Business

Wisynco appointed exclusive distributor for Worthy Park Estate

WISYNCO Group Limited has negotiated a five-year exclusive distribution agreement with Worthy Park Estate Limited (WPEL) for the distribution of the company's spirits and sugar. Read More

Photo: JMMB Group recognised for breastfeeding best practice
JMMB Group's Stephenie Lugg-Lawrence (left), senior corporate manager, marketing, shows off an adorable 'I Eat at Mom's' baby T-shirt received from Dr Diandre Williams-Clarke, medical doctor from the Kingston and St Andrew Infant and Young Child Feeding Committee in the Ministry of Health,...... Read More

Jamaica is Caribbean's star performer — Clarke
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says Jamaica must remain focused on further debt reduction and maintaining fiscal credibility over the long term, in order to avoid a reverse of the gains in these areas.... Read More

IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday ended a two week visit here saying that Jamaica could receive US$226 million if the executive board of the Washington-based financial institution approves a preliminary agreement that has been...... Read More

Throwing caution to the wind

By Yanique Leiba-Ebanks | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

I f you have read even a few of the Sterling Reports, you would recognise that we advocate a balanced portfolio, with the emphasis on high quality bonds to shore up your income needs. Read More

Jamaican films head to T&T Film Festival

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Four Jamaican flims were to premiere at the Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival (TTFF) on Friday. The short films were completed under Jamaica Film and Television Association's (JAFTA) Propella initiative with Jampro. Read More

Spiraling issues with Sagicor mortgage

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Dear ClaudienneAs stated in telephone conversations, I am having a challenge with my mortgage provider Sagicor, whose representative sent me a letter outlining the terms and conditions of my mortgage and statements of affairs. Read More

The fourth industrial revolution: will you be ready?

TECH BEACH BY DAVID WALCOTT | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace spurring an entirely new business and social era. Tech Beach Retreat is on a mission to spark an entrepreneurship and innovation revolution in the Caribbean, ensuring we remain globally competitive. Read More

After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000. Read More

Guyana to sign economic cooperation agreement with Barbados

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Guyana is to sign a framework agreement for economic cooperation with Barbados, President David Granger of Guyana has announced. Read More

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

SEATTLE, United States (AFP) — From the kitchen to the car, Amazon is seeking to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships. Read More

Who is a nation-builder?

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, September, 21 2018    

On Wednesday, one of Jamaica's leading personalities, and business people, passed away — William “Billy” McConnell. This was really very sad news for me, as Billy is someone I have a lot of respect for, not just as a business person, but as a... Read More

JN Money services launches online platform

Friday, September, 21 2018    

JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched its JN Money Online service, which provides customers with more options and convenience to transmit funds; and, positions itself as the “remittance company of choice”, through increased digital access. Read More

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Friday, September, 21 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -- Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment. Read More

Back in business

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 21 2018    

AMG Packaging & Paper Company Ltd has acquired a property at 12 Retirement Crescent, Kingston 5.The property was the home of Action Chemical and Equipment, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for more than 20 years. Read More



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