Month: May 2017

Grace Kennedy Education Run targets $9.5 million

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GraceKennedy Don Wehby said that the company is looking to use its GK Education 5K Run/Walk to aid its plan to send 10,000 children to school in the next few years. The Run/Walk, which is also officially sponsored by The Gleaner Company (Media) Ltd, gets under way at 6 a.m.…

Rein in excitement over Tesla’s solar roof

Electric automaker and renewable energy company Tesla Inc launched its solar roof with combined Powerwall battery system last week, and everyone got very excited. It is an innovative technology that will revolutionise the solar industry, especially as more companies start to produce their own solar roofs. But how excited should we be in Jamaica?At Solar…

Reggae Artist Paul Blake AKA Franky Pall Has Died

Reggae Artist Paul Blake  AKA Franky Pall Has Died Franky Pall passed on at the University Hospital after suffering from an ailment for some time. Born in Jamaica in 1965,Blake was born blind but as a child had his sight partially restored by an operation on a hospital ship.[2][3] He sang for, and impressed Stevie…

Portmore to get New council building

Portmore to get New council building LOCAL Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie Wednesday signed a $90-million contract with HDB Construction Limited, to facilitate a modern administrative building for the Portmore Municipal Corporation.The construction of the official municipal building for Portmore was one of the commitments given by Minister McKenzie in his contribution to…

NHT Nashville St. Mary Application

Live your Dream, At Serene Nashville The National Housing Trust invites qualified contributors living and/or working in St. Mary, to apply for 32 detached two bedroom units at Nashville Phase 2, a housing development just 1km southeast of the Highgate Town Centre. Cool temperatures, lush vegetation and peaceful environs make Nashville a delightful location to…

Logos Hope Book Fair downtown Kingston

GG opens MV Logos Hope Book Fair downtown Kingston KINGSTON, Jamaica – Governor General Sir Patrick Allen this morning officially opened the MV Logos Hope Book Fair, as the world’s largest floating book ship makes its latest voyage to Jamaica.Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Governor General said it is significant that the vessel is…

Starbucks Jamaica recruits managers, mulls coffee permits

 Starbucks Jamaica this week started the hiring process for three key positions even as it mulls going after permits from Coffee Industry Board (CIB), which regulates imports, exports and domestic coffee operations. The local franchise placed ads for a regional operations manager, partner resources manager and marketing manager. “This job contributes to Starbucks success by…