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Start-up company iCreate emerges from the red with 106% increase in revenue

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Friday, June, 12 2020    

Start-up company iCReate is reporting its best quarter since its February 2019 listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange by recording a 106 per cent increase in revenue for the three months ending March 31, 2020. Read More

Mayberry Investments inks partnership with EduFocal

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

Mayberry Investments recently signed a private equity deal with virtual learning platform EduFocal, seeking to assist the e-learning company with securing capital to boost its hopes of facilitating local and international expansion. The partnership will see Mayberry, a... Read More

Jamaica using geospatial technology to combat COVID-19

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

JAMAICA is employing the use of geospatial technology in combating COVID-19. Read More

The new norm for tourism

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Hoteliers in Negril are sharing mixed views regarding the planned reopening of the country's borders on June 15 to international travellers. Read More

Virtual open house, new tool for home sales

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

IT'S not your usual tour of a house for sale. Read More

Some businesses unable to comply with MOH protocols — JEF head

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

WHILE the Government has signalled the gradual reopening of the economy by lifting the work-from-home order on June 1, after weeks of quarantine and curfew measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, president of Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) David Wan says some businesses are facing... Read More

South Jamaica Power Company appoints new chairman

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

SOUTH Jamaica Power Company (SJPC) is announcing the appointment of Mohamed Majeed as the chairman to its board of directors, effective May 31, 2020. Read More

EPOC confident Jamaica will recover next fiscal year

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) is painting a positive outlook for the Jamaican economy next year, having weathered the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Digicel extends deadline for consent to bond changes

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

DIGICEL has announced an extension of its proposed changes to bonds due for repayment in 2024, as part of its latest attempt to manage its mounting multi-billion US-dollar debt, which has been a struggle, particularly since this year. Read More

Sangster International Airport implements new operating protocols for reopening of borders

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ), the operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, has been implementing elevated safety protocols covering communication, screening and sanitisation to meet the reopening of the country's borders. Read More

Protecting personal data while working from home

With Samantha Moore | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

COVID-19 has undoubtedly transformed the manner in which businesses are now operating. With the “stay-at-home” order that had been issued by the Government of Jamaica, all non-essential employees across Government and the private sector were encouraged to work from home... Read More

COVID-19 catalyst for digital transformation, digitise it — tTech's Chris Reckord

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

WHILE many established companies may have discussed and even strategised their digital transformations, the unique set of circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus have propelled such plans into action. Read More

Chukka checked – Chukka ready

Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

With the tourism sector getting ready to welcome the return of international visitors on June 15, one of the Caribbean's and Jamaica's biggest attractions says it is far advanced in its preparations. Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts, two Hanover hotels, develop 17 protocols for reopening

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

RIU Hotels & Resorts, two hotels in Hanover— Hotel RIU Negril and Hotel RIU Palace Tropical Bay— have developed 17 protocols that will serve to guide the hotels' operations when they reopen. Read More

Hanover's Grand Palladium plans to reopen on July 1

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 10 2020    

POINT, Hanover — Enrico Pezzoli, general manager of the island's largest hotel, Grand Palladium Resorts in Point, Hanover, supports the reopening of the country's borders to international travellers on July 15 once all protocols are followed. Read More



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