Business

Gov't introduces to IBC Bill accelerate growth

An International Business Companies (IBCs) Bill, which is being debated in the House of Representatives, has raised a glimmer of hope that despite the setbacks there are still encouraging signs for improved economic growth in the short term. Read More

Billy Craig celebrates 55 years with full slate of changes
Billy Craig Insurance Brokers (BCIB) has introduced what it has described as “an exciting new system” for the online enrolment of employee benefits.... Read More

Epilepsy and multiple sclerosis treatments potential revenue sources for Medicanja
Using marijiuana as the base plant for medical treatment, local medicinal research firm, Medicanja, has recently been approved by the Ministry of Health to market treatments for two of the most globally common health issues. In fact, more than 52 million people are...... Read More

Chalik Campbell — Flying a kite on outdoor advertising
A young man goes into a job interview for a graphic designer position and shares his vision of promoting SMEs and events using branded kites. The prospective employer asks why he would want a job when he has such an expansive vision. Chalik Campbell says he needs rent money and is...... Read More

Credit Union League to use Foundation to encourage philanthropic efforts

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Stepping into the role of head of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) not only requires having the support of the team to lead the movement in this new area of financial technology and demand from inclusion of the unbanked, but Robin Levy has been tasked with charting a... Read More

Is this the end of the dollar slide?

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

The Jamaican dollar hit a high of J$131.31 to US$1 last year September, but since then has revalued to J$127 as at Friday's trading. And so security dealers have been in a position where the trend to hold US dollars had created significant paper losses over the last six... Read More

ThinkGrowLead opens sales school with UCC

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

There is no doubt that sales are a major part of the lifeblood of any organisation. Nor is there any doubt that many people in a lot of organisations find sales difficult, even threatening. So the very thing that companies in Jamaica need in order to thrive and grow is the very thing... Read More

Jamaica Customs committed to WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has demonstrated its full commitment to the continued implementation of the provisions of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in its entirety, by formally incorporating these provisions in the agency's... Read More

The 10 commandments of marketing

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

The purpose of business is to create a customer. The business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the... Read More

Environmental management and the finance professional

BY VINTORIA BERNARD | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

With the rising global temperature already negatively affecting life on earth, the spotlight is on organisations to do their part in tackling the causes. Read More

Copyrighting and the works

BY HELEN LIU | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

Copyright is the intellectual property right which exists in specific categories of works. This intellectual property right is governed by the Copyright Act (“the Act”). The Act sets out the categories of works that can be copyrighted and these works... Read More

UK church spires used to boost phone, WiFi signal

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday. Read More

Gibson fighting for survival

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence. Read More

Canada to seek to join South America trade pact

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada will open trade talks next month with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America as part of an ongoing push to diversify its trade partnerships, a senior official said Friday. Read More

Central American nations to sign trade deal with South Korea

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AFP) — Four Central American nations are to sign a free trade deal with South Korea today after more than two years of talks to ease tariffs and barriers on a range of products, El Salvador's government announced. Read More



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