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Buyers of stolen produce to be targeted

THE Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is on a new drive to target buyers and end-users of stolen agricultural produce and livestock. Read More

Challenges of female Airbnb hosts — UWI study
“With the numerous controversies emerging from the Airbnb industry, a new and more recent phenomenon in need of redress are the challenges that female hosts are currently experiencing in the sector.”... Read More

Going public – the FosRich experience
FosRich Company Ltd has declared that the company hopes to triple revenues within the next year.... Read More

Emerge : Igniting an agile mindset
Do you know what it takes to ignite an agile mindset?That was the question posed to the Emerge Summit's audience on Saturday (July 13) at the AC Mariott Hotel.... Read More

How to avoid visa abuse

BY VENICE WILLIAMS-GORDON | Friday, July, 19 2019    

A US visitor's visa is a tourist visa to the United States of America. It is also known as a B-1/B-2 visa. It is a non-immigrant visa issued to people entering the US temporarily for certain purposes. Any foreign citizen who wants to visit the US for the purpose of tourism, visiting family and... Read More

Latin American and Caribbean exports fall in 2019

Friday, July, 19 2019    

Following two years of uninterrupted growth, goods exported from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have fallen in the first months of 2019 due to a decline in the volume of exports as well as a drop in the prices of raw materials. Read More

Employment rates increase

Friday, July, 19 2019    

As at April 2019, the unemployment rate stood at 7.8 per cent. The employed labour force increased by 29,900 people for this period when compared to April 2018. Read More

Thousands demand resignation of Puerto Rico's governor

Friday, July, 19 2019    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Thousands marched in Puerto Rico for a fifth day on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, following corruption accusations and the leak of text chats in which he made sexist and homophobic remarks. Read More

Jamrock Jerk Makes It On Wall St.

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, July, 19 2019    

Magnus McKellar had a dream and that dream became reality in 2016. Three years after starting Jamrock Jerk, a mobile food establishment, McKellar has seen his business grow significantly. Read More

Cuba says nationwide blackouts to end by Saturday

Friday, July, 19 2019    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cuba's energy minister says breakdowns in the country's power plants have caused a string of blackouts across the country this week, and he promises the problem will be solved by tomorrow. Read More

Taiwanese president courts ally Haiti during Caribbean tour

Friday, July, 19 2019    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen made a brief visit to Haiti on Saturday without unveiling new spending commitments, as she courts Taipei's dwindling allies in the Caribbean in a diplomatic struggle with China. Read More

Negative inflation for June

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) in their latest report on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has reported an inflation rate of -0.1 per cent for June 2019. Read More

PWC seminar

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

Joanna Alexandra Watkins ,senior public sector specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group, makes a point to Alok Jain ,partner at PwC Jamaica at the accounting company's Governance and Transparency Seminar which took place at the AC Hotel by Marriott in Kingston last... Read More

Nearing the finish line

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

The Usain Bolt logo — a silhouette of the Olympic champion's famous victory stance — is now getting top billing on 76 Tower on Half-Way-Tree in Kington. Read More

US to support alternative energy projects in Caribbean

Thursday, July, 18 2019    

JAMAICA is among several Caribbean countries slated to benefit from United States (US) Department of State support to implement alternative energy-related projects. Read More



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