Business

A CAREER IN MOVIE MAKING

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Allison Harrison believes you can make money by making horror films in Jamaica. So much so that she rented Ward Theatre to make a short film about a date gone wrong, with twists and turns courtesy of the spirit of the Ward. Read More

Retroactive payment slow in coming

with Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Dear Claudienne,I worked at the Mico Youth Counselling Centre for 12 years in the capacity of secretary, and only learned years later that I was temporarily employed.In May 2015 we were introduced to contracts and I had signed to it. Read More

Having a financial temper tantrum?

WITH DENNISE WILLIAMS | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Money can bring about a wide range of emotions. When you get your pay cheque, you may feel happy or dissatisfied. When someone takes forever to pay you, annoyance can grow and grow. Read More

More residential approvals for Kingston

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

Nine developers seeking to construct apartments and townhouses in Kingston and St Andrew had their applications for building permission approved by the Building and Town Planning Committee of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Wednesday,... Read More

Ariel's masterpieces

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

TWO years ago when Ariel Sinclair enrolled in a logistics management programme at the Excelsior Community College, not only did he obtain the qualification he needed, but also a grand idea that he would later turn into a successful microbusiness. Read More

Red envelopes, trains and TV: Five things to know about Chinese New Year

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) -- With the start of the Lunar New Year Friday, it is a time for the Chinese to reunite with their families, often after lengthy journeys, to eat, watch the most popular television show in the world and exchange lucky money. Read More

UN aviation agency warns of looming pilot shortage

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday. Read More

In high-priced Manhattan, more and more empty stores

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The New York borough of Manhattan is richer and more populated than ever, but a growing number of businesses are closing their doors under the pressure of exorbitant rents and online commerce. Read More

Finance minister welcomes last- quarter growth

Saturday, February, 17 2018    

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has welcomed the 1.1 per cent growth in the economy for the October to December quarter in 2017. Read More

Do you have acne? It's an IRIE business

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, February, 16 2018    

As a teenager in Westmoreland, Racquell Brown had two significant problems — very bad acne and a single mom with little disposable income to buy products to deal with her skincare. But what Brown also had was drive. Read More

Quinlan wows MSBM lecture audience

Friday, February, 16 2018    

Global chief information officer and principal at Deloitte, Larry Quinlan, wowed the audience at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) Public Lecture on Tuesday, February 6. Read More

By 2019, 20% of jobs in Jamaica may be done by artificial intelligence

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, February, 16 2018    

Get ready for the rise of machines in the Jamaican workforce. Recently the National Commercial Bank Group (NCBG) laid off 200 workers. Speaking in previous media reports, Dennis Cohen, deputy CEO, NCB Financial Group, explained that as the company invested in efficient technology, humans... Read More

Cuba prepares to end dual currency system

Friday, February, 16 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — For more than two decades, Cubans have used a unique dual currency system to protect a fragile economy, but with just weeks of his mandate remaining, President Raul Castro has signalled that Read More

Bartlett expects Canadian arrivals to reach 500,000 by 2020

Friday, February, 16 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says recently released figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) indicate that the country is on a growth trajectory from the Canadian market. Read More

Fun with the Sisters

Friday, February, 16 2018    

The 'Backyard' girls — Cindy and Felicia Gayle — got the party crowd swinging at their 'We are Sisters' party on Saturday, February 3, at Silver Sky Plaza on Orange Street in downtown Kingston with a slew of hosts. With Sound Govament on music duties it was no surprise that OBSERVER... Read More



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