NCB a $1.6-TRILLION company

By |2019-11-11T05:43:07+00:00November 11th, 2019|news|

NCB Insurance Company (NCBIC) has launched a set of new pooled fund offerings, targeting local pension funds. They include NCBIC Pooled Pension Real Estate Fund, which invests in a variety of real estate ventures, commercial & residential; NCBIC Pooled Pension Leases & Mortgage Fund, which invests in finance leases and commercial mortgages and NCBIC Pooled [...]

The digital revolution – a closer look at certain key issues

By |2019-11-11T05:22:59+00:00November 11th, 2019|news|

Unless you have been in a coma for the past decade it is hard to ignore that we are in the midst of a revolution. A digital revolution that not only surrounds us but is transforming almost everything we do… from purchasing basic consumer items to playing online chess against someone in China, booking a [...]

Brand Jamaica highlighted at China International Import Expo

By |2019-11-11T05:17:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|news|

Andrew Holness, prime minister of Jamaica (left) shows president of China Xi Jinping (second right) a Jamaican product at day 1 of the China International Import Expo (CIIE). Looking on is Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries (second left) and Diane Edwards, president of JAMPRO, joining in the discussion   Brand Jamaica [...]

Douglas Orane urges entrepreneurs to create businesses around the unmet need

By |2019-11-09T05:37:24+00:00November 9th, 2019|news|

Valerie Viera (left)- CEO of JBDC greets Douglas Orane on his arrival at a Lunch and Learn quarterly held by her company on October 30 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, at which Orane was the guest speaker (Joseph Wellington) businessman Douglas Orane recently encouraged young entrepreneurs and small business operators within the small and medium-sized [...]

As Jamaican flag flies at NYSE, Street Forrest explains ‘secret sauce’ to Bloomberg

By |2019-11-09T05:33:14+00:00November 9th, 2019|news|

In a week that has seen the Jamaican flag fly at the New York Stock Exchange building in the USA in recognition of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) being the best performing stock exchange in the world, Bloomberg sought to gain insight into that success through an interview with Marlene Street Forrest, managing director of [...]

A very, very good quarter for Sagicor — Zacca

By |2019-11-09T05:29:36+00:00November 9th, 2019|news|

Sagicor's president and chief executive Officer (CEO), Christopher Zacca has expressed elation at his company's performance within the third quarter of its financial year. Speaking at a media briefing held at Sagicor's Barbados Avenue offices in New Kingston yesterdsay, Zacca said that the outstanding performance of the group was largely attributable to efficient core business [...]

IMF completes final review of Jamaica’s performance under Stand-by Arrangement

By |2019-11-06T11:15:22+00:00November 6th, 2019|news|

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its final review of Jamaica's performance under the Stand-By Arrangement. Deputy Managing Director of the IMF Tao Zhang noted that the Jamaican authorities have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to reforms under two consecutive IMF?supported programs. But he stressed that the next steps should include [...]

Data protection, privacy and the State

By |2019-11-05T12:26:46+00:00November 5th, 2019|news|

he delay in passing the Data Protection Act is stymieing the development of our national cybersecurity policy and leaving question marks around the privacy rights and sovereignty of Jamaican citizens. In the absence of the Data Protection Act, the Opposition is pushing the Government to disclose publicly what sort of cybersecurity arrangements and information sharing [...]

Centre hands over US$50,000 for Bahamas relief

By |2019-11-05T12:01:28+00:00November 5th, 2019|news|

Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), Edmund Bartlett (4th L) and Dr Taleb Rifai, Co-Chair of the GTRCM and former Secretary General of the UNWTO (2nd R), hand over US$50 thousand for relief efforts to Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the [...]

Lakes Pen venture could be a game changer for agribusiness

By |2019-11-04T13:34:06+00:00November 4th, 2019|news|

Gassan Azan (left) speaking at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) 'Conversations at Breakfast'. Next to him is Lloyd Distant Jnr, president of the JCC. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Businessman Gassan Azan has described his Lakes Pen high-tech agricultural venture as a potential game changer for both the individual household consumer as well as for the [...]

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