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Asafa gets Active

Jamaican Olympian and track star, Asafa Powell, has created a fitness band targeted at Jamaicans seeking to better maintain their health.Dubbed Active by Asafa Fitness, the product was launched on Friday. Read More

JAPEX to 'boost your revenue'
With the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) set to get under way today at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), participants can look forward to seminars geared toward boosting their businesses.... Read More

Poles apart, JPS and customer seek solution
Dear Claudienne,My family owns a small apartment complex in Coral Gardens, Montego Bay, comprising five apartments.... Read More

Carib Cash apologises for misinformation
Dear Claudienne,I became a Carib Cash customer on June 5, 2017 when I signed a promissory note for a loan of $890,500. I paid off the loan in July 2017 with another loan from a commercial bank in Jamaica.... Read More

The European Central Bank's QE decisions and your portfolio

Pamela LEWIS | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

The European Central Bank (ECB) instituted an asset-purchase programme two years ago for government and corporate bonds in the primary market. The programme is widely known as quantitative easing or QE for short. Read More

Escaping disillusion: The skilled youth quitting Turkey

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

ANKARA, Turkey (AFP) — When Dilara left Turkey for Dubai five years ago, her friends said she'd made a mistake. The economy was flourishing, the cultural scene was vibrant and relations with the West warm. Read More

Today's US teens about three years behind 70s generation

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Teenagers in America today are about three years behind their counterparts from the 1970s when it comes to taking up sex, drinking alcohol and working for pay, researchers said yesterday. Read More

BOJ introduces mid-day FX trading rate

Saturday, September, 23 2017    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) on Thursday said it will, starting next Monday, begin publishing mid-day rates for the four major currencies traded in the local market. Read More

Gov't finalises Alpart deal with JISCO

Saturday, September, 23 2017    

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester 'Mike' Henry yesterday finalised the deal with Jiuquan Iron & Steel Company (JISCO) completing the company's acquisition of Alpart. Read More

Digicel sends supplies to hurricane-ravaged Dominica

Saturday, September, 23 2017    

FOLLOWING the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Digicel says it has intensified its humanitarian and restoration efforts to get much-needed supplies and technical equipment to Dominica, which was hit by the monster Category Five storm. Read More

Mayberry rejects Berger offer of $10.88

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 22 2017    

Financial outfit and shareholder of Berger Paints Jamaica Ltd (BRG), Mayberry Investments Ltd, is rejecting the offer of $10.88 or US$0.08485 per share by international paint giant Ansa Coating International Ltd (ACI), which seeks to acquire remaining BRG shares on the... Read More

Peart elected president of AmCham

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Allison Peart, managing partner of Ernst & Young, is now president of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica.She was elected at the organisation's annual general meeting on Tuesday. Read More

Holness says gov't looking to reform of the public sector

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 22 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his g overnment is looking forward to the reform of the public sector and the benefits it will create for the country. Read More

Schnoor promoted by Scotiabank from Trinidad to Toronto

Friday, September, 22 2017    

Having impressed as managing director of Scotiabank Trinindad and Tobago, as well as senior vice-president and head of Caribbean South and East, Jamaican Anya Schnoor will travel to Toronto, Canada, as executive vice-president of the bank's retail payment, deposits and... Read More

Haiti president rebukes UN over sex abuse, cholera scandals

Friday, September, 22 2017    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rebuked the UN over two scandals that will leave a dark cloud over the peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country when it leaves next month. Read More



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