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The third issue of Mona School of Business' (MSB) Business Review is out, and it is sure to instigate thought and discussion. The primary focus of this issue is energy cost in Jamaica and there are comprehensive articles that provide in-depth analysis on Jamaica's energy issues.

According to Dr. Maurice McNaughton, a director at the Centre of Excellence of the Mona School of Business, mobile financial services represent a tremendous opportunity for Jamaica's unbanked to achieve financial inclusion, and harnessing mobile devices to conduct transactions currently carried out in cash "has enormous macroeconomic potential" for Jamaica.

Dr Maurice McNaughton, director of the Centre of Excellence of the Mona School of Business and a member of Solutions for Society, told the conference that the use of mobile phones to conduct such transactions "has enormous macroeconomic potential," with implications for economic inclusion, as well as the efficiency of commerce.

KINGSTON, Jamaica - More than three out of every four Jamaicans have limited access to safe and low-cost payments channels, says US Economist Dr. Dawn Elliott.

Jamaica has a hidden problem as the majority of the population own bank accounts;

THE MONA School of Business (MSB), University of the West Indies (UWI), has announced the appointment of Minna Israel, outgoing head of RBC Royal Bank as Distinguished Business Fellow, effective March 1, 2012.

IT used to be that you put coins into phones; soon you may be able to get cash out of them. But the technology that will allow mobile money should not be tied to particular service providers, says the think tank Solutions for Society.

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) master's degree programme in telecommunications policy and technology management (TPM) offered by the Mona School of Business (MSB) has been rated among the top 200 best master's degree programmes in the world in the Engineering and Project Management category.

Advisor to the Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Dr. David Lowe, says that mobile payment services can facilitate commerce, by making business transactions more accessible, efficient and cost effective, especially for small businesses.

A roadmap for the development of comprehensive mobile financial services system is to be laid out at a symposium on Monday, December 12, says Dr Maurice McNaughton, Director of the Centre of Excellence of the Mona School of Business (MSB), at University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.

THE Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has formally reminded radio and television stations as well as cable TV operators to be fair in dealing with airtime for political broadcasts, as campaigning gets into high gear and the political parties vie to communicate with voters through the media.


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