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Sagicor Manufacturing and Distribution Select Fund lists on JSE

By |2019-12-28T00:51:25+00:00December 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Reynaldo Thompson (left), manager – research, portfolio and fund management, Sagicor Select Fund Limited, inserts the Sagicor Manufacturing and Distribution strip on the listing board of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), during a listing ceremony on Wednesday December 18. Looking on are: (front row, from left) Marlene Street Forrest, managing director, JSE; Sara Ying Henriques, [...]

US$452-million Kingston port modernisation project nearing completion

By |2019-12-28T00:45:51+00:00December 28th, 2019|news|

The US$452-million port modernisation project is moving towards completion in Kingston, and it is already remaking Jamaica's major port. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), based in Washington DC, is providing two loans, amounting to US $215 million, while China Infrastructure Fund has given a loan commitment of US$50 million to Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) [...]

Transport ministry launches app to expose unruly drivers

By |2019-12-28T00:39:36+00:00December 28th, 2019|news|

Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague (right) is assisted by founder and chief executive officer of the Amber Group, Dushyant Savadia, in navigating the recently developed Drive Safe app at its official launch on Tuesday, at the ministry's Maxfield Avenue offices in St Andrew. (Photo: JIS) THE Ministry of Transport and Mining has officially launched [...]

Earthquake shakes Eastern Caribbean

By |2019-12-26T23:31:57+00:00December 26th, 2019|news|

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rocked islands in the Eastern Caribbean early Thursday. The Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago, reports that the quake occurred near Dominica at approximately 3:54am (local time). The earthquake, that had a depth [...]

Airbnb wins EU court case over French property laws

By |2019-12-23T12:03:15+00:00December 23rd, 2019|news|

Europe's top court has ruled that accommodation-booking service Airbnb does not need an estate agent's licence to operate in France. The French tourism association had complained that Airbnb did not comply with French property laws. It means the app's users avoid a threat of disruption to its service in the country. Had the court ruled [...]

Sagicor seeks to take payment industry to next level

By |2019-12-21T11:29:01+00:00December 21st, 2019|news|

CHIN SHUE...I am so passionate about the payments industry, because this is a part of what is going to take Jamaica to that next level Sagicor Bank Jamaica has said that they are ready to lead the charge in transforming the payments industry in Jamaica. This they hope to do by embracing technological advances and [...]

Sagicor brings cheer to children at adopted schools

By |2019-12-21T11:26:12+00:00December 21st, 2019|news|

Monique Murdock (second left), teller, and Talishia Byfield (fourth left), client service representative, Sagicor Bank, May Pen, join Santa Claus in bringing cheers to the little ones at Prime Time Early Childhood Institution, who excitedly accept gifts of toy trucks and dolls at a Sagicor Foundation treat at the school on December 11. SAGICOR Foundation [...]

Consumers advised to create a budget

By |2019-12-21T11:19:40+00:00December 21st, 2019|news|

CONSUMER Affairs Commission (CAC) CEO Dolsie Allen is encouraging consumers to create a budget ahead of shopping during the holiday season. Planning a budget will keep consumers from racking up debt, as they are able to decide in advance how much money they have to spend and then stick to their limit, she said. Allen, [...]

‘Phone it in’ App launched to be used in road safety campaign

By |2019-12-21T11:16:14+00:00December 21st, 2019|news|

In its latest effort to reduce the increasing number of road fatalities, the Ministry of Transport and Mining officially launched a new mobile app called Drive Safe on Wednesday. The app will unite available technical and human resources of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch and the Transport Authority (TA) [...]

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