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Get more involved in your investments

By Ian Watson | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

How involved are you in the decision-making process of your investment? There are those whom I will call active, involved in just about every aspect of the decision-making process, while, on the other hand, the passive investor is one who tends to leave just about... Read More

Landlord debacle

BY VENICE WILLIAMS-GORDON | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

The dream of owning real estate is most people's desire; and once that dream is realised, the feeling of fulfilment is almost inescapable. Read More

Lebanon hopes to raise billions to keep economy afloat

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) -- Lebanon was hoping to raise billions of US dollars at a France-led donor meeting on Friday to stave off an economic crisis in the world's third most indebted country. Read More

Skills shortage hampers Portugal's economic recovery

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

LISBON , Portugal (AFP) — When French technology consultancy Altran nee ded to hire staff for a new centre in Porto, it held a recruitment fair on board a boat docked in the northern Portuguese city's colourful riverside... Read More

Bashir vows 'war on corruption' to revive Sudan economy

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AFP) — President Omar al-Bashir vowed Monday to launch a “war on corruption” in a bid to revive Sudan's ailing economy and curb food price rises. Read More

Sierra Leone's 'little gifts' incite fight against graft

Sunday, April, 8 2018    

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) — Whether you want to sit an exam, get electricity or just drive in town, life in Sierra Leone is punctuated by endless “little gifts” to those with power. Read More

China vows to 'counter attack' US as trade spat worsens

Saturday, April, 7 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — China's Government vowed yesterday to “counter-attack with great strength” if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise US tariffs on an additional US$100 billion worth of Chinese goods and said negotiations were... Read More

ISP profit hit by dollar appreciation

Friday, April, 6 2018    

Microfinance company ISP Finance Services Ltd has increased year-over-year profit by 24.2 per cent or $9.75 million for its year ended December 2017. Read More

Tourists and exports return to Dominica

Friday, April, 6 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — The small Caribbean island of Dominica is making progress toward recovery after a devastating blow from last year's Hurricane Maria, the country's prime minister said Tuesday. Read More

JN Bank ups tech at new Linstead branch

Friday, April, 6 2018    

Consistent with its promise to ensure convenience and comfort for its members, JN Bank has relocated its branch in Linstead, St Catherine, to a more spacious and technology-driven establishment at 26 King Street. Read More

Puerto Rico's rainforest slowly reopens to visitors

Friday, April, 6 2018    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Portions of a popular rainforest in Puerto Rico are slowly reopening to visitors more than six months after Hurricane Maria hit the US territory as a Category four storm. Read More

NAFTA near to a new deal

Friday, April, 6 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled yesterday he saw a strong chance of reaching a deal with the US and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read More

PM predicts continued economic growth for St Lucia

Friday, April, 6 2018    

CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is predicting continued economic growth for St Lucia this year after indicating that the island had recorded growth of 2.5 per cent in 2017. Read More

Cuban rum and the end run around the US blockade

Friday, April, 6 2018    

SAN JOSE DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's signature rum Havana Club competes with the best-known brands in the world even though it cannot be sold in the largest rum-consuming market. Read More

FLOW offers more data, voice in new plan

Friday, April, 6 2018    

THE mobile data war between the island's telecommunications companies is getting hotter, with FLOW Jamaica yesterday introducing a new package for its clients and prospective ones. Read More



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