Business

Stepping High taking strides with ganja festival

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

Ganja, once ostracised by conservative Jamaica, is arguably the country's hottest product thanks to progressive legislation. That is good news for promoters of the Stepping High Festival, which has grown significantly with the embrace of the previously embattled... Read More

iCreate IPO oversubscribed

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

CREATIVE training institute, iCreate Limited successfully closed its initial public offering (IPO) for the issue of 74,062,500 ordinary shares, a day after opening to the market. Read More

JMEA hits out at use of foreign promotional items at tourism conference

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

In response to a recent media report that promotional bags and memorabilia distributed at the recent UNWTO 2nd Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth were made in China, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) has expressed shock that local... Read More

New CANTO chairman outlines priorities for his tenure

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The newly elected chairman of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organizations (CANTO), David Cox, says he believes the regional organisation “can become the largest and most influential forum for everything... Read More

Small and medium tourism enterprises focus for tourism global conference

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

Small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) were the focus of the second United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises, which was held last week at the Montego Bay Convention... Read More

Jamaican Medical Cannabis Corporation expands production

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

Jamaican Medical Cannabis Corporation (JMCC), a Canadian-Jamaican medical cannabis exporter, has acquired 49 per cent ownership of Kirkpatrick Farms on the outskirts of Montego Bay. Read More

Mindfulness can sharpen your mental focus

Dr Rob Yeung, Organisational psychologist | Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

Would you like to feel less stressed at work or make better decisions? Would you like to feel less exhausted, have more control over your emotions or derive more satisfaction from your job? Read More

Ganja businesses are growing

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

Despite frequent criticisms of Jamaica's slow progress to optimum use of its cannabis (ganja) crops, truth be told the industry is progressing as quickly as conditions will allow. Read More

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — The smartphone market is down but not out, with high prices and other factors combining to chill what had previously been a red-hot sector. Read More

World Bank appoints new vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States — The World Bank Friday announced the appointment of economist and development expert, Axel van Trotsenburg, as its new vice-president for the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Read More

Super Bowl ads heavy on humour, surprises and ... robots

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads went heavy on the humour — and surprises. Read More

South Africa 'disappointed' by West's corruption charges

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa has rejected reported criticism of its record on corruption by five Western countries, including the US and Britain, who insisted they were only drawing the g overnment's attention to a serious... Read More

Nigeria's election hopefuls look to friends in the north

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Tens of thousands of people turned out as President Muhammadu Buhari's boisterous campaign bandwagon rolled into northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano. Read More

Heron heads Jampro marketing

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) has recruited Gabriel Heron as the organisation's new vice-president of marketing to support the agency's recent restructuring exercise that aims to strengthen Jampro's marketing strategy, and increase... Read More

As J$ slips, BOJ pumps US$30 million into FX market

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) sold US$30 million to authorised dealers and cambios via Bank of Jamaica's Foreign Exchange Intervention and Trading Tool (BFXITT) on Friday. Read More



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