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Rainforest Seafoods to introduce lionfish fillet

Sunday, December 04, 2016

A lionfish

Brian Jardim, CEO of Rainforest Seafoods Ltd said the company is set to introduce a lower-priced fish fillet on the local market from a new product — lionfish. The company has, within the last week, launched an advertising campaign requesting delivery of unlimited amounts of the seafood from local fisher-folk ...more

Soldier’s missing money gets attention from Sagicor

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Dear Claudienne, I am writing on behalf of my son who is a soldier. On August 31, 2016, he went to the ATM to withdraw funds from his Sagicor bank account and realised that all the money in the account was gone. He had been on assignment in the ...more

Fix farm roads to increase production — Grant

Sunday, December 04, 2016

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Norman Grant is calling on the Government to allocate an additional $300 million for the repair of farm roads in the upcoming fiscal budget. “We still maintain that there needs to be more su ...more


Sunday, December 04, 2016

There was no need to ask Chupse twice if it would again participate in this year’s staging of ‘A Jamaican Made Christmas’. After all, the company that uses coffee beans to produce lanyards, key rings, bracelets, earrings and necklac ...more

Ramocan to lead charge on UK diaspora investment

Sunday, December 04, 2016

“The Jamaica Stock Exchange provides an ideal opportunity for members of the Jamaican Diaspora to help Jamaica while helping themselves. It’s a win-win formula that makes so much sense,” says George Ramocan, high commissioner-design ...more

A turning point for townhouses?

Sunday, December 04, 2016

In my last article I referenced a real estate symposium held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 which was hosted by the Realtors Association of Jamaica in partnership with Victoria Mutual, at which the keynote speaker was Andrew Holness, prime minister ...more

Your financial problem is… you

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Deep down you have an idea of what your financial problem is. And while the bank statement at the end of the month is the glaring example of the fact that not enough money is coming in, the real issue is, how are you going to solve it? To solve it ...more

Regional procurement centre planned for UTech

Sunday, December 04, 2016

In a move to improve the stock of trained, accredited professionals to oversee procurement in the region, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is partnering with the World Bank to establish a regional procurement centre at the University of Technolog ...more

With Castro gone, US presence in Cuba grows

Sunday, December 04, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Fidel Castro spent his life combating US capitalism, but by the time he died American cruise ships, regular flights and even the embassy had returned to the communist-ruled island. The US flag now hangs ubiquitously on th ...more

Bond outlook post-election

Sunday, December 04, 2016

US elections and the financial markets have been abuzz with activity over the last couple of weeks, with many keeping a close eye on all the recent developments. Sterling Asset Management Ltd hosted our last investor briefing on the 16th of November, ...more

Lagos poor left homeless by ruthless modernisation bid

Sunday, December 04, 2016

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Efforts by Lagos authorities to turn Nigeria’s chaotic commercial capital into a modern megacity have run into controversy after the demolition of an impoverished waterfront neighbourhood left 30,000 people homeless ...more

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