Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | December 30, 2012
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Devon House Bakery to go national
Mother's Enterprises food chain, owned and operated by the Foreman family, has disclosed plans to open four new pastry stores throughout Jamaica at a ballpark cost of $80 million.

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JIPO creating formal copyright registration system
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) is moving to put in place a formal voluntary copyright registration system which the agency said will give further protection to creators of literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works.

Connected party pledges 43m NCB shares as loan collateral
Close to J$1 billion worth of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCBJ) shares owned by a connected party were collateralised for a loan, according to market filings on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).

Clarks distributor launches J'can campaign against copycats
Grupo David Enterprises, distributor of the popular Clarks shoes, says Jamaica represents five per cent of regional sales but that counterfeits are literally hurting soles and sales.

Javette Nixon eyes the future of online marketing
Javette Nixon has walked away from a full-time job to manage his own business - Point Global Marketing (PGM), exchanging an annual salary, he says, of J$4.5 million for a monthly pool of J$400,000 shared with four other hardy souls.

Approved retirement schemes, convenient pension savings instruments
There are two features of approved retirement schemes (ARS) which stand out regardless of who is offering them: they are generally unitised and they have multiple funds.

Recognition required for public accountants
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica has been trying for a number of years to obtain signing privileges for chartered accountants without any success.

Spotlight on forensic accountants
Every now and then, a high profile matter, such as the JDIP debate, casts forensic accounting at the forefront of the public's interest.

Hands off our heritage: Some wary of China's reach
Life in this French village Gevrey-Chambertin revolves around wine.

Wall Street winners and losers
The following is a list of the five biggest gainers and the five biggest losers in the Standard & Poor's 500 index in 2012.

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