Emerging trends in brand management

“A brand is a name with the power to influence.” Kapferer (2016) Read More

Byles is the 25th Hall of Famer
Richard Byles, chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica and of Red Stripe, was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) Hall of Fame on Monday, in a glitzy affair attended by some 500 guests at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New...... Read More

How the IMF can help Jamaica unleash growth
After literally decades of failing to complete IMF programmes — which ended with Jamaica telling the IMF goodbye or ta-ta in the mid- 1990's just as we were entering a catastrophic domestic financial crisis which eventually cost 40 per cent of GDP — Jamaica is now the IMF's...... Read More

Lee transfers energy at JPS
Having shone brightly as a marketing and communications innovator and strategist at Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Co Ltd, Tishan Lee has now transfered her energy to the position of director, marketing strategy and economic development.... Read More

Live locally, earn globally

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Can you live in Jamaica and own a profitable business overseas? Read More

Jamaica Customs team heads to Portland

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will make its third stop in the parish of Portland on Friday for its 'Customs Meets the Community' series, being held under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They Are' . Read More

Bland performance for Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

Local manufacturer Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances Limited (CFF) has posted a decline of $2.213 million or 10.9 per cent in net profit for its first quarter ending September 30, 2017. Read More

What happens in a default?

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — Venezuela has been declared in “selective default” by Standard and Poor's after failing to make interest payments on bond issues as it tries to refinance its US$150 billion foreign debt. Read More

Smog-hit Delhi calls off odd-even car rationing plan

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India's smog-choked capital has called off a plan to restrict private vehicle use after the country's top environmental court ruled that women, VIPs and two-wheelers could not be exempt. Read More

Pioneers push limits on Brazil's deep-sea oil frontier

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Scanning the maze of pipes and valves sprouting from one of Brazil's pioneering deep Atlantic oil platforms, Lucas Azevedo doesn't mince words. Read More

Venezuela in 'selective default': S&P

Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela faced the first of what could be a c ascade of defaults on its US$150-billion foreign debt yesterday as Standard and Poor's declared the crisis-torn South American country in “selective... Read More

A 'Credibly' win

By: Moya Hinds Online reporter | Tuesday, November, 14 2017    

AFTER 24 hours of coding and 16 pitches for new digital tools in education, financial services and customer loyalty, the winner at the just-concluded BlueHack Innovation Marathon — the first to be held in Jamaica — was a prototype that reduces the paperwork and loan processing time... Read More

Christopher Williams: Proven's entrepreneurial CEO

Monday, November, 13 2017    

Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the fifth of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader: Executive Steward”. The nominees are among the top CEOs in Jamaica.  Read More

300 officials expected for IMF Caribbean Forum

Monday, November, 13 2017    

MORE than 300 officials are expected in the island for the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) High Level Caribbean Forum slated for Thursday, November 16 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Read More


BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Sunday, November, 12 2017    

As local banks receive flak for not facilitating transactions in the marijuana industry, National Commercial Bank (NCB) has come out to say that it is in dialogue with ganja stakeholders — but warns that it will proceed very cautiously. Read More


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