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Those who are blessed have a higher responsibility Says AIC's Lee-Chin
"Those who are blessed - who are born in
countries that equip them with confidence and experiences that foster growth - have a higher responsibility to those less fortunate," Michael Lee-Chin, Chair and CEO, AIC Limited, told participants today at the annual Business & Society Conference held by the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.   . . (Full Story April 08, 2005)

Davies tables $346.3-billion budget
A tight budget, with the total just more than $18 billion above the total expenditure for 2004/2005, was yesterday tabled in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Omar Davies.
. . (Full Story April 01, 2005)
Spice maker first to tap expansion loan scheme
WALKERSWOOD Caribbean Foods has become the first company to access the joint Ex-Im Bank/Jamaica Exporters Association loan scheme, the bank has announced.
. . (Full Story March 20, 2005)
Jamaica on track with adoption of complex financial reporting rules
Local companies are on track with implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the International Standards on Auditing that were adopted in July 2002.. . . (Full Story Feb 27, 2005)
Realtors say tax reform plan good for home sales market
LONG claiming that real estate dealings were over-taxed, president of the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) Gordon Langford sees significant benefit to the sector from the proposals by the Matalon committee to eliminate stamp duty and cut transfer tax by more than half. . . . (Full Story Feb 13, 2005)
Jamaican dollar appreciates for the first time in seven years
The Jamaican dollar has appreciated for the first time in seven years, Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Derick Latibeaudiere reported on Thursday.
. . . (Full Story Feb 12, 2005)
Tax relief on land title processing under consideration
LANDowners can expect some relief from the cost of registering and transferring titles under a provisional act soon to be tabled in Parliament.
. . . (Full Story Feb 3, 2005)
Chinese favoured in last-minute bid for US$23-m Trelawny stadium 
The government seems set to by-pass a recommendation by the National Contracts Commission (NCC) that it award a US$23.3 million contract to build the new Trelawny stadium to the French construction firm, Bouygues International, in favour of a late offer from the Chinese
. . . (Full Story Jan 19, 2005)
Stock market begins 2005 with a bang 
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Index and the All Jamaican Composite (AJC) Index recorded all time highs of 116,525.81 and 125,764.88 points, respectively, in trading yesterday. . . . (Full Story Jan 7, 2005)
Dragnet widens Lawyers, others to report suspicious money transactions 
MONEY LAUNDERING legislations are to be widened to force lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, and major car dealers to report suspicious business transactions.
. . . (Full Story Nov 10, 2004)
NCB launches $716-m small business loan
National Commercial Bank (NCB) on Tuesday announced a $716 million loan programme for start-up companies, and for small to medium-sized businesses that are already established. . . . (Full Story July 23, 2004)
USAID, RBTT launch retooling loan
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to offer J$300 million in guarantees to Jamaican manufacturers seeking commercial bank loans for projects that would improve their technologies and stem production waste. . . . (Full Story July 23, 2004)
JN's profit crosses $2-b mark
Jamaica National Building Society posted after tax group profit of $2.05 billion for the financial year to March 31, 2004   . . . (Full Story July 21, 2004)
NCB Jamaica leads on small volume
National Commercial Bank (Jamaica) Limited was the issue most fancied by investors as 118,621 of the company's shares changed hands on Friday.  . . . (Full Story June 26, 2004)
Message to the diaspora
Douglas Orane is fond of saying Jamaica has an indigenous market of five million people; 2.5 million here on the rock and 2.5 million living abroad.  . . . (Full Story June 15, 2004)
Trade, business development should take centre stage in diaspora talks
Final plans are being made for the conference on the Jamaican diaspora to be held in Kingston in mid-June. 
. . . (Full Story May 19, 2004)

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