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Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Leaving your job to travel the world, become immersed in new cultures, meet diverse people, and enjoy the most exotic places, foods, and experiences around the globe would be a dream come true for many people. In fact, over the last decade, I’ve...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:17 AM

“Court upholds $35 million award for workplace injury.”So read one headline in this newspaper’s Business on March 17. The article should be mandatory for owners and aspiring operators of small and medium-sized businesses – an emerging...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:17 AM

So you are a parent now. What a difference it makes to your entire life and relationships, and especially to your pocket and everything related to it, so let us see how a good financial plan fits into your new situation. An addition to the family...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:17 AMAvia Collinder - Business Reporter

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Group Courtney Campbell announced on Friday the launch of a new 100 per cent mortgage offering for self-employed Jamaicans and those who are contract workers....

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:12 AMNeville Graham - Business Reporter

Pulse Investments Limited, which is listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, is seeking to secure a foothold in the African lifestyle market, and to that end has started running advertisements in its search for models on the continent. The model...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Sagicor Group Jamaica will be offering up to $40 million in unsecured loans to medical practitioners under a product it launched five years ago, but which was largely unknown and with low take-up. The product, Sagicor Advance, is geared towards...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:10 AM

The European Union (EU) is moving to require cars and trucks to have technology that would deter speeding as well as data recorders to document the circumstances of accidents. Those are among the safety features included in a provisional agreement...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:10 AM

A Nissan committee set up to strengthen corporate governance after the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn said last week that an investigation found that he had wielded too much power and recommended that the scandal-hit Japanese automaker add...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMHuntley Medley - Senior Business Writer

Jan’s Accents, located in Liguanea, St Andrew, designs and makes exquisite leather sandals, handbags, ladies’ belts, and creative jewellery pieces from stones and metals. Business has been steadily growing, creating more hours and earnings for the...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMSteven Jackson/Senior Business Reporter

Wigton Windfarm Limited, which operates wind turbines in Manchester and has refinanced US$49 million of its debts at lower rates in preparation for listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), will be growing its footprint by constructing solar...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Jamaican brands Tru-Juice, Walkerswood and Ping’s have expanded their presence in the United Kingdom(UK) food and grocery market as their products are now on the shelves at the European country’s fourth-largest supermarket chain, Morrisons. The 500...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Microsoft said it seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers to steal sensitive information and launch other cyberattacks. The company said the group, which it has been tracking since 2013, has tried to snoop on activists, journalists, political...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Anna Sorokin travelled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips – all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricey threads, prosecutors have said, was a fraudster who bilked...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Today, we will not discuss Latin America, emerging markets or finance – at least, not directly. This is also not an April Day’s fool’s joke. However, we are going to talk about current topics, such as technology, labour and market disruptions....

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, plans to revamp oversight of airplane development after the two deadly crashes of Boeing’s new 737 Max raised questions of whether the FAA has gone too far in letting companies regulate themselves,...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:20 AM

The U.S. trade deficit tumbled nearly 15 per cent in January as imports fell and exports rose. Shipments of American goods to China skidded to the lowest level in more than eight years as the world’s two biggest economies remained locked in a trade...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:20 AMSteven Jackson - Business Reporter

Eppley Limited changed the trading name of its Caribbean funds which operates from the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday while it contemplates cross-listing it on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). It changed Fortress Caribbean Property Fund Limited SCC...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:20 AMAvia Collinder - Business Reporter

Lawyers represen-ting Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) are said to have chosen Panama as the venue to pursue the settlement of the ongoing dispute between Venezuela and Jamaica over the South American country’s share in Petrojam, the Jamaican...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMAvia Collinder - Business Reporter

The central bank, in its 2018 report tabled last week, says the island’s 11 deposit-taking institutions which it currently supervises, including two building societies, eight commercial banks and one merchant bank, made more money from foreign...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:19 AMSteven Jackson/Senior Business Reporter

Playa Resorts reported profit for its December 2018 year end which reversed losses a year earlier, but the stock still trades below the price at the time it acquired all-inclusive properties owned by Sagicor in Jamaica. Playa’s stock received some...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:30 AM
Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Britain’s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has put down a motion to have Parliament sit on Friday – the clearest sign yet the government plans to bring Theresa May’s European Union (EU) divorce deal back for a third vote. Lawmakers in the House of...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

European Union (EU) lawmakers approved a copyright directive Tuesday to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes, an intensely contentious measure that could have major transatlantic implications for American...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:26 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): The United States (US) Supreme Court said Monday that it won’t step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:23 AM

Nine Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have signed a trade continuity agreement with the United Kingdom that will allow them to trade as they do now without any additional barriers or tariffs. Trade Policy Minister, George Hollingbery signed...

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