Business

BMR looks to expand in Jamaica

Malvern , St Elizabeth — Just over a year since formal commissioning of its wind farm at Potsdam, Malvern, high in the Santa Cruz mountains, the leadership of BMR Jamaica says the company will not rest on its laurels. Read More

EPOC backs likelihood of 5 in 3
In reporting that Jamaica has continued its strong performance in meeting fiscal criteria and structural benchmarks for end September 2017 under the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (PSBA), Keith Duncan on Friday backed statements by Prime Minister Andrew Holness of...... Read More

The Battle of the Sexes—
In my book titled “Memoirs of a Financial Advisor”, just joking — I have no such book! However, over the years, dealing with men and women has been a fascinating exercise. And certain key things have been consistent over the last 17 years.... Read More

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Part 1 ... Read More

My house, his land

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

Dear Claudienne,My uncle and I are co-owners of a house with an empty lot on one side. All of us as residents purchased the lots and built on them some 20 years ago. Read More

Increase in cruise tourism for Jamaica after Irma

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

 Diversions from hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands have caused Jamaica to record an increase of 66.3 per cent in cruise passenger arrivals for the month ending October 2017, according to latest data from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Read More

Young entrepreneurs in Rockfort expand project with $1-m grant

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

AFTER receiving a $1-million grant from the Digicel Foundation/Queen's Young Leaders Programme, the Rockfort Development Council Benevolent Society (RODECO) expanded its social enterprise project for the betterment of young people in Rockfort, east Kingston. Read More

Wigton Windfarm targets homeowners with Solar PV system forum

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

HOMEOWNERS and business operators seeking to learn more about solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being encouraged to attend the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab's one-day Solar PV Sensitization Forum on November 25. Read More

Sporting entities must adopt firm business principles — Ryan Foster

Saturday, November, 18 2017    

Those charged with the running of sporting entities must adopt firm business principles that also provide opportunities for increased sales value to their sponsors if they are to reap success and sustainability. Read More

Twitter's Jack Dorsey to headline Tech Beach Retreat

Friday, November, 17 2017    

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, CEO and chairman of Square, and co-founder of both has been confirmed as headline speaker for this year's Tech Beach Retreat at the Iberostar Grand Resort in Montego Bay later this month.Other speakers will include Lloyd Carney — CEO,... Read More

Irma hits Kingston Properties

Friday, November, 17 2017    

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma forced Kingston Properties Ltd to shutter operations in the US for at least 10 days and contributed to the underperformance of the group for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017. Read More

Tortuga and Home Shopping Network celebrate 10-year partnership

Friday, November, 17 2017    

Tortuga , the Caribbean's leading rum cake and rum-based confectionery brand, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of partnership with the Home Shopping Network. Read More

Right approach needed for BPO training — Scott

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Friday, November, 17 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With business process outsourcing (BPO), notably in Montego Bay, being considered the fastest-growing sector in the country, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) P B Scott says the possibilities would be even greater if the right... Read More

El Marton: Style doesn't spoil

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 17 2017    

When Everton McNaughton sat in his living room in Port Antonio and made his first item out of goat's skin over 17 years ago, he had absolutely no idea how far a bit of creativity and perseverance would take him — right into the being a successful... Read More

Jamaica, Grenada and St Kitts are exemplary regional models — Lagarde

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 17 2017    

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde has singled out Grenada, St Kitts and Jamaica as exemplary countries for the region having successfully implemented reforms to bring down debt levels. Read More



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