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Jamaica companies to benefit from three-year programme

February 20, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) says 50 companies will benefit from capacity building and export promotion support under the government's three-year Export Max III programme due to begin in April. The prog more

Access Financial grows asset base by $1.5 billion

February 20, 2019

ACCESS Financial Services Limited (AFS) has recorded growth in its asset base of $1.5 billion or 41 per cent to $4.99 billion, partly attributable to the acquisition of Florida-based microlender Embassy Loans Inc. On December 15, 2018, AFS completed more

Tourist demand for villas surges

February 20, 2019

Jamaica is experiencing a surge in the demand for villa rentals for 2019, according to luxury villa rental company Exceptional Villas. The company, which also owns Villas Barbados and Dream Ireland, states that the “unprecedented increase in more

Taste of Jamaica for SOBE festival in Miami

February 20, 2019

This year's staging of The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) will feature an event on Friday, February 22 called “Taste of Jamaica” which is to be dedicated to Jamaican cuisine. The festiva more

Call to increase minimum percentage of shares to public for IPOs

February 20, 2019

PART-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica Lloyd Wint has made an appeal for the minimum 20 per cent issue of shares to the public to be raised to 30 per cent for companies looking to list on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock ex more

Cavalier clip Waterhouse to draw level on points with second place team

February 20, 2019

Cavalier FC threw their hat into the ring, to be considered favourites for the Red Stripe Premier League title, when they clipped Waterhouse FC 1-0 at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Monday night. Both Cavalier and Waterhouse are now level on 48 more

Jamaica Customs continues to boost its border protection

February 20, 2019

Border management encompasses national security, border protection, economic and social security and technological advancements that have and will continue to vastly change the arena of travel and trade in the 21st century. Globalisation has also b more

India cricket star calls for Pakistan World Cup boycott

February 20, 2019

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Spin star Harbhajan Singh has called for India to boycott their World Cup game against Pakistan in June, in protest against a Kashmir attack which left more than 40 paramilitaries dead. India has accused its arch-rival more

Peace at last between 'Special One' and Wenger

February 20, 2019

MONACO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — Arsene Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, but it was the glowing tribute from the unlikeliest of sources, Jose Mourinho, that caught the eye. The 69-year-old Wenger won the more

Semenya says gender rules 'do not empower anyone'

February 20, 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya said yesterday that proposed rules which would oblige her to lower her testosterone levels “do not empower anyone”. The South African appeared Monday a more

Colonial to sponsor Super50, home series

February 20, 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket West Indies on Monday unveiled Bermuda-based insurance company Colonial Group International as the title sponsors of the Regional Super50 domestic championship. In a glitzy ceremony at Sandals Barbados atte more

Who's afraid of the Big Bad IDT?

February 20, 2019

Because of non-disclosure agreements, you likely won't hear the stories of the multimillion-dollar separation packages being paid to employees in both the private and public sectors. But the stories from employers who've been taken to the Industri more

Canada's Post-Graduation Work Permit

February 20, 2019

Dear Mr Brown, I just graduated from Centennial College. Thank you for all of your assistance throughout the process; it was a life-changing experience. There are hundreds of us Jamaicans at the school. Centennial takes good care of us as internatio more

Grammy bump for 44/876

February 20, 2019

Following its Best Reggae Album win at the 61st Grammy Awards, 44/876 by Sting and Shaggy has experienced a sales increase. The album sold 208 copies one week after the February 10 Grammys, a significant number compared to the 78 copies it registered more

Scale up to continue business success

February 20, 2019

Are you an owner of a small or medium-sized business, looking to the future with global ambitions? Well, read on! ACCA has researched small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) extensively and we have prepared a report entitled 'Scale Up Success: W more

Meadforest buoyed by transition to KSAFA Super League

February 20, 2019

Head coach of promoted Meadforest FC, Karume Huie expressed some amount of contentment that the process of reformation is beginning to take shape, following their 3-1 victory over fellow newcomers Constant Spring in their Zone A Magnum KSAFA Super Le more

Cook confident England can end World Cup drought

February 20, 2019

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year. England have never won the men's World Cup, but with 100 days to go until the start of the latest more

More power to DJ Talia

February 20, 2019

With over 18 years' experience as a disc jockey and sound system selector, DJ Talia Powers has paid her dues on the Jamaican music circuit. She shows her skills Friday at the Iration Vinyl Series Female Selectors Edition, at 22 Oceanview Avenue in E more

Parenting workshop to focus on puberty

February 20, 2019

THE Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Ardenne High School and Maverick Communications Ltd are staging a workshop this weekend to guide parents in handling the emotional and physical changes in their children as they experience puberty. It is set f more

General information on filing your tax returns

February 20, 2019

  Q: I heard that it's the start of the tax season in the United States. How do I know if I should file taxes and what should I do?   A: Officials at the US Embassy are not tax experts, but we can share some general information. All US citizens an more

Shaw encouraged by Senator Kamala Harris' recent support for ganja legalisation

February 20, 2019

MONTEGO BAY, St James –Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is fired up by United States presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris' recent support for marijuana legalisation. “I was very encouraged to more

Moving out as Brexit looms

February 20, 2019

PARIS, France (AFP) — As Britain's March 29 departure from the European Union looms, several major groups have announced they are downsizing their operations or completely shipping out. Here is a snapshot of what's happening:   INDUSTRY HIT more

Fayval to the rescue

February 20, 2019

There seems to be general agreement that Fayval Williams is the right pick as the minister of energy, science and technology. At least there are those who are quite sanguine about her academic and technical competence to do the job. They are willing more

You must have clean hands

February 20, 2019

Dear Editor, If you follow some people, you would believe that corruption started two-plus years ago in Jamaica. The way how some people harp and pontificate I can't help but pinch myself to see if I am living in an alternate universe. It can't be J more

Petrojam must not be a 9-day wonder

February 20, 2019

Dear Editor, It seems that each day we receive added information with regard to the big pay out of Petrojam to its former managers. We recently learnt one payment was higher than previously thought, even though the person scored 45 per cent on appra more



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