Oran Hall | The stages of retirement

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ADVISORY COLUMN: PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVISER Retirement is not a one-off event; it has several stages, each having its special features. How fulfilling it is depends on how the process is planned and how the plan is executed. Not all retirees will…

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Francis Wade | WhatsApp may yet become a big disrupter

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ADVISORY COLUMN: PRODUCTIVITY There are moments when a new innovation rides in on the tracks of existing habits and technologies, changing everything in an instant. How does your firm prepare itself for such changes? Millennials are amused to…

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Energy ministry retirees paid more as consultants for same job

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The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) did not take its human resource needs into account when it decided to approve special early retirement for six officers in April 2018 and their subsequent engagement as consultants on a one-year…

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Hourly car hire service Minute Rentals eyes hospitality, cruise markets

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Minute Rentals, a business which holds itself as the only hourly car rental company in Jamaica, will use the $300,000 it earned as winner of the JSE Pitch Room towards the development of a real-time customer relations management system. The Pitch…

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Styro vacuum as Wisynco exits - Old and new suppliers filling styrofoam void, but it may not be enough

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New suppliers are rushing in to fill the void left by the ban on styrofoam food containers, but the twin burdens of duties payable and ability to service clients consistently are acting as constraints on would-be suppliers. At least one supplier is…

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David Jessop | Reimagining the Caribbean’s identity

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COLUMN: FOREIGN POLICY The Caribbean has the potential to do much more to develop its identity, spur growth, soft power and competitiveness, if its citizens reimagine the future of its countries and cities. This is in part the message contained…

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Stocks Round Up | JSE Combined Index declines marginally

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined marginally on Friday. The index moved down by 947.72 points or 0.19 per cent to close at 490,731.64. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 907.78 points or 0.18 per cent to close at 496,361….

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Massy eyeing LNG market in Ja - Aims to manage substitution threat to gas business

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Trinidadian conglomerate Massy Holdings Limited wants to distribute liquefied natural gas, LNG, in Jamaica to complement its cooking gas operation, a strategy that appears designed to contain any likely business fallout from the switch to cheaper…

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Cru Bar gets new management

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Food manufacturer and distributor Caribbean Producers Jamaica, CPJ, owner of the Cru Bar brand, has appointed an independent management company to run the entertainment spot. Cru Bar…

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Government ready to bring JPS holdings to market

Gleaner on January 24th, 2020 | File Under Business News -

The Government of Jamaica will come to market with an initial public offering for the near 20 per cent stake it owns in power utility Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, shortly after the IPO for toll road concessionaire TransJamaican Highway,…

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