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  • Taiwanese minister visits Dominican Republic to boost ties

    July 28, 2017 5:18 AM 1

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Taiwan's minister of foreign affairs is visiting the Dominican Republic to boost diplomatic ties in the region after recently losing Panama as an ally. David Lee Tawei is scheduled to meet with Dominican officials and Taiwanese ambassadors based in Latin America and the Caribbean as part of a two-day trip that began

  • Non-traditional exports on the move

    July 28, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    Jamaica exported its highest quantities of ackee last year, according to Jampro vice-president Robert Scott, who was bullish about the prospects for such non-traditional goods in foreign markets. Speaking on Tuesday at a workshop on castor oil, which is itself a non-traditional export that is positioning to take on larger markets, the Jampro executive

  • Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over next 20 years — Boeing

    July 26, 2017 5:52 AM 3

    NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to keep pace with the growth of global air traffic, Boeing reported Tuesday in an annual report on the subject. Its latest estimate of the pilot requirements is up 3.6 per cent from last year's report. Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region alone will need 253,000 new pilots

  • Shaken, not replaced: Craig reportedly back as 007 in 2019

    July 26, 2017 5:52 AM 5

    NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Daniel Craig, the British actor who once complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, is returning after all as 007, US media reported yesterday. Citing two unnamed people “briefed on the matter”, The New York Times said the 49-year-old's return to the big screen in 2019 was a “done deal” for the 25th movie

  • Bigger ships through Panama Canal boost business for US port

    July 25, 2017 5:00 AM 7

    Bigger ships arriving through an expanded Panama Canal pushed cargo volumes at Georgia's seaports to record levels in fiscal 2017, the Georgia Ports Authority announced on Monday. The state agency reported that its ports in Savannah and Brunswick handled 33.4 million tons (30.3 million metric tons) of total imports and exports in the fiscal year that ended

  • Gary Hendrickson receives honorary degree from UCC

    July 24, 2017 6:40 PM 8

    The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) has conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration on Gary Craig Hendrickson in recognition of his achievements in business and industry. The presentation was made during UCC’s 2017 commencement ceremony at the National Arena on Sunday. In addressing the gathering, Hendrickson

  • Redrafted Bill to amend Banking Services Act now ready

    July 24, 2017 1:07 PM 7

    The redrafted Bill to amend the Banking Services Act is now ready. Member of Parliament, Fitz Jackson, yesterday confirmed that he was in receipt of the revised Bill. “I got the draft on Friday afternoon so I am going to review it and take the next step after and go to print. I am going to get it done as quickly as possible - the calendar of the Parliament

  • Court of Appeal denies JSE regulator injunction

    July 21, 2017 9:49 PM 15

    The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s refusal to grant an injunction barring the Jamaica Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) from convening a disciplinary hearing against its chief regulatory officer, Wentworth Graham, pending the outcome of proceedings at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) over his alleged suspension. On April 24, he filed a claim

  • Hutton folds from CONEC Mobile Wallet

    July 21, 2017 7:53 AM 8

    Heston Hutton CEO of JaMobile Payment Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL), has demitted office effective June 30, 2017, according to a news release yesteray. JaMobile Payment Services operates CONEC Mobile Wallet. Hutton was responsible for conceptualising and successfully delivering Jamaica's first fully certified

  • Hutton moves on from JCCUL

    July 21, 2017 5:00 AM 15

    Heston Hutton, who headed JaMobile Payment Services Limited, a pioneer in the mobile money market, has given up the job as CEO. Hutton left the job on June 30 but his departure was only announced Thursday. Operator of CONEC Mobile Wallet. He has worked for eight years with JCCUL. CONEC was initially rolled out as an epayment service called JCUES in 2013, but later