Business

Illegal developers in Real Estate Board's cross hairs

THE Real Estate Board (REB)/Commission of Strata Corporations is clamping down on the number of unregistered real estate developers who are selling properties illegally. Read More

Inflation, FX stability
“There is an economic change that is happening in Jamaica that is enormous,” according to Brian Wynter, the outgoing governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) .... Read More

Chronic oversupply of apartments, especially in Kingston
Jamaica is currently facing a chronic oversupply of apartments, especially in Kingston, where there are upwards of 1,000 unsold units.... Read More

Jamaica National clears the air regarding customers who have passed away
Dear Claudienne:I live in the United States. In August 2012, my husband and I visited Jamaica. He opened an account at the Jamaica National St Ann's Bay Branch on August 7, 2012.... Read More

Companies holding out on providing information because they fear tax authorities - Richard Pandohie

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer Business Writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie is calling for a more open flow of information within the manufacturing sector. Read More

Executive appointments at Scotia Group Jamaica Limited

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Scotia Group is announcing the appointments of Debra Spence-Lopez as vice-president for sales and services at Scotia Insurance and Wealth and Marco-Dane Gordon as vice-president business support at Scotia Investments. Read More

'Christmas in July'

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer Business Writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The ballroom of Jamaica Pegasus hotel came to life on Thursday last ( July 18) when over 120 artisans and small business operators exhibited their gift offerings and other items at the annual 'Christmas in July' exhibition put on by the Tourism Linkages Network. Read More

Pure Chocolate combines Jamaica and Holland

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer Business Writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Pure Chocolate Company was founded in 2017 by the husband and wife team of 40-year-old Wouter Tjeertes from Holland and 32-year-old Rennae Johnson from Jamaica. The company represents another addition to what is a growing artisanal chocolate industry in Jamaica... Read More

Workplace burnout is real!

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Bemoaning work and lamenting how tiring it is almost seems to be a rite of passage that starts when one is newly employed and lasts all the way to retirement. Read More

Jamaica's imports increase, exports decrease

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Jamaica's imports for January to April 2019 were valued at US$2,150.7 million. This is an increase of 8.8 per cent when compared to US$1,977.7 million which was spent for the similar period in 2018 according to the International Merchandise Trade (IMT) Bulletin released on Friday (July 19) by... Read More

Carib Cement partners with Gov't in disposal of tyres at Riverton

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The Jamaica Observer's Sunday Finance can now confirm that Carib Cement is the company selected by the Government to remove and dispose of the over two million old tyres currently stockpiled at the Riverton City disposal site in... Read More

Public administration records largest growth in employment

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that public administration and defence, and compulsory social security topped the industry groups recording the largest increases in employment as at April 2019. Read More

Reggae Falls – St Thomas's hidden gem

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

This summer, we are all about seeing the best our country has to offer, but without breaking the bank. And where sightseeing is concerned, cheap is good and free is even better. Cue our recommendation for a road trip to Reggae Falls in Hillside, St Thomas. Read More

Upgrading from house to dream home Using the NHT, other financial institutions for improvements

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Owning a house is quite the achievement for most but many people start off not being completely pleased with what was purchased. Read More

GWest directors blame Ministry of Health delays for curtailment in revenue growth

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

The directors of the financially strapped commercial property and medical outfit, GWest Corporation, are blaming delays in the accreditation process at the Ministry of Health for the curtailment in its revenue growth. Read More



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