocated $250 million towards upgrading Jamaica's horse racing track, Caymanas Park.The investments...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

The Barbados government on Wednesday described as "unfortunate and unwarranted" the decision by local banks to suspend transactions for real estate and related activities.The action comes amid concerns...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Ford's new CEO is shaking up the company's senior management.The Dearborn, Michigan automaker named a new head of global product development on Thursday, as well as new heads of its operations in...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMSteven Jackson

Desnoes & Geddes Limited, operating company for the Red Stripe Jamaica brewery, will invest €12 million or about $1.7 billion this year in order to develop a...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMNeville Graham

Specialist hardware outfit Jamaica Plumbing Supplies Limited is said to be mulling an approach to the market, likely with a public offer of shares.The 29-year-old company...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:30 PM

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) said it sold through its trading room US$31.38 million to authorized dealers and cambios today, having invited bids for the foreign currency. It sold at a rate of J$130.48 to US$1, the weighted average selling rate. The...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Brazilian President Michel Temer has lost yet another of his key advisers - leaving him with just one of the original five at a moment he's struggling to hang on to power.Former lawmaker Sandro Mabel published a letter on Wednesday saying he needs...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The Jamaica Broilers Group said Conley Salmon, who was its vice-president for marketing, feeds and agricultural supplies has been appointed President of the Jamaica operations, effective May 1. Dave Fairman was also appointed president of the group...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Q: Mr Smith, how should I deal with the question: "Why should I hire you?" I feel like job interviewers would want the answer to this question in order to hire you. It sounds like you should know the answer, but I don't. How do you propose I answer...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMSteven Jackson

Digicel was initially a partner with Chris Dehring in the company that will operate new subscriber service, ReadyTV, but that relationship ended years ago.Now the two companies will vie in the same market when ReadyTV formally launches into business...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMSteven Jackson

A plan first announced two years ago to expand the cruise port of Falmouth to accommodate two of the world's largest ships simultaneously is to be executed this year, pending approval from the planning authority.It will require the dredging and...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Overall, nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during the 12-month period October 2015 to September 2016 overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Monday, detailing a crucial but often overlooked...

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