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In this file photo, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Darly Vaz, unveils a Free Wifi sign at the launch of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Free public WiFi in May Pen, Clarendon in November 2020. He was accompanied by (from left)  Member of Parli

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having driven much of Jamaica’s business and social activities online, there has been a mere 4.5 per cent increase in the availability and use of broad internet service – both fixed and mobile – in the country over one...
Derrick Cotterell, Chairman and CEO of Derrimon Trading Company, operators of Sampars and Select Grocers supermarket chains.

The world over, the dynamics of retail are changing, thanks to COVID-19. Supermarkets in Jamaica, too, have been forced to adjust their operational routines, some for the better, as a result of pressures brought by the pandemic in general, and more...
Marla Dukharan, right, in conversation with Therese Turner-Jones, general manager, Country Department Caribbean Group of the IDB.

The slow pace of vaccination in most Caribbean countries is being fingered as a major impediment to the recovery of Caribbean economies from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Economist at Barbados-based, financial technology firm BITT Inc...

The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago have been fingered as the next two Caribbean countries expected to default on their sovereign debt, with widespread repercussions for their economies, populations, creditors and, eventually, the corrective policy...

Large events equipment-rental and logistics firm Main Event Entertainment Limited has reported a profitable July 2021 third quarter, with its net profit of $28.7 million representing a significant upturn from the loss-making similar three months...

KLE Group, operator of the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records (UBTR)-branded restaurants and other emerging businesses, cut its losses by 26 per cent for the second quarter of its financial year ending June 30, 2021, a performance that has made its...

Tax Administration Jamaica, TAJ, has listed at least 10 business services that it intends to make paperless before the end of the fiscal year in April 2022, as it aims to have 90 per cent of all tax payment transactions online. The move also comes...

QUESTION: I am approaching retirement and am seriously looking at preparing for it. I had a discussion with my investment adviser, who suggested that I invest less in equities and more in bonds. I recognise that bond yields are relatively low, so...

ADVISORY COLUMN: PRODUCTIVITY Where should good ideas for new products and services come from? Does the customer know best or not? Answer these questions correctly and your company could launch a series of winning offerings. Is the customer always...
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