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Caribbean Export to support Start Up Jamaica

September 16, 2014 - 9:20pm
Caribbean Export Development Agency says it will provide financial support towards the launch of Start Up Jamaica (SUJ), an initiative through which technology companies can access seed capital, training...

More business in brief

September 16, 2014 - 9:20pm
Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for US$2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.

Record four million orders of iPhones on day one

September 16, 2014 - 9:20pm
Apple had more than four million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.

Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

September 15, 2014 - 9:06pm
Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.

IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

September 15, 2014 - 9:06pm
Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Japan, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.

US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

September 15, 2014 - 9:06pm
Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending.

Ford recalls hybrid SUVs to fix stalling problem

September 15, 2014 - 9:06pm
Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.

FSC floats new regime for unclaimed pensions

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
Under current law, unclaimed pension benefits revert to the pension fund, but they have to wait 150 years to take ownership.

Business Events

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
SEPTEMBER 15 Deadline for payment of second instalment of new Minimum Business Tax.communications@taj.gov.jm

Power of Sale applications rise under amended strata law

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
Real Estate Board and Strata Commission Sandra Watson is pointing to an uptick in applications for the forced sale of residential units since the start of the year, under the new powers granted to strata executives.

Digicel finalises fibre network purchase

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
Digicel Group on Friday announced the closing of its acquisition of a regional submarine fibre network from Guadeloupe-based Loret Group and Caribbean Fibre Holdings.

How to invest during retirement

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
Even with a pension, retirees need a good stream of investment income to enjoy a decent standard of living and more so because of the steadily increasing duration of retirement.

Top-5 customer service mistakes and how to avoid them

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
When was the last time you received exceptional customer service?

Some basic things to know about insurance

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
QUESTION: I have two vehicles insured with the same company.

How to be a great salesperson in tough times

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
Being a salesperson in a recessionary economy is tough.

And now ... driverless parking

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself.

The new European Commission and the Caribbean

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
On September 10, the incoming president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, named seven vice presidents and 20 commissioners who will jointly control the European Commission for the next five years, assuming they are confirmed in November by...

Access board connections

September 14, 2014 - 8:49pm
The Editor, Sir:We act for the defendants in the matter between Marcus James and some of the members of the board of directors of Access Financial Services Limited.We wish to clear up some inaccuracies that have been printed in the article: 'Access...

The Past Re-imagined - New bank to be established

September 13, 2014 - 8:15pm
With the economic fortunes of many members of the business community set to be affected by the abolition of slavery and the start of the emancipation era, an employee of a prominent establishment has his eyes set on bigger things.

Chiquita to talk with potential Brazilian buyers

September 11, 2014 - 5:16pm
Not even a month after flatly rejecting a takeover bid by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita will open its books to them.