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Hours before the official signing off for a Caribbean Manufacturers Association (CMA), Richard Pandohie, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), has hailed the formation of the impending entity as a progressive step but said he hopes that it will not... Read More

Sterling Assets Management reaping benefits despite COVID-19
While most wealth management and assets companies are feeling the pinch from COVID 19, Sterling Assets Management is now reaping the benefits of depressed bond and other securities caused by the global pandemic.... Read More

Distant Jr secures third term as JCC president
Re-elected president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Lloyd Distant Jr, yesterday reiterated the Chamber's commitment to the country's economic growth despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read More

BOJ confident of Jamaica being removed from Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism watchlist
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is confident of having Jamaica removed from the international watchlist of countries with weak Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regime based on the work being carried out by the bank.... Read More

VM Wealth launches premium wealth management services

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Victoria Mutual Wealth Management (VM Wealth) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the launch of its premium wealth management services at the VM Wealth New Kingston head office, located at 53 Knutsford Boulevard in Kingston. Read More

NCBFG focused on liquidity and capital strength for upcoming financial year

BY DAVID ROSE Observer business writer | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Despite recording a 36 per cent decline in net profits attributable to shareholders for its 2020 financial year (FY) ending September 30, NCB Financial Group's (NCBFG) stock price has rallied by 12 per cent following the publication of its annualised results against the backdrop of... Read More

Young entrepreneur of the year Gilroy Gordon has an innate passion to innovate

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

In times of uncertainty when no one really has the right answers Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gilroy Gordon likes to find solutions for his clients. Through his company IGonics Limited, he dedicates himself to technological innovation in a bid to add value whenever and wherever he... Read More

COVID-19 presents opportunities — JMMB senior manager

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dr Michelle Sinclair, manager Group Financial Partnership Support and Financial Education for the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group, is encouraging investors to seize financial investment opportunities that have presented itself amid the current... Read More

BOJ warns of worsening labour market conditions

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is raising the red flag about projections of a worsening of the labour market conditions in the country over the next two years. Read More

Privacy ironman: Chukwuemeka Cameron

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

The Ironman Triathlon calls for training and endurance and a determination to stay the course to finish a gruelling series of events in one day. Chukwuemeka Cameron participated in one in 2019 and a parallel can be drawn between the event and his nearly two decades long gargantuan... Read More

JBDC partners with international company to provide support for MSMEs during COVID-19

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) recently partnered with international organisation CIAL Dun & Bradstreet to deliver critical development services to businesses in the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) sector as they grapple with the effects of the... Read More

Zoom-ing in on data protection

With Joanna Marzouca | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

As a consequence of COVID-19, we have moved away from face-to-face interactions and now use videoconferencing for work, school, doctors' visits and even weddings. Today, Zoom and similar platforms have become a fixture in our daily lives. In this article we will 'zoom-in' on recent... Read More

JMMB supports side businesses of employees through online expo

Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

JMMB, through a recent online expo held during its weekly goal getter live series, showcased a range of products offered by the side businesses of its team members. Read More

Mezzanine financing — an alternative solution to traditional credit

Simone Hudson | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Access to finance is often highlighted as a major challenge for businesses within the region, especially those without the 'blue chip' on their shoulders. Before, and especially now with COVID-19, businesses looking for capital to recapitalise, retool or expand their operations may... Read More

Giving support to others

by DR ROBERT YEUNG | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

Some of the people around you — colleagues as well as friends and family members — may be facing practical challenges to do with their work, health, finances, or the people in their lives. Others may be feeling more anxious or otherwise distressed due to global... Read More



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