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  • Growing C&WJ to close Eureka branch

    January 14, 2018 5:52 AM 20

    Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union Limited (C&WJCCUL) in advising that it will be permanently closing its Eureka Road branch as of February 1, 2018, says the move is strategic with plans the company has for 2018. Chief Executive Officer, Carlton Barclay in an interview with the Jamaica Observer yesterday, said 2017 brought excellent

  • Canada launches trade complaint against US over duties

    January 14, 2018 5:00 AM 22

    Canada has launched a wide ranging attack on US trade practices with an international complaint over Washington's use of punitive duties. The United States called it ill-advised. The complaint, which was filed last month but not released until Wednesday, ramps up tensions amid talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement by the three

  • WIHCON residential development Seascape to launch by March

    January 14, 2018 5:00 AM 19

    The housing project being pursued by WIHCON near Harbour View at a cost $1.12 billion will launch into construction this quarter, the company said. The complex, to be called Seascape, will incorporate 96 homes on lands provided for the project by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. WIHCON's General Manager of Development Aisha Campbell

  • Diet Coke gets new look amid sinking sales

    January 12, 2018 5:00 AM 18

    Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co said on Wednesday it's adding a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can, updating the logo and offering the 35-year-old drink in four new flavours, including mango and ginger lime. The taste of the plain Diet Coke will stay the same, the Atlanta-based company

  • GOJ working on financing for Petrojam bid

    January 12, 2018 5:00 AM 18

    Jamaica is yet to make its buy-out offer to Venezuela for its minority share of the Petrojam oil refinery, but is trying to tie down financing for the bid, the Ministry of Finance said Monday. The Jamaican Government announced it would acquire the 49 per cent interest held by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, against the background of sanctions imposed

  • Toyota-Mazda plant planned for Alabama

    January 11, 2018 4:18 AM 17

    Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda on Wednesday announced plans to build a huge US$1.6 billion joint-venture auto plant in Alabama that will eventually employ about 4,000 people. Several states had competed for the coveted project, which will be able to turn out 300,000 vehicles per year and will produce the Toyota Corolla compact car for North America

  • Fly Jamaica summoned to meeting with Guyana Civil Aviation Authority

    January 8, 2018 5:11 PM 15

    The management of Fly Jamaica Airways has been summoned to a meeting with officials of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following reports of an increase in flight cancellations and delays in recent weeks. According to News Source Guyana, GCAA Director General Egbert Field said the meeting is likely to take place this week. In recent days, scores

  • Dissatisfaction raised with offer for purchase of Guardian Holdings

    January 8, 2018 5:11 PM 15

    Complaints have emerged in Trinidad & Tobago regarding NCB Global Holdings' offer to purchase Guardian Holdings. According to a report in Trinidad's Express newspaper, Trinidadian company executive Emile Elias, retired stockbroker Winston Padmore, Guardian shareholder Gordon Laughlin as well as minority shareholder rights activist Peter Permell believe

  • RUBiS expands Ultra Shop concept

    January 5, 2018 5:27 AM 20

    Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited opened two Ultra Shop convenience stores in Manor Park and Old Hope Road in Kingston just before the close of last year. Each store has a brand-new food service area with offerings such as gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, patties, pastries, snacks, fruits, coffee, and ice-cream. “Globally the increase

  • Card promoted at Sagicor

    January 5, 2018 5:27 AM 20

    Ingrid Card has taken another step up the corporate ladder having been appointed vice-president, corporate communications and brand experience at Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited. The promotion, which took effect on January 1, 2018, will result in Card moving to Barbados from where she will streamline the group's communication strategy across all jurisdictions