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Gov't proceeding with revocation of Symbiote's licence

THE Government has commenced the process to revoke the licence issued to telecommunications firm, Symbiote, which operates as Caricel Jamaica. Read More

So how do you find your passion to profit from? Ideas panel
How exactly do you know what you should be doing with your life? And how do you make money from what you want to do with your life? We asked a panel of entreprenuers in various fields that question.... Read More

Haiti installs leaders of reborn army
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday installed the leaders of his country's army, a symbolic step in the impoverished Caribbean country's reformation of a military demobilised 23 years ago after decades of coups and political...... Read More

The global evolution of Tracks & Records
Since its inception, the Tracks & Records casual dining brand has had one intention — to be a global franchise based on the concept of Jamaican “vibes” while utilising the flavours of Jamaican food, the rhythm of Jamaican music and the marketing...... Read More

Slippery start for Venezuela's petro crypto coin

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — The government of crisis-torn Venezuela, struggling to overcome chronic liquidity shortages and burdened by US sanctions, launched the first government-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, earlier this year. Read More

American Airlines to fly to Guyana

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Fly Jamaica will soon be facing increased competition for its Guyana market as the Guyana Government Tuesday welcomed the decision of American Airlines to reinstitute flights to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) country from... Read More

Economist pours cold water on cryptocurrency

Thursday, March, 29 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A prominent United States-based economist has described cryptocurrency as a “bubble” and does not believe it will succeed. Read More

Agricultural nuisance could be next green gold

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

If you have ever driven past bamboo growing wild in Jamaica, you may very well be driving by an opportunity to make money from the wild grass. Read More

Digicel restructures management team

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Two years into the Digicel 2030 global transformation programme, newly appointed Group Chief Executive Officer Alexander Matuschka has restructured the senior management team. Read More

BOJ maintains policy rate

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has announced its decision to maintain the policy interest rate (the rate offered on overnight placements with Bank of Jamaica) at 2.75 per cent. Read More

Yello forms partnership with CPL

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Yello Media, the Caribbean's leading digital and print advertiser, and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have announced a new three-year partnership designed to create community support, commerce and engagement through cricket in the region. Read More

Jamaica Customs officially reopens Queen's Warehouse

Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will officially reopen its Queen's Warehouse (230) facility this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, following its closure in November 2015. Read More

Unlawful customs and practices at Jamaica Customs Agency

by ADRIAN COTTERREL | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

A judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on March 20, 2018 could pave the way for tens of millions of dollars to be recovered from the Jamaica Customs Agency by businesses that have been unlawfully fined for alleged breaches of the Customs Act. Read More

BATV bats for the Caribbean

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Business Access Television (BATV) has secured a contract with telecommunications provider FLOW to send the BATV signal to 13 countries across the region by May. Read More

Building out your entrepreneurship resources — what is in your business toolkit?

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 28 2018    

Entrepreneurial resources include sources of financing such as lines of credit and investment capital, but may also include resources such as knowledge of a particular field or technology, or networks of contacts who can be called upon to contribute financial support,... Read More



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