Business

AI no threat to BPO sector — Epstein

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 13 2018    

Immediate past president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Yoni Epstein has sought to allay fears that the emergence of artificial intelligence will be detrimental to the sector. Read More

Raul Castro's reforms in Cuba: A work in progress

Friday, April, 13 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — In 2018, a Cuban can run his own business, surf the Internet and travel abroad with fewer restrictions. Read More

US awards $18.5 billion in recovery grants for Puerto Rico

Friday, April, 13 2018    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The US Government announced Tuesday that it will award US$18.5 billion worth of disaster recovery grants to Puerto Rico to help repair homes, businesses and its crumbling power grid as the US territory struggles to recover from Hurricane... Read More

Former St Lucia PM threatens lawsuit over multi-billion dollar project

Friday, April, 13 2018    

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) — Former Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony is threatening to take legal action to force the St Lucia Government to renegotiate a multi-billion dollar investment that critics claim poses serious environmental concerns and would also drive many farmers and... Read More

Panama bans Venezuelan airlines for 90 days

Friday, April, 13 2018    

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama on Tuesday prohibited Venezuelan companies from operating flights to Panama in retaliation for Venezuela's diplomatic and trade bans announced last week. Read More

$350-million investment to help Spike for production

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 13 2018    

Spike Industries Limited seems to have brokered an arrangement with the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association to facilitate the company in obtaining up to $350 million in capital over the next three years at an interest rate below five per cent. Read More

Gov't speeds up rationalisation of public bodies

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 12 2018    

The Government is about to speed up the rationalisation of its public bodies over the next four-six weeks, says new Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke. Read More

Business confidence takes a reality check

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

POLLSTER Don Anderson yesterday described the latest survey of business and consumer confidence as “a reality check” following a 6.1 index points dip in business confidence. Read More

$100 million for tourism curriculum at schools

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

In a move geared towards providing certification for the hospitality workforce, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information have agreed to put aside some $100 million to establish a tourism curriculum for secondary schools, starting... Read More

Main Event proposes marriage for business

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

MAINEVENT Entertainment Group plans on securing a foothold into the wedding market with the launch of a new division called M-Style. Read More

JGA works on cleaning up gaming image

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

In its push to ensure responsible gaming, Tashia Hutton, president of the Jamaica Gaming Association (JGA), has warned that the organisation will be constantly raising standards to rid the industry of the negative stigma of illegality and... Read More

Mandeville opens route for Canadians to buy JSE stocks

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

IN an effort to increase investment from the Diaspora, Michael Lee-Chin-founded Canadian brokerage firm Mandeville Private Client Inc has developed trade execution and custody infrastructure that will support the purchase of securities listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) by... Read More

Three steps to guarantee success for your business

Hanniffa Patterson | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

The end of the first quarter has passed and though some of us might have ticked off many off our targets, others may unfortunately be behind. However, don't lose hope; it's not too late to start afresh and get those first-quarter goals going. Read More

PBS scans for business in Latin American ports

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

With a footprint spanning 14 countries around the Caribbean and Latin America, Productive Business Solutions Ltd (PBS) has further expanded its presence by securing major contracts delivering leading scanning technology for ports of entry and exit in both Guatemala and... Read More

Tourism boom for Kingston

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett on Monday announced that Jamaica welcomed over 50,000 tourists in the first week of April, ahead of the island's carnival celebrations. Read More



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