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Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

June 19, 2019

LONDON, England (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister yesterday, in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory St more

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

June 19, 2019

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early yesterday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member o more

Trump, now an insider, pitches self as outsider for 2020 bid

June 19, 2019

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Four years after launching one of the most improbably successful runs for president in history, President Donald Trump officially kicks off its sequel yesterday, again offering himself as a political outsider — but more

Richard Byles to replace Brian Wynter as Bank of Jamaica Governor — 'a stroke of genius'?

June 19, 2019

Brian Wynter is leaving the Bank of Jamaica with record gross and net international reserves (also the highest-ever level of non-borrowed reserves), the lowest-ever short-term policy interest rate (at 0.75%), and inflation slightly below an already more

The Denbigh Show, a cultural staple of Jamaicans

June 19, 2019

The launch of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show was held recently on the lawns of Hi-Pro in Central Village, St Catherine. According to Christopher Emanuel, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, organisers of more

GK now offers cyber-attack insurance

June 19, 2019

Local insurance provider GK Insurance (GKI) last week launched a new insurance product that aims to assist businesses and individuals with recovery after cyber-attacks. The new insurance package is due to start on July 1. The CyberControl policy of more

Kingston needs more than technology to become a smart city — C&W, ICT executive

June 19, 2019

“Stakeholder engagement, public-private partnerships and the successful navigation of social issues are critical milestones to Kingston becoming a smart city — technology cannot be the primary focus,” were the thoughts of senior dir more

The LAB to become first local ad agency to launch initial public offering (IPO)

June 19, 2019

The LAB, one of Jamaica's leading advertising agencies, announced its intention last week to float an initial public offering (IPO) on the Jamaican Junior Stock Exchange. The listing will be arranged by NCB Capital Markets. Chief executive officer ( more

Densil Williams launches book for regional firms aiming at the international markets

June 19, 2019

IF you are interested in detailed information to help get into international business markets, there is no need to look much further than Professor Densil Williams' International Business Blunders: Lessons for Future Managers . The new book, which more

Optimism over trade sends US stocks sharply higher

June 19, 2019

Potentially encouraging news on trade and interest rates put Wall Street in a buying mood yesterday, driving the market to solid gains and sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average 350 points higher. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as inv more

Meeting the stringent demands of exporting mangoes

June 19, 2019

MONTEGO BAY, St James, — It was extremely fulfilling for farmers and exporters after the inaugural exportation of 12,000 pounds of Jamaican mangoes to the United States of America from the Sangster International Airport in St James, on Thursday more

Main Event reports after-tax profit of $93.3 million for second quarter

June 19, 2019

Main Event Entertainment Group Limited (MEEG) on Friday (June 14) reported unaudited after-tax profit of $93.3 million for the period ended April 30, 2019, which was its second quarter of Main Event's financial year. This represents a 15 per cent inc more

Health minister dismisses industry claims legal tobacco trade under threat by black market

June 19, 2019

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says the tobacco industry should look into investing in healthy industries in the interest of public health, as he dismissed what he termed the running argument by key players in the tobacco industry that the more

Infrastructural investment a prerequisite for growth — finance minister

June 19, 2019

  “We are in a period today that is characterised by the greatest levels of opportunity that we have had in Jamaica over a number of decades,” was the firm statement by Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke, when he addressed the recently more

AC Marriott — to bolster Jamaica's image internationally

June 19, 2019

THE AC Marriott Kingston Hotel, which opened its doors to guests on Monday (June 17), is expected to fill the gap left by a shortage of rooms in the capital city, executive director of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson more

Building a better online personal brand —what does Google say about you?

June 19, 2019

  Believe it or not, but the personal brand is no longer just how you see yourself or how others refer to you — your personal brand is now “what google says about you!” So, the big question is “What does Google say about you more

Trump-Xi meeting at G20 raises hope for trade truce

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, United State s (AFP) - US President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping said yesterday they plan to meet next week at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, raising hopes for a truce in an increasingly damaging trade war between the world's top more

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

June 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan yesterday to create a new digital currency simi more

The constitution: not just a lawyer's last resort

June 19, 2019

It is not uncommon to hear attorneys who have been dealt facts, which allow only for less than solid legal arguments, resort to fierce defence of “the constitutional rights” of their clients. Though Jamaica is the source of one of the mo more

Thumbs Up

June 19, 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica's improved economic growth during the fiscal year 2018-19 was buoyed by construction and mining, and urged the authorities to put in place “strong institutions” to entrench the hard-earne more

$40.76 million second quarter after-tax profit for CAC air conditioning and energy solution experts

June 19, 2019

  Air conditioning and energy solution experts, CAC 2000 Limited, reported on Friday (June 14) a $40.76 million after-tax profit for the period ended April 30, 2019 (second quarter), despite disruptions from the road repairs along Marcus Garvey Driv more

Canada reapproves contentious Pacific coast pipeline

June 19, 2019

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again approved the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast. The approval yest more

Four-day period of mourning for Seaga starts today

June 19, 2019

THE nation will observe a period of mourning in honour of the life and service of late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, starting today and ending on Saturday, June 22. No public social functions or official events should be held during the four-d more

Alanah Jones leaves SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited

June 19, 2019

SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited's chief operating officer, Alanah Jones has resigned from the company effective May 31, 2019. It is still not known where Jones will now ply her trade. With the departure of Jones, SSL has appointed Kamille Martin more

Big moves on Billboard

June 19, 2019

Philadelphia-based band, The Movement, earns its third chart-topper on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, with their seventh studio effort, Ways of The World . Released June 7, the album has 13 songs and sold 1591 copies in opening week Th more



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