The patent regime in Jamaica: Working with what we have… for now

by LISA RHOOMS | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

Jamaica's 1857 Patent Act (the “Act”) is long overdue for an overhaul. In the meantime, however, while the gears are in motion to revamp the patent regime in Jamaica, local inventors seeking patent protection, and international inventors, will have to be... Read More

Is selling a worthwhile career?

by Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

The simplest way to think of the nature and role of selling is to make a sale. Read More

Jamaica has entered new phase of investing maturity — Golding

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

In 2017, the demand by new investors to participate in the various initial public offerings (IPO) was significant. Read More

Valentines get quickie marriage licences at Las Vegas airport

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licences for lovebirds desperate to get hitched on Valentine's Day. Read More

Jamaican escapism for Ralph Lauren on NY runway

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — American fashion's elder statesman Ralph Lauren headlined New York Fashion Week on Monday with a dose of escapism inspired by Jamaica for his 2018 spring collection, as his iconic brand struggles to reverse falling revenue. Read More

Valentine's Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

TABIO, Colombia (AFP) — Valentine's Day is a crazy rush for Colombia, one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, resulting in huge demand for labour in greenhouses near Bogota. Read More

Ramaphosa: Trade unionist, tycoon and South Africa's next president?

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Cyril Ramaphosa's long and eventful career has taken him from trade union activist to multimillionaire — and now within a heartbeat of the South African presidency. Read More

South Africa — a giant of Africa

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa is the continent's most industrialised economy and among its most developed, but marked by gaping inequalities rooted in years of racist white-minority rule that ended in... Read More

Man City squad most expensive in history —report

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory. Read More

Surging US output 'a concern' for oil market – OPEC

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) – Oil prices, long battered by a global glut in supply, have been rising recently as the market returns to balance on the back of a landmark deal between producers to throttle output, but surging shale production in the United States could throw a spanner in the... Read More

South Africa's ANC orders Zuma to resign as president

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's ruling ANC party yesterday “recalled” scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but set no deadline for him to step down, pitching the country into further uncertainty. Read More

Duterte slams top Philippine tourist island as 'cesspool'

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippines' famous white-sand island destination Boracay is drowning in faeces and may need to be shut down to protect the health of millions of visitors, President Rodrigo Duterte has warned. Read More

Carnival in Haiti: a unifying release, despite controversies

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – Tens of thousands of people began Sunday three days of watching their favourite musicians and letting off steam in Haiti, forgetting their daily troubles and the controversies the festivities never fail to attract. Read More

Morocco tops 11-million mark in record tourism year

Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

RABAT, Morocco (AFP) – Morocco recorded a bumper year for tourist arrivals in 2017, breaking through the 11-million barrier for the first time, the tourism ministry announced Monday. Read More

White House unveils initiative to revamp US infrastructure

Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled an ambitious proposal to renew American infrastructure, in a plan he said was a shift focus back to domestic priorities after years of war. Read More


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