Business

MoBay Juici Patties franchise owner touched by post flood support

You could not blame most Jamaicans for thinking that no good news comes out of Montego Bay these days. Read More

Tourist arrivals hit 4M mark
The tourist industry started its traditional high season Friday shattering all previous records for visitor arrivals, by welcoming the four millionth tourist so far this year.... Read More

H&M to close more stores as customers go online
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) on Friday said sales fell below expectations in the fourth quarter and it would close more stores as customers increasingly prefer to shop online. ... Read More

Vaz says approval rate of development applications improving
M inister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says that the measures and system introduced to improve the turnaround time for approving development applications are showing positive...... Read More

Local financial institutions profiting from the Trump trade

By Yanique Leiba-Ebanks | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The “Trump trade” is commonly used to refer to investing with the optimistic expectation that the financial markets will boom under the stewardship of Donald Trump as president. Read More

Dear Orchid Doc - Dec 17

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Dear Orchid Doc:Help, my orchids are ailing! Under the Dendrobium leaves are dark brown and the spot is not rubbing off. What do I do? J P Dear JP; Read More

HAJ plans signature project in Kingston

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is planning a multi-billion investment in Kingston.It's a development that chairman of the HAJ, Norman Brown, has classified as a “signature project” expected to begin during HAJ's fiscal year 2018/2019. Read More

Questions and answers on 'net neutrality'

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Washington, United States (AFP) — US regulators voted Thursday on a plan overhauling rules for Internet services providers. The action by the Federal Communications Commission is likely to end so-called “net neutrality”. Read More

US moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rules

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Washington , UNITED STATES (AFP) — US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called “net neutrality” rules which required Internet providers to treat all traffic equally, a move opponents say would curb online freedom. Read More

Is your money patient?

Dennise Williams | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

So as we count down to a new year, the question is, have you met all your money goals? Yes? Congrats!!! I bet most of us have not. And so the question we need to ask if we haven't met our 2017 money goals, so what? It's not the end of the world IF your money is patient. Read More

Gov't promises microcredit regulation by February

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, has assured micro financiers that the Bill to regulate activities in their sector , the Micro Credit Act, will be tabled in Parliament next February. Read More

Preparing Jamaica's future labour force

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, December, 15 2017    

I have long maintained that the biggest risk to Jamaica's economic development is the unproductivity of our labour force, which was highlighted in an article I wrote in the Jamaica Observer titled 'Transforming Jamaica's Productivity' (December 6, 2013). Read More

CDB approves US$76 million for St Kitts

Friday, December, 15 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a programme of assistance of US$76.2 million for St Kitts and Nevis over the period 2017 to 2021. Read More

CDB announces US$100 million country strategy for Haiti

Friday, December, 15 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience, and achieving sustained economic growth for all. Read More

Russia coming in from the cold

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

Minister of Tourism Ed Bartlett has listed Russia as one of the markets that will again cause an uptick in arrivals to the island, as the Russian economy returned to modest growth since the start of 2017. Read More



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