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Stories by Mark Titus

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 10:21 AMMark Titus

National Pen, a subsidiary of Cimpress and sister company to Vista Print Jamaica Limited, will today officially open its first operation in the Caribbean at the Montego Bay Free Zone in St James. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 11:38 AMMark Titus

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has called for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address the concerns of residents of Industry Cove, Hanover regarding the construction of a housing scheme in their coastline community by the National Housing...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 11:05 AMMark Titus

The Government has signed a deal with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for the construction of the long-awaited Montego Bay bypass, with work expected to get underway by the 2019-2020 financial year. Karl Samuda, Minister without portfolio...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 10:46 AMMark Titus

Isratech Jamaica Limited officially opened its multi-million dollar Cornwall headquarters and its first retail outlet at Reading in Montego Bay on Wednesday. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in his...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada is anticipating a boom in the cannabis industry after October 17, when Canada will become the first G7 nation to legalise the sale of recreational marijuana.The move is projected to lead to $5 billion...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Everton Watson is adamant that for all of his 24 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), he carried out his duties without favour or affection, malice or ill will.But his time in the force came to an abrupt end last August, leaving him bitter...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

While claiming a successful first two days of operations since St James was placed under a state of emergency, the security forces are appealing for greater support in order to restore normalcy to the parish."After the first 48 hours of the...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The Reverend Canon Hartley Perrin, the custos rotulorum of Westmoreland, is calling for the Government to move with greater urgency to complete the renovation of the Savanna-la-Mar police lock-up, as two of the three facilities being used to house...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Already forced to carry out the day-to-day operations without the requisite manpower, the islandwide 'sick-out' by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has left stakeholders in western Jamaica concerned that things could take a turn for...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Despite a late entry in the outsourcing market, officials in Trinidad and Tobago are confident that they can become the premier destination for companies in North America to outsource their finance and accounting operations.According to the A.T....

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:38 AMMark Titus

It was another spectacular showing by the business community at the 85th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Annual Awards Banquet, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently. More than 400 persons,...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Immediate past president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Dr Guna Muppuri, is taking the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) to task for the slow process of granting SEZ status to qualified...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

While Jamaica continues to lead the rest of the world in energy diversification, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that his Government does not intend to become complacent but will intensify its efforts to reduce the...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

A Jamaican-owned entity, Yallahs Inter-national Inc, has initiated discussions with Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) to acquire the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon."Yes, we have reached out to JAMPRO and Petrojam with our business model and...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:Emanuel DaRosa, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service company (JPS), said the organisation will embark on an aggressive anti-theft campaign to stem the illegal extraction of electricity. The measures will...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:Following a slight delay, the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) will get its 2017-2018 crop year at the Frome Sugar Factory going tomorrow, three weeks later than previously announced."We had to delay because of the weather ... ....

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Western Bureau:The Unicomer Group of Trinidad and Tobago copped two of the three awards that were up for grabs at the inaugural Regional Investor of the Year Award (RIYA) reception at the Iberostar Hotel and Resorts in Montego Bay last Wednesday...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Xu Jing, the regional director for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said Caribbean countries can tap into the billions of dollars spent by Chinese travelers annually, but urged them to change their...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Jamaica, along with Cuba, Dominica Republic, and Mexico are set to roll out a multi-destination offering to the international market for the 2018 winter tourist season.According to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, two-thirds of this new...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Eduardo Fayor-Sol, senior adviser at the International Institute of Tourism Studies at George Washington University in the United States, said Caribbean governments must be prepared to make game-changingdecisions, at the risk of major opposition,...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura Gibbs says that commercial activities in the tourist capital have been severely affected by the heavy rains, which, yesterday, left numerous streets and buildings...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

Despite murders in St James swiftly approaching the 300 mark, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T'Shura Gibbs says that it will not be a deterrent to the investment and commercial activities in the parish - at least for...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:According to the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), one of the major players in the local sugar sector, a chronic shortage of cane cutters and the persistent plague of illicit cane fires could once again have a negative impact on the...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

WESTERN BUREAU:George Hong Guo, deputy chief executive officer of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), said despite conducting an intense feasibility study on the local sugar sector, his firm was not prepared for the realities that they have had to...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

George Hong Guo, deputy CEO of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), is forecasting several more years of losses at Monymusk, but believes there could be gradual improvement if the Government stands by its commitment to supply the raw material for...

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