General Manager at Guardsman Hospitality (GH), Laura Heron strongly believes that the idea of free beaches is non-existent, this, if operators are to maintain and care for these spaces properly as well as secure payback for investments. Read More

Government must take lead in creating development financing for SMEs – JMEA
The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) in a statement issued on Thursday last (September 12) says the organisation notes with great interest the further reduction in the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) policy interest rate to 0.5 per cent , which follows a...... Read More

MoBay's cannabis lady – T'Shura Gibbs
This week's Q10 features T'Shura Gibbs, the chief executive officer of Zimmer and Company, the health and wellness distribution company focused on medicinal cannabis and hemp-based Cannabidiol (CBD) products. Gibbs has become a highly visible and vocal personality in Jamaica's burgeoning medical...... Read More

Access financial reports 32 per cent rate on investment following Embassy acquisition
Access Financial Services (AFS) is reporting a 32 per cent return on investment (ROI) following its acquisition of Florida-based loan company Embassy Inc — a company that is said to have a strong online presence and ranked as the number one title loan provider in...... Read More

US$15.9-million Caribbean Mezzanine Fund almost fully deployed

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business writer | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

The US$15.9-million Caribbean Mezzanine Fund which is co-managed by investment company, Eppley Limited and NCB Capital Markets Limited is almost fully deployed. Read More

Anecka Clarke – 'Knot' your average entrepreneur

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

It is said that “necessity is the mother of invention” but for Aneca Clarke becoming a mother led to her invention of SnaZZy TrenZ, her online store which retails her hand-crafted African-inspired jewellery. Read More

The Lab's nine-month profit up 17%

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Advertising agency, The Limners and Bards Limited (The LAB) reported on Monday (September 10), an unaudited after-tax profit of $69.815 million for the nine-month period ended July 31, 2019, a 17 per cent increase compared with the corresponding period last... Read More

Opening a bank account, getting a credit card, your credit report

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

HOW TO OPEN A PERSONALBanking is an evolving industry. New policies have been implemented by the Bank of Jamaica for opening a bank account based on a “Know Your Customer” mandate. Read More

BUDGETING: A little extra

by Randy Rowe | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Last week I covered 'budgeting' and gave simple tips on how best to budget. Read More

Pension Industry Association of Jamaica lauds inclusion of tourism workers in pension scheme

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

The Pension Industry Association of Jamaica (PIAJ) is calling for working Jamaicans to make financial planning for retirement one of their top priorities. This call by the PIAJ comes in the wake of the passage of the Tourism Workers Pension Act 2019, which will benefit... Read More

Dealing with the thorny issue of pensions

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

Dear Claudienne,I worked for the Collector General's Department from 1971 to 1985. Read More

Lessons my first job taught me

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

As a newly-minted 30-year-old, I fall somewhere in the middle of those considered millennials; so I have enough practice at it for my bosses to think I can adequately share our experience here but way too much for younger millennials who are disgusted by the mere fact I... Read More

Developing a good relationship with your landlord/tenant

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

The relationship between a landlord and their tenant can often times be tenuous. Read More

Yes, US stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren't gone

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

NEW YORK (AP) — The US economy is sending some worrying signals about a possible recession, yet the stock market has gone on a what-me-worry ride toward record heights.What gives? Read More

China to lift tariffs on US soybeans, pork

Sunday, September, 15 2019    

BEIJING, China (AP) — China will lift tariffs imposed on US soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said on Friday (September 13), adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. Read More


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