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Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

National Housing Trust, NHT, has released new information on the gender, income and age of buyers which shows that more Jamaicans aged 30 years and below are securing mortgages and that women are buying more homes than men, in general.The data...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tortuga Holdings Limited is positioning its rum cakes at airports in both North America and the Caribbean, to deepen its penetration of the travel market, according to marketing manager Natalia Garcia.The company has chosen the travel segment to...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Printing company Maxi Press Limited, based in Negril, has found a niche for its services in the tourism sector, specialising in entertainment signage, clothing and decoration.Owners of the six-year-old company, Mark Mieke and Kayona Stewart-Mieke,...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham

The National People's Co-operative Bank of Jamaica network, which engages in agricultural lending to farmers, will be taking a page from the student loan agency's playbook by going public with the identities of chronically delinquent borrowers - a...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I enjoy reading your columns whenever they are published in the Career Section of The Sunday Gleaner, because I find the advice you give helpful and I try to implement your suggestions in my own endeavours. I am currently employed in a...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I would like to do business with Jamaica's largest financial institutions but do not know which letter to write first. Should I write a letter of proposal or a letter of interest first or just mail in a business plan? Please help me....

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: Do motor insurers penalise policyholders who are caught lying? My car was rear-ended at the gate of my son's school. The other driver blamed me. She said that I reversed into her car. The police were summoned. They concluded that I was not...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I would like to know how I can become a contributor to the the National Housing Trust (NHT) to get financing for owning my own home I am currently self-employed. My husband resides overseas, and he makes more than $20,000 a week. We would...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The word 'cakeism' has yet to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary.Used recently by several British publications, it is intended to express the view of some in Britain that the United Kingdom can have everything it wants in relation to leaving...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May found little sympathy Friday from the European Union's 27 other nations in her quest for more flexibility in Brexit talks, as the time to negotiate an amicable divorce between Britain and the EU dwindles down...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The US Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump's plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday.Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued that the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange has got to yes on a long-standing lobby by small stockholders to reinstall the 'all or none' trading rule that will allow investors to pay one fee for stock orders that...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The two things that stand out most about Spirit Airlines are its low fares and high number of complaints.Spirit has improved on-time performance and cut its complaint rate by more than half in the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The appeal court on Monday denied a request to block the sale of Morgan's Harbour, freeing receiver Wilfred Baghaloo to conclude a deal...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The LNG gas station to be developed by New Energy Fortress will have the capacity to fuel 25 buses daily, or five times the number of buses designated for the pilot programme to be conducted with the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Food and financial services conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited has cut 70 employees from its payroll under a phased restructuring of the group that was first disclosed in May.Saying that it was...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica exploring diaspora bondto finance disaster recoveryThe World Bank recommended in a new report released this week that the Jamaican Government explore the diaspora and catastrophe bond markets as a disaster risk financing strategy.But it also...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of Jamaica's premier business groups is pushing for a change in the Labour Relations Code, saying it lacks detail andoffers insufficient guidanceto companies on resolving workplace disputes....

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Aviation is soaring. Passenger traffic is up, fuel prices are under control and rising demand from Asia is driving aircraft orders.So what could possibly go wrong? One big thing: A trade war.Aircraft makers at...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cash and jewellery seized from Jamaican Lavrick Willocks, accused of masterminding a large lottery scam in the United States, will be liquidated and the proceeds doled out to victims under a federal judge's...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked.The cable and media company said on Thursday that it is dropping its bid,...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Russians are protesting government plans to hike the retirement age in a rare challenge to President Vladimir Putin's leadership.The State Duma on Thursday approved a bill that would raise...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The British pound fell Thursday below US$1.30 for the first time in 10 months after disappointing retail sales news raised further questions over whether the Bank of England will raise interest rates next...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan's trade surplus jumped 66 per cent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China and other Asian countries, though exports and imports with the United States weakened.Preliminary...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lasco Financial Services Limited made record profit after tax of over $100 million for the first quarter ending June, while also announcing that it ceased its partnership with Courts in Barbados to...

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