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Passive trustees hurt pensioners' pockets

December 14, 2014 - 3:41am
Pension funds trustees occupy a very privileged position in Jamaica.

Airfares to dip, thanks to oil slump

December 14, 2014 - 3:41am
Flying could get cheaper next year as airlines say they will finally start passing on some of the savings made on plummeting oil prices.

Braco winter opening delayed by lawsuit

December 14, 2014 - 3:41am
A lawsuit by two rejected bidders on a billion-dollar upgrade of the Braco hotel has delayed the repairs and cast doubt on whether the property can make it back onto the market this winter tourist season.

Oil price takes another dive

December 11, 2014 - 2:23pm
The price of oil took another dive on Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.

LIME awards nation builders

December 11, 2014 - 2:23pm
LIME presented this year's NCB Nation Builder Awards winners with prizes valued at more than $800,000.

E-cigarette technology advances as regulation looms

December 9, 2014 - 12:17pm
Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

BP oil-spill appeal rejected

December 9, 2014 - 12:17pm
The US Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Youth sees farming future through Red Stripe cassava project

December 9, 2014 - 12:12am
If you have travelled on a coaster bus that operates on the Portmore, St Catherine to Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew route, you might have had an encounter with 24-year-old Fujio Murdock.

TECH TIMES - Army of Amazon robots ready to help fulfil orders this holiday season

December 9, 2014 - 12:12am
This holiday season, Amazon's little helper is an orange, 320-pound robot called Kiva.

TECH TIMES - eMedia launches Jamaica's first digital creative agency

December 9, 2014 - 12:12am
Branded by eMedia, Jamaica's first digital creative agency, formalised an innovative approach for corporate entities to connect with their constituents at a launch last Tuesday, December 2, at the Knutsford Court Hotel.

TECH TIMES - 'Gangnam Style' pushes YouTube to its limits

December 9, 2014 - 12:12am
Kim Kardashian may have tried to #BreakTheInternet, but it's South Korean pop star Psy who "broke" YouTube - or pushed it to its limits, at least.

Zacca will not seek re-election

December 6, 2014 - 10:26pm
Incumbent president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Christopher Zacca, said he will not be seeking re-election to the post when the Council meets on December 18.

RURAL EXPRESS - A very furry hobby proves productive

December 6, 2014 - 10:26pm
Robert Depass did not fathom that he would be paying his bills from a pastime that he had no inclination would become his main source of income.

Takata says recall decision up to automakers

December 4, 2014 - 6:14pm
Japan's Takata Corp refused to comply with a United States government demand for an expanded recall of its airbags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel, and instead passed along the crucial decision to automakers.