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Stories by Mark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:40 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Independent auditors have called for immediate corrective action to fix a raft of issues identified during an investigation into the dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital, The Gleaner understands. Health and...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:16 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

The Global Services Association of Jamaica (GSAJ), formerly the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica, is projecting annual revenue earning of US$1 billion from its membership by 2024. Currently, the more than 70 firms operating in the...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:07 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, issued a scathing rebuke on Thursday to critics of the outsourcing sector and lauded the almost 70 outsourcing firms operating locally for...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:42 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Robin Russell, chairman of the St James chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), is cautioning the Government against promoting a free-for-all model for property owners who subscribe to Airbnb, the United States-based global...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

The 2019-2020 sugar crop year got off to an early start when Chinese producers Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) started production on November 28. PCSC, Appleton and Worthy Park Estates have projected a combined 48,000 tonnes of the sweetener...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:06 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

For residents of Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, it is not a matter of if, but when, the next fisherman from their community will be taking his last voyage out to sea. The community has lost 62 fishers to date, but the sea remains the gold mine of...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 8:20 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Staff of the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland have been scolded for wrecking a multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment plant by dumping towels, sheets and other material down the drain. Last week, Eric ‘Busha’ Clarke, chairman of the...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:14 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered independent auditors to probe expenditure on a dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland after it was discovered that the project had racked up 180 per...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:20 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Telecoms provider FLOW was to meet with members of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday as it continued to engage business leaders who have expressed discontent with the company’s network infrastructure. Following a meeting...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Immediate past chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, says successive governments have failed Jamaica by placing the agriculture sector in the shadows. Speaking to The Gleaner days before being...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Despite racking up millions of dollars in operational losses since taking ownership of Bernard Lodge, Frome and Monymusk Sugar Estates in 2009, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) says there is no immediate plan to shutter operations in Jamaica. In...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Stakeholders in the business process outsourcing (BPO) and hospitality sectors in western Jamaica are calling on Cable...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:39 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Senior Journalist and businesswoman Janet Silvera was last night selected as the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), following the sudden resignation of career banker Winston Lawson yesterday. At an emergency...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

A top executive of a leading outsourcing firm has rubbished the popular notion that the imminent implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in commercial operations would result in a mass loss of jobs. Speaking to The...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:29 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell is calling for the abolition of the current foreign-exchange management programme and for the Jamaican dollar to be pegged to the US currency. Speaking at the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica President Howard Mitchell has called on the Jamaican Government to review its tax platform to favour investors who increase their industrial efficiency with a more technologically savvy workforce. Mitchell...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:30 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Zimmer & Company has entered into distribution arrangements that will see its cannabis-laced health and wellness products entering markets in Mexico and Colombia. T’Shura Gibbs, who heads the Montego Bay-based company, says she has struck...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Despite fears that rapid automation and digitalisation could reduce the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector, Nicholas Fuller, director for global research innovation at IBM Technology Services, believes the imminent role of artificial...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Retired land surveyor and businessman Winston Dear is to become the latest inductee into the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MBCCI) Wall of Fame at its annual awards banquet to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:17 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

For Jamaica to meaningfully impact the global technology landscape, stakeholders will need to create an eco-system, where ideas can be developed and commercialised, says Kirk-Anthony Hamilton, co-founder of Tech Beach Retreat, held at...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:13 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-one-year-old Rich Smith is a senior user interface engineer at Internet content provider Netflix. However, his life could have turned out differently for the college dropout, if he had allowed his failures to determine his future...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Leroy Reid, director of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) south-west region, has issued a call for a national ethics campaign against dishonest practices such as the illegal abstraction of electricity from the national grid.According to Reid, whose...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys representing residents of Industry Cove in Hanover will today present their arguments to Justice Judith Pusey as they seek leave for a judicial review of the construction of a sewage plant at a National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme being...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell, says that the bureaucratic process at the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is counter-productive and is calling for greater support from the Government...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Gateway Co-operative Credit Union (2017) Limited, which was formed from the merger of the Hanover and Montego co-operative credit unions less than two years ago, is reporting a surplus of $133 million for the 2017-2018 financial year.Speaking at the...

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