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Control board meeting to OK austerity plans for Puerto Rico

Friday, April, 20 2018    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are coming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the US territory's finances met yesterday to approve several fiscal plans that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five... Read More

US says Venezuela's Maduro 'lacks legitimacy' to borrow

Friday, April, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Venezuela is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin yesterday urged other governments to continue to restrict the country's access to financing. Read More

Quickcanoe technology backs Expo Jamaica

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

E-commerce company Quickcanoe.com will be using its technology to give support to Expo Jamaica, which opens today at the National Arena. Read More

JMMB lists preference shares

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

JMMB Group LtD (JMMBGL) is set to simultaneously list its four tranches of preference shares today at 9:00 am at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).The listing will facilitate the trading of each of the preference stock units on the JSE. Read More

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response by the country's new leadership to growing labour arrest. Read More

Jamaica well suited for BPO industry — Epstein

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of itelbpo — the Caribbean's largest home-grown Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services provider —Yoni Epstein, says that BPO companies in Jamaica are well suited by their geographical locations. Read More

Popeyes preps for 5th location

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Approximately 25 jobs will become available by June as franchise operator Restaurant Associates works to get its fifth Popeyes location open. Read More

Vivs Manna — taking a slice of the US breadfruit market

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Whenever Vivienne Green travelled to South Florida from Jamaica to visit her parents, her mother always made the same request. She wanted breadfruit from home, and when she got them, she made sure the hard-to-get produce lasted for months. Read More

UK exports for Henry's Delight

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Manchester-based food manufacturer, Peaches Rodney-Henry is eyeing exports to the UK market later this year on the heels of new packaging of her product line, Henry's Delight. Read More

Investing according to your generation

with DANIEL WONG | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER Read More

Jamaica Customs readies for Expo Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

As part of its public outreach and awareness activities, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will be participating in Expo Jamaica 2018, slated to get underway from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, at the National Arena, in Kingston. Read More

Shells off

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Three years after establishing liquid eggs company Crafton Holdings, Damion Crawford will diversify the company's offering to include powdered eggs. Read More

Dr Kingsley Chin wins International Entrepreneur of the Year Award

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

The Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) last week presented Dr Kingsley Chin, renown spinal surgeon, inventor and author, with the International Entrepreneur of the Year Award, at their National Fundraising Event, held on April 5, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read More

World Health Day 2018

by ZENOBIA TAYLOR | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Saturday , April 7 marked World Health Day led by the World Health Organization (WHO). The year 2018 is the 70th anniversary of this global health awareness day and this year's theme is universal health coverage. Read More

Privacy in the workplace

with Adrian Cotterell | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Many employees are of the belief that they have a right to privacy in the workplace. Some are of the view that communication sent via their personal email accounts cannot be touched by an employer. Read More



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