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Mystic Mountain Shake-Up – Founding Chairman To Exit Amid Court Battle For Control

The Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures attraction in Ocho Rios, contending with more than a COVID-19 pandemic financial fall-out, is estimated to require US$2.6 million or $380 million in additional working capital over the next two years. As the tour provider tries to woo Jamaicans and tourists back to its adrenaline-pumping rides, things are rocky in […]

Buyer Found For Jamaica Beverages

Jamaica Beverages Limited, JBL, the insolvent manufacturer of juice and milk products that was put up for sale last November, has found a buyer. Wilfred Baghaloo, a director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Jamaica who was appointed as JBL trustee three years ago, told the Financial Gleaner that they are advanced in finalising the sale, but could not […]

Major MBJ Airport Upgrade to be Financed By Scotiabank

Montego Bay, Jamaica – September 14, 2020 – Scotiabank has again provided loan financing to facilitate significant infrastructure improvements being made at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. In early September, the Bank inked a financing arrangement valued at US$60M that will fund the expansion of the Departures Retail Area to increase circulation space and […]

Starbucks Operator Caribbean Coffee Floats US$30m Bond

Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, CCTL, is moving ahead with plans for a US$30-million bond placement, the proceeds from which it will likely use to expand the Starbucks chain it operates in three regional markets. Read more at

Playa to sell two Jewel hotels for US$60 million

“Playa Hotels & Resorts announced over the weekend that it has entered into a binding agreement with a third party to sell the Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa and the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort & Waterpark for a total consideration of US$60 million in cash.” Read more at

Judgement: Spur Tree Spices v Minister of Labour & Social Security

In Spur Tree Spices v Minister of Labour & Social Security we successfully asked the Court to quash the Minister’s decision to refer a ‘dispute’ to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal because the referral was ultra vires s.11A Labour Relations & Industrial Disputes Act. In the case the workers were summarily dismissed for theft then unconditionally reinstated with full pay. […]

Sagicor Bank Triumphs At Privy Council

The Privy Council has restored a Supreme Court judgment handed down four years ago in favour of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited over a disputed multimillion-dollar loan. The bank’s customer, Marvalyn Taylor-Wright, an attorney, alleges that the lawsuit, originally filed against her by RBTT/RBC Royal Bank in March 2011, was based on a forged promissory note. […]

Myers, Fletcher & Gordon Presents Trajectories: 70 Years of Art at MF&G

Myers, Fletcher & Gordon, Attorneys-at-Law have long been known for their legal expertise, professionalism, civic engagement and progressive approach. Since the firm’s founding in 1944, three partners have been appointed as Ambassadors, two as Ministers of Government, and three have been awarded the Order of Jamaica for outstanding public service. This year MF&G celebrates 70 […]