Category: Finance

The Tracy-Ann Hyman Story: Brilliant Beyond The Jamaican Classroom

In life, people face obstacles in different ways. Much is said about the obvious: poverty, illness, disease and death. Not enough is said about the more subtle ways in which challenges can present themselves: in a mental or psychological block

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The High Cost of Power: Why Jamaica’s Electricity Is So Expensive (In Layman’s Terms)

“Why is my light bill so high?” “Why am I paying so much for light?” These are not unfamiliar questions for Jamaicans at the end of each month when they receive their electricity bills. A common concern has been the very

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HR1813: What the Proposed US Border Wall Funding Bill Says

Below is the text of the five pages of the Bill to Amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries and for other purposes. Republican congressman from Alabama, Mike Rogers, introduced the

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What’s the Beef About Brazilian Corned Beef?

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Jamaican Government “imposed an immediate ban on imports of corned beef originating from Brazil”. This was in response to reports from Brazilian authorities that several major Brazilian meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry,

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#Infographic: What To Know Before Investing In A Stock

There are many persons who have no clue about how the stock market works, or how to judge whether stock is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. To assist and educate readers about this topic, The Gleaner (newspaper) published an article by Dr

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Latoya West-Blackwood

Name: Latoya West-Blackwood  Age: 33 Name of business: iPublish Consultancy and iMagiNation Books  Your job title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer  Age at which you started your business: 30 What do you think is the most important character trait in

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Tishauna Mullings

Name: Tishauna Mullings Age: 26 Your job title: Chief Success Officer Name of Business: NexxStepp Personal Development Services Age at which started business: 21 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? A successful entrepreneur

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Jamellia Blythe

Name: Jamellia Blythe Age: In early 30s Name of business: High Flyer Tutoring Service Your job title: Manager Age at which you started business: 28 What do you think is the most important trait in a successful entrepreneur? You have to be

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Kavan & Keisha Allen

Name: Keisha Allen Age: 30 Business Name: House of Clay Job Title: Creative Director/Fashion Designer (I started the business at age 25 with my husband Kavan Allen, CEO) What do you think is the most important character trait in a

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Advice From Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Kadeem Pet-Grave

Name: Kadeem Pet-Grave Age: 25 Name of business: Educatours JA Your job title: CEO & Co-founder Age at which you started your business: 23 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Persistence. Identify

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