Do you know your rights as a consumer?

July 27th, 2020

We all have rights. Well you might know your individual rights as a citizen of a country, but what about your rights as a consumer? Not everyone knows what they should expect when they conduct business. The Right to safety and protection from hazardous goods or services. So this means that consumers have the right [...]


Why should we buy Jamaican?

May 16th, 2018

It is not often that the word ‘local’ gets so much positive feedback, especially when it is attached to a label on a product. However the word reveals that the item being sold was produced locally and that is good news. Why do we need to import goods? I have always wondered why the items [...]


World Consumer Rights Day 2013

March 19th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer March 15, 2013 was celebrated in 250 countries as World Consumer Rights Day. The theme for this year was, Consumer Justice Now. I don’t remember paying less for anything I bought that day because that would have been my kind of ‘justice’. This is just wishful thinking as [...]


New Look of Two familiar drinks

October 7th, 2012

Does a product enjoy renewed interest of consumers if the package changes? Well, research shows that consumers do respond differently to various presentations of the same product. Often when the package of a product changes, consumers who have never tried the product before might be tempted to try it. So with that being said, there are new [...]


One hand can’t clap

November 10th, 2010

Unity is strength.  A simple but powerful concept.  If the islands in the Caribbean could capitalise on that, we would become a force to reckon with on the world market.  However, recently there has been a ripple in the fabric of our unity.  The comments of the Trinidad Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, have created a backlash of intense criticism. She stated at [...]


Brand Jamaica to the World

June 8th, 2010

 ’Anything foreign must be good.’  I remember hearing those words from various people all through my childhood.  I must admit I never really gave them much thought.  However, recent events now have me thinking about how we feel about our home.  I know that our Jamaican products are just as good if not better than [...]