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2 Smashing Reasons to Resurrect McDonalds in Jamaica

The Big Mac by McDonalds - One of McDonalds' Leading products

McDonalds, the largest fast-food chain in the entire world, serves some 64 million customers at more than 29,000 stores in 119 countries daily. How is it even possible therefore that such an established brand could have failed in Jamaica?

McDonalds, perhaps as stunned as everyone else, said very little at the time of its withdrawal. They noted simply that their decision was strictly business. Continue Reading

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10 Stocks You Should Watch for 2012

Grace Kennedy

One thing MoneyMax101 is passionate about, is investing. We want you to make the most of your money. We will highlight ways for you to do that, and suggest things that you should avoid that will detract from that.

This Sunday, January 22, 2012 The Jamaica Observer published a list of 10 stocks to watch for 2012. Their list was compiled based on information from Publisher of Investor’s Choice magazine and financial analyst, John Jackson and Kimberly Thelwell, Stock and Securities Limited’s research manager. Continue Reading

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Top 4 Caribbean Countries to Visit and Invest in 2012 – Panama, Cuba, St. Vincent, and Dominican Republic

Nocturna de Panamá City

I believe the Caribbean is replete with hidden treasures, not to mention those within each country. It is always a spectacular and glorious experience to be immersed in the wonders of the islands. I’m sure you feel the same. It’s even better to see the investing opportunities sitting right there, things that others see. Continue Reading

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That Bitter Medicine! Here Are Jamaica’s Top 4 Pending Economic Issues

2010 IMF-WORLD BANK SPRING MEETINGS

This post is a part of the series, Election Economics 101Exploring issues of money, the upcoming general elections (in Jamaica) and the relationship between the two. Stay tuned as we discuss some of the hot topics that you should be concerned about during this time.

If you watched Prime Minster Andrew Michael Holness announce the date for the next General Election in Jamaica, and listened to his speech, you would have heard, behind all the party music, bell-ringing, and chanting for him to call the date, a serious effort to touch on the issues that will be affecting the people of Jamaica going forward.

In his speech, he made reference to his grandmother administering the bitter medicine (eucalyptus oil) and how despite his resistance, the medicine was good for his cold. If it is still not clear to you what he was getting at (whether you believe he dealt with the issues or not), it should be clear at the end of this series. The Most Honourable Prime Minister was hinting at some bitter medicine that Jamaica will need to take in the short term to put the country in a better position going forward. Continue Reading

Macroeconomic, MoneyMaxMondays Tagged

And The Winners Are! TOP 5 Groups Who Will Benefit From The 2011 Election

Curry goat politics.

This post is a part of the series, Election Economics 101Exploring issues of money, the upcoming general elections (in Jamaica) and the relationship between the two. Stay tuned as we discuss some of the hot topics that you should be concerned about during this time.

It doesn’t matter the day on which it falls. At the end of the December 2011 general election, there will be winners and there will be losers.  Some winners will be bigger than others. Continue Reading

Macroeconomic, MoneyMaxMondays Tagged

6 Reasons Why the “Buy Jamaican Campaign” Needs Urgent Redesign

No Crap

The buy Jamaican campaign, as well meaning and economically sensible as it may be for Jamaica (and Barbados and Trinidad where they have similar campaigns), says only one thing to consumers “Buy me because I am Jamaican, and we are family” – that is a very bad marketing pitch. Continue Reading

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5 Lessons For Every Entrepreneur from a Late Night Donut Salesman

Donuts! - Source:pkingdesign

I was studying by the Mona School of Business at the University of the West Indies Campus in Jamaica very late one night when I witnessed one of the most intriguing examples of entrepreneurial genius. Continue Reading

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LIME Drops The Ball Again! Surprised?

On your marks!

It’s what always separates the gold medalist from a field of the most highly trained sprinters in the world, that makes him the first one out when the gun sounds: responsiveness.

It’s what propels and possess the false starter to pounce in full flight long before it is required or appropriate to do so: impulsiveness.

There is actually a difference between the two. Continue Reading

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