Jamaica Business News, Economy, and Financial Sector Information

UHY Dawgen merges with Crowe Horwath International

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Minister of State in the Mionistry of Finance and Public Service Ruddy Spencer (left) makes a point to Juan Carlos Lara Povedano, Americas regional executive for Crowe Horwath International and Dawkins Brown managing partner of Crowe Howath Jamaica at the launch of the new brand at the Marriott Courtyard in New Kingston on Thursday.Photo: Bryan Cummings

Local accounting firm UHY Dawgen has merged with Crowe Horwath International creating what is now dubbed Jamaica’s newest member of the top 10 global professional services network. It’s an initiative that will see the newly rebranded firm, Crowe Howath Jamaica, employing another 35 people by year end as ...more

Africa’s music industry changes tempo to local beat

Sunday, October 23, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Demand for home-grown contemporary music is sweeping Africa and driving a creative boom in an industry otherwise battered by falling CD sales and rampant piracy. A recent study of the entertainment sector by ...more

Mayberry enjoys positive third quarter

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mayberry Investments Ltd recorded a net profit of $49 million, according to information available on its operating performance for the three months period which ended September 30. According to CEO Gary Peart, the company recorded a net profit of $4 ...more

I need an NHT home grant

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dear Claudienne, I have contributed to the (National Housing Trust ) NHT for 18 years and it seems that my hope for any benefit from them is an unrealistic dream. My salary for the past five years has been under $10,000 per week. My employment co ...more

The emotions of money

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Did you wake up this morning counting your blessings or your bills? And when you think about your money is it with a feeling of hopeful anticiaption or anxious dread? When you read or hear finanical presentations, do you kiss your teeth or feel burd ...more

Be like your banker

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Have you ever applied for a loan? If you have, you know that it can be a difficult undertaking, especially if the bank doesn’t believe you are credit worthy. Some people hate and resent all the questions asked of them. However, let’s ...more

No impacts expected for Goat Islands from LNG facility

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Kelly Tomblin, president and CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company, affirmed on Wednesday that no part of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) installation being considered for its rebuilt Old Harbour 190-MW power supply facility will be at Goat Islands, ...more

GraceKennedy Value Rewards issues $59 million in points

Sunday, October 23, 2016

In just over a year since its launch, the GraceKennedy Value Rewards programme has issued more than $59 million in points to over 80,000 members — including rewards such as phone credit, movie tickets, Hi-Lo gift vouchers, dining at the Terra N ...more

PHOTO: Geejam wins NCB Nation Builder Award

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Irish potato programme to be expanded to new areas

Saturday, October 22, 2016

THE Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be expanding the Irish potato programme to new planting areas for the 2016/17 crop year. Darliston in Westmoreland and Hounslow in St Elizabeth, which were not adversely affected by ...more

Ongoing cyber attack hits Twitter, Amazon, other top websites

Saturday, October 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages yesterday as a US internet provider came under sustain ed cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn ...more

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