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Haynes and Roper promoted at BOJ

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

Natalie Haynes and E George Roper have each been promoted to deputy governor positions at the Bank of Jamaica, effective on the 18th of February, according to a release from the bank. Read More

Paper beating plastic

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

JAMAICA, St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda are among Caricom countries that have already instituted or announced plans to ban the use of single-use plastic products. Read More

Hi-Pro expands agronomy portfolio with PanDia seeds

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

Hi-Pro stores islandwide will soon be providing farmers with a way to combat scarcity among some locally grown foods through the introduction of its PanDia seeds. Read More

India's Gandhi pledges 'minimum income' for poor

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — India's opposition leader Rahul Gandhi said Monday that his party will introduce a “minimum income guarantee” for the poor if it returns to power in elections this year. Read More

Endgame approaching for Nigeria's old guard?

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — In a grainy black-and-white photograph, two young Nigerian Army officers play draughts, their faces a study in concentration. Behind them, another man looks on. Read More

Saudi Arabia hopes to lure over US$425 billion in investments for Vision 2030

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday launched an ambitious programme which it hopes will attract US$427 billion in investments in the industrial and logistics sectors, as the OPEC kingpin bids to reduce dependence on oil. Read More

Britain's May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing yesterday to renegotiate her Brexit deal — a major policy reversal that sets up a new standoff with the EU after it ruled out any change. Read More

Belize exports first shipment of soybean oil to Jamaica

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Belize Monday announced that it had exported five containers of crude soybean oil to Jamaica, making this the first ever shipment of soybean oil to the region. Read More

Businesses struggle as cracks appear in China's economy

Wednesday, January, 30 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Cracks are opening in China's mighty economy: investors are backing away from deals, factories are moving abroad, and companies are shedding jobs. Read More

World Tourism Organization opens global conference in Montego Bay

Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will today hold its second Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth focusing on Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in St James. Read More

Global stocks mostly down as slowing China weighs on some earnings

Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Global stocks mostly fell yesterday as a heavy week of earnings and economic news kicked off with a pair of disappointing US reports that underscored worries about slowing Chinese growth. Read More

Venezuela devalues currency to align it with black market

Tuesday, January, 29 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela devalued its currency by almost 35 per cent yesterday to bring it into line with the exchange rate of the dollar on the black market. Read More

Hooligans Creating New Tour Experiences

BY ALEXIS MONTeiTH Observer writer | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

There is a new and unusual tour now available in the hills near the little town of Adelphi in St James. It's called Hiking with the Hooligans and it affords guests the opportunity to walk the countryside with between one and two hundred rescued dogs. Read More

Govt plans to spend millions improving services at tax offices

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior news reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Taxpayers concerned about the long wait and slow processing at the main tax offices can expect some relief in the near future. Read More

Pension overdue from Self Start Fund

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Dear Claudienne I was employed by the Self Start Fund (SSF) from June 1992 to June 2010, a period of 18 years.Since retiring from the Self Start Fund in 2010, I have been unable to collect the employer portion of my pension from Sagicor. Read More



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