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JEA Aiming To Double Jamaica’s Export Earnings By 2019

President of the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) is encouraging players in the local export market to collaborate more and compete less if they intend to double the country’s export earnings by 2019. Currently, Jamaica earns US$1.2 billion from exports annually. Speaking at the Agency’s Global Talk Speaker series, on Friday, Michelle Chong said achieving profits […]

Richard Pandohie’s Seprod, Fghting To Keep Golden Grove Sugar Company Open For The People Of St Thomas

“Just the people of St Thomas, I mean, we’re the only operation of significance in that area. If we were to pull out I can’t even imagine what it would be like on the eastern end of the island. It was a tough decision to stay but at the end of the day, it just […]

Starbuck’s Move To Trinidad and Tobago Already Grinding Gears

With the opening of Trinidad and Tobago’s first Starbuck’s coffeehouse just around the corner, the international coffeehouse is already in the news for causing a stir. According to reports, the coffeehouse which is set to open later this year; will be located at MovieTowne cineplex and shopping centre Last week, electronics retailer, Detour-tech posted a […]

Joe Bogdanovich Makes Investment In Hospitality Sector

Joe Bogdanovich Makes His First Investment In The Hospitality Sector With Evan Williams’ Renfrew Hotel Details of businessman Joe Bogdanovich’s involvement in Evan Williams’ Renfrew Hotel are to be revealed at a media launch today. According to a release issued last week, the “Renfrew Hotel is the latest investment in the Jamaican economy by American […]

PSOJ’s William Mahfood Expects Positive Results From Jamaica/ T&T talks

President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), William Mahfood says he is expecting a positive outcome from talks between the Jamaican and Trinidadian leaders to resolve the ongoing trade and immigration row between both islands. His comments follow T&T Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s arrival in Jamaica over the weekend. Mahfood says Trinidadian […]

Caribbean Cream Profits Up 81% For Q1

Caribbean Cream Limited, the makers of Kremi Ice Cream has reported a net profit of $71 million for the first quarter ended May 2016. According to the company financials which were released this morning, this is an 81% or $32 million increase over the same period last year. Revenue for the period was $315 million, […]

Strategic Selling For Entrepreneurs

By Marketing Consultant, Ronnie Sutherland One of the big mistakes by some entrepreneurs is to treat the sales function at the start of their business as if the business is established and settled. Established and settled here to mean that the company, brands and products are well known and are competitive at the existing prices […]

GoJ In Talks For New IMF Agreement Come March 2017

The Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are reportedly in talks to implement a successor programme to the current Extended Fund Facility Agreement come next year. Finance Minister Audley Shaw made the announcement while speaking at yesterday morning’s PSOJ/ JMMB Annual Economic Forum. He says come March 2017, it is expected […]

5 Techniques Companies Can Use to Win at the Customer Experience

By Customer Service Strategist Yanique Grant Social Customer Service is a real phenomenon and it surely is not something any organization should take lightly. Customers in the 21st century are super-informed and possibly suffer from information over-dose. The customer experience is no longer driven by the company but by the customer. A lot can be […]

Battle of the Brands: Mark Harts Caribbean Producers Anticipates Profits For 2015/ 2016 FY Despite Battle With Unregulated Competitors

‘…the presence of unregulated players in the market continues to create an inequitable environment for the company to compete against products of questionable origin and repute.’ That was the explanation given by Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) to explain what will be a “likely impairment to their net profit in the financial year ended June […]
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