Jamaica Stock Exchange mines RG Platinum Award at glitzy gala

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) sparkled the brightest on Friday night copping the 2019 RG Platinum Award at New Kingston’s Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Seven other category winners in the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards were contenders for the top…

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STOCKS ROCK! - Winner of RG Platinum Award, Jamaica Stock Exchange triples over five years

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) copped the prestigious RG Platinum Award for its distinguished contribution to the field of business at the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards Gala yesterday evening. Record-setting profits have opened wealth streams to a…

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Ketch weh dem seh - Language unit backs Sykes’ call for Patois transcription software in courts

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The Jamaican Language Unit (JLU) has welcomed the call by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes for software developers to create a programme to do voice-to-speech Jamaican Patois transcription for use in the nation’s courts. “So it may mean at some point,…

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Ship docks in Ocho Rios but Italians barred

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Italians aboard the Costa Luminosa cruise ship were restricted from disembarking on Jamaican soil when the ship docked at the Ocho Rios terminal in St Ann yesterday. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said that based on the…

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Holness: We must be more flexible to global change

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WESTERN BUREAU: With Jamaica poised to improve its standing as an international competitor in the renewable energy sector, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging local interests to become flexible and adaptable to global changes so that potential…

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‘Baby Moses all right’ - Infant now at a children’s home in St James

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The baby who was rescued from a pit latrine in October last year in Cox Piece, St Mary, and subsequently dubbed ‘Baby Moses’ by residents is out of hospital and has found a new home in St James. Efforts to get an update on the infant from the Child…

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Cops, Transport Authority blamed for gas station chaos

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President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Gregory Chung, has blamed the takeover of service stations by lawless bus and taxi operators on the police’s failure to entrench discipline. His comment follows growing concern over…

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JCC calls for tax changes to spur growth

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The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has called for sweeping changes to the country’s tax-collection structure in order to achieve faster economic growth, recommending a simplification and modernisation of the tax system. Despite achieving…

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Ahmad: Post-Brexit Ja relations could strengthen

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Trade relations between Jamaica and the United Kingdom (UK) will continue unhindered when the UK secedes from the European Union (EU) next year and could even be strengthened as a result of work being done now. This assurance came on Thursday from…

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Cops probe second barrel corpse in three days

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Police investigators are probing the second incident in three days in which a body was placed in a barrel, this time in the commercial district of downtown Kingston. Reports reaching The Gleaner are that about 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, a police team…

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