Business

Investing in exotic currencies

WITH JODIE-ANN EBANKS | Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

Many people lack an understanding of financial markets and how to begin their investment portfolio. More importantly, they may not recognise the importance of investing, which is to build wealth and financial security by ensuring the money they earn also has earning... Read More

Panasonic did it to Sony: Can FLOW do it to Digicel?

with Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

Can a market follower make more money than the market leader? Read More

Strengthening our border protection capabilities

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

As the primary protector of Jamaica's ports of entry, the onus is placed heavily on the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) to keep the nation's borders safe. Read More

War has cost US$226 billion to Syria economy: World Bank

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Syria's six-year conflict has ravaged its infrastructure and caused losses to its economy of US$226 billion, according to estimates published by the World Bank on Monday. Read More

Haitian factory workers demand higher wages

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Hundreds of Haiti's factory workers protested in Port-au-Prince on Monday against a small increase in the minimum wage set by the Government. Read More

Growing chorus denounces sexist Silicon Valley culture

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry executives from their perches. Read More

Activists criticise Senegal's slow progress on child begging

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

DAKAR, Senegal (AFP) — Human rights groups in Senegal on Tuesday criticised what it said is an ineffectual crackdown on child begging driven by Koranic schools, saying a year-long push to remove 50,000 children from the streets is failing. Read More

Ghana eyes surfing to boost tourism numbers

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

KOKROBITE, Ghana (AFP) — Brett Davies paced up and down the sloping sands of Kokrobite beach in Ghana, organising surfers from 20 different countries at his annual international competition. Read More

Life behind bars gets new twist in empty Dutch prisons

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

BREDA, Netherlands (AFP) — Voices echo around the magnificent, luminous dome of Breda prison, breaking the silence of the 130-year-old building, now empty of inmates like dozens of others in The Netherlands. Read More

South Korea's first black model faces widespread racism

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

SEOU, South Korea (AFP) — Teenage male model Han Hyun-Min's long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black. Read More

Women entrepreneurs invited to apply for second WINC Acceleration Programme

Monday, July, 10 2017    

 BUILDING on the success of its 2016 Acceleration Programme, the Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC) is launching its 2017 programme. Read More

All the stars are aligned for Jamaica – Lonkeng

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

“A ll the stars seem aligned for a sustained economic growth in Jamaica, building on the hard-won macroeconomic stability,” according to Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, resident representative of the International Monetary Fund for Jamaica. Read More

with Claudienne Edwards

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Dear Claudienne,I am writing to you regarding an issue that I have with FLOW. My original complaint was tendered on April 6, 2016, but to date (3/3/2017) I have had no response from that company. Read More

Flight Network names Reggae Sumfest among globe's top 10 festivals

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

C anadian-based online travel agency Flight Network has named Reggae Sumfest among the top 10, on a list of 36 Global Festivals to attend in 2017. Read More

Look at what IS working along with what IS NOT!

With Dennise Williams Should you join a yoga group? | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

Many people wake up in midlife and realise that their careers are dissatisfying and unsuccessful, and they're so upset that they want to chuck the whole thing out. Don't make that mistake. Read More



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