Business

Branson Centre diversifies programming with focus on oceans

Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship — Caribbean has launched a specialised component of its programme to help entrepreneurs who are building sustainable businesses that promote ocean health in the region. Read More

Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow

Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) —Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said yesterday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity. Read More

Government of The Bahamas announces agreement with Carnival for major project

Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

NASSAU, Bahamas, (CMC) – The Bahamas government says it has reached an agreement with America's largest cruise discounter, Carnival Cruise Line, for the construction of a multimillion-dollar cruise port in Grand Bahama. Read More

Spooked Trump insists US economy not in trouble

Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump is so convinced that his re-election depends on the economy staying strong that the merest hint of recession has sent him into political crisis management mode. Read More

Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban

Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Huawei yesterday dismissed Washington's three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant, and said the decision would not change the fact it had been “treated unjustly”. Read More

Caribbean sugar industry faces 'binary choice'

Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) is reiterating a position that regional sugar industry faces a binary choice of either enforcing a robust regional domestic market in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) or risk closure, with all regional... Read More

Blue Power eyes Amazon

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer business reporter | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Soap maker and lumber distributor Blue Power Group Limited (BPow) is hoping to tap into a wider market by distributing its soap product lines through online channels. Read More

POWER PUSH

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is promising that its customers will see more reliable service over the next five years as it continues several improvements in its operation. Read More

Financial solutions coming for SMEs — JMMB

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer Business Reporter | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Following the announcement of a 17 per cent increase in net profits, Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) is indicating that for the next financial year greater financial solutions is going to be forthcoming for Small and medium -sized enterprises... Read More

Mandatory suspension of trading in SSL Venture Capital shares for breaches of Junior Market rules

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is advising of the continued suspension of trading in the shares of SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited (SSLVC) for breaches of JSE's Junior Market Rule. Read More

Incorrect NIS benefits

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Dear Claudienne, I now live overseas. On August 4, 2012 I made a claim to the NIS office in Spanish Town for my old age NIS benefits as I had reached pensionable age. Read More

VIDEO: Proposals to revolutionise medical cannabis industry put forward to Government

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

The principal of one of Jamaica's medical cannabis companies has put forward to the Government a set of proposals to make the burgeoning industry more inclusive while at the same time benefiting all players. Read More

The Rich Wife's Handbook

BY YANIQUE LeIBA-EBANKS | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Many years ago, I recall a lovely lady in her late 70s coming to me to open an account, a couple institutions ago. Read More

Powerhouse speakers expected for CanEx Jamaica cannabis conference

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox is listed among a raft of powerhouse speakers expected for the fourth staging of the CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo business-to-business (B2B) conference to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from September... Read More

Difficulty getting Barbie doll gift from Canada

with Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Dear Claudienne, Read More



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