Business

New study finds region needs to explore new areas for economic growth

Friday, May, 26 2017    

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) – A new study by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has found that if the region is to enhance productivity and economic growth, new initiatives and strategies must be explored. Read More

Mexico, Canada urge three-way NAFTA talks with US

Friday, May, 26 2017    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Canada and Mexico on Tuesday insisted that an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement demanded by the United States must be negotiated in three-way talks and not bilaterally.The foreign ministers of... Read More

Spiralling violence a double-edged sword in Venezuela

Friday, May, 26 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — A young man set ablaze by protesters in Caracas. Looting, destruction and 57 people dead.Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent protests which have gripped the country for nearly two... Read More

UN wants to shift US$40 million to Haiti cholera fund

Friday, May, 26 2017    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The United Nations is proposing that... Read More

US ports play catch-up to accept Panama ships

Friday, May, 26 2017    

SAVANNAH, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump wants US$108 million to deepen harbours for two US seaports, while other ports scrambling to make room for larger cargo ships will benefit from a boost of more than US$56 million already approved by... Read More

NIR at comfortable level, says IMF representative to Jamaica

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Both the central bank of Jamaica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appear to be holding fast to the policy position of continued build-up of the net international reserves against future shocks.Jamaica's NIR has moved... Read More

readyTV launches today

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

The business of providing multiple television channels via cable is disrupted today as Jamaica's first digital subscription cable service, readytv, launches its services from its head office in Palm Plaza, Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Velecia Robinson is Ms Portland Festival Queen

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Twenty-four-year-old Titchfield High teacher, Velecia Robinson was crowned Miss Portland Festival Queen 2017 at the Port Antonio High School last Saturday evening.Robinson topped four other contestants as well as well as... Read More

Trading in Noble shares halted as default warning fuels 28% dive

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Trading in embattled commodities firm Noble Group was halted yesterday after it plunged almost a third to a 16-year low in reaction to a warning from Standard & Poor's (S&P) that it faced a possible debt default. Read More

And The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to...

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Nestl Jamaica Limited will be honoured tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at the 19th staging of The Jamaica Observer Table Table Food Awards with The Lifetime Achievement Award.The glittering Awards... Read More

New trading platform will make small investors happy — Street Forrest

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Marlene Street Forrest, managing director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), says that the current problem experienced by investors who are unable to specify a minimum number of trades will come to an end with the introduction before year end of a new trading... Read More

PanJam eyes possible development zone in MoBay

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

PanJam Investment Ltd has identified a possible location to replicate the Courtyard by Marriot hotel brand in Montego Bay, St James.Chief operating officer of the Jamaican conglomerate, Paul Hanworth, noted that while the... Read More

Jamaica Customs heads to St Elizabeth

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) heads to Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth tomorrow for its inaugural community-based engagement, “Customs Meets the Community,” under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They Are.' Read More

HEART Trust to break ground for BPO Finishing School

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserve.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Jamaica's training institute HEART Trust/NTA, in collaboration with private sector bodies, plans to break ground for a BPO Finishing School at the HEART College of Innovation and Technology in Montego Bay by year end. The... Read More

JMA and First Angels move to improve MSME success rate

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with equity financing network FirstAngelsJa (FAJ) as part of efforts to improve access to finance for its members, particularly micro, small and medium-sized entities... Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT