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5G offer from America

By Durrant Pate Observer business writer | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

The Jamaican Government is now studying a proposal from its American counterpart for a Fifth-Generation (5G) mobile technology service being rolled out here that would spare the island any costs associated with the investment. Read More

Not so, Mr Chung

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

THE Central Bank says the rationale for amending the Bank of Jamaica Act is not to “impose fines and penalties on remittance companies and cambios for breaches”, as argued by financial analyst Dennis Chung in his column last Sunday. Read More

St Lucia eyes reopening more hotels next month

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia says it has welcomed more than 16,000 visitors since it reopened its borders on July 9 following its closure four months earlier as part of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More

Accident claim settled

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

Dear Claudienne,I have seen where your intervention has yielded positive outcomes for citizens who have been given the run around by many companies. I am reaching out to you for your help with a matter with Advantage General Insurance Company (AGIC). Read More

Alternative investments a must for the modern portfolio

BY SIMONE HUDSON | Sunday, October, 25 2020    

ALTERNATIVE investments have been creating quite a buzz in the financial market as investors contend with the effects of a global pandemic, geopolitical risks, and the resulting impact on the performance of traditional assets such as stocks and bonds. Read More

IronRock pursues underwriting profitability and growth in market shares

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

IronRock Insurance Limited has cited the attainment of underwriting profitability and a further buildout of the local market as among its main objectives for future growth. Read More

Supreme Ventures relaunches mobile gaming app

Sunday, October, 25 2020    

Gaming giant Supreme Ventures Group (SVG) on Tuesday relaunched its mobile app in a move the company said was a continuing push to dominate the industry through innovations. Read More

Private sector groups want 2-year tax relief on digital devices

Saturday, October, 24 2020    

SOME of the country's major private sector groups yesterday jointly urged the Government to remove “all duties and taxes” on digital devices for at least two years. Read More

876GET delivery eyes islandwide service

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 23 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Unlike many companies that have experienced a fallout in business due to the onset on the novel coronavirus, online order and delivery service 876GET in Mandeville has grown and now has its vision set on islandwide coverage. Read More

Wigton mulls raising more capital

By Durrant Pate Observer business writer | Friday, October, 23 2020    

Renewable energy company Wigton Windfarm will definitely be returning to the equities market in the coming months to raise capital for its expansion plans, particularly in Jamaica. Read More

Amber Connect preparing to enter non-English-speaking countries

By Durrant Pate Observer business writer | Friday, October, 23 2020    

Local technology and software company Amber Connect Group says its services are in demand in several non-English-speaking countries but its ability to capitalise on the requests is being hampered by language barriers and other challenges. Read More

Gara opens second Wendy's restaurant during COVID-19

Friday, October, 23 2020    

Amidst the slowdown of economic activities brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Gara Restaurants Limited recently opened another Wendy's fast-food outlet, and said that its rapid expansion plan slated for this year is still on course. Read More

SVL gets regional 'Good Creditworthiness' rating

Friday, October, 23 2020    

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has been assigned an overall 'good creditworthiness' rating by Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS). Read More

COVID's CRUELTY

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Friday, October, 23 2020    

A s many as 40 per cent of businesses surveyed in three Caribbean territories are struggling to pay their bills due to the ravages of COVID-19. Read More

FAJ to bolster SME support through virtual meet-ups

Friday, October, 23 2020    

First Angels Jamaica (FAJ) is hosting a series of five virtual meet-ups aimed at strengthening the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector. Read More



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