Greece returns to growth for second time in a decade

Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greece's economy grew by 1.4 per cent last year, the national statistics agency Elstat said Monday, only the second time in a decade of crisis the Eurozone nation has managed any growth. Read More

Cobalt boom turns life upside down in DR Congo

Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

KOLWEZI, DR Congo (AFP) — In early 2014, according to local folklore, a man digging a septic tank or a well in his garden in Kasulo came across rocks with a distinctive grey-green sheen: cobalt. Read More

Ivory Coast announces US$7-bn infrastructure plan

Wednesday, March, 7 2018    

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AFP) — The West African State of Ivory Coast on Monday said it was earmarking 3,760 billion CFA francs (US$7.07 billion, 5.7 billion euros) in infrastructure spending over the next five years, especially in transport. Read More

GraceKennedy surpassed $90 billion in revenue in 2017

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

GraceKennedy Limited's revenue increased by $237 million in 2017 to reach a milestone of $92.48 billion, the company said in a release on Friday, based on its 2017 Audited Financials. Read More

Lee-Chin pleased with NCB's 'world-class' standard

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

National Commercial Bank (NCB) Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin, said that the reconfigured format of the financial institution currently being rolled out across the island exemplifies a firstworld standard of doing business in towns like Mandeville and Jamaica in... Read More

What to do when ransomware attacks

BY TTECH | Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

STEP 1: Disconnect everythinga. Unplug computer from networkb. Turn off any wireless functionality: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC STEP 2: Determine the scope of the infection and check the following for signs of encryption Read More

16% increase in public salaries can work if Gov't is strategic — EPOC

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Economic Programme Oversight Committee Co-Chairman Keith Duncan on Friday reasoned that the government must be strategic in its proposed 16 per cent wage increase to public sector workers to avoid eroding targets set by the International Monetary Fund. Read More

Airbnb sensation

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

If you have any kind of connection to so cial media, then I guarantee you have heard of Airbnb before. This home-sharing-for-profit site began in San Francisco in 2008. It has seen an unanticipated... Read More

On and off problem for Internet in Hanover

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Dear Claudienne,I would appreciate your help. We spoke (Nov 10, 2017), and these two letters that I sent to the Digicel Jamaica Executive Managers set out the problems I have been experiencing with the internet service in Hanover. Read More

Higher paying jobs : the solution

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

It has been documented by research that male primary and secondary students on the PATH programme do two percentage points better on exams than those in the same income bracket that are not on the PATH programme. So, according to scientific data, the PATH programme is... Read More

Video collaboration — a step up from video conferencing

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Moving humans from point A to point B can be very costly and the team at Caribbean Technology Solutions (CTS) has built a business helping companies to be more efficient in getting people to share ideas in the same space. Read More

SVL confident horse racing investment

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), Ann-Dawn Young Sang, says that revenues from the group's horse racing business are showing an upward trend. Read More

You don't believe in your money

DENNISE WILLIAMS | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

On s ome currencies there is the statement “In God we Trust” and therefore, many of us believe that if we pray, the money will turn up. And it does. The exact amount of money turns up when you are in problems. Read More

What's your preference?

By Toni- Ann Elliott | Sunday, March, 4 2018    

Bonds and shares are the two main classes of assets investors use in their portfolios. Shares offer an ownership stake in a company, while bonds are akin to loans made to the issuer, which may be a government (sovereign bond), a company (corporate bond), and so on. Read More

Beware of replicating sexism in AI, experts warn

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) -- Artificial intelligence could emulate human bias, including sexism, if there is no oversight on data used to create it, experts at the world's largest mobile phone fair in Barcelona warned Thursday. Read More


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