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More under-30s, more women buying property

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

National Housing Trust, NHT, has released new information on the gender, income and age of buyers which shows that more Jamaicans aged 30 years and below are securing mortgages and that women are buying more homes than men, in general.The data…

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PC Bank to ‘name and shame’ farmers

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

The National People’s Co-operative Bank of Jamaica network, which engages in agricultural lending to farmers, will be taking a page from the student loan agency’s playbook by going public with the identities of chronically delinquent borrowers - a…

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Cedric Stephens | The unbiblical tendency to cheat at insurance

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

QUESTION: Do motor insurers penalise policyholders who are caught lying? My car was rear-ended at the gate of my son’s school. The other driver blamed me. She said that I reversed into her car. The police were summoned. They concluded that I was not…

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Yaneek Page | How to pitch to a large corporation

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

QUESTION: I would like to do business with Jamaica’s largest financial institutions but do not know which letter to write first. Should I write a letter of proposal or a letter of interest first or just mail in a business plan? Please help me….

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The route to NHT contributions for the self-employed

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

QUESTION: I would like to know how I can become a contributor to the the National Housing Trust (NHT) to get financing for owning my own home I am currently self-employed. My husband resides overseas, and he makes more than $20,000 a week. We would…

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Maxi Press adds clothing line to printing business

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

Printing company Maxi Press Limited, based in Negril, has found a niche for its services in the tourism sector, specialising in entertainment signage, clothing and decoration.Owners of the six-year-old company, Mark Mieke and Kayona Stewart-Mieke,…

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Tortuga eyes airports for visibility of tiny rum cakes

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

Tortuga Holdings Limited is positioning its rum cakes at airports in both North America and the Caribbean, to deepen its penetration of the travel market, according to marketing manager Natalia Garcia.The company has chosen the travel segment to…

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Auto industry urges US to hit brakes on proposed car tariffs

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

The US Commerce Department sought feedback on President Donald Trump’s plans to consider taxing auto imports. It got an earful at an all-day hearing Thursday.Critics lined up to urge the administration to reject auto tariffs. They argued that the…

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May and her Brexit vision get little sympathy from EU

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May found little sympathy Friday from the European Union’s 27 other nations in her quest for more flexibility in Brexit talks, as the time to negotiate an amicable divorce between Britain and the EU dwindles down…

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David Jessop | Brexit, the Caribbean and British politics

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

The word ‘cakeism’ has yet to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary.Used recently by several British publications, it is intended to express the view of some in Britain that the United Kingdom can have everything it wants in relation to leaving…

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