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Cybersecurity short on skilled workers

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

“THE red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.” That's the key finding in a report from Emsi, the labour analytics experts in the... Read More

The benefits of podcasting

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

IN an era in which reading has become increasingly less favoured by many, podcasting provides a viable option to consume content in audio form. No doubt, its importance has been made more significant with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with global listenership seeing an increase of... Read More

How do you Zoom outside of work?

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

A recent survey showed that people are using Zoom fo r much more than meetings. Jay Kapoor, in his Morning Brew newsletter, showed some 32 ways people in the US are using the videoconferencing tool. Read More

Add VPN to your security

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

How can you be safe surfing the Internet? Tech experts suggest creating a virtual private network (VPN) to hide your Internet activity and add that extra layer of privacy and even mask your identity. Employing VPN is particularly essential if you use public Wi-Fi... Read More


Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

What is frosty pod disease?Frosty pod is a disease that affects cocoa and it is caused by a fungus(Moniliophthoraroreri). It can cause serious damage to the cocoa industry reducing crop yield up to 80 per cent per year.  Read More

Farmers across five parishes to benefit from $3.6-million COVID-19 project

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

A total of 80 farmers operating in five parishes are set to benefit from agricultural inputs valued at $3.6 million under phase two of the Agri Resilience Response to COVID-19 project. Read More

New markets and diversified farms keep business going in Westmoreland

BY ROSALEE WOOD Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Despite the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Westmoreland farmers are managing to overcome the loss sales through diversified farms and accessing new markets. Read More

Still using Windows 7? Beware!

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

YOU could be open to a security risk by continuing with Windows 7 on your computer. Microsoft introduced the operating system in 2009, and support ended earlier this year. Microsoft warned then that not upgrading to Windows 10 would make computers more vulnerable to security risks. Read More

Instagram turns 10

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Instagram 's 10th birthday cake comes in many flavours with 'slices' of features and updates ranging from visual additions to expanded e-commerce tools. Read More

iPhone 5G phone feast for Christmas

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

WE waited with much excitement for the latest iPhone and now it is here. Just yesterday, Tim Cook delivered the most significant early Christmas present with the iPhone 12's unboxing for gifting over the 12 days of Christmas. Read More

US stocks end lower as Wall Street pauses after a four-day rally

Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Banks and technology companies led a broad slide for stocks on Wall Street yesterday, snapping the market's four-day winning streak. Read More

Former Sunshine Girl – now business executive in Florida

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, October, 14 2020    

Former national Sunshine Girls goalkeeper/defender Nadine Ffrench made another step up the business ladder in Florida when she was recently appointed an executive director of leading health and wellness entity Total Life Changes (TLC). Read More

Flow provides support for employees amid COVID

Monday, October, 12 2020    

THE COVID-19 pandemic has drastically transformed the business landscape in Jamaica with many organisations mandating or encouraging employees to work from home, but it came with benefits as well as challenges for businesses seeking to maintain engagement with team... Read More

Byles says BOJ committed to orderly banking system amid pandemic

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 12 2020    

BANK of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Richard Byles says despite the negative impact of COVID-19, the central bank has remained accommodative to the banking sector. Read More

Tax break ending for many companies on Junior Stock Exchange

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

This year marks the 11th anniversary of the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and as such the special 10-year tax waiver to companies that listed on the junior exchange is coming to an end in the next few weeks. Read More


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