Business

The case for a personal social media policy

Hanniffa Patterson | Friday, March, 8 2019    

AT the recent Emerge conference, during Naomi Garrick's presentation, a woman asked questions on balancing her personal and professional brand online. What should she post? What is too much? Read More

Marijuana farmers, company haggle over price

Friday, March, 8 2019    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – The President of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC), Junior “Spirit” Cottle, is urging marijuana farmers not to accept anything less than EC$300 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) for a pound of their product after a locally-based medicinal... Read More

Canadian company partners with Westmoreland farmers to grow ganja

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

Wiisag Corporation, a Canadian indigenous integrated cannabis company, has signed an agreement to partner with the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganga Farmers Association (WHGFA) to grow two crops of medical marijuana on a 10-acre property in that parish. Read More

US to publish its own economic data on Puerto Rico

Friday, March, 8 2019    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The US government announced M onday that it will begin to publish economic data on Puerto Rico amid concerns that statistics released by the US territory itself are flawed. Read More

Finally…a bold and visionary budget

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, March, 8 2019    

As I sat and listened to the budget presentation (Revenue Measures) by the Minister of Finance, I thought to myself that finally, after my many years of writing and commentary supporting the reduction of taxes and particularly the removal of the Minimum Business Tax... Read More

PICJ marks one year providing heart health care in Jamaica

Friday, March, 8 2019    

Cardiovascular health care in Jamaica has became more cutting edge, according to Dr Victor Elliott – cardiologist and managing director of Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) – thanks to the opening of the cardiac care centre. And more... Read More

Playing in MakeUp gets serious

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Jamaican-born New York-based entrepreneur Yolondo Salmon-Thomas has turned her hobby into a full-fledged business. Read More

Supreme Ventures pays 12% more in taxes and fees

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

SUPREME Ventures Group generated a record $2.1 billion in revenues for the 2018 financial year. The performance enabled the Group to increase its taxes to the government by approximately $800 million, or over 12 per cent higher than 2017. Read More

GraceKennedy profits up 18% for 2018

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

The GraceKennedy Group saw both its revenue and profit increase in 2018 — despite the strategic restructuring of its operations and the review of its organisational design, cost structure and business processes. Read More

SOS hits billion-dollar mark

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Stationery and Office Supplies Limited (SOS), hit the billion-dollar mark in annual revenues for the year ended 2018. Read More

Sweet River shares suspended on JSE

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Meat processor, Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Company Ltd had its shares suspended on Monday, March 4, after failing to satisfy five junior market rules. Read More

Brawta broadens partnership with Palace Amusement to Mo Bay

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

BRAWTA Living, an online deal and discount provider, has broadened a partnership with Palace Amusement that offers a Thursday movie deal to moviegoers. Read More

Express Caterers eyes growth options

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

Big things seem to be in the offing at Express Catering Limited (ECL), the Jamaican food and beverage operation which is primarily linked to the Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay. Read More

Lamar Harris leaves Stocks & Securities

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

AFTER seven years at Stocks & Securities Limited, CEO Lamar Harris has decided to leave the post to pursue personal initiatives. A lawyer by profession, Harris made the bold decision after careful consideration. Read More

Chung acting CEO for SVREL as Blake departs

Wednesday, March, 6 2019    

THE Supreme Ventures Group recently disclosed the departure of Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Major Hugh Blake, who officially resigned his position effective February 28. Read More



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