Business

Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board

LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for gated complexes. Read More

FLOW recapturing market share via Price differential
It's been a long road, but FLOW has been recapturing more of the Jamaican market from its competitor Digicel in the cellular market while holding onto its market leadership in other areas.... Read More

tTech focuses on growing revenue
tTech limited, a provider of back office IT services to corporate Jamaica, has recently secured new deals in a move to further diversify and grow revenue streams. ... Read More

Arbitrate, don't litigate
I had a recent conversation with an eminent and long-standing Queen's Counsel from outside of Jamaica, who has been practising law for almost 50 years. Most of his enviable practice has been in the area of commercial and civil litigation. ... Read More

KPREIT pumps $576M in Jamaica, Cayman properties

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) has spent a total of $576 million on its most recent acquisitions in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Read More

Jamaica's gold medal potential

Dennis Chung | Friday, August, 18 2017    

As I watched the World Championships and saw us not medalling in events we were expecting to, I really did not feel as disappointed as the many individuals whose comments I have read and heard about. Some of the comments were nothing less than ridiculous, blaming the athletes, as if... Read More

Cuba struggling against brain drain as professionals leave

Friday, August, 18 2017    

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AP) — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches. Read More

Canada wants to curb surge in walk-in asylum

Friday, August, 18 2017    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian officials warned yesterday against entering the country unchecked through backwoods in an effort to curb a surge in asylum seekers coming on foot from the United States. Read More

Guyana Gov't pleased with 2.2 per cent growth

Friday, August, 18 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana Government says it is pleased with the 2.2 per cent growth of the local economy so far this year. Read More

Dominica establishes $15-m, 3% loan facility for manufacturing sector

Friday, August, 18 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica — Dominica's Government has announced that it has agreed to establish an EC$15-million (J$710 million) special loan facility to meet the needs of the manufacturing sector. Read More

Tourism arrivals up by 7 per cent in St Lucia

Friday, August, 18 2017    

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (CMC) — St Lucia has recorded an estimated seven per cent increase in tourist arrivals here so far this year, with Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee describing the sector as amazing. Read More

Bianca Jagger leads Nicaragua canal protest

Friday, August, 18 2017    

LA FONSECA, Nicaragua (AFP) — Celebrity rights activist Bianca Jagger lent star power on Tuesday to a protest against the building of a major canal in her native Nicaragua. Read More

Steady on the pork, Sweet River Abattoir eyes hotels, food establishments

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Slaughterhouse Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Company has shifted focus towards supplying hotels and other food establishments as part of its latest thrust to increase profitability. Read More

JMMB Bank is Jamaica's newest bank

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

JMMB Merchant Bank is now a licensed commercial bank operating as JMMB Bank (Jamaica) Ltd.The group's entry into the commercial banking sector became official on Monday, making it the eighth commercial bank operating on the island. Read More

A course in Borrowing 101

BY CLAUDJA WILLIAMS | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

According to investorwords.com, a loan is “an arrangement in which a lender gives money or property to a borrower, and the borrower agrees to return the property or repay the money, at some future point(s) in time, usually along with interest. There is often a... Read More



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