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Registration open for National's Jamaican Made Christmas

National Baking Company says registration is now open for this year's staging of A Jamaican Made Christmas, the event designed to help small and medium-sized businesses get exposure, sales, and eventually get to the stage of exporting their products overseas. Read More

IMF says public sector reform needs urgent attention
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, which ended its review of Jamaica's performance under the current Stand-by Agreement Thursday, has warned that reform of the public sector cannot be delayed any longer.... Read More

Wisynco plans landmark US$8M investment in new beverage plant
Manufacturing and distribution company, Wisynco, on Friday opened its new distribution centre after fire gutted its Lakes Pen, St Catherine warehouse last May causing damage of $2 billion. ... Read More

NASA's US$3.9-b Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn
TAMPA, United States (AFP) — After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made an intentional death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about...... Read More

Unwelcome in Israel, African refugees dream of home

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

TEL AVIV, Israel (AFP) — Tens of thousands of Africans who fled misery at home for safety in Israel are living in limbo, fearing deportation though some have lived in the country for more than a decade. Read More

Government to seek more multilateral funding for MSMEs

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

The government is to secure more funding from its multilateral partners to assist small businesses. Read More

WhatsApp in your business?

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

I've often heard individuals speak of using WhatsApp as a business tool. Though I'm a communications and social media professional, I was not totally convinced. My only experience was of people bombarding me with flyers advertising their events – something I not... Read More

Dow, S&P end at new records, brushing off North Korea, weak data

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York stock markets ended the week on an upbeat note, with new records for the Dow and S&P as investors brushed off weak US economic data and another North Korea missile launch. Read More

The importance of relative value

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

With the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) USD bond redemption last Friday, investors will be assessing a wide range of options from different institutions. A common quandary: Bank A is showing me 4.5 per cent, Bank B is showing me 5.6 per cent and Bank C is showing me 8.5... Read More

A better way to budget

Claudja Williams | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

So you have read every article you could find about budgeting and saving, and you have tried almost every recommendation out there, but somehow you have never gotten it quite right – or if you did, it didn't last long. Read More

Jamaicans rank high on the list of US dreamers and immigrants

Friday, September, 15 2017    

Jamaicans are among the more than 800,000 'dreamers' — people who were illegally brought to the United States as children — who now face an uncertain future, as their rights to remain there are in dangers. This is in the wake of US President Donald Trump... Read More

Herbal remedies planned for mined-out bauxite lands

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 15 2017    

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Timeless Herbal Care (THC), Courtney Betty, says that the company is looking at a cooperative structure in terms of the greenhouse cultivation of ganja (marijuana) on mined-out bauxite lands. Read More

Economic cost of Harvey, Irma could be US$290 bn: forecaster

Friday, September, 15 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The combined economic cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could reach US$290 billion, equivalent to 1.5 per cent of the US gross domestic product, US forecaster AccuWeather said in a report Sunday. Read More

Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers

Friday, September, 15 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favourable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns seed production could drop by nearly 90 per cent by 2050. Read More

PHOTO: Going, going, gone... at Barbican

Friday, September, 15 2017    

The landscape and history of Barbican in Kingston is undergoing a complete change, with new road works which have now seen the removal of the small stores that used to run alongside the road near to the HiLo supermarket. Here are before and after photos of the area. Read More



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