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Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

P.A. Benjamin Manufacturing Company is pouring around half-billion dollars into the expansion of its complex in downtown Kingston where it has operated for 136 years....

Published:Friday | August 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has seen a steady increase in applications by local businesses for the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).As interest in the technology grows, the JCAA is fielding repeat applications from...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Worthy Park Estate Limited, makers of Rum-Bar Rum, has increased its overseas markets and aims to grow rum sales by some 45 per cent in the next three to five years.The St...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

A nascent and little-known drone operating company, Agrocaelum, is already making inroads in the local agricultural sector as farmers tap into the new technology to...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Since the opening of its new slaughtering facility at Ferris, Westmoreland, the operators of Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Company has slaughtered some 2,000 pigs and is...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Ashley Furniture Homestore officially launched its first local outlet in Kingston on Tuesday.The company, based in the United States, has been selling its products through Courts Jamaica, but opted to make the brand more visible due to increasing...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has upgraded its lottery platform, financed by technology partner International Game Technology Plc (IGT).The new Enterprise Series (ES) system...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Customers who do business with subsidiaries of Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) may soon qualify to become...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The KLE Group is courting at least three other franchisees for its casual dining outfit, Usain Bolt Tracks...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Correspondent banking issues have forced local financial houses Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) and Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) to band together to provide options for their clients.The partnership was cobbled after their United...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) will put the Outameni attraction back on the market in a renewed effort to entice a buyer."The board has authorised management to re-...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Paramount Trading Jamaica Limited has extended its business partnership with Allegheny Petroleum to expand into the production of lubricants.Paramount is already...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

New Fortress Energy was issued at the weekend with a stop order by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) on pipe-laying works to link its LNG terminal to the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) Bogue plant in Montego Bay....

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Local companies are still overlooking the value of having a business plan, especially when seeking funding, according to co-founder and chairman of First Angels Jamaica, Joseph M. Matalon.Since June, First Angels has received 211 applications for...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Newly installed acting managing director of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell, says the agency will take a $700-million hit on its Luana Gardens development in St...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Seprod Limited has added a new condensed milk to the market and will in short order put out a non-dairy sweetener, on the heels of investments geared towards increasing its market share both locally and overseas.But the company insists the new...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Trinidadian parent SM Jaleel is in dialogue with local dairy farmers to increase the supply of milk to its St Catherine-based Jamaica Beverages Limited plant amid planned expansion of its dairy line.In January, Jamaica Beverages outsourced its...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

A new developer will be selected for the completion of the Bernard Lodge housing project spearheaded by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

J. Wray & Nephew Limited (JWN) says it has reorganised its brand portfolio and will discontinue distributorship of some products amid a fresh wave of restructuring and job cut...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Three years ago, Jamaica was producing just six per cent of the onions consumed locally. Now it's meeting 10-12 per cent of demand, but that's still around a quarter of the levels agriculture officials aim to reach.The Ministry of Agriculture's...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The export volumes remain small, but overseas sales of bananas are on the uptick.Exports were up 32 per cent last year, from 199 tonnes,valued at US$179,000 to 263 tonnes valued at US$242,000.Comparatively, overall banana production is just under 55...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica Producers Group (JPG) has sold its stake in Four Rivers Mining Company to Jamaica Aggregates Limited, a deal that calls for the new operators to pay royalty to the food and logistics conglomerate.But with that now out of the way, Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

JP Tropical Foods, the snacks and fresh fruit arm of Jamaica Producers Group, is reorganising operations out of St Mary to promote its fresh fruit line.The company wants to create...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

A new Devon House I'Scream shop is to be built on the grounds of the historic attraction as operator Scoops Un-Limited Limited tries to keep pace with the demand for its popular...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Chocolatiers Hellen and Averell French of Mount Pleasant Farm expect to boost production by 75 per cent with new equipment commissioned at the end of May...

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