No nepotism here!

Following a meeting last week, the board of the local oil refinery, Petrojam, issued a statement in response to recent allegations of nepotism and victimisation of staff at the refinery, as well as major project overruns.In the release the Petrojam board said: Read More

Agrofest 2018 showcases best of Kingston and St Andrew's agriculture
Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Norman Grant wants a $1 billion revolving credit facility to help farmers fund their expansion of agricultural production.... Read More

PwC reopens its doors in St Lucia
Castries, St Lucia — Global accounting firm PwC has returned to St Lucia as a sign of significant potential for growth in the eastern Caribbean. ... Read More

Bartlett calls for new Caribbean tourism Infrastructure
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has called for a new architecture for Caribbean tourism to add more value to the tourist experiences and increase growth.... Read More

Fiwi Productions relaunches e-commerce site

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Fiwi Productions, a media, entertainment, and marketing company headquartered in New York City, but highlighting Jamaican, Caribbean, and African-American cultures, has re-launched its e-commerce site,, 18 years after its first... Read More

Barbados — The writing was on the wall

By TONI-ANN ELLIOTT | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

It was a little over a year ago on Sunday March 12, 2017 that a colleague of mine, Eugene Stanley, wrote an article titled, “Barbados – A classic case of a falling angel”. The writing was on the wall from then and here we are today. Read More

Frustration with the SLB

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Dear Claudienne,There is an issue with which I need assistance urgently. Read More

CFA rolls out new campaign

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

CFA Societies in The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago have joined forces to encourage investment professionals across the region to place clients' interest above their own. Read More

World Cup restrictions weigh heavy on ordinary Russians

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Keen to prevent a repeat of ugly scenes from previous tournaments, authorities in Russia have imposed draconian measures during the World Cup, cracking down on everything from alcohol to kebabs. Read More

No more flights from Sri Lanka's Chinese-built second airport

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka's jinxed second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday after the only airline using the remote facility scrapped its daily service. Read More

Cyprus starts work on building 'Europe's biggest' casino

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AFP) — Cyprus started work Friday on building what has been billed as the largest casino resort in Europe costing 550 million euros (US$650 million) and creating thousands of jobs on the holiday island. Read More

Venezuela's street barbers struggle to make ends meet

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Under a bridge in a Caracas street market, barbers make their living with a razor, a mirror and a plastic chair, giving a brush-up to anyone who cannot afford to visit a salon in the crisis-hit country. Read More

Squatters' windfall

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

A large percentage of people derive ownership status in land by way of inheritance, gift or purchase, while others, by way of adverse possession. Read More

Volney Barrett — Dedicated his life in the search for truth

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Hundreds of mourners gathered recently at the King's Chapel United Pentecostal Church in Montego Bay for the thanksgiving service for late western Jamaica-based journalist Volney Barrett. Read More

Petrojam responds to corruption claims

Saturday, June, 9 2018    

GOVERNMENT sources told the Jamaica Observer Thursday that they are awaiting a response from Venezuela on its offer to repurchase their 49 per cent share in the local oil refinery, Petrojam. Read More


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