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Sagicor's Millennium Mall set to open December 2019

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

Sagicor Group Jamaica (SGJ) has announced that it will be seeking to officially open its Clarendon development, Millennium Mall, by year end, December 2019. Read More

JSWIFT encourages traders to register via online portal

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

The Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT), is reminding clients who currently utilise the services of the Trade Board Limited (TBL), that effective November 1, 2019, they can register online via the JSWIFT portal at: www.jswift.gov.jm... Read More

Paymaster partners with ReadyTV

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

Through the new ReadyCredit bill payment option, customers of Ready TV will now be able to enjoy the ease of access and speed of payment as they top up at any of the 200 Paymaster locations islandwide. Read More

BOJ and NCB address dollar slide

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) yesterday sold US$40 million into the foreign exchange market to calm supply jitters and stabilise the dollar, which is now at a record low of close to J$142 to US$1. Read More

Digital transformation: Where can Jamaica go from here?

BY DWAYNE RUSSELL | Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

In recent months, local business leaders have been talking more about digital transformation and its impact on business. From simply trying to understand what it means, to analysing what it will cost to actually getting started, these conversations all spell a good time for... Read More

Licensed to thrill: Bond author's steamy letters go on sale

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Sexually-charged letters between James Bond creator Ian Fleming and his wife Ann were put up for auction on Tuesday, part of a collection of correspondence that also charts the success of his 007 ... Read More

Facing the digital revolution

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

We continue to look at some of the key issues surrounding the digital revolution. 4. EDUCATION - DIGITAL LITERACY Read More

UK economy avoids recession with 0.3% quarterly growth

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's economy avoided recession in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, but there were signs of slowing activity before the country's general election next month and looming departure from the European Union. Read More

A Brexit threat in Labour's heartlands?

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

HARTLEPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) —In places like eurosceptic Hartlepool in north-east England, long-held party allegiances being reshaped by Brexit could trigger a political earthquake at next month's election. Read More

What slowdown? Chinese shoppers set new 'Singles' Day' spending record

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Chinese consumers spent a record amount on Alibaba platforms Monday during the annual Singles' Day buying spree, the world's biggest 24-hour shopping event, which kicked off this year with a glitzy show by US singer Taylor Swift. Read More

Zimbabwe issues fresh banknotes to ease cash shortages

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Cash-strapped Zimbabweans began using new banknotes and coins yesterday, as the nation's central bank seeks to ease chronic shortages. Read More

Branson apologises to South Africa for racially exclusionary tweet

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — British billionaire and Virgin founder Richard Branson apologised on Tuesday for posting a picture on Twitter he admitted “clearly lacked diversity” as he launched his new entrepreneurship... Read More

Nigeria targets oil companies for a greater share of profits

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — In a move Nigeria's president hailed as a “landmark moment”, Africa's largest oil producer approved legislation this week to bolster its share of revenues from international majors. Read More

A century and half on, Suez Canal is 'lifeline' for Egypt

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AFP) — One hundred and fifty years after the Suez Canal opened, the international waterway is hugely significant to the economy of modern-day Egypt, which nationalised it in 1956. Read More

Growth of contraceptive use highest in African countries: report

Wednesday, November, 13 2019    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — The number of women and girls in poor countries embracing modern contraception has leapt by tens of millions with Africa recording the biggest gains, the organisation Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) said Monday. Read More



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