JSE lists Productive Business Solutions

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) welcomed Productive Business Solutions (PBS) Limited to the local stock market during a listing ceremony at the opening of trading last week which the company said was the largest in the country's history. Read More

Ganja spas should be high on medical marijuana agenda — Montel Williams

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Former American daytime TV talk show celebrity and actor, Montel Williams is urging Jamaican entrepreneurs to build out spas with a focus on medical cannabis treatments as just one of the ways in which the island can benefit from the rapidly growing, liberalised, global... Read More

Sagicor Bank lists preference shares on Jamaica Stock Exchange

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Sagicor Bank Jamaica Ltd listed its preference shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange last Friday, marking the first time in the bank's 34-year history that it has had a listing. Read More

Record-breaking summer for Jamaican tourism — Bartlett

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Preliminary figures available from the Ministry of Tourism suggest that Jamaica recorded double-digit growth in stopover tourist arrivals for the months of July and August, making it the country's best summer for tourist arrivals ever. Read More

JN Barbican relocates to Sugar & Spice complex

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

JN Bank has relocated its Barbican branch to the new Sugar & Spice complex, across the road from its former Fontana Pharmacy location in St Andrew. The bank commenced operations from from its new site on Monday, September 4. Read More

SOS successfully acquires St Joseph's High School

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

With an additional 10,000 square feet in immediate storage space from the acquisition of St Joseph's High and roughly 20 per cent increase in inventory since listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Stationery and Office Supplies Limited (SOS) reckons that it is ready to... Read More

Jamaica has missed the ganja boat — Paul Burke

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

When it comes to the evolving local and global marijuana industry, “Jamaica has missed the boat,” according to Paul Burke, former general secretary of the People's National Party.“Don't let anyone fool us on this,” he said. Read More

Scotia Group gets OK to take over Scotia Investments

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Scotia Investments Jamaica Ltd's (SIJL) minority shareholders are now due a $38 per share windfall after accepting a scheme arrangement to sell their shares to majority owner Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) last week Wednesday. Read More

Child labour in the Caribbean

By DIEDRE CORDNER CAMPBELL | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Children have an important place in our society. Investing financial resources is crucial for ensuring that children can reach their potential. Read More

Jackie Sharp resigns from Scotiabank

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank Jackie Sharp has tendered her resignation after 20 years of service to the financial institution.Sharp's resignation becomes effective October 31. Read More

How to choose good competitors for your small business

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

Jamaicans love to start their own business. Now the frightening reality is that somewhere between 70 to 90 per cent of all new ventures will fail. But undaunted by that statistic, many of the optimists among us are willing to take the risk even without doing their “due... Read More

A course in borrowing 101

BY CLAUDJA WILLIAMS | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

If a loan is approved and there are no outstanding deliverables from the client, then the lender will prepare a commitment letter for the borrower to review and endorse. A commitment letter serves to outline the terms and conditions of the loan,... Read More

Fear of robots taking jobs spurs a bold idea: guaranteed pay

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

HONOLULU, United States (AP) — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. Read More

Nigeria and South Africa exit recession in Q2

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigeria and South Africa have both exited recession, notching up economic growth of 0.6 per cent and 2.5 per cent, respectively in the second quarter, official data showed yesterday. Read More

Getting well-oiled: booze in the age of the robo-barman

Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — As Tipsy methodically unfolds an arm to select a glass, retrieve ice and mix a drink, it's all a far cry from the flashy swagger of Tom Cruise in “ Cocktail ”. Read More


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