No More Mr Nice Guy. FSC Moving To Full Enforcement Of Financial Laws

By |2015-05-24T10:38:52+00:00May 24th, 2015|news|

Janica Holness, executive director of the Financial Services Commission. Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 would be taking a firmer approach to supervision. The FSC itself is headed by Executive Director Janice Holness. "Effective August 1, 2015, the FSC will implement a zero-tolerance approach to breaches of the legislation which it administers. This letter serves as [...]

PROSTATE CANCER DRUG ‘EXTENDS LIVES’

By |2015-05-20T13:06:08+00:00May 20th, 2015|news|

May 15, 2015   Written by bbc.com   Published in Health Docetaxel is normally given after hormone treatment has failed. But results, to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, will show earlier treatment can extend life expectancy from 43 to 65 months. Experts said the findings from a trial in Britain and Switzerland were "potentially game-changing". [...]

Amtrak Train Crash Victims Face $200M Injuries Cap Under Federal La

By |2018-08-17T06:55:36+00:00May 20th, 2015|news|

By Sophia Pearson | May 15, 2015 There are many questions surrounding Tuesday’s Amtrak crash. The amount of money victims could receive for injuries isn’t one of them as federal law caps total rail-accident damages at $200 million. Congress established the limit in 1997 on all rail accidents, not just Amtrak, as part of a compromise to [...]

Sagicor Ready To Roll On Next Big Project

By |2015-05-14T15:49:07+00:00May 14th, 2015|news|

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015   Avia Collinder Sagicor's property company is moving ahead with a 21-acre complex at Mineral Heights, near May Pen, Clarendon, that will eventually house a mall and residences. The project will focus, initially, on the commercial development of shopping space, on which Sagicor Group Jamaica is spending $700 million, said executive [...]

Local start-ups to compete in US-China Investment Forum

By |2015-05-13T14:07:19+00:00May 13th, 2015|news|

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter benettk@jamaicaobserver.com  Sunday, May 10, 2015 From left, co-ordinator of the Business Entrepreneur and Empowerment programme at the Institute of Law and Economics Dwayne Gutzmer; executive director of Scotia Foundation Joylene Griffiths- Irving; Head of Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship Michael Steele, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, CEO of Proudli Technologies Renae Bruce-Miller; [...]

Coconut For Good Health – Water, Jelly, Cream And Oil

By |2015-05-13T13:57:25+00:00May 13th, 2015|news|

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 Have you ever heard the saying that 'coconut water is the only water that goes to the heart'? It is only about 20 years ago that I realised that the statement is not true. Coconut water does not actually go to the heart. Coconut is a fruit and also a [...]

Defining your investment objectives

By |2015-05-13T13:51:09+00:00May 13th, 2015|news|

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 NEW YORK, United States — A traditional Mexican band plays on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5, 2015 in New York City. (PHOTO: Getty Images/AFP)  INVESTMENT management is about trying to achieve financial objectives while staying within the constraints of funds [...]

Jamaica trails Barbados and Trinidad for travel and tourism product — report

By |2015-05-13T13:45:23+00:00May 13th, 2015|news|

BY STEVEN JACKSON Business reporter jacksons@jamaicaobserver.com     Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Jamaican-designed costumes at this years carnival in Trinidad.  Jamaica, which prides itself as a tourism destination worsened nine spots to rank 76 out of 141 countries, allowing Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) to surpass the island in the Global Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015, [...]

Jamaica on Track to Get $40 Million from IMF

By |2015-05-13T13:35:55+00:00May 13th, 2015|news|

By Douglas McIntosh May 12, 2015 Jamaica is on course for a ninth drawdown from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), totalling US$40 million, based on the country’s performance during the January to March quarter, despite recording a shortfall in the 7.5 per cent primary surplus target for fiscal year 2014/15. http://jis.gov.jm/jamaica-track-get-40-million-imf/

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