Business

Digicel restructures management team

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Two years into the Digicel 2030 global transformation programme, newly appointed Group Chief Executive Officer Alexander Matuschka has restructured the senior management team. Read More

BOJ maintains policy rate

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has announced its decision to maintain the policy interest rate (the rate offered on overnight placements with Bank of Jamaica) at 2.75 per cent. Read More

Yello forms partnership with CPL

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Yello Media, the Caribbean's leading digital and print advertiser, and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have announced a new three-year partnership designed to create community support, commerce and engagement through cricket in the region. Read More

Jamaica Customs officially reopens Queen's Warehouse

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will officially reopen its Queen's Warehouse (230) facility this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, following its closure in November 2015. Read More

Unlawful customs and practices at Jamaica Customs Agency

by ADRIAN COTTERREL | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

A judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on March 20, 2018 could pave the way for tens of millions of dollars to be recovered from the Jamaica Customs Agency by businesses that have been unlawfully fined for alleged breaches of the Customs Act. Read More

BATV bats for the Caribbean

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Business Access Television (BATV) has secured a contract with telecommunications provider FLOW to send the BATV signal to 13 countries across the region by May. Read More

Building out your entrepreneurship resources — what is in your business toolkit?

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Entrepreneurial resources include sources of financing such as lines of credit and investment capital, but may also include resources such as knowledge of a particular field or technology, or networks of contacts who can be called upon to contribute financial support,... Read More

The business of people management

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

At 18 years old, Shawneil Bailey realised that advertising agencies, video production companies and international film agencies needed a way to source talent in the form of TV models and technical people, and there was no way to do this in an organised fashion. In fact,... Read More

McBean is new MSBM executive director

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) has announced the appointme nt of Dr David McBean as its new executive director, effective March 1. Read More

Cuba's Government admits to 'errors' in economic reforms

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The Cuban Government has admitted to “errors” in implementing the economic reforms that President Raul Castro ushered in seven years ago to revamp the island's Soviet-style economy, the State-run Granma newspaper said Tuesday. Read More

Zuckerberg turns down British MPs for data privacy grilling

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg yesterday turned down a request by British lawmakers to appear before them to respond to concerns about data privacy as the European Union set a deadline for the US social media giant to respond to its own... Read More

South Africa dodges new junk rating as Moody's ups outlook

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa, whose debt is rated as “junk” or non-investment grade by credit -rating agencies Fitch and S&P, has escaped a third junk rating from Moody's, which suggested the country's economic outlook was set to improve under its... Read More

US$1-bn World Bank loan to help Ivory Coast end raw deal on cocoa, cashews

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AFP) — The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast US$1 billion for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a top official for the bank's Africa region has said. Read More

Remington bankruptcy shows depth of US gun slump

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) -- The US gunmaker Remington filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, a day after marchers swarmed US cities nationwide to call for greater regulation of firearms. Read More

Viagra turns 20: chronicle of a global success

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) —Launched in the United States 20 years ago, Viagra has sold in the billions and become an unexpected source of revenue for its maker Pfizer, as well as copycats worldwide. Read More



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