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Dolphin Cove, Jamaica’s First Tourism Junior Market Listing, Merges With Mexican Company

Dolphin Cove - An amazing attraction

Mergers and Acquisitions

National Commercial Bank Nets J$8.6b For The 9 Months Ending June 2015. Declares J$0.45 Dividend

National Commercial Bank


Knutsford Express Reports Q4 Profit, However Expenses Continue To Climb


The Ultimate Guide To The Digicel New York Stock Exchange IPO. Plus An Infographic!

e-Update, Stocks / I.P.O.s

Market Update: GraceKennedy Appoints Grace Burnett & Ryan Mack To CEO and Deputy CEO In The GK Financial Group & GK Foods

GraceKennedy today announced two executive appointments within its conglomerate. The two appointments which take effect on April 1, 2014 are within the GK Financial Group and the GK Food Services Division. GraceKennedy has been positioning itself to take advantage of upcoming opportunities, including a huge international expansion push. Continue Reading

Appointments Resignations etc, Management & Movements

For Every $1 Earned From Exports We Add 50 Cents To Buy Oil – Ralston Hyman

Energy, Macroeconomic

IMF Release: Jamaica Has Passed The First Test

Tax, Rates, Debt

Caribbean Flavours Shoots For $50.6 Million In JSE Jr Market IPO

Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF) aims to raise $50.6 million through an initial public offer (IPO) of up to 22.5 million ordinary stocks, a 25 per cent stake in the company, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Junior Market on September 25, 2013. Continue Reading

Stocks / I.P.O.s

Since It Doesn’t Meet Their Requirements, Why Are The Goat Islands Still Being Considered?

They’re 617 acres combined and were transferred from the Commissioner of Lands on September 21, 1970 to the Urban Development Corporation. Can you guess what they are? Can you? THE GOAT ISLANDS! (Apparently there are two islands with the first being 465 acres, one rood and six perches while the 2nd island is 152 acres, two roods and 77 perches). A rood is A measure of land equal to 1/4 acre, or 40 square rods (0.10 hectare) and a perch is a linear measure equal to 5.50 yards or 16.5 feet (5.03 meters); a rod.

Sure you have heard that the government of Jamaica is having talks with the Chinese government to construct a trans-shipment port on the islands, as a part of the Jamaican government’s initiative to launch its Logistics Hub project.

But, the geography of the Goat Islands do not meet the criteria put forth by China Harbour Construction & Engineering Company for the successful construction of the port. As Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter for the Gleaner reports;

“The available acreage at Goat Islands, which China Harbour Construction and Engineering Company wants for the construction of a trans-shipment port and industrial park, is less than the desired amount of the lands the Chinese are seeking for the project.”

The archipelago, located off the coast of Old Harbour, St Catherine, which is the property of the Urban Development Corporation, has 617 acres, which is far less than the 3,000 acres which Robert Pickersgill, the minister of land, environment and climate change, said is needed for the development.

If the Goat Islands are not a befitting home for the trans-shipment port, why are they still being considered as a possible site? If you know, please enlighten us in the comments section below.

Macroeconomic, News Ticker, Trade Tagged ,

Economy or Enviroment:Jamaican Government Bamboozled?

The most popular topic in Jamaica for the last few days has been the government’s creation of a logistics hub and the sudden increased interest by a set of investors in a ‘protected’ area of the country, targeted for investment. However questions abound as to the intention of the investors and the benefit for the country. Continue Reading

Macroeconomic, News Ticker, Trade Tagged

Yes To Venture Capital, But Count The Costs

With the recent DBJ Venture capital conference, there has been renewed interest in the venture capital market in Jamaica, and a lot of effort is behind the establishment of same. In her weekly Sunday Gleaner column, Yaneek Page considers the Good, Bad And Ugly Sides of Venture Capital, a must read for those who want to quickly get up to speed with what’s at stake. Continue Reading

News Ticker, Startups & Venture Capital

What’s At The Heart Of All This Goat Islands, Logistics Hub Argument – J-O-B-S!

While Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton is urging the public to exercise patience in making a judgement on the proposed development of Goat Islands as a trans-shipment and logistics port, it doesn’t go unnoticed that at the heart of all this argument the key issue is clear, the economy yes, but also J-O-B-S! Continue Reading

Macroeconomic, News Ticker, Trade Tagged ,

Leave Goat Islands Alone: -4,000 Jobs + 4,000 Jobs = Zero Jobs!

The Goat Islands have become a topic of many discussions within the past few weeks. The location rose to fame when news surfaced that it was being considered to be one of the locations for the development of transshipment ports in Jamaica, as apart of the government’s plan to create a logistics hub to facilitate the efficiency and promotion of international trade and provide new and innovative economic opportunities for the country. Continue Reading

Macroeconomic, News Ticker, Trade Tagged ,

Party Party Party! Jamaican Government Backing ‘90 Days of Summer’ For 2014

The Government is working to have the ‘90 days of Summer’ initiative in place by 2014.

The entertainment promotion seeks to attract visitors to the island during the months of May to August and maximise the economic potential of the country’s cultural product. Continue Reading

Sports, Entertainment, Culture

Q: Which Sectors Are Growing In Jamaica? A: Mining, Quarrying & Construction

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that mining, quarrying and construction were the main sectors recording growth during the April to June 2013 quarter. Continue Reading

Macroeconomic, News Ticker

US$500,000 Investment To Transfrom Skateland Half-Way Tree By Rainforest Seafoods

Talk about big business! Fish Pot restaurant, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rainforest Seafoods, has rented property in the heart of Half-Way Tree formerly known as Skateland for its second seafood-oriented quick-service eatery. Continue Reading

Business Investments, Business Strategy, News Ticker

Jamaican Economy To Grow By 0.5% To 1.5% Between July & September – PIOJ

The Jamaican economy is expected to record growth ranging between 0.5 and 1.5 per cent over the July to September quarter.

Mr. Colin Bullock, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), addressing the institute’s quarterly media briefing on Tuesday, August 27 said the growth should be spurred by a number of factors, including the continued roll-out of several capital projects approved in the 2013/14 budget. Continue Reading


Cricket Gaining Traction – Limacol Caribbean Premier League Gets International Attention

On August 24, 2013,  the Jamaica Tallawahs walked away as the inaugural champions of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament.

The competition which was heavily promoted and set to be packed with excitement and memorable experiences ahead of its July 30 kick-off date caught the attention of many, more notably that of Hollywood-actor Gerald Butler and founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson. Continue Reading

News Ticker, Sports, Sports, Entertainment, Culture

Audley Shaw to Challenge Jamaica’s Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness. Full Letter Attached


Forget Taxes, Here’s How Jamaican Entertainers Are Already Giving Back MILLIONS!

As cliche as it is, sharing is caring; and for high profile Jamaican entertainers to share their talents and resources caring for the less fortunate, those at risk,  invalids, and the disadvantaged, is truly a commendable act. Continue Reading

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