Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | February 7, 2013
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Island Grill goes downtown, 25 new jobs created
The popular Jamaican fast-food chain Island Grill has made the move to downtown Kingston ...at last. And being located inside the food court of the new Digicel headquarters, they could not have asked for a more perfect spot. Along with two other restaurants ...

RBS fined in rate-fixing scandal
Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) became the third major bank to be caught up in a global probe of interest rate manipulation Wednesday, but what makes the $610 million fine against the lender so remarkable is how it will be paid: by the bankers themselves....

Grace pushes for growth in pepper market
HIGH PRODUCTION costs continue to undermine the price competitiveness of local agricultural produce on the international market, a point Orville Palmer, general manager of Grace Agro Processors Division, shared with contract farmers recently.

'Remember the efforts of your forefathers'
JESUS ORUS Baguena, head of the delegation, European Union (EU), has charged Jamaicans to recognise the invaluable contribution of thousands of Jamaicans who have toiled over many decades, and those who continue to work in the sugar cane fields and factories today.

St Ann small farmers want stake in agro parks
SMALL FARMERS in St Ann are urging the Government to make special provisions in order to enable them to contribute to the development ..

Praedial larceny forces farm to stop operations
GOODWILL, Trelawny: OPERATIONS AT the farm in Goodwill, Trelawny, where 32 one- and two-year-old heifers were stolen on the night before Christmas Eve, have been significantly scaled back, with only a skeleton staff in place.

4-H Clubs cuts costs through technology
FACED WITH increased travelling costs and a reduced budget, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs has been utilising Internet technology and social media network, Skype in particular, to meet a number of its obligations and get a lot of work done.

Citrus greening project reaps big returns
JUST OVER two years after the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined forces with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Rural Agriculture Development Authority and the Citrus Protection Agency to reduce the negative impact of citrus greening on the Jamaican industry, farmers are reporting significant successes, as shown by improvements in citrus production and quality of citrus groves.

Sweet deal for citrus farmers
JAMAICA BEVERAGES Limited yesterday formally announced its acquisition of Jamaica's Citrus Growers Limited's Bog Walk plant in St Catherine at a cost of more than J$1 billion.

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