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Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:05 AM
Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:05 AM

custom-design interventions to change behaviour. But don't be surprised if most of them fail. That's just your way of weeding out false causes in your hunt for the few that yield the best results.Don't stop there. Now, look for ways to embed new...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Diversification is a risk-management technique by which a wide variety of investments is included in an investment portfolio. The best results from diversification are derived from a portfolio in which the assets do not lose value at the same time...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I do not seem to do well at writing good cover letters or rÈsumÈs. I also need help in knowing how to do well at interviews because I may feel that I did well, but I am not getting any jobs. I am tired of being rejected or disappointed...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSteven Jackson

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has urged the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to increase its communication channels, including utilising social media such as Twitter to counter misinformation.Clarke's advice was made in the context of...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Evan Thompson is an expert on local weather. He heads the Meteorological Service of Jamaica. The Met Service collects, analyses and interprets weather data like rainfall or its absence, temperature, wind direction and speed and sea level pressure....

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean has always felt confident that it understands the politics and values of Europe. This is largely because of a shared history, a common commitment to democracy and centrist thinking, as well as the European Union's (EU) continuing role...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty-four years after pioneering one of the country's most successful hospitality distribution entities, Tom Tyler has waded into new territory.This time, the Montego Bay-based businessman, who co-founded Caribbean Producers Jamaica...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In three years, Arthur McGowan expects his midsize business, Constitution Hill Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory Limited, will be processing around 60,000 boxes of...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Court of Appeal has sided with the National Housing Trust, NHT, that it is obliged by law to ensure safety to life and property as the state agency appointed as undertaker of a flood-water control area in...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Shaw orders 'forensic' monitoring of refined sugar diversionsSIA wants power tool to get the job doneGeorge Callaghan, CEO of the Sugar Industry Authority, SIA, said Tuesday that if it were to play a role in monitoring leakage of imported refined or...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a tour de force lasting close to five hours on Wednesday, JMMB Group CEO Keith Duncan and country managers in the Dominican...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

An air of trepidation runs thick through Asia. The process of Chinese deleveraging is at the forefront of the collective thought.Since the onset of the US financial crisis in 2008, China has been the main driver of global...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard information and entertainment...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United Kingdom (UK) and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations, an official said Thursday, in a blow to an industry blamed for...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Alliance Payment Services opened two outlets at both major international airports to provide services for airlines going cashless.Customers can still use credit cards, but those with only cash are now directed...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Venezuelan President Nicol·s Maduro said Tuesday that new investments from China will help his country dramatically boost its oil production, doubling down on financing from the Asian nation to turn around its crashing economy.Already a major...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United States-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on US$60 billion worth of US imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals.The increases are in...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association, JCEA, has written to Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries head Minister Audley Shaw asking for the elimination of taxes on farm profits.In 2013, the tax exemptions on profits earned by...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Manufacturers of styrofoam have been given more than a year to exit production, but William Mahood says his company needs a longer timeline to come up with alternatives beyond the 2020 deadline announced Monday.The options reviewed so far for...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder/ Business Reporter

Microfinancing company Sprint Financial Services Limited has brokered a new partnership with the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, JMEA, to offer 'invoice factoring' to its membership.Factoring is a financial transaction in which a...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the United Kingdom after Brexit than people from other parts of the world, a government-commissioned report recommended Tuesday.EU citizens now can live and work in the UK under...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Scotia Group Jamaica underperformed on one of its key metrics, interest income, but was able to cauterise the bleed with outsize foreign exchange gains of more than $1.3 billion in the July quarter.Although interest income declined by $800 million...

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