Whose life are you living?

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Are you living your life or spending money to live someone else's?One of the critical ideas around living the Fabulous Life is asking yourself how your money is feeling. And for many of us one of the real reasons our money is... Read More

13 years after quitting, Zuckerberg gets (honorary) Harvard degree

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Thirteen years after dropping out of Harvard University to work on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday finally got his degree — well, sort of.Zuckerberg returned to the university where he... Read More

Millennials and investing

Lisa Minto-Powell | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Millennials are those individuals who were born between 1982 and 2004. This definition differs depending on the source, but this is roughly the period that researchers agree on. Let's take a look at what moves these people with regard to the investment world. Read More

Lagos turns 50: half-a-century of urban chaos

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — It's only when the thick smog of humidity and pollution lifts that the size of Lagos becomes clear: from above, the megacity of some 20 million people seems to stretch out to infinity.Not even the Atlantic Ocean... Read More

Amazon opens first brick and mortar New York bookshop

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Online retail giant Amazon on Thursday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York City, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books and letting customers browse products as in times gone by. Read More

Bartlett urges CDB to invest more in tourism

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Financial institutions, including the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), are being urged by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to better establish a window of opportunity for small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs), and to invest more in tourism in the region. Read More

KIW International considers Junior Market listing

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 26 2017    

Directors of KIW International (KIW), the property holding and investment entity in which Jamaica Teas Ltd (JTL) purchased a stake earlier this year, are actively reviewing options to list the ordinary shares on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange... Read More

JN Bank supersizes loans, causes rates to fall

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 26 2017    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) indicates in its new quarterly monetary policy report (QMPR) that the island's newest commercial bank made loans which added appreciably to the stock of private loans for the March 2017 quarter, with private sector credit almost doubling expected growth during... Read More

FirstCaribbean Barbados named best retail bank

Friday, May, 26 2017    

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has been named the Best Retail Bank in Barbados by leading print and online magazine Global Banking and Finance Review . A press release yesterday revealed that the... Read More

Import licence ban on cars lifted to boost hub development

Friday, May, 26 2017    

In an about-turn, Minister of Industry Karl Samuda has removed the restriction of an import licence for vehicles entering the Kingston Wharves on the grounds that the removal of the red tape will boost business prospects for Jamaica's automotive sector.The... Read More

Fake flooding

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, May, 26 2017    

Just over a week ago, sections of the island suffered massive infrastructure and other damage as a result of torrential rains which lasted for several days. It is estimated that the direct damage caused by the floods could be in the region of $700 million, and... Read More



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