Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant in London today. Read more


JPS leads Caribbean energy market with HESS ...system deemed one of the largest commissioned in the world

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has commissioned its highly anticipated Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS), a facility which is said to be the first of its kind in the Caribbean and one of the largest battery- flywheel hybrids to be installed in the world this... Read More

Is Jamaica the right address for investment business success?
In late October, Jampro and the Jamaican High Commission in Port of Spain hosted a business investment breakfast in Trinidad attended by several of their most prestigious business leaders. The objective was to share some of the good news coming out of Jamaica and...... Read More

Bartlett discusses tourism crisis management in Kenya
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartett has held discussions in Kenya on the establishment of a Satellite Centre for the Mona-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) at Kenyatta University.... Read More

BOJ stops exchanging cotton-based T&T $100 banknotes
The Bank of Jamaica has advised that as of today (December 13) they will no longer exchange cotton-based TT$100 banknotes at its banking counter.... Read More

Avaya and C&W Business showcase at Tech Beach

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Avaya Holdings Corp (AVYA) showcased its cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) communications technologies at the recent Tech Beach Retreat in Montego Bay last weekend. The company partnered with C&W Business to make the innovation available at the... Read More

Elite remains optimistic about new Drax Hall location

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Chief executive officer of Elite Diagnostic Limited Warren Chung says the biggest challenge the company faces at the new Drax Hall location in St Ann is doctors and consumers' confidence in the company, however, he remains optimistic that the branch's revenues will equal its... Read More

Americans behind Jamaica's latest medical hemp company

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Organic Growth Holdings (OGH) Jamaica is the latest company to make its foray in Jamaica's growing medical hemp industry, breaking ground on Wednesday for its farm and factory on the Long Pond Estate just outside of Clark's Town in Trelawny. Read More

RBC sells Eastern Caribbean banking operations

Friday, December, 13 2019    

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced yesterday that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell all banking operations in the Eastern Caribbean to a consortium of indigenous banks within the region. Read More

Order Of Rio Branco for Ambassador STONE ROOFE

Friday, December, 13 2019    

Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil H E Carlos den Hartog recently conferred on the Ambassador Alison Stone Roofe the order of Rio Branco in the rank of Grand Cross, at his Millsborough Crescent residence. The Order of Rio Branco (Ordem de Rio Branco) is an honorific order of... Read More

Moody's upgrades Jamaica's rating

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Moody's Investors Service (Moody's), the internationally recognised bond credit rating arm of Moody's Corporation, has changed Jamaica's outlook from positive to stable while upgrading the long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings of the Government of Jamaica from... Read More

Bolt Mobility gets red light in Washington, DC

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Usain Bolt's American scooter firm, Bolt Mobility, is one of four scooter companies which will no longer be operating in Washington, DC according to a number of Washington-based media organisations. Read More

16,540 new jobs created in 2018-2019 fiscal year — Jampro

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) is reporting that 16,540 new jobs were created in the 2018-2019 fiscal year within the fields of energy and information technology-enabled services (outsourcing), film, animation and music. Read More

$611-million Surreal housing development taking shape

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Sprawled on a parcel of land bordering a lush green golf course in the swanky Sugar Mill Road area of Ironshore in St James, the $611-million Surreal, a 27-housing unit project developed by NFD Construction, is now taking shape. Read More

Blue Power soap exports to Caricom market hit by tarrif barrier

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Soap manufacturer Blue Power Group Limited, based on a ruling from the World Customs Organization, has been deemed ineligible to receive preferential treatment under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas for bath and laundry soaps produced by the company from palm oil-based... Read More

AMCHAM Jamaica signs MOU with the US Embassy

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

US Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM Jamaica) to permit the organisation to provide core fee-based services to US companies interested in the Jamaican market when the US Embassy... Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon