Newer Worlds to develop action plan for agribusiness sector

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) has recruited UK-based sector and business expansion experts, Newer Worlds, to develop a five-year strategy for Jamaica's agribusiness industry. Read More

IMF warns trade confrontations, uncertainty threaten global growth
Davos, Switzerland (AFP) — The US-China trade confrontations, Brexit, and other uncertainties are threatening to drag down global growth even further, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday.... Read More

Table of IMF economic growth forecasts
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Here are the International Monetary Fund's latest economic growth projections for 2019 and 2020, published Monday in the quarterly update to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) .... Read More

National innovation awardee touts features of self-designed security system
Local entrant to the home security field Lindon Falconer believes his Falcon B series remote monitoring and control device system, which was entered in the 2018 National Innovation Awards in November and which won the Engineering and Manufacturing category, stands to...... Read More

Govt using tax revenue surplus to pay arrears to SMEs — Clarke

Monday, January, 21 2019    

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that a “plethora” of small- and medium-sized businesses will benefit from an allocation of $1.5 billion included in the supplementary estimates for 2018/19 for bills owed to them by government... Read More

Antigua logs over one million visitors in 2018

Monday, January, 21 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) – The Minister of Tourism in Antigua and Barbuda, Charles Fernandez says 2018 was a record-setting year as the two-island state welcomed over one million visitors, topping the figures recorded for each of the previous four years. Read More


BY AL EDWARDS Observer writer | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Leading Jamaican architect Evan Williams is bemoaning the demise of the Jamaican construction and architectural industry as a result of major projects being awarded to Chinese firms. Read More

V&M getting creative with gizzadas

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer writer | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Like ackee and salt fish and the patty, the gizzada is a Jamaican original. The coconut-filled pastry has been a culinary favourite in the country for decades. Read More

Investment strategies for retirees

Lisa Minto-Powell | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

THE new year has started with a great deal of uncertainty following the enormous volatility experienced in 2018. Last year there was an abundance of global economic uncertainty, political changes, and sharp market movements among other things. These would have left many investors feeling... Read More

Sagicor refunds money taken in ATM fraud

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

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Jamaica's 'obscure' stock market steps into Bloomberg spotlight

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

The Jamaican Stock Exchange has caught the eye of the internationally renowned financial media company Bloomberg, which reported on Friday that it is the best-performing stock market in the world. Bloomberg explains that in addition... Read More

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests. Read More

Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Organisers of this week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating... Read More

India's richest man to battle Amazon, Walmart in e-commerce

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani announced details of a new online shopping platform Friday that will see his oil-to-telecoms conglomerate take on Amazon and Walmart in India's burgeoning e-commerce market. Read More

Real estate price versus value

Rasheda Gordon Morgan | Sunday, January, 20 2019    

THE legal term for the purchasing or selling of property is conveyancing. However, it is more intricate, as it entails the act of preparing the relevant legal documents for the transfer of legal proprietorship of the property or land from one person to another. Read More


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