Business

Scarlett-Lozer shifts to Levy|Cheeks

By Josimar Scott Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Andrea Scarlett-Lozer, formerly of law firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (MF&G), has dropped anchor at Levy|Cheeks, again as a partner, since August. Read More

Ethics for finance professionals

BY JANET R PLUMMER | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Ethics (an individual's moral judgements about right and wrong) is important to businesses for many reasons. Given the complexity of many financial transactions, as well as the importance of best practice to business and society, professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered... Read More

Social media and protecting trademarks

WITH HELEN LIU | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Entities are using social media platforms such as Facebook , Instagram and Twitter more frequently to promote their goods and services. Social media is a... Read More

Long Service Investments

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Led by chair and founder Rita Humphries-Lewin — a former chair of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and one of the first women in the western hemisphere to work as a trained stockbocker — financial service providers Barita Investments, established in 1977, and... Read More

Your customers don't want you to delight them!

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

Companies still have much to learn about the true meaning of service ... If the two characters on my doorstep really had come to install my broadband connection, why did they have the appearance and demeanour of a pair of burglars? Read More

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions in shattered St Martin

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

MARIGOT, St Martin (AP) — In the chaotic days after Hurricane Irma shattered St Martin, the storm also exposed simmering racial tensions on the island's French territory, with some black and mixed-race residents complaining that white tourists were given priority during the... Read More

Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

CIPERTINO, United States (AFP) — Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone yesterday with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, featuring facial recognition unlocking and other refinements, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing. Read More

Cape Town housing boom a bust for long-time tenants

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) — As a child in the 1970s, Charmaine Marcus was forcefully removed from her Cape Town neighbourhood when the apartheid Government declared it a whites-only area. Read More

China eyes petrol car ban, boosting electric vehicles

Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — China is gearing up to ban petrol and diesel cars, a move that would boost electric vehicles and shake up the world's biggest car market in a country that is plagued by pollution. Read More

Ashebre: Art with food Ashebre

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

When Oji Jaja decided to walk away from studies in engineering at 17, he felt relieved. “I left after I realised that this wasn't what I wanted to do.” Read More

Still a building society, VMBS enters consumer loan market

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) is expanding its product offering to include credit cards, auto loans, education loans and other personal loans by the end of December 2018. Read More

Supreme Ventures keeps growing despite challenges

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Supreme Ventures Ltd's (SVL) bittersweet relationship with the gaming public is certainly not unique to Jamaica.Gamblers love the games the company offers them, but they curse the name, along with their bad luck, when they lose. Read More

Students' Loan Bureau takes hard line

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Dear Claudienne,I am writing to you with deep frustration regarding my loan from the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB). I was to have graduated from UWI in 2012; however, due to financial and other circumstances I did not graduate until 2013. Read More

State pension problems

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

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Are you chasing money away?

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

Ever spend time around people who constantly complain that they don't have enough money? Conversely, have you ever spent time around people who actually have a plan to get more money? Notice the difference in energy? Notice the outcomes? Read More



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