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Age Quod Agis motto gives courage to Vertis Technology Jamaican company making waves across the Caribbean and Europe

In 2013 Ryan Sterling left his previous organisation to branch out and follow his dreams. He wanted not just to work, but to make an impact in the space he was in — and the job he had wasn't giving him the opportunity to do so. Read More

Bank lending rates are still too high — Wynter
While bank lending rates have been falling, they are still too high, according to Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter.... Read More

Money swiped via ATM in an instant — returned in four months
Dear Claudienne,I am an avid reader of your column and am now adding my story with the hope that you can help me too.... Read More

North-South Highway drives Dolphin Cove revenue up
Marine park operator Dolphin Cove Ltd has credited improvements in revenue for its second quarter ending June 2017 to the North-South Highway.... Read More

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

ANFEH, Lebanon (AFP) — At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying. Read More

Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for gated complexes. Read More

FLOW recapturing market share via Price differential

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

It's been a long road, but FLOW has been recapturing more of the Jamaican market from its competitor Digicel in the cellular market while holding onto its market leadership in other areas. Read More

tTech focuses on growing revenue

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonhannifa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

tTech limited, a provider of back office IT services to corporate Jamaica, has recently secured new deals in a move to further diversify and grow revenue streams. Read More

Arbitrate, don't litigate

Dr Christopher Malcolm | Friday, August, 18 2017    

I had a recent conversation with an eminent and long-standing Queen's Counsel from outside of Jamaica, who has been practising law for almost 50 years. Most of his enviable practice has been in the area of commercial and civil litigation. Read More

KPREIT pumps $576M in Jamaica, Cayman properties

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) has spent a total of $576 million on its most recent acquisitions in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Read More

Jamaica's gold medal potential

Dennis Chung | Friday, August, 18 2017    

As I watched the World Championships and saw us not medalling in events we were expecting to, I really did not feel as disappointed as the many individuals whose comments I have read and heard about. Some of the comments were nothing less than ridiculous, blaming the athletes, as if... Read More

Cuba struggling against brain drain as professionals leave

Friday, August, 18 2017    

PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (AP) — Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches. Read More

Canada wants to curb surge in walk-in asylum

Friday, August, 18 2017    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian officials warned yesterday against entering the country unchecked through backwoods in an effort to curb a surge in asylum seekers coming on foot from the United States. Read More

Guyana Gov't pleased with 2.2 per cent growth

Friday, August, 18 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana Government says it is pleased with the 2.2 per cent growth of the local economy so far this year. Read More

Dominica establishes $15-m, 3% loan facility for manufacturing sector

Friday, August, 18 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica — Dominica's Government has announced that it has agreed to establish an EC$15-million (J$710 million) special loan facility to meet the needs of the manufacturing sector. Read More



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