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The University of the West Indies (UWI) has tapped Professor Paul G. Simmonds as executive director for the new Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), formed from the merger of the business school and management-studies departments.

The merger was executed over eight months and took effect August 1.

Director of the MSB Centre of Excellence, Dr. Maurice Mcnaughton speaks at the recent International Open Government Data Conference (IOGDC) co-hosted by the program and the World Bank on July 10-12, 2012, which brought together more than 400 people from 50 countries -- technologists, government officials, civil society organizations and the private sector -- for three days of intense d...

THE power of a team makes a heck of a difference, so people should be first and last in any organisation's considerations, said Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International (SRI). The hardships faced by all companies often go unnoticed by some, especially the youth, he said, as they assume "you have it all figured out", when it really comes down to the staff's commitment to success.”

In a research conducted by the Mona School of Business - University of the West Indies, over the period October to November 2010, Dr William Lawrence, a director of Mona School of Business, made a presentation in April 2011 at a Small Business Association of Jamaica Business Mingle.

The database marks Jamaica's entry into the world of open data, the current trend of governments making large swaths of data accessible to the public, online. Going forward, the Edward Seaga Database Collection will be updated and hosted by the Mona School of Business.

COMPANIES need to become increasingly organised if they are to achieve growth and withstand ongoing economic challenges, says an economics professor.

According to Rupert Rhodd, associate economics professor at Florida Atlantic University, a company's success is no longer measured just by what it earns but by a mixture of its prices and responsibilities to clients and society, among other...

Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says critical focus will be placed on the services sector as the government continues its thrust towards economic development.

The Mona School of Business recently brought together a range of stakeholders from the Jamaican Sports fraternity at an Ideation session to "think aloud" about common problems and challenges in sports development, administration and innovation in order to generate ideas about the potential use of ICT in finding indigenous solutions to these challenges and opportunities. This was in preparation...

Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, said Jamaica would not enter into a free-trade agreement with Costa Rica unless the Central American nation establish proper rules of origin to ensure there is not a pass-through of goods to Jamaica.

REGIONAL integration should be encouraged, the IMF's senior resident representative to Jamaica urged as the nation becomes divided over its relationship with the Caribbean Community (Caricom).


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