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Expansion of retail space at Sangster International Airport

Wednesday, January, 1 2020    

MBJ Airports Limited, operator of the Sangster International Airport (SIA), is inviting qualified operators to submit proposals for the development and operation of specialty retail and duty-free outlets in the International Terminal Building at the airport. Read More

Farmers grateful for JSIF and RADA initiative

Wednesday, January, 1 2020    

FOUR hundred farmers from St Elizabeth, Manchester, and St Ann, who are now better equipped to reap the maximum benefits from their crops, are grateful after the completion of a training programme put on by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and Rural Agricultural Development... Read More

Is it time to mandate on climate change reporting?

BY BARBARA DAVIDSON | Wednesday, January, 1 2020    

We are all aware that action is needed to address the effects of climate change. In 2018 the world's largest companies reported US$1 trillion at risk from climate impacts. Recent scientific information calls for making 'finance flows consistent with low greenhouse gas emissions and... Read More

Locust invasion destroys crops in northwest India

Wednesday, January, 1 2020    

AHMEDABAD, India (AFP) — A massive locust invasion has destroyed thousands of hectares of crops in north-west India, authorities said, with some experts on Friday terming it the worst such attack in 25 years. Read More

Bailed tycoon Ghosn flees to Lebanon from 'rigged' Japan

Wednesday, January, 1 2020    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn said yesterday he had fled to Lebanon to escape injustice in Japan, where he was on bail awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. Read More


BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

A less than anticipated take up of MPC Caribbean Clean Energy US$22.8 million rights issue has resulted in a second extension of the offer. Read More

Bartlett for air connectivity

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says for real Caribbean integration to be achieved, there will have to be passport interconnectivity to eliminate restrictions within the region. Read More

Paypal and Paymaster

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

Paypal through their Xoom international money transfer services has said that in collaboration with local bill payment provider, Paymaster, they have launched a fast, secure and easier bill payment option for Jamaicans living in the Diaspora to provide financial support... Read More

FLOW Browse and Talk complaint

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI currently reside in Maryland, USA. I applied for Browse and Talk service on April 18, 2019.The service was to be installed at my house in Lewis Town, Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Read More

Young author publishes Popularity Rules

BY SASHELL WILLIAMS Observer writer | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

At just 22 years old, Shamika Lindsay has already crossed one item off her bucket list, becoming a published author. Read More

From idle lands to business opportunities

BY Venice Williams-Gordon | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

There is a lot of talk that the economy is doing well. So, people are excited and trying to get a piece of the action, but they are limited by capital. Read More

How to identify a bubble

BY YANIQUE LEIBA-EBANKS | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

What is a bubble? Investopedia defines it as “a rapid escalation of asset prices followed by a contraction, often created by a surge in asset prices that is fundamentally unwarranted”. Read More

Child's play: Coding booms among Chinese children

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Wearing a pair of black-rimmed glasses and a red T-shirt, an eight-year-old Chinese boy is logged in for an online coding lesson — as the teacher. Read More

Canada's Sunwing service flies into Grand Cayman

Sunday, December, 29 2019    

Canada's Sunwing has reported that it will be debuting its service to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands come early next year. Read More

NCB collects on credit card debt

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, December, 29 2019    

Dear ClaudienneOn August 27, 2019 when I tried to access my National Commercial Bank (NCB) savings account via the NCB mobile app I discovered that a lien had been placed on it for the sum of $355,300. Read More


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