Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant in London today. Read more


Almost nothing can stop bacterium decimating Florida's oranges

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

FORT PIERCE, United States (AFP) — Peter Spyke has two types of oranges in his groves: those that are the colour orange and those that are green — unsaleable and responsible for the collapse of Florida's orange crop over the past 15 years. Read More

Nigerian farmers hope to spread shea butter wealth

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

KODO, Nigeria (AFP) — Surrounded by four children, Ladi Usman scoops shea nut paste from a plastic container into a metal pot on the stove in her cramped kitchen. Read More

From armchairs to iPhones, India's millennials rent it all

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — At 29, Spandan Sharma doesn't own a flat, a car, or even a chair — one of a growing number of Indian millennials bucking traditional norms and instead, opting to rent everything from furniture to iPhones. Read More

India quarterly growth falls to 4.5% — worst level in six years

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — India's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than six years in the July-September period, down to 4.5 per cent from 7.0 per cent a year ago, according to government figures released Friday that piled more pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More

Digicel launches updated music streaming app

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

D'Music just got a new update as part of Digicel's digital offering. The D'Music app is available across the Caribbean and Central America, focusing on local and regional content and offering more than 40 million tracks from top musicians around the... Read More

Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos. Read More

Sri Lanka president warns West investment needed to keep China at bay

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has warned India and Western nations that his country will be forced to seek financing from China again if they do not invest in the island. Read More

IMF representative predicts significant economic

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Dr Karim Youssef, International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative to Jamaica recently in commending Jamaica's step towards financial inclusion for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), has said that if the project achieved 50 per cent of its goals –... Read More

Greater calls for more value added in the manufacturing sector

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is supporting the need for a more highly skilled and competitive labour force. This they believe will increase the country's ability to provide more value-added products and services to the manufacturing sector, pursuant to... Read More

Help us to understand what you are doing so we can fund you

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

In a forum geared towards addressing the issue of funding and the concerns of creatives held last Tuesday (November 19), members of the creative industry came out to learn about the different ways through which they can raise capital to finance their businesses. Read More

Outstanding payments from International University of the Caribbean

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI worked at the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) from 2012 to 2016 and have had problems receiving payment for every course I teach. Read More

Banking on transformation — Courtney

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

A man that walks by faith, not by sight, this week's Q10 participant is passionately committed to helping others to flourish. Read More

Investing in a low interest rate environment

TONI-ANN NEITA-ELLIOTT | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Interest rates are one of the main forces affecting bond prices. When interest rates are low, as they are now, bond prices rise. That is great news for people who already hold bonds because it means the market value of their bond has gone up and they would make a capital gain if they decide to... Read More

Term Finance offering short-term

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Prospective borrowers who need to secure immediate, affordable short-term financing now have a viable solution with Term Finance (Jamaica) Limited. The company, which is partly owned by Panjam Investments Limited, Mouttet Capital Limited and Term Finance Holdings... Read More

The power of the mind

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

Entrepreneurs, intellectuals, artistes and the very dirt poor have used the concept of, “Whatever the mind can conceive and you believe, it achieves”, in order to motivate, guide and propel them forward. Read More


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