Business

Regional insurer disbursed US$119 million during 10-year period

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119 million to Caribbean countries. Read More

Proven targets Cayman
Proven Investments Limited (ProvenJA) has entered an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the common shares of a licensed securities dealer with offices in Cayman and throughout the Caribbean. ... Read More

Digicel says Data Act may impact proposed Caricom Single ICT Space
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says every effort is being made to ensure that Jamaica's Caricom partners are not disadvantaged by the provisions of the new Data Protection Bill, currently before Parliament.... Read More

Growing C&WJ to close Eureka branch
Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union Limited (C&WJCCUL) in advising that it will be permanently closing its Eureka Road branch as of February 1, 2018, says the move is strategic with plans the company has for 2018. ... Read More

FLOW fixes landline after six months

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

Dear Claudienne,We live in Mandeville, and my husband's FLOW landline has not worked for the past six months. He has made numerous complaints to FLOW'S customer service to no avail. Read More

Three years and counting to receive government pension

with Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

Dear Claudienne,I now live in Canada, but before migrating I worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Education (MOE), and applied for early retirement benefits in 2015. Read More

Is Matthew, Peter or Paul in your financial life?

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

For many of us, when our money is not feeling the way it should, we end up robbing Peter to pay Paul. However, what if you were to embrace the Matthew effect in your life? Never heard of the Matthew effect? The term was coined by sociologist Robert K Merton in 1968 and... Read More

How safe is your money?

By Toni-Ann Neita | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

At the start of a new year, many people evaluate their life. How am I doing? What am I doing right? What am I doing wrong? What could I do better? Read More

'How much do you earn?' Germany takes on gender pay gap

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — It's one of the last great taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's yawning gender pay gap. Read More

As US-Canada tensions mount, Mexico is measured on NAFTA

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – In the run-up to the latest North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, friction is high between Canada and the US – with Ottawa determined not to bow to the Trump administration's demands, while Mexico opts for a more... Read More

Facebook overhaul favours friends over news, adverts

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — Facebook has announced a major change to how its news feed works, giving advertisers and media posts a back seat to what family and friends share on the leading social network. Read More

World food prices up 8.2% in 2017 — UN

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) – Global food prices rose by 8.2 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN's food agency said on Friday. Read More

Haiti: US$252 million needed for humanitarian aid

Friday, January, 12 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The Haitian government and its international partners yesterday launched an appeal for US$252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters in 2018. Read More

St Thomas highway to start in March

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 12 2018    

Project Manager of the National Works Agency (NWA), Alphanso Marshall has confirmed plans to commence road works on the St Thomas leg of the South Coast Highway by March. Read More

ICD acquires minority interest in Intcomex

Friday, January, 12 2018    

ICD Investments Ltd has acquired minority shareholding in Intcomex Global Investments Holdings, SL, a leading go-to market platform of value-added solutions and technology products in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More



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