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Stories by Huntley Medley

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

 Market leader Rubis is not content with its current 31 per cent share of the local petroleum distribution trade...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Colm Delves stepped down from the top job at telecoms provider Digicel at the end of February, but he has not left the firm, staying on as a board member and having agreed to an arrangement that will see him handing over the reins as group head to his successor, Alex Matuschka, during a one-month transition in March...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Last year, the Jamaican Government raised the tax on cigarettes from $14 to $17 per stick, with the intent of raising $876 million of additional tobacco revenue for the Treasury.But the...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Diversified food manufacturer Seprod Limited is pumping up to US$40 million or approximately $5 billion into a new venture to produce palm oil in Jamaica with plans to build a new processing plant and establish a network of farmers to grow palm trees commercially and sell the fruits to the company for crushing...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Seven months into his new job as chairman of insurance conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica, Richard Byles has started to see things quite differently than he did from his previous perch for 13 years as president and chief executive.Having led an...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Nissan dealer Fidelity Motors plans a major facelift of its Hanover Street sales office, showroom and service centre in downtown Kingston, even as rivals stake...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Guardian Life Limited, the second-largest insurance outfit in Jamaica, reckons it is doing well in a competitive market...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

The VMBS Group, armed with more than $4 billion in cash from recent deferred share issues, is repositioning to become more active as an investor and provider of equity and loan financing to businesses.The vehicle being utilised to achieve this...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Christopher Zacca, the still relatively new president and chief executive officer of Sagicor...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:03 AMHuntley Medley

Canadian Emanuel DaRosa has just completed his first 90 days on the job as president and chief executive officer of Jamaica Public...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Joseph M. Matalon is a well-known businessman and philanthropist, but had it not been for a lack of facility with the sciences, he might have been better known today as a veterinarian, his early but aborted career choice. The private-sector leader...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

GWest Corporation, the developers of the Montego Bay private health centre and commercial development GWest Centre, will follow up the official opening...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Rum maker J. Wray & Nephew Limited (JWN) is looking to wring greater sales from a strong local market that helped to produce nearly $6 billion in earnings for the first six months of this year, and they intend to distil higher profits from greater efficiencies in farm and factory operations as well as better marketing worldwide...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Having spent $1.5 billion to bring the GWest building in Montego Bay to the property market in February last year, the owner, GWest Corporation Limited, is now set to raise some $400 million from an initial public offering (IPO).The IPO will offer...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Huntley MedleyBusiness ReporterManoj Ramchandani made a pretty goodliving importing dream cars for a discerning autoclientele before broadening the business, in which he has invested...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Sagicor Group Jamaica is increasing its footprint in the hospitality industry with plans on the drawing board for another investment of approximately US$200 million to build a hotel with about 800 rooms on lands at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, which...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Dr Germaine Spencer, an obstetrician, gynaecologist and surgeon, is not satisfied with being just a medical practitioner, when there is...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Kevin Hendrickson is motivated by pride in his successes as an entrepreneur who owns and operates several businesses, but he makes a big distinction between pride and being...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Having paid US$17.6 million for the former Wyndham hotel in New Kingston, businessman Kevin Hendrickson had planned to spend just over US$100 million to refurbish it in three phases.Now an expanded concept for the city hotel integrating three...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Deanall Barnes, acting chief executive officer for Arc Manufacturing, one of Jamaica’s largest construction materials firms, wants the Government to pursue policies that give greater support to local manufacturers like his firm. ...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

The business process outsourcing business, BPO, continues to grow in Jamaica and new entrants are cashing in on the...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Joy Clark, by her own account, has enjoyed her journey through the rough and tumble of a male-dominated corporate world that saw her...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

Dolla Financial Services, the three year-old microfinance and cambio outfit of Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), is weighing an initial public offering...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

The Kerrs and the Jarretts sailed from England in 1655 with Admiral Penn, General Venables and Captain Henry Morgan to execute Sir Oliver Cromwell's so-called 'western design' to wrest the island from the Spanish...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMHuntley Medley

He is well known in Montego Bay as the owner and president of business process outsourcing (BPO) company, Global Outsourcing Solutions Limited, and as the straight-talking former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, but it has been...

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