Business

The mask of the plastic smile to hide the money worries

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

What masks do you wear when it comes to your finances? Does the world see success, yet you feel like a failure? Or are you living a lie that you have it together, yet you are borrowing to survive each month? What financial masks do you wear? Read More

Trump dominates media, with negative coverage: study

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) —President Donald Trump has dominated news coverage in his first months in office, with most of the stories about him negative, a study showed Thursday.In the study of major US and European print and... Read More

Basquiat sells for US$110.5mn

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A 1982 untitled Basquiat sold for US$110.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting a new auction record for the US artist in Sotheby's flagship post-war and contemporary art sale, the auction house said. Read More

Adverse weather will not affect company — Jamaica Producers

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 19 2017    

Jeffrey Hall, Chairman of Jamaica Producers Group Ltd, said on Wednesday that JP Farms did not suffer major long-term damage as a result of massive flood rains this week.Jamaica experienced several days of torrential rain which resulted in flooding in many parts... Read More

Musson's subsidiary PBS moves into Colombian market

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Jamaica's integrated technology powerhouse Productive Business Solutions Limited (PBS) has moved more aggressively into the Latin American market, adding one of the region's most vibrant economies, Colombia, to its widening regional business... Read More

Jamaica readies for new area code and 10-digit dialling

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 19 2017    

Jamaica could be a bit closer to ascertaining the new area code to facilitate 10-digit dialling for local calls. The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) editor, Gordon Brown, in the OUR's March to April 2017 Editor's Note Pad,... Read More

BATV/YELLO - partners for progress

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter Balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 19 2017    

On the heels of unveiling a major company rebranding earlier this year, Yello Media Jamaica last week announced a significant partnership agreement with Business Access TV (BATV) as the exclusive dealer for BATV's suite of products. Read More

Yello expands to three new markets

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Local business directory search engine Yello Media Group has expanded its services to The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Guernsey.Following the rebranding of the company's name from Yellow Pages to Yello, the company signed contracts... Read More

Tortuga sells over 12,000 rum cakes via HSN

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Since the opening of the US$3.5- million state-of-the-art Tortuga baking facility on Retirement Road, Kingston in mid-December 2016, sales of the Tortuga brand of products have improved. However, it is expected to reach its... Read More

Sterling achievement as assets pass $1-billion mark

Friday, May, 19 2017    

Offshore investment firm Sterling Investments Limited (SIL) says a 15.6 per cent in investment securities has pushed the company's assets past the $1-billion mark as at the financial year ending March 2017. The company, which... Read More

Bribery scandal met with near-silence in Dominican Republic

Friday, May, 19 2017    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its international “bribery bureau” in this Caribbean country and... Read More

Costa Rica woos European tourists, French investment

Friday, May, 19 2017    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AFP) — Increasing numbers of Europeans are boosting Costa Rica's thriving tourism industry, but lagging infrastructure and regional connectivity are crimping its potential, an investment conference in San Jose heard last week. Read More

Island Ecoessentials raises the bar

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Eight years ago Charmaine Cummings took the decision to manufacture a natural soap bar for personal use after experiencing difficulties finding soaps without harsh toxic chemicals. Fast-forward to 2017, after much encouragement from family and... Read More

Locally branded 3D phone to hit the market

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Western Jamaican businessman I Q Haylett is excited, as he is set to introduce a cellphone boasting 3D technology in the local market by the end of this month.“This phone is ready to go. I am looking at some possible collaboration with... Read More

Concerns over Noble's future after shares hammered

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Shares in troubled commodities trader Noble Group plunged again Monday after taking a massive hit last week, sparking concerns over the company's viability.The firm sank 14 per cent to a 15-year low of 57... Read More



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