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WARREN JOHNSON – “VIEWS FROM ABOVE” VOL #6 Bank of Nova Scotia Business Featured Columnist Headline News Jamaican News Latest News Warren Johnson 

WARREN JOHNSON – “VIEWS FROM ABOVE” VOL #6 Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of Nova Scotia is a bank in Jamaica of Canadian origin. It has gotten so big that it is no longer just BNS, but Scotia Group, offering a wide range of banking and insurance services.   The bank came ashore in 1889, 55 years after slavery was ‘abolished’ in 1834. It boasts about having its first female Branch Manager... Read More
Betting, Lottery, Racing, Casino to Form Jamaica Gaming Commission Business Featured News Jamaica Headline News Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Politics 

Betting, Lottery, Racing, Casino to Form Jamaica Gaming Commission

Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says work to merge Jamaica’s three state-run gaming industry regulatory authorities is expected to be completed within six months. The entities – the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), and Casino Gaming Commission (CGC) – are being combined to form the new Jamaica Gaming Commission. The move... Read More
Gov’t wants access to J$45 billion sitting in dormant bank accounts Business Featured News Jamaica Headline News Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News 

Gov’t wants access to J$45 billion sitting in dormant bank accounts

Kingston, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, is looking at reducing the time frame for Government to have access to dormant bank accounts. Billions of dollars remain unclaimed in local financial institutions. Under the Banking Act, money in bank accounts that have been dormant for 15 years or more become part of the... Read More
Gov’t Gives US$14 Million to Upgrade Ocho Rios Port Business Featured News Jamaica Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News Travel News 

Gov’t Gives US$14 Million to Upgrade Ocho Rios Port

In anticipation of larger cruise vessels coming to Jamaica, US$14 million has been allocated to improve port facilities in Ocho Rios, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett told JIS News that two mega liners, one from Carnival and the other from Norwegian Cruise Line, are slated to call on Jamaica in November of this year and the... Read More
YouTube TV is YouTube’s newest project, as it launches in 5 cities Business Featured News Jamaica Headline News Jamaican News Latest News Technology News World News 

YouTube TV is YouTube’s newest project, as it launches in 5 cities

YouTube TV have started in select markets across the U.S. by launching streaming bundles. The Alphabet-owned video giant first announced the service in February, and today the $35 monthly subscription service rolls out in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia, with more US markets coming soon. Consumers will be able to sign up for a free... Read More
Cane burning practice to be seized, as prime minister meets with officials and stakeholders. Business Featured News Jamaica Headline News Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Latest News 

Cane burning practice to be seized, as prime minister meets with officials and stakeholders.

Cane burning is a practice, which is sadly a national pastime, have caused major yearly loss for the government.   At the official reopening of the Monymusk sugar factory, on March 31st,  Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness said the move to temporary run the entity was very strategic and cane burning should stop.   “There is an economic opportunity to... Read More
CLA upset over the delayed licensing of Jamaica Cannabis Business Featured News Jamaica Headline News Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News 

CLA upset over the delayed licensing of Jamaica Cannabis

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Jamaica Cannabis- Members of the CLA upset over the delayed licensing of Jamaica Cannabis. CLA upset over the delayed licensing of the much need and highly demand Jamaica Cannabis. ” I have to tell you, that there is general hostility from some players in the ministry, and they are proving to be the biggest block, to... Read More
Caymanas Golf & Country Club, sold to private company. Business Featured News Jamaica Jamaican News Latest Jamaican News Sports 

Caymanas Golf & Country Club, sold to private company.

St. Catherine, Jamaica (McN) – The Caymanas golf & Country Club, which was owned and operated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), have now been divested to a group of investors. Sources said the staff, few of whom have worked with the old golf club for some 17 years, were made aware of this only recently. Staff will be given... Read More
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