Big returns for investors in 2018 — John Jackson

By | 2018-03-04T09:59:48+00:00 March 4th, 2018|news|

Investing guru John Jackson says there are 10 stocks poised to return in excess of 100 per cent to investors in 2018. On his blog, Jackson makes the case that as the Jamaican economy turns around, investors who put their money on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rather than savings accounts will be well rewarded. [...]

Hunt for oil to intensify

By | 2018-03-04T09:28:49+00:00 March 4th, 2018|news|

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley ( left) examines a map of Jamaica’s offshore blocks during a tour of the ‘Harrier Explorer’, the research vessel which was used by Tullow Oil to carry out 2D seismic surveys off Jamaica’s south coast in March 2017. The first-ever 3D seismic surveys in Jamaica's offshore [...]

PSOJ president calls for a coalition model to fight crime

By | 2018-03-04T09:21:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|news|

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has reiterated his call for a coalition model of leadership to develop and implement a sustainable crime-fighting plan. According to the PSOJ boss, any sustainable solution to crime and violence must have its genesis in what he describes as a 'Firmament Committee' that transcends [...]

Gov’t working with FAO to develop insurance scheme for farmers

By | 2018-02-22T14:53:54+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|news|

Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, addresses the opening session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) national consultation to discuss priorities for Jamaica's food and nutrition security and rural development held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on February 20. KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — [...]

Jamaica improves on Corruption Perception Index but still has work to do

By | 2018-02-22T14:30:51+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|news|

Professor Trevor Munroe (second left), executive director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), in discussion with (from left) Andrew Colburn of USAID, Fitz Jackson and Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck at NIA’s St Andrew office yesterday. The occasion was to present the findings of the 2017 Corruption Perception Index. Jamaica has risen 15 places in [...]

Pension fund for tourism workers by June, says Bartlett

By | 2018-02-22T14:25:15+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|news|

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is promising that the long-awaited pension scheme for tourism workers is to come on stream in June. Speaking on Monday, Bartlett said the final touches were being put in place for the launch of the scheme by midyear. He said the tourism ministry has been sensitising workers in the sector over [...]

‘Act to check fatalities’

By | 2018-02-21T16:28:27+00:00 February 21st, 2018|news|

Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), said he is optimistic that the new Road Traffic Act will help to reduce road fatalities and injuries. The Act was passed by the Lower House in Parliament last Tuesday and carries stringent fines or even imprisonment for traffic offences. The Road Traffic Bill [...]

Billy Craig celebrates 55 years with full slate of changes

By | 2018-02-21T16:20:47+00:00 February 21st, 2018|news|

Billy Craig offices in Montego Bay Billy Craig Insurance Brokers (BCIB) has introduced what it has described as “an exciting new system” for the online enrolment of employee benefits. In a news release on the new development earlier this week, BCIC said that its new online form is the first of its kind in Jamaica [...]

Briefing | Scrutinising the budgetary expenditure for the 2018-2019 fiscal year

By | 2018-02-21T16:13:28+00:00 February 21st, 2018|news|

In this 2017 file photo, a workers is seen conducting a land survey along Barbican Road in St Andrew to facilitate the widening of the road. 1 2 An estimated $773 billion is expected to be spent by the Government during the next fiscal year (FY) as the items of expenditure for the 2018-2019 Budget [...]

Port of Kingston upgraded to accommodate extra large container ships

By | 2018-02-21T16:08:47+00:00 February 21st, 2018|news|

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited says the Port of Kingston is now able to accommodate the extra large container ships with the completion of upgrades on section one of the Kingston Container Terminal. Kingston Freeport says the upgrading, along with the completion of dredging to deepen the shipping channel, makes it possible for Jamaica to accept [...]

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