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Local coffee exporters returned from Japan this month without any indication of pricing or deals from the large trading importers, which puts the US$25 million industry at a near standstill at least until Christmas.At the same time, the sector is...

Facey Group is offering up nearly 92 million of the shares it holds in Seprod Limited for sale to stock market investors, but will retain a 17 per cent stake in the company.Both entities are members of the privately held Musson Jamaica conglomerate....

High on the agenda of the umbrella Jamaica Bankers Association, JBA, now led by president David Noel, is pressing the Government for banks to pay less tax.So is growing the number of 'banked' Jamaicans from the current estimate of 30 per cent.All...

QUESTION: I recently started a part-time enterprise after a redundancy at my former workplace. I took a little less than two years to do so. I had been working 21 years at my previous employment. I decided to go back into the employment market, and...

Having set up a new factory in central Jamaica a year ago, Sweetie Confectionery Company is looking to go deeper into exports in multiple markets.Key to its latest initiative is a partnership with fellow angel-financed company Billodex through which...

Tech start-up SiFi Studios Jamaica Limited has developed a mobile app that allows real estate agents to list properties on a platform called Keez.It requires agents to sign up to list properties on the market. When prospective buyers click on the...

Automakers are continually making changes in vehicles.These can be technological breakthroughs such as the automatic emergency-braking systems that are increasingly becoming standard on new cars. Some are mandated changes such as a federal...

QUESTION: Yaneek, I enjoy your articles and learn so much from you. I have a small salon and my prices stay the same since I opened in 2016, but the cost of living is going up every day now. All hair products, the light bill, water rate, transport...

QUESTION: I am currently in debt for a total of $1.2 million, which is spread across three financial institutions. My credit score is the lowest. I earn $106,000 net per month. My bus fare for work is $30,000 per month, and I have two children, ages...

Question: Some insurance companies are owned and/or controlled by entities that run banks and other financial services providers. Some banks also own insurance companies. Loans are often tied or 'married' to the products of one insurer. Consumers do...
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