Category: Finance

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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6 Frequently Asked Questions About Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council (EGC)






On April 27, 2016, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the launch of Jamaica’s Economic Growth Council (EGC) – a group tasked with advising the Jamaican government on the best ways to achieve economic growth in specific areas. Here are the








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