JAMPRO secures US$166.7 million in FDIs

THE Government's investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, continues to secure investments for the country across various sectors. Read More

JMMB hosts paint & sip for May Pen clients
JMMB Group's Donna Duncan-Scott (left) and client Diana Hayman, manager at Hayman's Auto Supplies, are all smiles as they pose for a photo op following the recently held Paint. Sip.Cheers event hosted by JMMB's May Pen branch, which took place at The Verandah at the Juici Patties head office in...... Read More

Observer Business Leader Award gets new home
THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted the annual gala event for all but two of its 21 iterations.... Read More

Shaw says microfinancing has key role in financial inclusion
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says the local microfinancing sector must play a key role in creating financial inclusion in the economy.... Read More

Customs fees issues with my phone

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Dear Claudienne In September 2018, my friend who lives in Canada, bought a Samsung A8 mobile phone as a gift for me and sent it out from a UPS store in Canada via DHL Express. Read More

Building a multimillion-dollar business

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

THE Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean launched the premier Branson Centre Summit recently at the Spanish Court Hotel under the theme 'Building a multimillion-dollar business'. Read More

Pick, choose and refuse

With Yanique Leiba-Ebanks | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Every profession uses specific jargon that confuses everyone else not privy to their learning. However, many times, as lay people, we have to figure out what various people are really saying to us, ie, we have to break it down so that we can make the best... Read More

24 grants awarded at Caribbean Angel Investor Forum

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

“Driving Growth Through Private Investment”, was the focus of the second Caribbean Angel Investor Forum held at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

Fresco, Vaswani head Jewel hotels

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

CARLOS Fresco and Vishal Vaswani were both appointed as general managers with the Las Hotels and Resorts' Jamaican operations recently. Read More

MSBM wants analytic approach to beat electricity theft

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) is calling for an industry and academia collaboration with the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS), to identify and address the causes of electricity theft and productivity loss related to the practice. Read More

NY sues Walmart, Target for selling toys with high lead levels

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — New York state authorities on Thursday announced a lawsuit against retail giants Walmart and Target for selling Chinese-made toys that had up to 10 times the legal limit of lead. Read More

Apple unveils plan for US$1-billion campus in Texas, US expansion

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Apple unveiled plans Thursday for a US$1-billion campus in Texas that will create jobs for the tech giant outside Silicon Valley, a move made without the fanfare of the recent Amazon headquarters bidding war. Read More

South Africa eyes green shoots in local cannabis industry

Sunday, December, 16 2018    

PRETORIA, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa on Thursday held its first cannabis industry exhibition since the constitutional court ruled private, personal cannabis use was legal, attracting scores of entrepreneurs and consumers. Read More

IMF chooses its first female chief economist – Gita Gopinath

BY AL EDWARDS Observer writer | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

THE IMF has chosen Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath to succeed Maurice Obstfeld (who will be retiring at the end of this year) as its chief economist and Director of the IMF's Research Department.She begins her new role in January 2019. Read More

Tourism, agriculture ministries open linkage centre to assist farmers

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

IN an effort to boost the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and increase the consumption of local produce by tourists, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries have jointly opened an Agri-Linkage Exchange Centre. Read More




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