Growth & Jobs | Get involved in agriculture - Holness says sector can grow economy
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew has heightened the call for more Jamaicans "from all walks of life" to venture into agriculture, emphasising that the sector is an important contributor to the growth of the Jamaican economy....

Private sector tackles plastic bottle recycling
Jamaica Gleaner

Members of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) and other industry players in the packaging sector have committed to supporting the increased recovery of plastic bottles by facilitating an expansion...

Growth & Jobs | Government involved in agriculture - Holness says sector can grow economy
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew has heightened the call for more Jamaicans "from all walks of life" to venture into agriculture, emphasising that the sector is an important contributor to the growth of the Jamaican economy....

Private sector tackles plastic bottle recycling
Jamaica Gleaner

Members of In a release yesterday, the JMEA advised that an agreement had been reached on a funding initiative that will generate significant additional support for RPJ’s capital requirements and operational...

Newer Worlds to develop action plan for agribusiness sector
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) has recruited UK-based sector and business expansion experts, Newer Worlds, to develop a five-year strategy for Jamaica's agribusiness industry.The agreement, which was signed...

Govt using tax revenue surplus to pay arrears to SMEs — Clarke
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that a “plethora” of small- and medium-sized businesses will benefit from an allocation of $1.5 billion included in the supplementary estimates for...

National innovation awardee touts features of self-designed security system
Jamaica Observer

Local entrant to the home security field Lindon Falconer believes his Falcon B series remote monitoring and control device system, which was entered in the 2018 National Innovation Awards in November and which won the...

Yaneek Page | Make customer peace and safety a priority in 2019
Jamaica Gleaner

IMPORTANT NOTICE;XYZ Ja is the ultimate place to escape and relax while being pampered.Please RESPECT others' quiet zone. Please use earphones to listen to any music or sounds from your phones or gadgets.- Signed:...

Oran Hall | Building a better credit score
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: I read your column in The Gleaner about credit scores and I am interested in advice pertaining to building a better credit score for 2019, but I lack guidance.Personal Adviser:Your correspondence suggests that...

Cedric Stephens | When are promised insurance reforms likely to take effect?
Jamaica Gleaner

Question: What is the maximum in loss of use expenses that my husband and I can claim as a result of the loss of our vehicle? We received a loss of use form from the third party's insurers. It suggests that those costs...

Gov't to tap equity markets to finance infrastructure projects
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt, according to finance and the public service minister, Dr Nigel...

Real estate price versus value
Jamaica Observer

THE legal term for the purchasing or selling of property is conveyancing. However, it is more intricate, as it entails the act of preparing the relevant legal documents for the transfer of legal proprietorship of the...

India's richest man to battle Amazon, Walmart in e-commerce
Jamaica Observer

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani announced details of a new online shopping platform Friday that will see his oil-to-telecoms conglomerate take on Amazon and Walmart in India's burgeoning...

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies
Jamaica Observer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.Police and soldiers have been accused of...

Jamaica's 'obscure' stock market steps into
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican Stock Exchange has caught the eye of the internationally renowned financial media company Bloomberg, which reported on Friday that it is the best-performing stock market in the world. Bloomberg explains that...

Sagicor refunds money taken in ATM fraud
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,I was targeted by the increasingly common ATM fraud/theft twice in the past few months. The first pair of withdrawals occurred on June 6, 2018, and totalled $24,000 excluding the withdrawal fees. I noticed...

Investment strategies for retirees
Jamaica Observer

THE new year has started with a great deal of uncertainty following the enormous volatility experienced in 2018. Last year there was an abundance of global economic uncertainty, political changes, and sharp market...

V&M getting creative with gizzadas
Jamaica Observer

Like ackee and salt fish and the patty, the gizzada is a Jamaican original. The coconut-filled pastry has been a culinary favourite in the country for decades.Venise Hooper and her mother Marcia have sought to change the...

'china Effect' Hits Local Construction Industry
Jamaica Observer

Leading Jamaican architect Evan Williams is bemoaning the demise of the Jamaican construction and architectural industry as a result of major projects being awarded to Chinese firms.

Gen Z entrepreneurs view higher education as vital to their startups
Jamaica Gleaner

Today's college students - dubbed Generation Z - are beginning to make their mark on the workplace with a distinctly unconventional and often irreverent approach to problem solving. In my day-to-day interactions with our...

JSE Weekly Market Summary
Jamaica Gleaner

JSE Weekly Market SummaryIn this week's trading session the following reflect the movement of the JSE Indices: -ï The JSE Index declined by 5,771.46 points ( 1.55 %) to closeat 371,728.28.ï The JSE All Jamaican...

Make customer peace and safety a priority in 2019
Jamaica Gleaner

IMPORTANT NOTICE;XYZ Ja is the ultimate place to escape and relax while being pampered.Please RESPECT others' quiet zone. Please use earphones to listen to any music or sounds from your phones or gadgets.- Signed:...

Chinese xenophobia - misplaced, says Clarke
Jamaica Gleaner

Chinese xenophobic sentiments in relation to investments in Jamaica by the world's second-largest economy are misplaced, according to Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke."It is misplaced and grounded...

Building a better credit score
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: I read yourcolumn in The Gleaner about credit scores and I am interested in advice pertaining to building a better credit score for 2019, but I lack guidance.Personal Adviser:Your correspondence suggests that...

When are promised insurance reforms likely to take effect?
Jamaica Gleaner

Question: What is the maximum in loss of use expenses that my husband and I can claim as a result of the loss of our vehicle? We received a loss of use form from the third party's insurers. It suggests that those costs...

Finance Ministry moves to review public sector pay and allowances
Jamaica Gleaner

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has now moved to develop a new compensation structure in the public sector, having requested expressions of interest from firms for a consultant to review pay and...

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