Humble bicycle back in vogue in Cuba

CARDENAS, Cuba (AFP) — The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis that followed the fall of the Soviet Union, and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public... Read More

Stopped at US border, Haitians find 'Mexican dream' instead
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from the US to pay up to US$950 to have their prized possessions steamed and scrubbed for hours. They're never late, always hustle, and come in...... Read More

Berger Paints to delist shares on JSE
Local paint company, Berger Paints Ltd will delist its stocks from the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) as Trinidadian conglomerate ANSA McAL seeks to acquire the remaining shares in the company. ... Read More

Honey Bun begins work on warehouse
Baking company Honey Bun Ltd has started work on phase one of its expanded baking and warehousing facility in Cross Roads, Kingston. ... Read More

Move to repeal ACB Act

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

The Senate is scheduled to debate a Bill seeking to repeal the Agricultural Credit Board (ACB) Act to make new provisions relating to agricultural credit arrangements when it meets on Friday. Read More

Local sales down, Sweet River Abattoir looks to expand exports

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

Slaughterhouse Sweet River Abattoir & Supplies Company has committed to acquiring certification that will allow the company to export to Caricom and larger international communities. Read More

Design Time for Observer

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

The Jamaica Observer has sought to build out yet another niche in need of closer attention: the built environment and the associated realms of interior and product design. Read More

Customs Commissioner charges REDTRAC graduates

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

CEO/Commissioner of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Velma Ricketts Walker, has charged graduates of the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) to be proactive and vigilant, as the security of the region weighs heavily on them. Read More

CPJ plans expansion of Montego Bay warehouse

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

Liquor and food purveyor Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd (CPJ) plans to expand its warehouse space by 68,000 square feet as it seeks to meet increased demand while improving efficiencies in distribution. Read More

Caribbean Assurance Brokers signs Mayberry as financal advisor

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

Caribbean Assurance Brokers Ltd (CAB) has retained the services of investment bank Mayberry Investments Ltd. In a deal signed earlier this week, Mayberry will act as the company's financial advisor. Read More

Six types of salespeople you should never employ

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

One of my simple pleasures is observing the interaction between buyers and sellers - or buying behaviour, if you will. Read More

JSE to speed up trading settlement cycle

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter | Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

In a move to improve speed and meet international standards, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and its subsidiary, Jamaica Central Securities Depository Limited (JCSD), have plans to cut the change settlement of transaction times from its current trade period of date... Read More

The internet and economic development

By DAWKINS BROWN | Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

The Internet has revolutionised the way we all work, socialise, create and share information. Despite its growing presence in society, many parts of the Caribbean are not able to make the full use of internet connectivity. Read More

Music piracy on increase worldwide – industry group

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 per cent of users accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 per cent last year, the global recorded music industry group, IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)... Read More

Toys'R'Us files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, September, 20 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Global retailer Toys“R”Us, a fixture in post-war America's booming toys market, said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, strangled by heavy debt and a tough environment for brick and mortar stores. Read More


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