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Stories by Avia Collinder

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Ministry of Tourism has been working on new airlift arrangements to move Jamaica towards a goal of 60,000 South American visitors annually by targeting middle-class travellers.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett met with senior executives of LATAM...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Samuel Afonso Diaz, country manager for Hospiten Jamaica Limited, a private hospital located in Rose Hall, St James, indicates that the facility is in the process of expanding staff count to meet local needs.Diaz told the Financial Gleaner that "As...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is still contemplating whether to move ahead with a gestating plan to develop another parking garage in downtown Kingston, and has hired a consultant to review its commercial prospect.The project was...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

JN Bank Limited has reintroduced a mortgage product intended to capture the interest of professionals at the early stage of their career, by offering lower loan repayments that later increase as their earnings grow.Saniah Spencer, the marketing and...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

App-based rideshare and courier service Get There Jamaica Limited is negotiating partnerships with mobile money service Quisk to make its payment platform more accessible to potential clients and concurrently build up market share...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

StartupRobot, a software development firm that made its name locally by helping new companies and individuals ease the pain of completing business registrations, is spreading its talents to others in the Caribbean in need of tech support.The tech...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

A landowner in St Elizabeth has listed property in Hodges for nearly $9 billion, citing the prospect of oil discoveries offshore that area of Jamaica.The listing with the Multiple Listing Service of the Realtors Association of Jamaica invites local...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that Cabinet has approved the Bernard Lodge Land Use Master Plan for the development of an urban community in the area once dedicated solely to sugar cane...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

CEO and company founder Douglas Halsall is indicating that it will be another three years before Advanced Integrated Systems Limited, AIS,...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) under whose umbrella the commodity boards have been merged, will start accepting licensing applications on April 1.JACRA, which...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Anthony Laura, the general counsel and chief administrative officer for Noranda Bauxite Jamaica, says the new United States tariffs could serve to boost the company's output, but the precise market...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 11:10 AMAvia Collinder

GraceKennedy Limited (GK) and its partner Western Union announced today an expansion of the company’s digital money transfer service, which will allow Jamaicans to send funds via an online platform to 200 countries globally. Effective April 1...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaican realty company La Maison Property Services Limited has become a franchisee of an American operation called Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and has rebranded under the new name.La Maison's name change to Better Homes and Gardens...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

After 20 years of executive support to government officials and diplomats, Marcia Yateman parlayed her talent for administration and project management into an outsourcing company that provides 'virtual administrative support'.Four years ago, she...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Money transfer company WorldRemit has made a bid for even more of the online remittance market with a new service for Jamaicans in New York, according to regional head, Erick Schneider.The company, through local agents such as JMMB and VMBS, has...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, UWI Mona, is cleared to recruit students from the United States who qualify for financing from their federal government.It took two years for the university to reach agreement with the US...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 6:44 PMAvia Collinder

  Sagicor Group Jamaica and Playa Hotels have reached agreement on combining hotel operations. “We are investing our hotels in their business,” Sagicor Group chairman Richard Byles told the Financial Gleaner. “They are...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Howard Johnson Jr, president of the Realtors' Association of Jamaica (RAJ) says that Jamaica is now experiencing a "quasi sellers market", with one indicator being the swift sale of units.Inventory is on the uptick, Johnson said, but so are sales."...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) regulator of the securities market, says Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited continues to lead the unit trust market, with nearly half of the assets under management.In the span of one year, unit trusts and...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association, JUCDA, has charged that Japanese dealers are competing directly with local operators by selling directly to Jamaican car buyers in contravention of their licence.JUCDA president Lynvalle Hamilton said that...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Minister of Finance Audley Shaw is assuring auto dealers that the pre-inspection of used car imports would be transparent, in an effort to allay concerns that the new arrangement to take effect February 1 would be disruptive to their businesses.The...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Jamaica's cruise tourism market is expected at the very least to match last year's unexpected performance, but there is hope that the number of visitors could edge even closer two million passengers if current growth trajectories are maintained.The...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Coffee processor Jamaica Standard Products Company Limited will begin retailing single serve coffee capsules under the Island Blue and High Mountain brands this year, according to General Manager John O. Minott, who is looking to reinvigorate volume...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

The National Housing Trust (NHT) expects to disburse $5.3 billion in contribution refunds this year.Under the agency's Contribution Refund Toward Deposit, or CRTD, facility, would-be homeowners may use their refundable NHT contributions towards home...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 2:56 PMAvia Collinder

Aiming to expand in Europe, Jamaican conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited (GK) is considering the acquisition of a sales and distribution business - or, alternatively, its own start-up food company - in Germany.Group CEO Don Wehby also told the...

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