Elite lists first for 2018

On Tuesday Elite Diagnostic Ltd, became the first company to list on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) for 2018, bringing the market value of the Junior Market to more than $121 billion. Read More

SBA seeks new approach to meet needs of micro sector
Would you invest in a microbusiness that is traded on a transparent platform in which the price of the shares showcases the value of the start-up? ... Read More

Caribbean Cement to restart exports
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Caribbean Cement says it expects to restart cement exports following the completion of its US$50-m modernisation programme.... Read More

JSE likely to outperform US stockmarket for fourth year in a row
This year I am late with my normal forecast of the stock market and economy. Instead, I thought it wise to take time to ponder the global situation, which reminds me of February 2007. ... Read More

JPS says it invested over $12.8 billion in 2017

Friday, February, 23 2018    

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that it invested $12.8 billion (US$102 million) on capital projects to improve the electricity service across the island in 2017. Read More

Funding evaporates for Nicaragua's $50 billion ocean-to-ocean canal

Friday, February, 23 2018    

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AFP) — Nicaragua's ambitious dream of building a canal to rival Panama's famous waterway looks in peril as doubts pile up over whether its Chinese investor can cough up the US$50 billion needed, analysts say. Read More

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands face painful hurricane recovery — NY Fed

Friday, February, 23 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will need to take painful actions to restore their economies amid the hurricane devastation, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said yesterday. Read More

Gov't introduces to IBC Bill accelerate growth

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Thursday, February, 22 2018    

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

Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

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

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

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

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 21 2018    

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


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