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The MBA programme at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has been reaccredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) for a period of five years.

This is the longest period offered by the AMBA. The programme was first accredited in June 2011 for three years, and reaccredited in June 2014 for a further three years.

The MBA programme offered by the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), UWI, Mona has been reaccredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) which is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA, MBM, and DBA, for a period of five years, which is the longest period offered by the AMBA.

During the past month the Caribbean has been pummelled by two catastrophic category 5 hurricanes: Irma and Maria. The aftermath of these hurricanes has been the loss of lives and significant damage to infrastructure across several Caribbean islands.

This year's staging of the Vincent HoSang The University of the West Indies (UWI) Venture Competition was launched at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) in Kingston on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has invited tertiary-level students in the Caribbean to participate in an essay contest on the theme “ Inclusive and Resilient Growth in the Caribbean.”

Imagine that you manage a supermarket and you are losing market share to a competitor what would you do to remedy the situation. Would you

a.    Hire a consultant known for his/her expertise in turnarounds

b.    Call a management meeting and brainstorm solutions

c.    Talk to your employees and ask for their ideas

Jamaican entrepreneurs should adopt the same confidence and optimism exhibited by Jamaicans in sports and music on the international scene to build their businesses.

So says Dr Maurice McNaughton, Director of the Centre of Excellence at Mona School of Business and Management.

Jamaicans can learn lessons from the impacts of Hurricane Irma, which tracked through the Caribbean and ended up doing tremendous damage across the region, says Chris Hind, general manager of JN General Insurance Company.

The medical marijuana industry is a prime opportunity to increase and invest in educational funding according to Doug Halsall, CEO of Advanced Integrated Systems.

“If the business of medical marijuana can be efficiently managed and the taxes go directly to education, we will start the journey out of a Third World-ism,” stated Halsall

Effective Monday, September 11, a section of Mona Road, between Wellington Road and Ottawa Avenue, will be closed, for one week, to vehicular traffic. The roadway is scheduled to be reopened by Sunday, September 15. The closure is to facilitate road formation and base works which form part of the drainage improvement and road rehabilitation project that has been underway since April.

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