Business

Do you have acne? It's an IRIE business

As a teenager in Westmoreland, Racquell Brown had two significant problems — very bad acne and a single mom with little disposable income to buy products to deal with her skincare. But what Brown also had was drive. Read More

Quinlan wows MSBM lecture audience
Global chief information officer and principal at Deloitte, Larry Quinlan, wowed the audience at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) Public Lecture on Tuesday, February 6.... Read More

By 2019, 20% of jobs in Jamaica may be done by artificial intelligence
Get ready for the rise of machines in the Jamaican workforce. Recently the National Commercial Bank Group (NCBG) laid off 200 workers. Speaking in previous media reports, Dennis Cohen, deputy CEO, NCB Financial Group, explained that as the company invested in efficient technology, humans...... Read More

Cuba prepares to end dual currency system
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — For more than two decades, Cubans have used a unique dual currency system to protect a fragile economy, but with just weeks of his mandate remaining, President Raul Castro has signalled that... Read More

Bartlett expects Canadian arrivals to reach 5,000 by 2020

Friday, February, 16 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says recently released figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) indicate that the country is on a growth trajectory from the Canadian market. Read More

Fun with the Sisters

Friday, February, 16 2018    

The 'Backyard' girls — Cindy and Felicia Gayle — got the party crowd swinging at their 'We are Sisters' party on Saturday, February 3, at Silver Sky Plaza on Orange Street in downtown Kingston with a slew of hosts. With Sound Govament on music duties it was no surprise that OBSERVER... Read More

Ralph Lauren fashions boon for Jamaica

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Friday, February, 16 2018    

The recent launch in New York of fashion icon Ralph Lauren's Jamaica-inspired 2018 Spring Collection is the latest boon for Brand Jamaica as the island continues to benefit from a windfall of celebrities vacationing on the island in recent times. Read More

Former PM urges a move to IMF to reverse Barbados' economic fortunes

Friday, February, 16 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur says Barbados should look towards the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help turn around the ailing economy, saying the Washington-based financial institution “has changed its ways and now enables countries to... Read More

Help for Puerto Rican college students has islanders worried

Friday, February, 16 2018    

PROVIDENCE, United States (AP) — It sounded like a scam. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League school to study for a year. And it would all... Read More

Grange: Country to see new businesses through UK-Jamaica Trade Fair

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

OLIVIA Grange has said that Jamaica will be provided with an avenue to pursue new business ventures through a United Kingdom-Jamaica Trade Fair to be held by the British High Commission in Kingston next month. Read More

Cyprus economy records highest growth in 10 years

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AFP) — Bailed-out eurozone member Cyprus recorded its best growth in a decade last year, official data showed yesterday, on the back of record tourist arrivals and a resurgence in construction. Read More

Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Thursday, February, 15 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) —Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a “serious violation of human dignity”. Read More

Inner-city residents taught how to earn online

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

Over a dozen inner-city residents in various volatile communities are now earning online through training provided by Internet Income Jamaica (IIJ) in the Alternative Livelihood Skills Development (ALSD) Programme run by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Read More

Accountants and private equity consultants partner to capture capital markets

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

When two former Digicel CEOs and a former CEO of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union's mobile banking platform partner with an international accounting franchise and a Caribbean-based private equity firm, the market takes notice. And so 400 guests at the soft launch... Read More

Turner duo aiming for the stock market

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

The average person who has tried and failed at a number of business ventures would probably give up after a while. However, 'average' is not how you would describe the husband-and-wife team of Oral and Allison Turner. Instead you would use the following adjectives:... Read More



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