Business

Southwest Airlines increases flights to MoBay

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Southwest Airlines, ranked as the world's largest low-cost carrier, has increased its service between its home base, Dallas, and Montego Bay to two flights daily. Read More

PSOJ praises Wynter and BOJ on new foreign exchange system

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) on Monday commended Governor Brian Wynter and the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) on the introduction of the B-FXITT foreign exchange system, and its efforts to reduce the surrender amount of foreign currency by five per cent, a... Read More

PA Benjamin thinks big

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Weeks after securing four awards at the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association Awards Ceremony, PA Benjamin has disclosed that plans are underway to begin construction of its new factory by first quarter 2018.It's a project valued at $450 million. Read More

Four key roles of the modern salesperson

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

“Salespeople, along with management, are the prime bearers of the burden of contributing to profit by generating revenue”— Bearden, Ingram, LaForge (2001)  Read More

Intellectual Content Ownership: Employees and Contractors

with Lisa Rhooms | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

In Jamaica, there appears to be a common misconception concerning works which are eligible for copyright protection and which are created by employees in the course of their employment, and by contractors while engaged. Read More

Making money from lending money

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Need a “smalls” till pay day? Well there are enough people in need of a short-term consumer loan so that it is a proven business which makes money. Read More

10 tips to building wealth in your 30s

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Everyone knows that when it comes to wealth, it works best for you when time is on your side. So the sooner you decide to get the ball rolling, the better. Read More

Rich and famous in the Paradise Papers

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies, revealed in the Paradise Papers leak, to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax. Read More

Hollywood wracked by chaos in aftermath of sex scandals

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Projects are shelved, film releases cancelled, sets shuttered, studios threatened, the Oscars rattled — this is the chaos confronting Hollywood following sex scandals that have brought down power players like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey... Read More

Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — With sheet metal roofs, concrete floors, poor ventilation and spotty electricity, crowded urban slums in Africa can expect to get even hotter and deadlier due to global warming, US researchers said Monday. Read More

Rich nations far behind on US$100B climate pledge — study

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Wealthy countries are falling well short of their pledge... Read More

Britain is happier since voting to leave EU — study

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Morale in Britain has slightly increased since the vote to leave the European Union according to a study published yesterday, despite terror attacks and Brexit uncertainty. Read More

US sanctions help push Venezuela to default

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US sanctions against Venezuela have accelerated the already catastrophic decline of the oil-rich nation's economy, and is pushing it to a debt default that economists say could happen as early as this week. Read More

Nigeria's Buhari proposes record spending for 2018

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presented a record 8.6-trillion-naira (US$24 billion) budget to the National Assembly to support the country's economic recovery. Read More

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU yesterday pushed for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the 'Paradise Papers' revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike, as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. Read More



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