Business

MSBM wins international innovation award

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 9 2018    

The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) won the Business School Innovation Award for its Financial Markets Lab, at the Annual AMBA Gala Dinner and MBA Excellence Awards held in London on February 2. Read More

Unlikely migrant path brings Cuban family to Serbia

Friday, February, 9 2018    

SOT, Serbia (AP) — Far away from sandy beaches and a balmy Caribbean breeze, a Cuban family huddles together in a cramped room of a cold, wind-swept Serbian refugee centre, trying to figure out what to do next. Read More

Bermuda enjoys a record tourism year

Friday, February, 9 2018    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) says the island has welcomed a record number of visitors — almost 693,000 – last year. Read More

Dutch government to run 'lawless' St Eustatius

Friday, February, 9 2018    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — The Dutch government said Monday it will take over the running of one of its Caribbean island municipalities, denouncing “physical neglect” and “lawlessness” on Sint Eustatius. Read More

BOJ advises public against Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

Welcome to the innovative, mysterious and in some cases, profitable world of cryptocurrencies, of which Bitcoin is the most popular. Read More

Out with the old, in with new

by Jezeel Martin | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

The Special Economic Zones Act, 2016 (the “SEZ Act”) repealed the Jamaica Export Free Zone Act (the “Free Zone Act”) when it came into force on August 1, 2016. Read More

Branson Centre shifts focus to firms with proven business models

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

The Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) sector is acknowledged as the future driver of growth in the local economy, and the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - Caribbean has shifted its focus to support the medium-sized enterprise in the MSME sector of the business... Read More

Change and disruption – Enterprise Risk Management

by LEIGHTON MCKNIGHT | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

Philosopher Heraclitus was writing about far more than business when he famously opined, “There's nothing permanent except change.” But his words ring true to business leaders around the world who need no reminders that they operate in an... Read More

A young entrepreneur's dilemma

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

RECENTLY a young businessman called me. He is an engineer who is writing his own business plan for a new venture and needed the benefit of research to assist him with deciding his revenue forecast. Read More

Businesses turn to the sharing economy to save money or grow income

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

Are you profiting from the sharing economy? This covers a wide range of opportunities to either make money or save money. Now the sharing economy isn't limited to the world of the internet, although the online premise is the same, as it involves building relationships. Read More

The importance of financial system stability

Tony Morison | Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

When you hear the term “financial stability,” words like freedom, retirement and security may readily come to mind. We usually think of financial stability as a synonym or prerequisite for financial independence. When the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) refers to... Read More

Ganja for the Stock Exchange

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe, known worldwide for his cancer research and development of nutraceuticals from Jamaican plants, including cannabis, says he intends to list his company, Medicanja Ltd, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) within weeks. Read More

Lester Bird, Opposition UPP bemoan drop in Antigua's tourism under Gaston Browne

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Former Antiguan Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird last week lamented the decline in the country's tourism sector, in his contribution to the 2018 b udget Debate in Parliament. Read More

The gridlock hurting business at Nigeria's busiest port

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Even okadas, the motorcycle-taxis that buzz fearlessly around Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, struggle to negotiate the road to Apapa — the country's busiest seaport. Read More

Trump and Tillerson: Who speaks for America?

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

BARILOCHE, Argentina (AFP) — President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were both addressing drug smuggling and immigration across the southern US border. Read More



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