MultiLink a near $100b network

Edmundo Jenez, managing director of JETS Limited, the company that manages the MultiLink network and operates the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system, says transactions fees remain relatively cheap for Jamaicans, even as its owners pump massive capital into the system.

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OCTOBER 28 Eppley Limited extraordinary general meeting, at 58 Half-Way Tree Road, Kingston, 9 a.m.

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Green Village to go on the market next year

A new set of energy-efficient homes are under development in Greendale, St Catherine, and may hit the market next year.

The changing, more assertive Caribbean diaspora

About 10 days ago some 600 invited participants from the United Kingdom's Caribbean diaspora gathered at a venue near the British Parliament.

World Bank project to spread prosperity beyond 'enclaves'

As much as 90 per cent of food consumed in the tourism sector is said to be imported, but an industry-linkage project aims to redirect some of the business to Jamaican producers.

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LIME Jamaica has upgraded the town of Mandeville to 4G HSPA+ mobile internet speed, which gives subscribers on-the-go connectivity of up to 21 mega-bits-per-second, the telecoms said.

Pension payments in retirement

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Major medical insurance - Value-added health coverage

QUESTION: I read an advertisement a few weeks ago in this newspaper about a major medical plan for persons aged 50 to 90 years old who were members of a certain organisation. What is a major medical plan?

Banks harvest caller voiceprints to fight fraud

The caller said her home had burned down and her husband had been badly hurt in the blaze. On the telephone with her bank, she pleaded for a replacement credit card at her new address.

Positive thinking can be bad for business

The number of business people who believe in the power of positive thinking is increasing, even though some new research shows that they may be mistaken.

Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.

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