Trinidad defends decision to seek court-appointed liquidator for CL Financial

Friday, July, 28 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago g overnment yesterday defended its decision to seek a court-appointed liquidator to deal with the assets of CL Financial company, saying it was seeking to ensure that taxpayers were not on... Read More

Long Pond distillery back in operation

Friday, July, 28 2017    

THE Long Pond Distillery located in Clark's Town, Trelawny resumed operations after being closed for four years. Read More

Britain seeks post-Brexit trade deal with Mexico

Friday, July, 28 2017    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Britain's t rade m inister Liam Fox met with Mexican counterparts yesterday to lay the foundations for a post-Brexit trade deal, part of a global diplomatic offensive to smooth its... Read More

Cuba's public face of diplomacy with US leaving post

Friday, July, 28 2017    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The public face of Cuba's diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday. Read More

Wall Street or Harbour Street?

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 28 2017    

In an effort to correct what the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has estimated to be losses of US$12.8 billion annually in unexploited revenue from the diaspora, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) hopes to double the number of Jamaicans investing on the stock market by 2019. Read More

Dominica on a path

Friday, July, 28 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says Dominica is on the path towards prosperity based on the performance of the economy. Read More

EduFocal Excellence Awards

Friday, July, 28 2017    

Who said learning can't be fun? Online learning platform EduFocal's fifth annual Excellence Awards certainly was! The examination preparation platform awarded its top 20 achieving students this past Wednesday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Cash prizes and certificates... Read More

Haitians seek lawmakers' help for immigration protections

Friday, July, 28 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — Haitian community advocates in Miami say they're pursuing congressional action to extend “temporary” immigration protections granted to Haitians after a 2010 earthquake. Read More

Haitians get residency extension from Dominican Republic

Friday, July, 28 2017    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic on Tuesday granted a one-year extension to some 230,000 Haitians trying to renew or obtain residency permits, an issue that has soured relations between the neighbouring countries. Read More

Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person

Friday, July, 28 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos yesterday became the world's richest person as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine... Read More

Taiwanese minister visits Dominican Republic to boost ties

Friday, July, 28 2017    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Taiwan's minister of foreign affairs is visiting the Dominican Republic to boost diplomatic ties in the region after recently losing Panama as an ally. Read More



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