Jamaica Business News, Economy, and Financial Sector Information

Lots for $29 million and views for free at new Widcombe Estate development

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A view of the Widcombe property with Kingston in the background.

Developer Peter Rousseau is placing on the market property for which the developers have created tough rules for homeowners. Widcombe Estate, a 25-acre property, is described as the last big parcel of land left to be developed in Kingston 6, realtors from agent Coldwell Banker indicate. To be operated by Rosemead Corp ...more

GK to add 20 agent banks

Sunday, February 19, 2017

GraceKennedy group plans to add at least 20 First Global Bank branch networks across its Western Union locations in Jamaica later this year, using the agency banking model. With the agency banking regulations approved by the Bank of Jamaica, CEO of ...more

Post Office answers ring of alarm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dear Claudienne: I live in Connecticut, USA. In 2011 I suffered a broken back as the result of a fall. During surgery on February 7, 2011, the doctors placed titanium, steel and plastic in my back. A battery was also implanted in my side to stimula ...more

Montego Bay seeking greater investment

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Jerry Butler will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural staging of Invest MoBay - a conference to be hosted by the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) on Friday, ...more

You have as much money as you think you should have

Sunday, February 19, 2017

So do you think you deserve more money? Do you think you have enough money? The answer to both is probably no. Then the next question is, how much do you think you should have? Or rather, how much power do you have to get more? And while we all have ...more

Rich people

Sunday, February 19, 2017

In the song If I were a rich man from the musical Fiddler on the roof” Reb Tevye asks plaintively: “Lord who made the lion and the lamb/You decreed I should be what I am/ Would it upset some vast eternal plan/ If I were a wealthy man?&rdq ...more

PHOTO: BPO operators mingle

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Gloria Henry, director of Business Process Industry Association (BPIAJ) (left) and Andrew Fazio (second right) from C&W Business watch as Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang shakes hands ...more

Germany bans internet-connected ‘spying’ doll Cayla

Sunday, February 19, 2017

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called “My Friend Cayla” that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto “spying device”. Parents were urged to disable ...more

Fujitsu smiles on Jamaica

Friday, February 17, 2017

Japan-based global tech giant Fujitsu Ltd has dispatched its number two man to Jamaica for a four-day visit that has raised hopes that the world’s fifth largest IT services provider is ready for more major investments in the island and the regi ...more

BPO sector heating up

Friday, February 17, 2017

Country manager of Sutherland Global Services Limited (SGS), Odetta Rockhead-Kerr, says that the company wants to triple its workforce over the next three years — but which is facing a significant shortage of leadership — guaranteeing em ...more

Better ratings on horizon as Jamaica launches National Summary Data Page

Friday, February 17, 2017

Brian Wynter, governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), applauded the achievement during the launch of the page at the Bank’s auditorium in downtown Kingston yesterday, and said that by so doing, Jamaica is likely to see higher credit ratings in t ...more

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