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Remittances — Jamaica's economic lynchpin

EVEN though the World Bank predicted global remittances would fall by 22 per cent, with the Latin America and Caribbean region expected to record a 19.3 per cent drop, Jamaica has defied this fate as remittance inflows grew by 25 per cent to US $1.53 billion ($221.1 billion) and net remittances... Read More

A 'Paramount' conversation with Hugh Graham
“The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort. Accepting the unknown and unknowable eliminates...... Read More

The Jamaica National Member Ombudsman
When the word ombudsman appears, immediate reference is usually made to the country's political ombudsman. Yet there are other ombudsmen around even in corporate Jamaica.... Read More

Planning for life — insurance
If you were to get sick tomorrow and go through life-saving surgery: Who would show up for you? Would your family be alright financially? Would you have felt accomplished with your life up to that point? Would your will be ready? Would you have left life with any...... Read More

Investment in infrastructure – an apt solution for the 2021 investor

BY SIMONE HUDSON | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

EXPOSURE to infrastructure assets can provide investors with the higher returns, stability of income, and portfolio diversification they have been searching for since the pandemic. Read More

Deal or no deal

BY YANIQUE LEIBA-EBANKS | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

The thought of shopping evokes different reactions from people, some people's expressions light up at the thought of going shopping while others are unable to hide their discomfort. Whether you are shopping out of necessity or just for therapy, most of us are searching for the best value for... Read More

Sanya Goffe to chair NCB Capital Markets Stratus board

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Sanya Goffe has been appointed as the chairperson of the board of Stratus Alternative Funds SCC, an investment vehicle designed by NCB Capital Markets (NCBCM) Limited.Notice of Goffe's appointment was made on Friday last by way of a news release. Read More

The always problematic issue of pensions

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Dear Claudienne:I am a Jamaican and I reside in Orlando, Florida. I am reaching out to you on behalf of my brother who also resides in Florida and has been trying to collect his Government pension for the last eight years. My brother is 83 years old. Read More

New Bill tabled to regulate microcredit companies

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

THE Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has been identified as the body which will be responsible for dealing with complaints against microcredit institutions, under a new Microcredit Bill, tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read More

Digicel names Jabbor Kayumov as new CEO

Friday, January, 15 2021    

Digicel Jamaica yesterday announced the appointment of Jabbor Kayumov as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Read More

Medical Disposables expands product line with Disiclin disinfectant

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Friday, January, 15 2021    

Medical Disposables & Supplies Limited (MDS) has expanded its product line. MDS's new Consumer Division has added Disiclin disinfectant to its offerings. Read More

Brokers affirm Proven Investments APO as a buy

BY DAVID ROSE Observer business writer | Friday, January, 15 2021    

With several additional public offerings (APOs) and initial public offerings (IPOs) in the month of January, Proven Investments Limited (PIL) has garnered significant interest from the brokerage community which has recommended that investors accept, buy and participate in the... Read More

An explanation of the new Jamaica Stock Exchange Private Market platform

Friday, January, 15 2021    

On Monday, January 11, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) launched its Private Market platform.Since then many individuals have been asking about this new initiative by the JSE. m. Read More

New ice creamery wants an additional scoop of local market share

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 15 2021    

The frozen novelty industry is about to get sweeter when That's Cold JA— a new ice creamery— officially launches its line of authentic products and as it seeks to carve out additional market share. Read More

SORE POINT!

Friday, January, 15 2021    

Chairman of the Wisynco Group William Mahfood has expressed concerns about the use of foreign exchange to import non-biodegradable plastic alternatives as replacement of styrofoam food and beverage containers, following the Government's ban on the local manufacture, distribution, and use... Read More



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