JAMAICA GLEANER - BUSINESS

  1. UGLI conquers disease

    One of Jamaica's least known but paradoxically popular citrus fruits appears to be weathering the greening and other diseases that have shrunk national supplies of other fresh fruit, through replanting of the orchard.For more than 80 years, the...
  2. FLOW Jamaica to spend $10b on service upgrades

    Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), which trades as FLOW, plans to connect more than 200 communities with improved 4G mobile and digital cable services this year...
  3. Coldwell Banker marketing US$25m St Thomas property as prospective resort

    Realty company Coldwell Banker Jamaica is pitching a US$25 million ($3.2 billion) seaside property in one of the most undeveloped parishes, St Thomas, on behalf of an unnamed client.It is currently the priciest residential lands for development in...
  4. Cedric Stephens | NHT not living up fully to 'We Care' slogan

    My concern is about NHT's Group Mortgage Premium Insurance (GMPI). Since the mortgagor is paying for insurance, isn't he/she entitled to examine the comprehensive insurance policy instead of a summary? The policy will detail the little things that...
  5. Yaneek Page | Does your start-up need a website

    QUESTION: Is it prudent for a start-up to invest in a website right off the bat, or should they wait until they build up a customer base first.- MarkBUSINESSWISE: It's a pity you didn't provide details on the type of business you are starting so I...
  6. Oran Hall | Assessing your financial capability

    We often wonder why so many people generally acknowledged to be financially literate based on their training and work experience seem to make unsound financial decisions for themselves and others.Could it be that it requires more than financial...
  7. Glenford Smith | Reading versus audiobook consumption

    QUESTION: I found your article 'Motivating people who read,' quite useful. The heading was a bit puzzling at first, but once I started reading I got the gist. It gave me a gauge against which to determine the kind of reader I am, because even though...
  8. David Jessop | Trump’s remarks give Venezuela breathing space

    Speaking on August 11 at a press conference at one of his golf courses, American president, Donald Trump, scored the equivalent of a foreign policy own-goal."We have many options for Venezuela, and by the way, I'm not going to rule out a military...
  9. Shortage creates price surge for fresh citrus

    Citrus sellers are now enjoying premium price on the fresh fruit market because of shortages created by disease. Price paid per box has tripled over five years, says Dr Percy Miller, technical director of the Jamaica Citrus Growers Association (JCGA)...
  10. Jamaica to raise US$1b on international markets

    Jamaica plans to raise US$1 billion ($128 billion) on the international market through two bond transactions that are expected to close today, Friday.The placements are...
  11. Interest rates on bank loans still too high, says Wynter

    Interest rates on bank loans still too high - WynterMcPherse ThompsonAssistant Editor - BusinessThe Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, says that while interest rates on bank loans have been decreasing, they are still too high and this has affected businesses...
  12. Redbones heads to the new R Hotel

    Evan Williams plans to open a new Redbones Blues Cafe at the R, an ongoing development on the cusp of New Kingston on which he is partnering with Joe Bogdanovich.The property is being...
  13. Appeal court upholds US$15m judgment against Western Cement

    David Wong Ken and his partners have lost their case against former public officials and the National Investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ), which...
  14. Interim manager for Berger Jamaica

    Mustafa Turra has now stepped down officially as general manager of Berger Paints Jamaica Limited and a director of the board has been named to act in the position in the interim.Andy Mahadeo, one of three ANSA McAL-...
  15. 'We lost it all' - Omar Anglin bounces back from business collapse to carve niche in BPO market

    The business process outsourcing business, BPO, continues to grow in Jamaica and new entrants are cashing in on the...
  16. Paymaster partners with CUNA Jamaica

    Bill payment provider Paymaster expects to grow its business by five per cent following its deal with CUNA Caribbean Insurance Jamaica Limited.The move seeks to make payment...
  17. Walmart online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

    Walmart's recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.The world's largest retailer said Thursday that online sales soared 60 per cent in the past three months as...
  18. Cuba struggling to keep professionals from leaving

    Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple, winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and , blue cement benches.But the project is part of a fragile...
  19. Florida bans future investments in Maduro's Venezuela

    Florida Governor Rick Scott easily won approval Wednesday for a proposal to bar the state's US$150-billion pension plan from making future investments that directly support the regime of President...
  20. Fugitive's trail exposes Red Bull co-owners' offshore deals

    The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, including the posh London...