Plastic Ban – how has it been affecting consumers?

January 22nd, 2020

It’s been a year since the Government of Jamaica instituted the law that bans the use, importation, manufacture of specific categories of single use plastic bags and plastic drinking straws. There is also a ban on the importation of expanded foam (Styrofoam). Anyone who drives past any gully across Kingston can clearly see where all [...]


Free Flow phone offer scam – Consumers beware!

January 17th, 2020

Do you have an old phone and are yearning to replace it with a newer model? What about a brand new Samsung S10 or an iPhone X? What if you don’t have enough funds? Well if you are worrying about the funds needed to make such an expensive purchase, there is no need as these [...]


Are you a good customer? (Part 1)

April 16th, 2018

Recently I was stuck in a long line to pay for gas at a local Rubis gas station.  I had a lot of things to do and as I waited I could feel that other motorists were also becoming increasingly irritated with the long wait.  The reason behind the delay in service turned out to [...]


Are Jamaican Businesses using Jamaican special days to their best advantage?

March 3rd, 2014

So what were you doing last week Friday? Well just to jog your memory that would be February 28, 2014. Still not sure about the reason that date is important? I am sure you will remember if you think harder. What was the significance of that date? If you haven’t figured it out as yet [...]


Is 2014 the year to start a new business?

January 18th, 2014

When a new year rolls around, persons are often filled with unsurpassed optimism and hope for the future.  They examine their dead end jobs with renewed vigour and take stock on how they can improve their finances. Some persons view the new year as a sign that it is time for a change in their [...]


How Consumers can cope with Back To School Blues!

August 25th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Although technically there are a few more weeks until school resumes, you can always tell when its getting closer. There is the tell tale frustrated gleam in the eye of the consumer as he frantically rushes from store to store trying to buy school supplies. There are also [...]