Scores seek guidance at FSC’s town hall meeting

By |2019-01-31T13:34:17+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

The Financial Services Commission’s (FSC) series of town hall meetings reached Port Maria, St Mary, on Tuesday evening, attracting a larger- than- expected turnout, with residents packing the civic centre for the meeting. “This is the largest turnout I’ve ever seen at any of our town hall meetings, the people of Port Maria have really [...]

Don’t be duped – Use your smarts when buying property

By |2019-01-31T13:31:32+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

Thinking about buying property? If you have seen some of the unfortunate headlines, tweets and viral videos in recent times about people who have allegedly been defrauded in property transactions, you would agree that great care must be exercised when purchasing property. As the courts and relevant authorities deal with these unfortunate circumstances, there are [...]

KFTL reports best performance ever

By |2019-01-31T13:27:59+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

KINGSTON Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) yesterday said it has recorded its “best performance ever”, handling 3,304 moves within 24 hours of operation on the Post-Panamax vessel Cosco Beijing , which arrived at the port on January 24. “This included 1,464 containers being unloaded and another 1,840 containers loaded back onto the vessel,” KFTL said in [...]

New breathalysers to help put brakes on drunk driving

By |2019-01-31T13:24:40+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

The Ministry of Transport and Mining yesterday received five portable breathalysers to boost the campaigns and outreach programmes of its Road Safety Unit. Speaking at the handover ceremony at the ministry’s Maxfield Avenue offices in St Andrew, Transport Minister Robert Montague lamented that while the Road Safety Unit has been doing a commendable job in [...]

Bad weather forces some Mobay flights to Kingston

By |2019-01-31T13:21:32+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

Eight flights destined for Montego Bay, St James this morning had to be diverted to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston because of extreme weather condition now affecting the tourism capital. Montego Bay has been experiencing heavy rains since this morning. The flights operated by Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, United, Air Transat and Thomson [...]

Ja will need 98,000 health and education professionals by 2040 – IDB study

By |2019-01-31T13:02:40+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that Jamaica will need approximately 49,000 teachers, 12,000 doctors and 37,000 nurses by the year 2040. The IDB says this was one of the findings of its “Education and Health: The sectors of the future?” study, which is the second of it’s “The future of [...]

IMF predicts moderate expansion in economic growth for Latin America, Caribbean

By |2019-01-31T12:58:26+00:00January 31st, 2019|news|

yesterday said economic activity in the Caribbean is still projected to pick up in 2019-20, mainly due to robust tourism from the United States and reconstruction from the devastating hurricanes of 2017. Figures released by the Washington-based financial institution note that real gross domestic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will increase from 1.1 [...]

PM wants to turn voters into shareholders

By |2019-01-28T15:09:18+00:00January 28th, 2019|news|

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging ordinary Jamaicans to buy shares in state-held Wigton Windfarm Limited when the energy company’s initial public offering comes to market, saying that shareholders are more effective at holding management accountable. “Experience has shown that shareholders are far more effective at holding the management of the enterprise to account and [...]

Cedric Stephens | Time for action on fund for motor accident victims

By |2019-01-28T15:03:30+00:00January 28th, 2019|news|

Mecheck Willis was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2001. The driver of the other vehicle was 16-year-old Devar McFarlane. The latter reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the car that Willis was driving. McFarlane died as a result. Willis, a 40-year-old higgler, suffered injuries to his legs and has [...]

Jamaica may have to cede economic sovereignty for logistics hub

By |2019-01-28T14:57:25+00:00January 28th, 2019|news|

Jamaica has to decide whether it is ready to cede control of sovereign assets to outside investors to achieve its ambition of becoming a global logistics hub, in the example of Singapore and Dubai, says British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad. Jamaica wants to position itself to join Rotterdam, Dubai and Singapore as the [...]

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