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Venture capital subsidiary to allow SSL to partner with emerging entrepreneurs

August 1, 2018

SSLVC, the venture capital arm of Stocks & Securities Ltd, is in the business of expanding the available capital of businesses in Jamaica. As a stand-alone company with its own chief executive officer, the company has the mandate from parent comp more

The power of vision

August 1, 2018

Vision is the ability to see and can be defined as a picture of the future. Vision can be captured in words, visuals or both. It needs to balance being aspirational versus inspirational, and being tangible versus practical. Whether it's an individ more

Venezuela's president admits economy has failed

August 1, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Under-fire Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro admitted his economic model has “failed” in the wake of food and medicine shortages and public service paralysis, such as yesterday's power failure that affect more

MSME sector crucial for financial inclusion, missing data on lending practices

August 1, 2018

Speaking at the National Financial Inclusion Council meeting held last week, governor of the Bank of Jamaica Brian Wynter noted that the push to improve the financial inclusion of citizens was hampered by data collection challenges to guage how effec more

Increased access to small business loans through new project in Haiti

August 1, 2018

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haitians will have increased access to small business loans as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Inter-American Development Bank, Global Affairs Canada and Desjardins International of Canada have partnered to i more

'Clean up your colonial mess'

August 1, 2018

CHAIR of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Reparations Commission Sir Hilary Beckles says the enslaving governments of Europe, and their national institutions, should return to the region to participate in cleaning up their “colonial mess” more

Young, rich and ambitious: Nigeria's 'gentleman farmers'

August 1, 2018

ABEOKUTA, Nigeria (AFP) — “Come, I'll show you what a potential billion dollars looks like,” said P J Okocha, opening the door of a small, modern house in southern Nigeria to reveal a thousand yam seedlings. “These thousand more

P&G hikes some prices as weak grooming shaves profits

August 1, 2018

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Procter & Gamble announced price hikes on toilet paper, diapers and some other staples yesterday as it reported a dip in earnings, due in part to cutthroat competition in the shaving business. P&G announ more

What are the rights of temporary workers in the US?

August 1, 2018

Q: I am thinking about applying for a visa to go to the United States as a temporary worker. I am worried, though, about being so far from home and about how I will be treated. What should I expect?   A: Great question! The temporary worker progra more

Black and white Zimbabwe farmers try to bridge a sharp divide

August 1, 2018

ARCTURUS, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Two years ago a black Zimbabwean farmer saw a white farmer thrown off land by a violent mob. Now the two work together in a partnership that they say could be a model to save the country's ruined agricultural sector. more

IMF urges Greece to pursue ‘realistic’ economic targets

August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund yesterday urged Greece to be “realistic” about its economic goals, and reiterated the long-standing concern the country may yet need additional debt relief. The IMF more

National

August 1, 2018

BDO Chartered Accountants, located on Beechwood Avenue in Kingston 5, yesterday decorated its offices with the national colours, and also had on display photos of famous Jamaicans as well as item that were used by Jamaicans up to the 1980s, as staff more

Police kill accused Hanover double murderer

August 1, 2018

HOPEWELL, Hanover — A 30-year- old man — believed to be behind the gruesome beheading of a young man over the weekend and the fatal chopping of another on Monday night in the Cascade community of Hanover — has been killed by the pol more

Behind the scent of cannabis

August 1, 2018

There are several different strains of cannabis, each with their own unique smell as a result of chemical compounds in the plant that work together to produce its peculiar smell, as well as its medicinal effects. The terpenes, and to a lesser exten more

Three to receive NCU honorary degrees Aug 12

August 1, 2018

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles; Milverton Reynolds, managing director, Development Bank of Jamaica; and Pastor Peter Kerr, president, Atlantic Caribbean Union, will be conferred with honorary degrees at the 95th Commencement more

Canada using DNA to establish identity, nationality of migrant detainees

August 1, 2018

Dear Mr Brown, I am currently in Canada and would like to apply for refugee status. I recently read about the use of DNA testing to determine nationality in Canada. The problem is that I used a fake passport to be admitted to Canada. I am wondering more

Cavalier impress at Gothia Cup in Sweden

August 1, 2018

Their consistency at the youth level over the years has been second to none, and Cavalier Soccer Club rode that wave all the way to a glittering presentation at the recently concluded Gothia Cup in Sweden. The historic participation of the Rudolph more

Denbigh gospel concert on Sunday

August 1, 2018

As he winds down promotion for Sunday's Hi-Pro Denbigh Gospel Extravaganza, Tommy Cowan says the blend of spiritual music and agriculture plays an integral role in his life. While the show has grown in popularity since it was first held in 1996, Cowa more

In-form Hetmyer makes huge strides in ODI rankings

August 1, 2018

LONDON, England (CMC) — Rising batting star Shimron Hetmyer's heavy scoring in the recent One-Day series against Bangladesh has seen him jump a massive 77 places in the International Cricket Council (ICC) batting rankings. The 21-year-old left more

Jamaica land be free today and forever

August 1, 2018

Today marks the start of six days of intense focus on Jamaica as an independent nation. Beginning most appropriately with Emancipation Day observations today, we reiterate our oft stated view that this period of reflection and celebration will not more

Hotel Four Seasons celebrates 60 years of changing with the times

August 1, 2018

Hailing the Hotel Four Seasons as a standard-bearer for small properties in Kingston, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said the 60th anniversary of the landmark hotel comes at a time when the country is seeing a renaissance in tourism development more

More work to advance our post-Emancipation project as a nation

August 1, 2018

Dear Editor, The recently held 25th anniversary presentation of the Churches' Emancipation Lecture is to be highly commended. Rev Dr Burchell Taylor who along with Rev J Oliver Daley pioneered the annual emancipation lecture are to be commended. Thr more

Rising from bondage to sustainable development

August 1, 2018

We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1 — other dates are determined elsewher more

KFTL collects 30,000 bottles in six weeks

August 1, 2018

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has reported that it collected close to 30,000 bottles, weighing 970 lbs, for recycling in the first six weeks of its environmental initiative tagged 'KFTL Go Blue: Recycling Begins with you'. The campaign, more

The road to true freedom

August 1, 2018

In a recent report carried by this newspaper, the Global Slavery Index (GSI), which tracks conditions of slavery around the world, estimates that close to 7,000 Jamaicans are living in modern-day slavery. It further estimates that globally 40.3 milli more



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