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Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Tech company Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) is hoping to tap government and private sector clientele for its new electronic hospital management system, which it wants to roll out nationally.The National Patient Information System (NPIS) will...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Mystic Mountain is about to venture beyond its home in Ocho Rios, with plans to go regional and add two new venues in Jamaica, one of which is planned for Falmouth and another near its home base in St Ann.While negotiations are still ongoing with...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Lasco Financial Services is hoping to increase it loan book through a special loan programme for vendors of the iCool beverage line produced and distributed by its sister...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The University of the West Indies (UWI) expects to cut the water bill for its Mona campus in half starting July as the wells it has spent the last few months drilling come on stream.With a 500,000-gallon-per-day water consumption rate, the Mona...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Nestle Jamaica on Thursday broke ground for its new headquarters inside an industrial park being developed by the Cascade Group under a US$14-million ($1.7 billion) arrangement...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Newly appointed managing director of Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF), Derrick Cotterell, says the company is looking to eke out bigger margins in its domestic and overseas markets.Cotterell, who is also the chairman of Derrimon Trading...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) is projecting that it will lose up to a quarter of its regular income based on the new method of calculating interest on student debt.The agency has made the switch from the add-on method to computing loan interest on...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) is already pressing for transfer tax and stamp duty to be rolled back as soon as bailout agreement with the International...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Corrpak Jamaica Limited is looking to list on the local stock exchange by the end of June and has secured the services of financial adviser Mayberry Investments to...

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Developer Firmway Enterprise International says it has seen more than a doubling of its client base since it decided to allow customers to pay for construction of their homes in monthly instalments.The company has tailored payment plans, which...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) says it will roll out its mobile betting platform as soon as its selected banking partner, National Commercial Bank Jamaica (NCB), obtains approvals from the central bank. The company otherwise reported at its annual...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Customers who use National Commercial Bank's (NCB) automated teller machines will soon have short audio advertisements piped at them offering freebies from companies in the locale.If they visit the advertised business, they can cash in on...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The partnership between Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) and developer Cemex Jamaica Limited to create a residential development in Waterworks, Westmoreland, has been dissolved, the real estate investment trust said Tuesday.CEMEX backed out of...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Housing developers Gore Developments Limited and WIHCON seem to be on opposite sides of the fence regarding the suggestion by Caribbean Policy Research Institute that the National Housing Trust (NHT) relinquish its role as developer to the private...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Real estate developer Phoenix Estate Limited (PEL) is spending roughly $400 million to bring 110 lots and 57 starter homes to market within the next 18 months.The residences include 'shell houses', or units that are roofed, but the floor is untiled...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VBMS) is to roll out a suite of upgrades to its online banking platform as well as in-branch offerings come October, allowing its members to make...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) says it is now conducting a mobile money pilot with technology provider Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) and its American partner Quisk.JMMB and...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The cess charged on conch exports is to be reduced to US$0.50 per pound, down from US$0.75.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda made the announcement on Friday following a tour of the Slipe Road factory of Rainforest...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

A proposal by think tank Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) that employee contributions to the National Housing Trust (NHT) be eliminated and employer contributions cut to two per cent of payrolls has been rubbished by the agency's outgoing...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Rainforest Seafoods says it will relocate most of its wet protein processing facility to its home base in Montego Bay, which is to undergo expansion later this year.Meanwhile, space is being added to the Slipe Road, Kingston plant, a project that is...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Information technology company Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) says its mobile money platform should go live in the next three months.National Commercial Bank Jamaica is expected to be...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Seprod Group has made a $285-million investment in its subsidiary, International Biscuits Limited (IBL), to pump up production of the food line.It precipitates...

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

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) will convert to an electronic hospital management system come May 1, under a US$1-million investment.The project is being handled by Jamaican IT company Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) and its...

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

Self-employed contributors to the National Housing Trust (NHT) are now required to make their monthly payments through the tax offices run by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).The change took effect on April 1....

Published:Friday | April 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Irvine Hall reno-vation project on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has been pushed back due to delays in getting internal approvals in time to meet the July commencement date.Pro-vice chancellor and principal Professor...

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