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Exchange Rate, New Taxes Hinder Real-Estate Market

January 24, 2014
PRESIDENT OF the Realtors Association of Jamaica Carlene Sinclair revealed that real-estate activity was stagnant last year as realtors encountered a number of challenges that fostered apathy among property owners and potential buyers. Among other things, Sinclair attributed the absence of a boom to the uncertainty of the economy and the reluctance...
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CPJ's Kingston Market, Deli and CRU bar & lounge celebrates first anniversary

December 13, 2013
CPJ Market Store Manager Nicole Brandon (left) and (from second left) merchandiser Harold Mitchell, merchandiser Shawn McLean and cashier Nickena Waite gave the Jamaica Observer a tour of the newly opened store last year. AFTER a year in operation, Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ) Market, Deli and CRU bar & lounge operations, at the Courtyard...
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Gov't wants more professionals to use GIS

November 19, 2013
THE Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change is increasing its public awareness effort to get more professionals to utilise the geographic information system (GIS) in their work. "One of the things we want to do is increase the use of GIS throughout government and throughout the country because we realise that it is a very important...
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Sagicor X Fund sees gain on 1st trading day

November 17, 2013
Rohan Miller (right), CEO of Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited, inserts the company's name strip on the list of traders at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) during a Listing Ceremony on Friday, November 15 at the JSE head quarters in Downtown, Kingston. Looking on are Sagicor Life Jamaica's and Sagicor Investments' President and CEOs Richard Byles (second...
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Sagicor X Fund lists Friday

November 13, 2013
Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited will list on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) on Friday. Noting that Sagicor X Fund is Jamaica's largest IPO in recent history, Richard Byles, President and CEO of Sagicor Life Jamaica, spoke to the investment oppor-tunities in real estate and, in particular, the tourism and hospitality sector that...
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