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  It would be the tallest structure in Jamaica if the plans gain traction, but for now, hotelier Kevin Hendrickson says the design of a 28-floor tower that he has under consideration for development in New Kingston is still going on the drawing board...

The market potential for Jamaica’s black castor oil in the United States alone stands at US$28 ­million (J$3.7 billion), but local producers are only tapping a fraction of that business, according to a new study ­organised by Compete Caribbean.

Consumers continued to show confidence in the economy as the fourth quarter of 2018 saw the index increasing to 175.5 points compared with 156 at the start of the year and 148 during the corresponding period in 2017. This was largely attributed to...

The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world’s second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990.

The Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt, according to finance and the public service minister, Dr Nigel Clarke.The country requires...

Don Wehby, group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy, the food and financial services conglomerate, says that staff from its various divisions will begin moving into their new home at Harbour Street, downtown Kingston, by the end of February.The...

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has now moved to develop a new compensation structure in the public sector, having requested expressions of interest from firms for a consultant to review pay and allowances.It says that expertise is...

Question: What is the maximum in loss of use expenses that my husband and I can claim as a result of the loss of our vehicle? We received a loss of use form from the third party's insurers. It suggests that those costs are limited to 14 days. We are...

QUESTION: I read your column in The Gleaner about credit scores and I am interested in advice pertaining to building a better credit score for 2019, but I lack guidance.Personal Adviser:Your correspondence suggests that you do have a credit score,...

Chinese xenophobic sentiments in relation to investments in Jamaica by the world's second-largest economy are misplaced, according to Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke."It is misplaced and grounded in reading the newspaper...
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