Scotiabank encourages financial wellness in Jamaica

Scotiabank encouraged financial wellness in Jamaica through its high-profile public seminar last week on planning for financial success. Read More

First quarter profit falls at Lasco Financial Services
Lasco Financial Services Limited (LFSL) reported on Wednesday (August 14), an unaudited net profit of $91.1 million for the company's first quarter ended June 2019, despite a nine per cent decrease when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2018. ... Read More

Smart resigns from tTech
Information technology services provider tTech Limited is advising that Marcelle Smart, consulting services manager, has resigned effective September 12, 2019.... Read More

Difficulties in receiving refunds from the National Housing Trust
I am a retired civil servant and since 2016, have been trying to recover my National Housing Trust (NHT) contributions under the Special Refund Programme. Based on the statement of contributions (copy attached) it appears that the NHT is experiencing difficulty in locating my...... Read More

Berger Paints profit up for second quarter

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Berger Paints Jamaica Limited (BPJL) is reporting (August 14) an unaudited after-tax surplus of $27.96 million for the company's second quarter ended June 30, 2019. This represents a five per cent increase when compared with the corresponding period last year, which... Read More

Ryan Mattis – Images Matter

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

His journey into photography was not clear cut but, even as a young professional working in information technology, Ryan Mattis knew his calling was to frame life through the arts. Read More

Preparing to buy your first home

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

For most people, the thought of buying a home can be exciting and terrifying at the same time, and not simply because it is likely the largest financial obligation you will ever make, next to having children. Read More

Trade wars, tariffs and your investments

BY TONI-ANN NEITA-ELLIOTT | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

One of the top trending topics in world news right now is “tariffs and trade wars”, so it is no surprise that I have been getting a lot of calls from clients who want to understand what a tariff is, why it is causing a trade war and how it affects their... Read More

EPOC to maintain vigilant monitoring post-IMF period

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Fresh from being given an indefinite extension, the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) is promising to be just as vigilant in its oversight of the government's economic reform programme in the post-International Monetary Fund (IMF)... Read More

Not going to sit here and fret, stress over recession says Richard Wallace

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer Business Writer | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

As speculation continues surrounding a possible upcoming global recession, Richard Wallace, hotelier, entrepreneur, and president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, believes Jamaica's tourism industry should prepare in a positive, pragmatic way for any... Read More

It's not me, it's you!

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Fresh on the heels of that university degree, you enter what you think is your dream job and put your best foot forward to get past the probationary period. Read More

Lessons in loans — especially car loans

BY RANDY ROWE | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Editor's note — the following is part one of a two-part series on wha t to look for and ask when taking out a loan.   Read More

$28.8 million second quarter net loss for Everything Fresh

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Food importer and distributor Everything Fresh (EFL) reported on Wednesday last (August 14), an unaudited net loss of $28.8 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, following a net profit of $30.4 million recorded in the corresponding period last ... Read More

Bank of Jamaica halts exchange of Bermudian dollar at its banking counter

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is advising members of the public that as at tomorrow (August 26) it will no longer exchange the Bermudian dollar at its banking counter. Read More

Profit up for Sterling Investments

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Sterling Investments Limited (SIL) reported on Monday last (August 19), an unaudited net profit of $57.1 million for the six-month period ended June 2019, an increase of 10.4 per cent when compared with the $51.8 million recorded in the corresponding period last... Read More


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