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Tastee expands to Liguanea

March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Tastee Limited has acquired a 6,000 square foot commercial complex in Liguanea, Kingston, which it is expected to transform into an eatery and rental holding.Sunday Business has learnt that the patty company plans to develop a new Tastee outlet, a...

Banks too reliant on fees for income, says parliamentary committee

March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
A new Parliamentary report on banking fees in Jamaica has concluded that charges reviewed were not exorbitant, but also expressed concern that the institutions appeared to be increasingly reliant on transaction fees as income.The Select Committee of...

Can't remember your password? - Here are two new ways to log in

March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about reusing the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily...

Identifying a good investment

March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
QUESTION: I read yourarticle in the paper and see that you offer investment advice and counsel. I am interested in finding the best institution to invest in locally, in the medium and short-term range. Are there any index funds locally that mimic...

What small businesses can learn from GraceKennedy

March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
I am constantly reminded of the power and value of brand equity each time I conduct an entrepreneurship training workshop and ask the question: When I say successful brands, which companies readily come to mind?GraceKennedy (GK) is almost always...

Venezuela may complicate Americas summit

March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
In a few weeks, United States President Barack Obama will make a one-day visit to Jamaica. There, in addition to a number of relatively brief national encounters, he will meet with Caricom Heads of Government.This summit is a belated follow up to a...

BNS Canada shifts Jamaican shareholdings to Barbados

March 21, 2015 - 11:03pm
Frederick Williams, chief financial officer and chief accounting officer of Scotia Group Jamaica Limited (SGJL) said Friday that tax concerns were not paramount in the decision by parent company Scotiabank Canada to transfer its complete...

Denning: Low tax compliance not an imaginary problem

March 21, 2015 - 12:00am
Tax expert and partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica, Brian Denning, is urging the Jamaican Government to tackle the issue of tax compliance, a problem he says is far worse than many Jamaicans imagine.

Putin urges billionaires to bring money back to Russia

March 21, 2015 - 12:00am
MOSCOW (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged a gathering of billionaires and business leaders to bring money back to the country from offshore accounts, warning that funds kept abroad could be frozen.

Advertorial: Is cash really King?

March 20, 2015 - 1:02pm
"Cash is King" has long been propagated as the golden rule of doing business and investing, but is that really true? Is having cash the superior strategy in investing and business? Cash, in its purest form, represents the most liquid...

Advertorial: Is cash really King?

March 20, 2015 - 1:02pm
"Cash is King" has long been propagated as the golden rule of doing business and investing, but is that really true? Is having cash the superior strategy in investing and business? Cash, in its purest form, represents the most liquid...

Accountant General taking over salary payments for entire Gov't

March 20, 2015 - 12:25pm
THE JAMAICAN Government will be rolling out its new its Central Payroll Payment System during the first quarter of the new fiscal year under which salaries for some 60,000 government employees will be channelled through the accountant general's...

GraceKennedy shakes up group structure

March 20, 2015 - 1:07am
"As with other risk officers in the group, at the group level, the GKFG AVP risk...

Obama to learn AMCHAM SOCA Moves

March 20, 2015 - 12:00am

Ja bans poultry imports from parts of US, Canada

March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
The Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued a ban on all poultry and poultry products emanating from parts of the United States as well as other regions, arising from an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in that...

Ja bans poultry imports from parts of US, Canada

March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
The Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued a ban on all poultry and poultry products emanating from parts of the United States as well as other regions, arising from an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in that...

UDC rolls out investment prospects as new board takes seat

March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
THE URBAN Development Corporation (UDC), with its newly appointed board of directors consisting of both old and new faces, last week rolled out new investment opportunities in the form of projects in need of funding.The new board, which will serve a...

UDC rolls out investment prospects as new board takes seat

March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
THE URBAN Development Corporation (UDC), with its newly appointed board of directors consisting of both old and new faces, last week rolled out new investment opportunities in the form of projects in need of funding.The new board, which will serve a...

Theft, vandalism a multimillion problem for Big 3 telecoms

March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
Jamaica's big telecoms companies chalked up losses in excess of $360 million over the last three years from theft or vandalism of cable and equipment, much of which happens in areas that are isolated and hard to police, according to Financial...