Bartlett, Shaw working to get more local products into hotels

By | 2018-06-21T14:49:40+00:00 June 21st, 2018|news|

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw shares his ideas on how his Ministry can offer new methods to reduce imports in the tourism industry with Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett during a Tourism Linkages Council Meeting on June 19 at the Tourism Enhancement Fund's New Kingston offices. MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says [...]

Technology crucial to moving economy forward — IDB official

By | 2018-06-21T14:45:41+00:00 June 21st, 2018|news|

General Manager of the Country Department, Caribbean Group, at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones (second right), in conversation with fellow panellists following a plenary session at the recent Jamaica Investment Forum held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James. From left are Chief Executive Officer, eGov Jamaica, Maurice Barnes; Director of [...]

5000 farmers to benefit from ‘Climatesmart Agriculture’ – Gov’t

By | 2018-06-20T18:15:42+00:00 June 20th, 2018|news|

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has announced that approximately 5000 smallholder farmers in the parishes of Portland, St Thomas and St Mary will benefit from technical and technological expertise to increase their capacity to implement climate-smart agricultural practices. The ministry, in a release today, stated that farmers will be [...]

Life Matters | When heart attack strikes at age 35

By | 2018-06-20T18:10:38+00:00 June 20th, 2018|news|

Nurse Sophia Stampp-Young from the Sagicor Paramedic Unit prepares Marc Blake for an Electrocardiogram (ECG) examination. 1 2 It was supposed to be just another routine day for Marc Blake back in August 2016 when the unexpected happened. Thirty-five years old then, the seemingly young, fit and 'healthy' Sagicor Life Insurance adviser shares his story [...]

Maintain EPOC’s public education role in fiscal council – IMF

By | 2018-06-18T15:08:35+00:00 June 18th, 2018|news|

Panelist Dr Damien King, Executive Director of CAPRI (right) speaks at the public forum on the proposed independent Fiscal Council organized by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute on June 14, 2018. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke, who proposed the council, is at left while IMF Mission Chief Dr Uma Ramakrishnan is seated next to him. [...]

BCIC tracking driving habits of motor policyholders

By | 2018-06-18T14:56:25+00:00 June 18th, 2018|news|

British Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC) is tracking the driving behaviour of auto insurance policyholders, with their consent. Since late 2017, the company has been pilot-testing the Amber Connect vehicle-tracking device on privately owned motor vehicles and nearly 1,000 customers have been fitted so far, according to Managing Director Peter Levy. He is not saying how [...]

ICT, Knowledge Services generated majority of jobs last year

By | 2018-06-18T14:52:53+00:00 June 18th, 2018|news|

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz (left), making his address to a plenary session at the just concluded Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), held from June 12 to 14 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St.James. Listening are: practice manager, Global Business Regulation Unit, World Bank Group, Catherine [...]

Sagicor Bank launches mobile point of sale machine, SWYPE

By | 2018-06-18T14:48:59+00:00 June 18th, 2018|news|

Chorvelle Johnson, Sagicor Bank CEO, proudly shows off the SWYPE mobile point of sale machine. SAGICOR Bank today fully rolls out its mobile point of sale machine, SWYPE. The device is a compact, portable card reader that works with Android phones and tablets to accept debit and credit card payments. Sagicor Bank's SWYPE will see [...]

JISCO Alpart Jamaica assists 130 farmers

By | 2018-06-18T14:44:14+00:00 June 18th, 2018|news|

Geoffrey Mendez, community relations officer at JISCO Alpart Jamaica, making a presentation of agriculture stimulus vouchers to Barbara Harris community representative (Photos: JISCO Alpart) NAIN, St Elizabeth — JISCO Alpart Jamaica and its community partners, Manchester Plateau Community Council and Alpart Community Council, have assisted 130 farmers with an agricultural stimulus programme valued at $650,000. [...]

Cedric Stephens | The complicated business of health insurance

By | 2018-06-12T13:39:28+00:00 June 12th, 2018|news|

Question: This newspaper reported recently that health insurance companies were forcing expectant mothers to incur expenses associated with pregnancy and then submit claims afterwards. This is very unfair. It has always been my understanding that claims made under insurance plans are paid by the provider, less any co-payment, when health cards are presented to doctors, [...]

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