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Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

King Pepper Products Limited, manufacturers of the Eaton's line of seasoning, has re-entered the Canadian market through exports and is hoping to push sales of the product there as well as increase its regional footprint.The company was part of a...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Derrimon Trading Company Limited, which already operates a grocery chain called Sampars, is about to launch another retailer to be known as Select Grocers.The first of the new stores opens this month in Manor Park, a move facilitated by Derrimon's...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Plastics manufacturer Flexpak Limited is looking for market in the tourism sector for its biodegradable line of plastics, having itself long given the nod to...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

T. Geddes Grant Distributors and Seprod have become the first local companies to manufacture almond milk, arising from an expanded partnership with the American owners of...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

First Angels Jamaica (FAJ) is hoping to grow its member investor base by the end of the year by tapping well-off Jamaicans resident overseas to back some of the ventures it considers worthy of financing.Its outreach included a recent presentation at...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

International credit bureau operator CRIF SpA has bought out Massy Group's stake in CRIF NM Credit Assure Limited to take full ownership of the Jamaican business they launched around six years ago.Through Massy Technologies InfoCom Jamaica (MTIJ),...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Air-conditioning company CAC 2000 Limited will be rolling out new initiatives to boost its performance and drive revenue growth for its next financial year and beyond, including a plan for expanded operating space and tapping regional markets for...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Pulse Investments Limited, a modelling agency and entertainment outfit, has extended its long-term lease with Samurai Investments Limited to 50 years, a company that is also controlled by...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Partners Konrad Hylton and Christopher Gayle have launched a taxi service that is app-based, which mimics Uber but is a first for Jamaica.The company, Get There Jamaica Limited, uses a mobile application to connect drivers and passengers and allows...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Supreme Ventures Limited laid out its plans to increase revenue, reimage the racing industry and add new business segments, as it formally took control of the operations of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) on Tuesday.The lottery and gaming company has...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:00 AMTameka Gordon

Geddes Refrigeration Limited has added a new line of air conditioning systems that it is distributing on behalf of American company Lennox Heating and Cooling Systems.Geddes has been testing the new variable refrigeration flow or VRF air...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

JN Bank customers who conduct transactions using third-party cheques denomi-nated in Canadian currency, particularly pensioners, will no longer be able to process those transactions through the bank.The newly launched commercial bank stopped...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

VM Money Transfer Services Limited (VMTS), a subsidiary of the Victoria Mutual Building Society, has opened its first brick-and-mortar outlet under a planned build out of a chain of...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 2:49 PMTameka Gordon

Following on what it has done in other markets, Guinness has paired its six pack stout with British hand cooked potato chips in the hope of driving local sales. The Guinness and Burts Potato Chips special was launched in January and rolled...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

The ballooning crime problem and the recent increase in attacks on women have led to calls for more options for self-protection.Years ago, one local entrepreneur created a pepper spray product using local Scotch bonnet that would be suited for the...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

Tewani is shelling out US$2 million to build a multi-storey parking garage in New Kingston, which should open for business by mid-April."This is a no-brainer...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

Worthy Park Estates has invested $185 million in a new bagging plant in a bid to break into the local market for bulk sugar destined for retail distribution. The company is moving to diversity its revenue stream and markets away from exports, as the...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it will have to revise the wording of some environmental permits to ensure a clearer interpretation of the reporting responsibilities of the entities it monitors.This follows a recent incident...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

All retailers of refined sugar will have to align themselves with licensed packing companies by July 1, when the recently announced standards for packaging come into...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 2:22 PMTameka Gordon

Tashia Hutton, vice president of Compliance and Regulatory at Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is the new chair of the Jamaica Gaming Association. Hutton takes over from the late SVL chairman, Brian George who headed the Association from...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

LoanCirrus Limited, a start-up web-based software company, is already weighing plans to deepen its global presence, propelled by the backing it signed off on in mid-January with FirstAngels Jamaica.Founder and CEO Michael Claire told Gleaner...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

JN Bank entered the market on Wednesday as the third largest of seven commercial banks, immediately growing the sector to around $1.22 trillion by assets....

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

Kingston Bookshop has expanded to Cross Roads in Kingston under partnership with Everybody's Pharmacy to distribute some of its products.The bookshop also added a discount centre at its upper King Street location to push the sale of books that have...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 2:00 AMTameka Gordon

Jamaica Biscuit Company (JBC) has added a production line to manufacture Kiss cakes, which re-entered the local market after a 10-year hiatus.Previously, the products were imported from sister company, Kiss Baking Company in Trinidad, but JBC began...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 1:00 AMTameka Gordon

The Transport Authority (TA) has shelved plans to relocate its Maxfield Avenue Offices to the old Jamaica International Telecommunications Limited (Jamintel) building in downtown Kingston.A review of its decision to buy the 60,676 square-foot...

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