Agriculture land bank being developed

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says a land bank is being developed, geared at pinpointing properties across Jamaica that are suitable for agriculture but are not being used. Read More

As Jamaica signs onto China's Belt and Road Initiative, the US Congress takes a closer look
As Jamaica signed on to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on April 11, a report to the American Congress entitled 'China's Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean' sought to examine the implications of growing Chinese influence in the...... Read More

Kathleen Moss appointed chairman of JN Bank
Kathleen Moss has been appointed chairman of JN Bank Limited. Moss is a management consultant and chartered business valuator with Sierra Associates, an independent advisory and business valuation firm that she established in 1993.... Read More

Rainforest Seafoods invests in new facility in St Vincent
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines — Rainforest Seafoods, the Caribbean's trailblazing seafood processor and exporter, has signed an agreement with the Dr Ralph Gonsalves-led Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility...... Read More

Disrupted flow

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Dear Claudienne Telephone service (landline and internet) for my FLOW account is registered in the name of my deceased mother who passed 11 years ago. Read More

Japan's Suzuki in recall of 2 million vehicles

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japanese small car manufacturer Suzuki announced Thursday it was recalling two million vehicles shipped domestically, citing improper inspections and a series of other faults, including false fuel efficiency data. Read More

Wigton sale to help reduce debt to 60% of GDP by 2025/26

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology (SET), Fayval Williams says that the expected $5.5 billion from the current Wigton Windfarm IPO will be used to help reduce the national debt. Read More

Malaysia revives massive China-backed project

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) — Malaysia will revive a US$34-billion Chinese-backed transport and property development that was abandoned in 2017, the prime minister said Friday, adding the project would contribute to Beijing's global infrastructure drive. Read More

Wigton roadshow

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Manager Business Development Credit & Client Relations at the Credit Union Fund ManagementCompany, Georgia Morrison, explains the Wigton Initial Public Offer to Edward Jones during a Wigton Windfarm Roadshow in Mandela Park last week.  Read More

Jamila Pinto delivers business conference for creatives

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Describing herself as a 'creative spirit', 24-year-old Jamila Pinto is the founder and director of the INDIGGO Conference, the premier conference for young creative entrepreneurs in Kingston. Jamila is a trained writer, holding a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the... Read More

'Britain's Notre-Dame' tells fiery tale of restored glory

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

YORK, United Kingdom (AFP) — A bolt of lightning pierced its tower and flames licked across its thick oak roof. Thirty-five years ago it was York Minster in northern England that went up in flames. Read More

Indian extradited to US from Singapore in call centre fraud

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Singapore has extradited an Indian national to the United States to face charges in a call centre fraud that scammed millions of dollars from victims in the United States, the Justice Department announced Friday. Read More

Diaz-Canel's first year as Cuba president in five events

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — A deadly plane crash, economic woes, a new constitution, US sanctions and taking to social media: Miguel Diaz-Canel's first year as president of Cuba has been anything but straightforward. Read More

Knutsford Court reaping benefits of eco-friendly programme

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

In an effort to promote a more eco-friendly environment, the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston is adopting new energy-efficient methods, along with other sustainable practices. Read More

Facebook and other social media platforms must better police content on their platforms

BY AL EDWARDS Observer writer | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Facebook, the social media behemoth headed by its founder Mark Zuckerberg, finds itself under intense scrutiny for its seeming inability to effectively regulate content on its platform. Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon