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Medical cannabis company to be 1st cross-listed on Jamaica and Canada stock exchanges

Tree of Knowledge International Corp, which trades under the name TOKI, will become the first company to be cross-listed between the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Read More

A micro stock exchange may be coming soon — Shaw
As the country continues to outperform global stock market trends, new calls are now emerging for the creation of a micro stock exchange following on the success of the junior market — which has grown significantly within the last year.... Read More

I tried to make a difference
 In his recent biography on his life, titled I tried to make a difference, R Danny Williams shows through example the lessons of how to achieve a life well lived with examples from family, friends, business, charity and even politics.... Read More

As Guyana strikes oil, Jamaican trade mission makes visit
An eight-person Jamaican “mini” trade mission is now in Guyana for a five-day series of briefings by public sector entities, as well as business-to-business meetings with private sector leaders there.... Read More

13 Jamaican companies chosen for Branson Centre accelerator programme

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship — Caribbean welcomed 13 Jamaican companies into its accelerator programme, wherein businesses will be intensely trained for six months to become certified business leaders in the Caribbean small and medium-sized enterprise... Read More

Hotelier Kevin Hendrickson to receive 2019 AMCHAM President's Award

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

At this year's staging of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM) Business and Civic Leadership Awards and gala, long-time business man Kevin Hendrickson is slated to receive the coveted 'President's Award'. Read More

Assets tax will stay for now, says finance minister

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has disclosed that the administration has no intention at this time to phase out the assets tax on financial institutions — in spite of cries from securities dealers for this to be done. Read More

Infrastructure spending big-ticket item in upcoming budget — Clarke

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has indicated that infrastructure spending will be one of the big-ticket items in the upcoming 2020 -2021 national budget, which will be tabled next month. Read More

Operational changes effected to CPJ non-core

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Montego Bay-based food and liquor distributor, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) Limited, has announced operational changes to its non-core business. Read More

MasterCard launches smart islands programme in Caribbean

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Global payment company MasterCard recently launched its smart islands programme in the Caribbean; an initiative which they say will lead the journey towards developing smart, cashless societies and strengthen economies throughout the region. Read More

MGP pressed into expansion after 25 years

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

As a sales representative at United Co-operative Printers, Arlene Wilson didn't know a lot about printing when she decided to get a small print press to do small jobs that got lost in the system. Today, she heads Mona Graphic Printers Company Limited (MGP) which celebrates its 25th anniversary... Read More

Central Bank introduces new tool to make US$ available to the market

Sunday, January, 26 2020    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be pumping more US dollars into the foreign exchange system through a new instrument called the FX Swap Arrangement. Read More

Steven Gooden re-elected JSDA president

Steven Gooden | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Steven Gooden chief executive officer of National Commercial Bank Capital Markets Limited will remain as the president of the Jamaica Securities Dealers Association for another year. Read More

Principal to receive pension

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

Dear Claudienne  I was principal of a prominent rural high school for a number of years and resigned from the post in 1994.After I resigned the job of principal, I was appointed head of another Ministry of Education (MOE) agency. Read More

Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has unveiled its 'Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World' campaign, the new destination brand positioning for the country. Read More



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