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

Employees of the Self-Start Fund (SSF) will be laid off and its headquarters likely placed on the auction block as the agency tries to dig itself out of the red while scaling back operations.Delinquent borrowers will also be pursued and their "...

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

Caribbean Cream Limited, which trades as Kremi, sold $1.13 billion worth of ice cream products last year to improve its turnover by 12 per cent, or $122 million.The company attributed its revenue growth to ongoing sales and marketing efforts amid...

Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Seprod Limited, owners of the Golden Grove sugar estate, says it can have a liquid sugar plant up andrunning in just over a year provided that CARICOM regulations align in favour of a regional producer.The company plans to add liquid sugar to its...

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

Tortuga International Holdings Limited says it plans to use its recently acquired free zone designation to boost production and tap the growing regional and international demand for its products.The cake maker was granted the status for its new...

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

Howard Mitchell, a former chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT), has suggested the Government give over state-owned lands for housing development to help ease the shortage in the housing stock in the lower-income segments of the market....

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA) Allan Rickards, wants some 2,000 hectares of sugar cane lands in Clarendon held by Pan Caribbean Sugar Company to be leased to farmers.Rickards charged that since the Chinese...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica Cane Product Sales (JCPS) says it intends to sue Seprod-owned sugar producer Golden Grove and state regulator Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) to recover losses incurred since Seprod began marketing its own sugar.JCPS General Manager Karl...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 2:17 PMTameka Gordon

Jamaica has moved up seven places on the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) and is now ranked at 90, earning a score of 27.3 out of a possible 100.With the 2016 scores, the country falls just below Ecuador with 27.4 and Egypt with a similar...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 2:25 PMTameka Gordon

A new privately owned Jamaican cable company, Digital Interactive Services Limited (DISL), says it expects to roll out operations islandwide by the first quarter of 2017.The company is the brainchild of Chris Dehring, a former chief executive...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Air conditioning company CAC 2000 Limited reported sales of $229.7 million in its January quarter, up from the $175 million realised in 2015.It's the company's first quarterly filing results since its January 7...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Consolidated Bakeries Jamaica, which trades as Purity Bakery, grew sales by a modest three per cent, but a realignment of its product portfolio alongside other investments suppressed bottom-line profit last year.The bread and pastry maker made net...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Pulse Investments Limited is planning to develop a health facility at its Villa Ronai complex, and improve storage at its commercial complex Puls8 in New Kingston.Chairman Kingsley Cooper said the health centre is "meant to cover a range of services...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Tax Administration Jamaica says it is removing the financial costs of printing Taxpayers Registration Number or TRN cards, and will instead advise taxpayers of their allotted numbers via letter.The switch will save the tax collectorate a "...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Sagicor Real Estate X Fund's hotel portfolio generated more than $5 billion of revenue for the company in 2015 amid signals that the out-turn will be even better this year when the business from its latest acquisition is fully factored into its...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica Agro-Processors Association (JAPA) wants Jamaica to focus on developing the local variety of the red pepper to produce at commercially viable levels as raw material for food processors and for fresh produce exports in sufficient quantities...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) says all its services will now attract General Consumption Tax (GCT) as it is now a registered taxpaying agency. The standards body itself began paying GCT to its suppliers last year but was unable to charge its...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Sports betting outfit Island Bet will launch its virtual gaming and downloadable application this month amid the groundbreaking performance of its election-betting options.Island Bet, which is owned by business partners Adam Epstein and Gassan Azan...

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Montego Bay-based investor network Alpha Angels has increased the number of investors in its pool to 11 and is also looking to double the number of pitches...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Yoni Epstein is investing a billion dollars, the equivalent of US$8.5 million, to expand his company itel-BPO Solutions deeper into Kingston, while also building...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Inventors Turner Innovations now have the technology to commercialise their reaping machine, having tweaked the concept to mass produce the device, but are looking to break into international markets as reapers before spreading the technology around...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Scotia Group Jamaica has appointed Jeffrey Hall as its new board chairman, effective March 4. Hall replaces Sylvia Chrominska, who has held the post for the last two years.Hall's appointment also marks the first accession of a Jamaican to the post...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has earmarked $75 million in grant funding for its incubator programme called Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE),...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 2:02 PMTameka Gordon

The Casino Gaming Commission (CGC) is working with Bureau of Standards Jamaica on standards for gambling equipment, modes of betting, and control systems ahead of the commissioning of casinos.The two agencies have advertised for interest groups to...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMTameka Gordon

Cake maker Tortuga International Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Jamaica Producers Group, plans to expand its product line when it moves to its new bakery,...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 4:12 PMTameka Gordon

Government is actively considering a merger of the Trade Board and Anti-Dumping...

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