Business

David Smalling, a fast-rising star on Wall Street

SMALLING... at Harvard I managed to get pretty lucky with the advisors that I worked with.

“Considering the political climate, I think I should point out one thing that I think has been crucial to forming who I am, and I can relate this with my friends who went to Campion… In my year at Yale there were three of us ... Growing up the way I did I never really thought about race ... Read More

A view of Savannah-la-Mar, capital of Westmoreland. Change of thought over change of name process
Dear Claudienne: On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, I went to the Savanna-la-Mar branch of the Registrar ... Read More

Wisynco’s new warehouse (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Wisynco’s new warehouse nears completion
Less than a year after Wisynco Group Limited suffered over $2 billion in losses from a fire at its L ... Read More

MATTHEWS... I look forward to positively representing Jamaica Nadeen Matthews named Young Global Leader
Nadeen Matthews, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for the NCB Group, joins the ranks of a noble ... Read More

Credit ratings — a refresher on the ABCs

Lisa Minto-Powell | Sunday, February 26, 2017    

Warren Buffett, a savvy investor who may consider the value of credit ratings..

Over the last 10 years we have seen investor psychology shift as the public’s knowledge has improved tremendously as regards investments, namely bonds. Investors are much savvier now when making their investment decisions. They consider the bonds’ credit worthiness, just as if they were shopping or making vacation or dinner plans. They spend time researching it online and seeking other opinions before investing — in a similar fashion to purchasing an item or choosing a resort ... Read More

Ready TV teams with Facey Telecoms

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 26, 2017    

Yvonne Lindo, card manager, Facey Telecom, and Stefan Miller (centre), commercial manager – Transaction E-Pin, pictured with Marlon Carr, sales and channel marketing manager at Ready TV, after officially signing partnership deals with Ready TV at the company’s office last week Tuesday..

Jamaica’s first digital subscription cable service, Ready TV, has teamed with leading distributors Facey Telecom to create a distribution and sales platform. The Chris Dehring-led Ready TV says it is looking to not only revolutionise cable television, but also the way in which the public is able to access it. “It is wireless with instant connection, so customers do not have to wait weeks to be able to access authorised programming for cable television broadcasting in Jamaica,&rdqu ... Read More

Good times over for expats in Saudi

Sunday, February 26, 2017    

An expatriate, working and living in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, waits for his flight at the King Khalid International Airport, on February 16, 2017.(Photo: AFP)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ more of its own people, and with economic growth slowing, the ranks of well-paid white-collar expatriates like Steck are thinning. For them, the good times are over. Steck said that to reduce costs, his employers “sent the W ... Read More

Blue Mountain Coffee rejoins Starbucks reserve

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 26, 2017    

A Starbucks coffee shop.

Global coffee brewer Starbucks announced this week that Starbucks Reserve Jamaica Blue Mountain is now back for a limited time in select Starbucks stores in the United States, Canada and on Starbucks.com. The hard-to-get bean joins three other reserve brands offered by the international brewer – Nicaragua, Guatemala and Tanzania. Starbucks referenced the “meticulous standards for growing, harvesting and processing” set by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica, “with e ... Read More



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