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  • Wigton Windfarm targets homeowners with Solar PV system forum

    November 18, 2017 11:10 AM 2

    HOMEOWNERS and business operators seeking to learn more about solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being encouraged to attend the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab's one-day Solar PV Sensitization Forum on November 25. It will be held at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium in Kingston. According to a release, while the course curriculum

  • Tortuga and Home Shopping Network celebrate 10-year partnership

    November 17, 2017 9:26 AM 1

    Tortuga , the Caribbean's leading rum cake and rum-based confectionery brand, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of partnership with the Home Shopping Network. According to Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, director of brand development — Tortuga International Holdings Limited, the collaboration began in 2007 with the showcasing of the Tortuga 16-oz Golden Original

  • Russia warns US media of possible foreign agent status

    November 17, 2017 4:23 AM 1

    Russia's Justice Ministry says it has warned several US government-funded news outlets that they could be designated as foreign agents under a new bill which is yet to be fully approved. The bill, which was approved by Russia's lower house on Wednesday, is a direct response to the US demand for Russian state-funded RT channel to register as a foreign

  • General Motors recalls trucks to fix potential fuel leaks

    November 17, 2017 4:23 AM 1

    General Motors is recalling nearly 49,000 trucks worldwide to fix a fuel tank problem that increases the risk of a fire. The recall covers Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 trucks from 2011 through 2015 with two fuel tanks. Documents posted Thursday by the US government say that the low-fuel-level sensor in the front tank can stick, causing the rear tank to overfill

  • CPA Ontario names Allison Peart Fellow

    November 17, 2017 4:23 AM 3

    Allison Peart, country managing partner and a tax partner at the Ernst & Young office in Jamaica, has been named a fellow by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, recognising her career achievements with the profession's highest mark of distinction. Fellows are outstanding members of the profession who, through their careers and community

  • 'Obamacare' mandate repeal would remake market for consumers

    November 16, 2017 4:46 AM 4

    Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others in a sharp break with the idea that everyone should contribute to health care. Just as important, the drive by Senate Republicans to undo the coverage requirement

  • UK conducting seabed mapping in Jamaica to support blue economy

    November 15, 2017 4:35 AM 3

    The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has commis-sioned survey vessels to Jamaica's waters as part of the UK's Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme. By using state-of-the-art equipment, the UKHO said it will capture high-resolution bathymetric data in Kingston and Portland Bight. "This information will be used to update nautical charts

  • UCC, ACCA offer fast track to professional qualification

    November 15, 2017 4:35 AM 5

    The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), is providing accountancy students a fast track to attaining their ACCA professional qualification at a reduced cost. Under the accelerated programme, final-year students of the BSc Business Administration accounting major

  • Head of Cuban State-run newspaper sacked over 'errors'

    November 12, 2017 6:22 AM

    HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's Communist Party sacked the director of State-run newspaper Granma after “errors” in management, the daily reported yesterday. “In response to errors committed in the fulfilment of his responsibilities, the party directorate decided to release Comrade Pelayo Terry Cuervo as director of Granma newspaper,” a brief note on its front

  • Eleven trade ministers reach trade deal on TPP without US

    November 12, 2017 4:28 AM

    In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPD) deal that was in doubt after US President Donald Trump abandoned it. A statement issued in the early hours Saturday said an accord was reached on "core elements" of the 11-member pact. The compromise