Category: Business

Shaw Encourages Tertiary Students to Look to Jr Stock Exchange

Finance Minister Audley Shaw has encouraged tertiary students sourcing financing for entrepreneurial pursuits to seek assistance through the Junior Stock Exchange. He...

Kingston’s Courtyard Marriott Opens

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation will enable faster decision-making and improve ease and speed of doing business. He...

Budget 2016-17 Actually Up 9%

Group Strategist at Scotiabank, Dr. Adrian Stokes, says this year’s budget actually represents a 9-percent increase over last year. The $580-billion budget was...

Lower Oil Prices Helping and Hurting Caribbean Economy?

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, says growth in Central American and the Caribbean is accelerating due to lower oil prices. That’s according to Western...

BOJ Extends Tenure of CDs

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has lengthened the tenure of its certificate of deposits (CDs) offering a three, five and a seven year instrument all for an unlimited amount....

Margaritaville Reports Bump in Revenue

Ian Dear and John Byles’ Margaritaville Caribbean has reported a minor improvement in cash flow as the country enters the second half of the winter tourism season....

Growth in Latin America & Caribbean to Contract

Average growth for Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to continue contracting. The latest World Bank report says they’re anticipating growth for the...

Paramount Trading Registers 9% Net Profit

Hugh Graham’s Paramount Trading has reported a 9-percent increase in its net profit for the nine month period ended in February. According to the company’s unaudited...

Expo Jamaica Kicks Off

The first day of the 2016 staging of Expo Jamaica gets underway at both the National Arena and the National Indoor Sports Centre today. The largest showcase for All...

Caribbean Cream Registers $26.9m Q4 Profit

Caribbean Cream Limited, the makers of Kremi Ice Cream has reported a net profit of $26.9-million for the fourth quarter ended in February. This is 5-percent increase...