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Trump again attacks India, say tariffs 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump yesterday fired a new Twitter salvo at India, accusing the giant Asian economy of unfairly blocking American imports. Read More

US slaps new duties on steel from Mexico and China

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States announced fresh duties on some Mexican and Chinese steel goods on Monday, saying those countries helped their manufacturers with unfair subsidies. Read More

Put off by US, Chinese students eye other universities

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) —Caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war, Chinese students are looking for alternative study destinations — threatening to turn off an important source of revenue for American universities. Read More

UN hails Africa free trade area as 'bridge to peace'

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

NIAMEY, Niger (AFP) —The United Nations on Monday hailed a landmark Africa-wide free trade area accord launched at the weekend as a bridge towards peace on the continent. Read More

France to impose green tax on plane tickets

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — France announced yesterday it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to 18 euros per flight, joining other EU states seeking to limit the environmental impact of air travel. Read More

Greek conservative government sworn in

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greece's new conservative government was sworn in yesterday, a day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office, vowing to turn the page on a decade of economic crisis. Read More

Vere Tech are champions, again

BY SHANAE STEWART Staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 8 2019    

Clarendon-based high school, Vere Technical, walked away with the first place title for the third consecutive time at the Scientific Research Council's (SRC) Science and Technology Fair that was held at the Hope Gardens Complex last Thursday. Read More

The new Sagicor Chair

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor - Operations | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Peter Melhado took over as the chairman of Sagicor Group Limited on Monday, July 1 after a special meeting of the group's directors prior to the holding of the company's annual general meeting. Read More

Sagicor confident in full $4-billion subscription target in IPO

BY DURRANT PATE Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

The principals of Sagicor are confident that its Select Funds Limited initial public offering (IPO), which opened on Wednesday, will achieve its intended $4-billion-dollar subscription target. Read More

Steve Cornwall – en pointe to success

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

It's hard to miss Steven Cornwall, even in a crowd. If we're being honest, the crowd would have likely converged because of him and his mesmerising moves, which flow effortlessly from contemporary dancehall to modern dance and everything in... Read More

PIOJ Report on science, tech and innovation

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

THE Government of Jamaica invested more than $5 billion or 0.7 per cent of the total national budget in science, technology and innovation (STI) for the 2018/2019 financial year. Read More

Crime and corruption stifling business ecosystem in Jamaica — PSOJ President

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell says Jamaica has a large, informal Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) economy due to the difficulty they face in accessing capital. Read More

Sagicor returns missing funds

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Dear ClaudienneFrom March 31 to April 1, 2019, a total of $137,000 was withdrawn and used from my Sagicor bank account at various ATMs within Kingston and Ocho Rios. Read More

Auditors ring warning bells about GWest financial status

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Doubts now surround the future of GWest Corporation, which continues to chalk up massive losses since being listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on December 21, 2017. Read More

Film commissioner says Sprinter represents new

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Film c ommissioner Renee Robinson strongly believes that film-maker Storm Saulter's local feature film Sprinter represents a new era in Jamaican film. Read More



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