Business

Jamaica Broilers, JDF partner in Bahamas relief effort

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

ON Saturday, September 7, the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG), through its Hi-Pro Division, presented much-needed tools, equipment and supplies valued at approximately $500, 000 to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to assist with relief efforts, following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian... Read More

ACCA CARIBBEAN moves to Go Green

BY MARIA SOOKDEO | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

AS various countries in the world jump on the climate change bandwagon recognising that Mother Nature's clock is ticking, the ACCA Caribbean national office will lead by example by launching the organisation's Go Green initiative in this region. Read More

DBJ to stage second equity financing workshop

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The Development Bank of Jamaica’s (DBJ) Venture Capital Unit is preparing to host the second in a series of training workshops for Business Services Intermediaries (BSIs) on September 18 at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Read More

Wood Land Roots Natural Drinks on the move Small entrepreneur Oliver Welsh defies the odds – sees growth in his business

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Starting his small business, Wood Land Roots Natural Drinks, in 2012 was not easy for Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Oliver Welsh. Read More

Upskilling for business process industry workforce emphasised

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, is emphasising the importance of upskilling workers within the sector to respond to the increasing technological demands of the marketplace. Read More

700 farmers in Essex Valley to benefit from global gap training

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Seven hundred farmers who operate in the Essex Valley region of St Elizabeth will benefit from training towards enabling them to achieve Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. Read More

Audley Shaw calls for closer working relationship between DBJ and EXIM Bank

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer Business Reporter | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is urging a closer working relationship between Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (Exim Bank) to facilitate the development of the country's... Read More

World Bank names new resident representative for Jamaica and Guyana

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

WASHINGTON, US (CMC) — The World Bank has named German national, Ozan Sevimli, as its new resident representative for Jamaica and Guyana.He will be based in Kingston and replaces Galina Sotirova, who held the position for the past four years. Read More

Jefferies Group coordinate global effort to support hurricane relief in the

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The Jefferies Group a US, European and Asian equity, fixed income and foreign exchange trading as Jefferies Group LLC, an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company that is headquartered in New York City, will today (Wednesday,... Read More

If you want to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian, go on a splendid vacation

BY KEITH COLLISTER Observer Business Writer | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Last week, Hurricane Dorian flattened the two northernmost outer islands of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama and Abaco, suddenly accelerating from a category 2 to category 5 hurricane in only hours, and then stalling on top of these islands, destroying thousands of homes with... Read More

MSME sector to be fully represented at employee engagement conference

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is giving the commitment that the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector will be fully represented at the 2019 Employee Engagement Conference from October 16 to 17. Read More

Is your business calculating vacation leave properly?

WITH GAVIN GOFFE | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

An alarming number of human resource professionals are incorrectly calculating the vacation leave earned by their employees. Read More

Seprod lists gluten-free cassava flour among its new additions coming soon

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer Business Writer | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Seprod Limited on Monday (September 9) disclosed that the company is currently in the process of working on new offerings for the market, chief among which is a line of gluten-free cassava flour, which they are now fine- tuning as they expect the product to be in... Read More

Eppley committed to maintaining generous dividend policy in 2019

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Investment company Eppley Limited is committing to maintaining its generous dividend policy for 2019, as the listed company chalked up increased profits for its 2018 financial year. Read More

Increasing employee engagement crucial - JBDC

Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Senior Project Officer for Data Analysis, Ricardo Edwards, says that increasing employee engagement is crucial in driving higher levels of productivity in organisations. Read More



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