Jamaica Business News, Economy, and Financial Sector Information

BPO sector boosts employment in the west

Monday, March 27, 2017

A BPO centre

The business process outsourcing sector (BPO) is fast becoming the number one source of employment, next to tourism in western Jamaica. Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis said the sector is now officially one of the main engines of economic growth and “is also a place where many young persons have been making some ...more

Fishermen reaping the benefits of fish sanctuary

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Fishermen of Oracabessa Bay in St Mary are reaping the benefits of the locally established fish sanctuary, which has significantly increased the fish stock in the area. Manager of the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary, Inilek Wilmot told JIS News si ...more

David Smalling, a fast-rising star on Wall Street

Sunday, March 26, 2017

“Considering the political climate, I think I should point out one thing that I think has been crucial to forming who I am, and I can relate this with my friends who went to Campion… In my year at Yale there were three of us ... Growing ...more

Change of thought over change of name process

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dear Claudienne: On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, I went to the Savanna-la-Mar branch of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) to have a deed poll document drafted to have a change of name. They took a copy of my birth certificate and sent ...more

Wisynco’s new warehouse nears completion

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Less than a year after Wisynco Group Limited suffered over $2 billion in losses from a fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse, the company is hoping to begin its relocation exercise by May. CEO of the manufacturing and distribution company, William Mahfood ...more

Nadeen Matthews named Young Global Leader

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nadeen Matthews, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for the NCB Group, joins the ranks of a noble group of women including Mariame McIntosh Robinson, Imani Duncan Price and Marlene Malahoo Forte to be recognised by the World Economic Forum’s ...more

UWI Mona making great strides with new PPPs

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A number of public private partnerships (PPPs) aimed at making The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona campus more self-dependent highlighted this year’s annual report of the campus council. According to principal, Professor Archib ...more

Working towards NZEBs

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A workshop for drafting a national policy and plan for Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) development and retrofitting existing buildings in Jamaica took place at the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday. The workshop was presented by the Lowe Gr ...more

So what is your path to money?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

As we get older, we tend to get stuck in our ways and how we think about the world and, of course, how we think about money. So when you think about how your money is feeling, it may very well feel the same as it has always felt to you. Now, if you ...more

Greasing the wheels

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Any macroeconomic overview worth their salt will always have a section on oil. In fact no news coverage would be complete without mentioning the price of oil on the international market. However, we as Jamaicans tend to want the price to go in only o ...more

Venezuela’s latest shortage: gasoline

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Battered by an economic crisis, Venezuelans are used to waiting in long lines for scarce goods, but many found themselves queuing Thursday for something the ailing oil giant was supposed to have in spades: gasoline. ...more

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