Business

Lumber Depot turns to Mayberry Investments to raise capital

Wednesday, September, 4 2019    

Brokerage firm Mayberry Investments Limited announced earlier this week that it will now act as financial advisor to Lumber Depot as it seeks to raise additional capital. Read More

Survey: United States manufacturing activity contracted in August

Wednesday, September, 4 2019    

WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory activity shrank in August for the first time since August 2016, a sign that the trade war with China is weighing down a crucial sector of the economy. Read More

Post-departure confidence – IMF representative

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer Business Writer | Wednesday, September, 4 2019    

The immediate past country resident representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Jamaica, Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana has expressed confidence that the gains achieved by the country under the last IMF programme will be secured. He also urges Government to continue working... Read More

Stocks slump broadly as expanded US-China tariffs kick in

Wednesday, September, 4 2019    

Technology companies drove a broad slide in US stocks yesterday as disappointing economic data and the latest escalation in the trade war between the US and China put investors in a selling mood. Read More

Caribbean is a leading importer of US goods–US diplomat

Wednesday, September, 4 2019    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, — The Caribbean, which is described as the “third border” of the United States, is a leading trade partner in terms of United States exports to the region and is the largest importer of Caribbean goods, a United States diplomat is informing. Read More

NCB financial group gets goahead for sale of 100% stake in Advantage General

Tuesday, September, 3 2019    

The NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) is announcing that the Financial Services Commission has advised of its non-objection to the sale of shares in Advantage General Insurance Company Limited by NCB Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM), a subsidiary of NCBFG, to Sagicor Investments Jamaica... Read More

Byles upbeat about Jamaican economy

Monday, September, 2 2019    

Newly-appointed Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Richard Byles, says prospects for the economy remain positive despite “headwinds” and “clouds of uncertainty” arising from the global economy. Read More

Gloria's Seafood Restaurant expands to Ocho Rios

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Business Writer | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

The very popular Gloria's Seafood Restaurant has expanded even further from its Port Royal base to Ocho Rios, St Ann, and is now blossoming into a restaurant chain. Read More

A tangled web weaved by government agencies finally solved by Tell Claudienne

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

Dear Claudienne,I must first tell you that I am an avid reader of your columns. I have seen where you have helped many people but I never knew that one day, I would have been seeking your assistance. Read More

The full scoop

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer Business Writer | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

Larry Gardiner, or “Chef G” as he is often referred to, is the 60-year-old owner of Twist, an ice cream parlour in Tower Isle, St Mary that has been making waves way beyond its immediate environs. Read More

Byles embraces financial inclusion for SMEs

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer Business Writer | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Richard Byles is embaracing the mandate of financial inclusion, which he deems as necessary in assisting the Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector to grow and develop. Read More

Guardsman Hospitality plans renovation for Fort Clarence

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

Significant upgrades are planned for iconic Sunday beach spot, Fort Clarence, when when th elease of the property to Guardsman Hospitality (GH) begins today (Sunday, September 1). Read More

Millennial investing habits - Part 1

BY LISA MINTO | Sunday, September, 1 2019    

The term “millennials” is used to describe the generation of people who were born anytime between early 1980 to 2004 (the range differs depending on the source). Read More

Students encouraged to consider entrepreneurship as career option

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

Minister of state in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has encouraged tertiary-level students receiving scholarships from the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to consider entrepreneurship as a... Read More

The truth about being broke

Sunday, September, 1 2019    

I spent much of my 20s being broke and by “broke” I mean trying to service all my financial obligations not necessarily scraping to get by, although there was some of that for much of the first half of that decade. Read More



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