End of play for loan sharks - Consumer watchdog gets more complaints against microlenders

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) says there has been a disturbing increase in complaints against microlenders, and that more than 20 have been lodged against operators in the sector this year.

NHT investment portfolio peaked at $44 billion last year

The National Housing Trust (NHT) said it invested $44.2 billion for the 2013/14 financial year in various projects spanning housing developments and financial investments.

Branson Centre teams with JNSBL

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean has signed a memorandum of understanding with JN Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL) which will see three persons obtaining loan funding for their businesses.

More about stocks - stock bonuses and rights issues

Last week, we looked at dividends, one way that companies distribute profits to their shareholders. This is a payout of cash, but companies may make a distribution to shareholders without paying cash. In this case, they make the distribution in the form of additional stock, or shares.

Five apply for portability admin services

The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) has received five applications for number portability administration services to Jamaican telecommunications operators.

How to manage a change in the public sector

Within moments of lying face-down on the ground, King Alarm arrived, followed three hours later by the police. Why? My parents and I had just been held up and immobilised at home by three gunmen.

Local companies still vying for Harmony Cove financing

Adviser at Price waterhouseCoopers on the Harmony Cove project, Wilfred Baghaloo, said National Commercial Bank (NCB), Sagicor Group and the National Insurance Fund (NIF), which are among a consortium of local interests aiming to participate in the resort development, will release funds when and as needed under phase one of the project.

MSBM hosts first international conference in January

Plans are in high gear as members of the business and academic communities prepare to descend on Montego Bay, St James, for the first international conference on business and management under the theme, 'Breaking the Barriers: Enterprise, Competitiveness, Growth and Development'.

The long road ahead for US, Cuba detente

On December 16, something quite extraordinary happened. President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro spoke on the phone for nearly an hour. Beyond a handshake in South Africa, it was their first known encounter.

T&T finance minister denies misconduct in buying TCL shares

Trinidad Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai has denied any improper involvement in the purchase of shares in Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) 10 years ago and said that he has instructed his lawyers "to examine all aspects of this matter to address clearly what appears to be an injustice to my character and professional persona".

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