Business

Tax revenues moving up, despite increased threshold — Clarke

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 18 2019    

Despite lifting the income tax threshold from $1 million to $1.5 million in April 2017, the government continues to experience increasing personal income, or Pay As You Earn (PAYE), revenues. Read More

Trend Media to acquire 10% stake in Muse 360's subsidiary

Friday, January, 18 2019    

Trend Media Group, the digital media sales house owned by Digicel Group, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Muse 360 Integrated Ltd to acquire a 10 per cent stake in its subsidiary. Read More

St Kitts PM defends decision not to make IMF report public

Friday, January, 18 2019    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris Wednesday said his administration is using the option available to it on whether or not to make public the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with St Kitts and... Read More

Why investors are eyeing St Kitts and Nevis in 2019

Friday, January, 18 2019    

This year is looking up for St Kitts and Nevis, following a stellar economic performance last year. Read More

No theatres, no money: Haiti labours to keep cinema alive

Friday, January, 18 2019    

JACMEL, Haiti (AFP) —In the Haitian port city of Jacmel, watching a film is something of a labour of love. Read More

Jamaica mango exports for hot water treatment

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has begun accepting applications for consultancy services on the design of a mango hot water treatment plant at the Norman Manley International Airport. Read More

Indies Pharma ends year with $120 million in profit

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

Months after listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Indies Pharma has closed the 2018 financial year with profits of $119.7 million. Read More

MPC lists in Jamaica and Trinidad

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on the morning of January 14, the same time as it cross-listed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange. Read More

KingstOOn still focused on developing C'bean animation industry

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

After a three-year hiatus, international animation conference, expo and festival KingstOOn returns for a third staging set for April 5–7, 2019 at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Read More

The 61st most powerful passport in the world

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

The Jamaican passport is currently ranked 61st on the Henley & Partners Passport Index which measures the power of passports based on the amount of destinations passport holders can visit without a prior visa. Read More

Accountancy and trust – an oxymoron in terms?

BY MARIA SOOKDEO | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

Harry Mills, the expert on persuasion for the Harvard ManageMentor programme says, “If accountancy is to become a highly trusted profession, accountants need to become more skilled at generating and communicating warmth.” According to a survey from Australia... Read More

Blake heads Toucan

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

Toucan last week welcomed Racquel Blake as the new general manager of its Jamaica operation. She replaces Kelly Silvera who was named in the same position this time last year. Read More

Gov't fills CEO vacancies at e-Learning Jamaica and USF

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

As the Ministry of Science and Technology moves to reorganise its management structure following the Petrojam scandals, two senior executive positions have been filled since the start of the year. Read More

Jamaica Customs to host Customs Week 2019

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

In recognition of International Customs Day, celebrated yearly, on January 26, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will once again host Customs Week from January 20- 26, 2019, under the theme: “Smart Borders for Seamless Trade, Travel and Transport”. Read More

Challenges in caring for the mentally ill under the Mental Health Act

With Yakum Fitz-Henley | Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

WE do not generally expect our parents and elderly relatives to get sick. Certainly, the day when their minds are not what they used to be is not one which we ever want to face. Read More



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