Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | September 20, 2009
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Prepare agriculture for foreign capital - Samuda: FDI dipped by nine per cent in 2008
Lamenting Jamaica's failure to attract significant foreign capital to its farm sector, Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has urged a sprucing up of agriculture to make it more attractive to...

Guyana invests US$2 million in rice industry
Guyana, Caricom's major producer of rice and a big supplier to Jamaica, says it is investing nearly US$2 million in the industry to help struggling farmers cope with high production costs.

Jackie Sharp named Scotia Group's CFO
ScotiaBank Jamaica has promoted the head of its life-insurance subsidiary, Jacqueline Sharp, to the job as the group's chief financial officer (CFO).

A primer on how to go about selecting a lawyer
Question: In May 2007, my 25-year-old sister was killed in an accident in which two vehicles were involved.

Maritime Authority wants tighter regulation of emission by ships
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is pressing domestic bunkering companies, as well as the industry's major fuel supplier, Petrojam refinery, to meet more stringent carbon-emission regulations in the face of the threat from global warming.

Between your child and the deep blue sea - Careful how you spend on adult 'kids'
It is not a particularly good idea, says Janice Robinson Longmore, to dip into you retirement savings to pay for advanced degrees for your adult children.Yet, it is a practice not uncommon in Jamaica, says the...

Banks report fair take-up of IDB stimulus loans
Commercial banks are reporting mixed results in their efforts to channel to clients the 80 per cent of the US$300 million (J$26.7 billion) in credit government received from the Inter-American Development Bank...

SME loans hard to disburse: Information on operations missing
Jamaican bankers often complain that poor record keeping and information gaps in the operation of small - and medium-sized enpterprises - SMEs - tend to hamper the ability of finance houses to lend to such businesses,...

US T-bills slip
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP):Treasury prices fell Friday as investors were looking to book profits on a recent rally before next week's debt auctions.Traders also turned to stocks at the expense of safer government bonds amid signs of an economic...

'I want to restore my credit'
I am a 23-year-old young lady.

Venezuela government to stimulate economy with increased spending
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Venezuela will increase public spending to boost economic growth and generate employment in response to the global crisis.Chávez, on Thursday, announced the pending sale of $4.6 billion in debt.The government will invest in...

Most US states shed jobs in August
WASHINGTON (AP): Forty-two states lost jobs last month, up from 29 in July, with the biggest net payroll cuts coming in Texas, Michigan, Georgia and Ohio.

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