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Real estate industry benefits from new

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer business writer | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the real estate industry has been kept active via the introduction of the new KEEZ real estate platform. Read More

Lifespan using enterprise resource planning to improve quality and reduce costs

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior Staff Reporter | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

Lifespan Company Limited, the bottle-producing entity, which prides itself on its eco-friendly approach to enterprise, has also opted to secure efficiency in all facets of its business. Read More

Food creatives encouraged to innovate

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

Food creatives entrepreneurs are being encouraged to use the period of slowdown in business due to the novel coronavirus as an opportunity to innovate and expand their services and brand. Read More

One Caribbean could start regional flights by next Sunday

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves says the Kingstown-based, One Caribbean, airline could begin regional flights as soon as next Sunday (July 12) as part of its efforts to fill the void left by cash-strapped regional... Read More

Venezuela high court orders takeover of Guaidó's party

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government-stacked Supreme Court yesterday ordered the takeover of one of the nation's most prominent political parties, to which Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó belongs, in the latest in a series of moves against President Nicolás Maduro's... Read More

US hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April. Read More

Samsung Electronics forecast profits jump despite virus

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Samsung Electronics forecast a 23 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit yesterday, with strong demand for memory chips and displays overcoming the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on smartphone sales. Read More

BPO entity Continuum pivots to hybrid work-at-home and on-site model in Jamaica

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

Continuum Global Solutions, a global customer care provider, has announced the completion of its acquisition of call centre operations in Jamaica from Conduent. Read More

Sharp rise in unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean leaves millions without income — ILO

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

A new International Labour Organization (ILO) Labour Outlook says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented impact on Latin American and Caribbean labour markets, which have already experienced a sharp increase in unemployment rates. Read More

Despite COVID-19: Ammar's goes into growth mode

BY OBSERVER BUSINESS WRITER | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a drop in sales for Ammar's, the retailer has embarked on an audacious growth model as the entity, through proprietor Michael Ammar, plans for the future. Read More

New private equity company, DeltaCap established

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

A new private equity company, Delta Capital Partners Limited (DeltaCap), has been established in Jamaica with the promise of being a force in the Caribbean investment space. Read More

Pulse Investments best-performing stock so far this year

BY DAVID ROSE Contributor | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

Pulse Investments Limited has closed out the first half of the year as the best-performing stock on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) with its stock price increasing by 117 per cent, rising by 364 per cent in the last 12 months. Read More

Board and senior management changes at Access Financial Services

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Reporter | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

Access Financial Services Limited has announced board and senior management changes at the microfinance company which has an islandwide presence. Read More

Jamaica examining possible 'air bridge' with Canada

Sunday, July, 5 2020    

A possible “air bridge” between Jamaica and Canada is currently being discussed that could see the easing of safety protocols specifically for Canadians. Read More

Pizza Please grab 'n' go boxes now in supermarkets

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer Business Reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

Grab 'n' go options from Pizza Please are now available at Lee's Food Fair on Red Hills Road and Loshusan Supermarket in Barbican. Read More


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