Business

Herbal remedies planned for mined-out bauxite lands

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 15 2017    

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Timeless Herbal Care (THC), Courtney Betty, says that the company is looking at a cooperative structure in terms of the greenhouse cultivation of ganja (marijuana) on mined-out bauxite lands. Read More

Economic cost of Harvey, Irma could be US$290 bn: forecaster

Friday, September, 15 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could reach US$290 billion, equivalent to 1.5 per cent of the US gross domestic product, US forecaster AccuWeather said in a report Sunday. Read More

Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers

Friday, September, 15 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favourable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns seed production could drop by nearly 90 per cent by 2050. Read More

PHOTO: Going, going, gone... at Barbican

Friday, September, 15 2017    

The landscape and history of Barbican in Kingston is undergoing a complete change, with new road works which have now seen the removal of the small stores that used to run alongside the road near to the HiLo supermarket. Here are before and after photos of the area. Read More

Walker makes steps to expand CARIBBEAN footprint

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 15 2017    

Three years after starting up an unconventional business of packaging goods for the Diaspora market, entrepreneur Rory Walker is looking to expand his footprint into the Caribbean islands. Read More

PHOTO: Irma in Cuba

Friday, September, 15 2017    

HAVANA, Cuba — A huge wave breaks near Morro Castle in Havana on September 10. (Photo: AFP) Read More

Irma damage to St Barts, St Martin estimated at US$1.4 bn

Friday, September, 15 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Hurricane Irma has wreaked an estimated 1.2 billion euros (US$1.4 billion) worth of damage in the Caribbean territories of St Martin and St Barts, French State-owned reinsurer CCR said Saturday. Read More

UN urging temporary protection in LatAm for fleeing Venezuelans

Friday, September, 15 2017    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AFP) — The UN migration agency is urging Latin American countries hosting growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing economic crisis to give them temporary rights to stay, its deputy chief told AFP on... Read More

Violence erupts in Haiti over national budget

Friday, September, 15 2017    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Protesters brought parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to a standstill Tuesday, setting vehicles alight and damaging local businesses in violent demonstrations against the Government's budget plans. Read More

Itel-BPO hosts Expo 2017 Industry Showcase

Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Itel-BPO Smart Solutions at Montego Freeport, threw open the doors of its newly built, ultra-modern 70,000-square-feet call centre headquarters last Thursday, hosting the Montego Bay Chamber and Commerce and Industry and its guests for the Expo 2017 Industry... Read More

Cerasee in high demand as Jamaican Teas sees sales grow

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Jamaican Teas Ltd has promised top dollar for green or dried cerasee as it seeks to plug the gap in supply of raw materials to be processed into tea bags for local and international markets. Read More

Local 'bully' beef idea is still on the table — Wehby

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Group CEO of GraceKennedy Ltd Don Wehby has called for a revisit of Jamaica's cattle rearing agriculture programme on completion of a feasibility study by the local conglomerate for the manufacturing of tinned corned beef in Westmoreland. Read More

Byles for PSOJ Hall of Fame

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Sagicor Group Chairman Richard Owen Byles is in line to become the 25th inductee in the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's (PSOJ) Private Sector Hall of Fame. Read More

Ganja should fund the high costs of education

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

The medical marijuana industry is a prime opportunity to increase and invest in educational funding according to Doug Halsall, CEO of Advanced Integrated Systems. Read More

WIHCON eyes new residential development for North Coast

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Building contractor, Wihcon Ltd is eyeing the development of a residential housing scheme on the North Coast, even as the company broke ground for an estimated $2-billion project on Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston, yesterday. Read More



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