Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant. Read more


Mailpac raises record-breaking capital from IPO

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

The Mailpac Group through its recent initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the junior market has managed to raise $495 million, a record-breaking total creating a first in the history of the junior market. Read More

Proposed amendments to the Rent Restriction Act

With Natasha Rickards | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

The Rent Restriction Act, which was passed over seventy-five years ago and last amended in the year 1985, is the primary legislation used by many to govern the relationship between landlords and their tenants. Read More

Career mobility and the finance profession

Sally Percy | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Fi nance is known for being a mobile profession. That mobility is the product of the high demand for finance skills around the world, the transferability of finance qualifications, and the widespread adoption of International Financial Reporting... Read More

SOEs hit profitability of Palace Amusement

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Local film provider, Palace Amusement Company has said that some of the declared states of emergency (SOEs) imposed across sections of the island have resulted in a dip in profits for the company this financial year. Read More

PROVEN and clients talk recession proofing

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

PROVEN Wealth at its recently held cocktails and conversation series titled 'Cheers to your Wealth' feted and engaged clients. The event hosted meaningful conversions about wealth creation, factoring also discussions about the likely impacts from a global recession or economic turndown... Read More

WiPay eyes junior stock market for 2020

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

At the fourth staging of the Tech Beach Retreat held in Montego Bay at Iberostar Hotel last week WiPay Jamaica, a Trinidad-based e-commerce platform launched earlier this year, announced they are in discussions to have the company listed on the Junior Stock Exchange (JSE) in year... Read More

Are you making the most of your payroll data?

BY CHAD GORDON | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Businesses today generate, maybe, 10 times the volume of data than ever before. Some 15- 20 years ago companies were processing data in a number of megabytes. In the early 2000s, IT leaders were dealing with hundreds of gigabytes, and now, with the Internet and the Internet of Things... Read More

Brexit? New referendum? What's at stake in UK vote

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain votes tomorrow in a crucial general election that will determine whether the country leaves the European Union next month or sets out a path to potentially reverse Brexit. Read More

UK's Labour tries to stage late 'Brexit election' comeback

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — UK Opposition Labour party sought yesterday to exploit the ruling Conservatives' weakness on health care and divert attention from its own mixed message on Brexit, two days before Britons head to the polls. Read More

All eyes on Lagarde's ECB debut

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP) — Christine Lagarde delivers her first monetary policy announcements as ECB's (European Central Bank) president tomorrow, with observers set to scrutinise every word for hints of the bank's future direction at a time of stuttering Eurozone... Read More

Mexico rejects US trade deal proposals on steel, aluminum

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico's foreign minister said Sunday the country would not accept a US proposal for steel and aluminum production under the new trade deal, saying it would leave Mexico at a disadvantage. Read More

Stock markets nervous as US tariff deadline nears

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Key stock markets were soft yesterday and the US dollar faltered as nervousness reigned surrounding China-US trade talks with less than one week until Washington is due to impose fresh tariffs on Chinese goods. Read More

US, Mexico, Canada sign deal finalising trade agreement

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal yesterday to finalise their new trade agreement, paving the way to ratification after more than two years of arduous negotiations. Read More

Scotiabank Jamaica takes clients to Brunch on the Farm

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

S everal clients of Scotiabank Jamaica spent Sunday afternoon enjoying Brunch on the Farm — the financial institution's 2019 holiday client event. A portion of the field of Caymanas Polo Club was transformed into romanticised ideation of farm life... Read More

South Africa's power blackouts intensify

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's debt-laden State power company Eskom, on Monday announced it was implementing a more intense electricity rationing schedule, five days after continued rolling power cuts have plunged businesses, schools and homes into darkness. Read More


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