Business

Barbados appoints London-based group as financial advisor

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados Government says it has appointed the London-based White Oak Advisory Ltd to act as its financial advisor in the context of the debt-restructuring process it announced earlier this month. Read More

20 entrepreneurs now in second phase of JBDC Accelerator Programme
Twenty entrepreneurs from various sectors were officially inducted into Cohort 2 of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Accelerator Programme at a ceremony held recently at Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. ... Read More

Google's Schmidt in Cuba to meet new leader
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Eric Schmidt, a board member of Google's parent company Alphabet, met Monday with Cuba's new president to discuss improving Cuban Internet connectivity, one of the world's lowest.... Read More

Hamilton addresses Black Enterprise Entrepreneurship summit in US
Fresh off the success of the most recent staging of The Destination Experience, entrepreneur and investor Kirk-Anthony Hamilton is slated to speak today at Black Enterprise's Annual Entrepreneurship Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States.... Read More

International interest in Sumfest

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 8 2018    

Reggae Sumfest boss Joe Bogdanovich, chairman and CEO of Downsound Entertainment (DSE), producers of the iconic Jamaican music festival, has landed a partnership with global payments giant Mastercard. Read More

Venezuela frees two Chevron employees

Friday, June, 8 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela has freed two employees of the US oil giant Chevron who were arrested in April, the company said.The two men are in good health, the company said in an e-mail to AFP. Read More

US-Cuba mail service fully implemented after trial phase

Friday, June, 8 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Direct mail service between the United States and Cuba was fully established last Friday at the end of a trial period despite a toughening stance by President Donald Trump towards the island's Government. Read More

Stanley Motta retains NCB Capital Markets for strategic advice on 58HWT

Friday, June, 8 2018    

Stanley Motta Limited, a member of the Musson Group and operators of the Caribbean's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) centre located at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road, has signed an agreement with regional investment brokerage house NCB Capital Markets (NCBCM) Limited for financial... Read More

Trump pushes separate trade deal with Canada, says White House

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump is “seriously contemplating” making separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in place of the two-decade-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and has broached the idea with Ottawa, a White House... Read More

GraceKennedy opens new financial outlet in Hopewell

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

HOPEWELL, Hanover — Residents and business operators in Hanover have welcomed the opening of a new commercial banking facility in Hopewell — a district that has been a thriving commerce fixture for more than a century. Read More

A TOTAL commitment to Jamaica

Dennise Williams Contributor | Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Frenchman David Ducognon is clear about one thing — TOTAL Jamaica, the petroleum giant, is a Jamaican company that simply enjoys the international best practices of its French parent. Read More

New air traffic control tower for Ian Fleming Airport

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

A new air traffic control tower is to be constructed at Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary. Read More

Oil price unease

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) President Philip Chong says local petroleum dealers are very concerned about the instability in world oil prices which has pushed them to come up with more working capital to run their operations. Read More

25 graduate from Clarendon Youth in Business training programme

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

Entrepreneur Mark Shand, who owns fashion accessories outlet K&M Designs, first decided to make ladies' handbags from calabash after meeting a woman who owned one for 10 years. Read More

Avoid 'knock-offs'

Wednesday, June, 6 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is committed to securing Jamaica's ports of entry, and keeping our people, society and economy safe from illegal imports and trading activities. Read More



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