Overcoming fears of entrepreneurship
Jamaica Gleaner

A good idea without action is simply a good idea. So many of us, if not all, at some point or another, have great ideas, but we don't always implement them, leaving room for possible regrets.Some share ideas, while others...

Half Moon to have 57 new rooms, suites next October ... US $75 million upgrade underway
Jamaica Gleaner

Having last month let go 40 older employees with the shuttering of four dozen rooms as part of a major upgrading project, Half Moon hotel in Montego Bay says it will be hiring anew when the build-out is completed next...

Snapshots
Jamaica Gleaner

| 12:04 AM Outgoing chief executive officer of the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League Glenworth Francis (right) greets and congratulates incoming chief executive officer Robin Levy at a cocktail reception at the Mona...

Stewart pre-orders Range Rover Velars priced at $16m-$19m
Jamaica Gleaner

Stewarts Automotive group launched the Velar, the newest line to the luxury Range Rover family, last Tuesday and indicated that it already has preorders for 10 clients.Jamaica joins the world in launching the highest-end...

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes
Jamaica Gleaner

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed last...

The surprising beneficiaries of the new US Cuba regulations
Jamaica Gleaner

Just over a week ago, the United States administration published new regulations governing travel and trade between the US and Cuba. Their effect is to partially reverse elements of the more liberal policy towards Cuba...

Americans, Green Card - holders with foreign accounts could end up in prison
Jamaica Gleaner

On Monday, October 27, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a 12-count indictment against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign manager, as follows:Count 1, conspiracy against...

The young entrepreneur's error
Jamaica Gleaner

Recently one of my young readers wrote for help with his idea for a product he was working on. Let's call him George, to keep his identity confidential. The conversation went like this:George: My name is George. I am 22...

OUR institutes new meter-testing protocol for electricity, water
Jamaica Gleaner

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has established a new meter-testing protocol to provide an appropriate framework for the verification and testing of existing and future meters used in the Jamaican electricity and...

Financial independence for 100% commission based salesman
Jamaica Gleaner

Question: I am a Jamaican and I would like to invest. I want to spread my investments to achieve my short, medium and long-term goals. I prefer a tax-free option. My long-term goal is financial independence, having my...

Mitigating natural disaster risks and enhancing - economic resilience
Jamaica Gleaner

Richard Byles wears many hats. Two are germane to this article. His role as chairman, Sagicor Group - owners of Sagicor Life Jamaica - and former co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC).He made the...

BUSINESS EVENTS & PARTIES
Jamaica Gleaner

NOVEMBER 20Jamaica Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, at Knutsford Court Hotel, 16 Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, 10:30 a.m. nordia.henry@jamaicachamber.org.jmNOVEMBER 21Jamaica Employers' Federation workshop,...

Knutsford Express to increase fleet in 2018
Jamaica Gleaner

Knutsford Express Services Limited will, in the coming year, be increasing its fleet of luxury buses from the current 27, which undertakes 300 trips weekly, chief executive officer and director Oliver Townsend said last...

Cargo Handlers, New Fortress in partnership to deliver LNG
Jamaica Gleaner

Cargo Handlers Limited (CHL) and New Fortress Energy (NFE) have announced that both entities have commenced dealings which will see Cargo Handlers deliver product to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider.Cargo...

Should we pay off our student sons loan?
Royal Gazette

Dear Dave,Our son is about to graduate from law school. He took out a loan to cover the cost, but weve always been debt-free and have been paying on it to help him out while he finishes his studies. The balance on the...

Prominent Caribbean academic wants a post IMF Caribbean economy
Nation News

KINGSTON – The Pro Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles says there is need for both a new style International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a 21st century post-IMF Caribbean...

Easterly Joins Forces With White Mountains
Bernews

Easterly Partners Group, an asset management holding company that owns stakes in third-party asset management businesses and assists them with strategic growth, and White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., a...

Shipping Schedule: Week Starting November 18
Bernews

The Department of Marine & Ports Services has released the weekly shipping schedule for ship arrivals commencing on Saturday November 11th. On Monday the Oleander container ship is expected, on Tuesday the Somers...

Wigton Windfarm targets homeowners with Solar PV system forum
Jamaica Observer

HOMEOWNERS and business operators seeking to learn more about solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being encouraged to attend the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab's one-day Solar PV Sensitization Forum on November...

Young entrepreneurs in Rockfort expand project with $1-m grant
Jamaica Observer

AFTER receiving a $1-million grant from the Digicel Foundation/Queen's Young Leaders Programme, the Rockfort Development Council Benevolent Society (RODECO) expanded its social enterprise project for the betterment of...

Young entrepreneurs in Rockfort expand project with $1-m grant
Jamaica Observer

AFTER receiving a $1-million grant from the Digicel Foundation/Queen's Young Leaders Programme, the Rockfort Development Council Benevolent Society (RODECO) expanded its social enterprise project for the betterment of...

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 17 2017
Bernews

November 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,188.35, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and...

Bermuda Stock Exchange Report: Nov 17 2017
Bernews

November 17 saw 0 shares trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. The BSX finished at 2,188.35, even on the day. There were 0 advances, 0 declines, and 59 remained unchanged. The full report for the day is available here...

Sporting entities must adopt firm business principles — Ryan Foster
Jamaica Observer

Those charged with the running of sporting entities must adopt firm business principles that also provide opportunities for increased sales value to their sponsors if they are to reap success and sustainability.This is...

Woman, 23, perishes in road accident
Amandala

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Crime, forex shortage impeding investments
Trinidad Guardian

United States Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre says the foreign exchange shortage and crime are impediments to US investment in T&T and some US companies have even threatened lawsuits against importers who...

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