ISP profit hit by dollar appreciation

Microfinance company ISP Finance Services Ltd has increased year-over-year profit by 24.2 per cent or $9.75 million for its year ended December 2017. Read More

Tourists and exports return to Dominica
MIAMI, United States (AP) — The small Caribbean island of Dominica is making progress toward recovery after a devastating blow from last year's Hurricane Maria, the country's prime minister said Tuesday.... Read More

JN Bank ups tech at new Linstead branch
Consistent with its promise to ensure convenience and comfort for its members, JN Bank has relocated its branch in Linstead, St Catherine, to a more spacious and technology-driven establishment at 26 King Street. ... Read More

Puerto Rico's rainforest slowly reopens to visitors
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Portions of a popular rainforest in Puerto Rico are slowly reopening to visitors more than six months after Hurricane Maria hit the US territory as a Category four storm.... Read More

NAFTA near to a new deal

Friday, April, 6 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled yesterday he saw a strong chance of reaching a deal with the US and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read More

PM predicts continued economic growth for St Lucia

Friday, April, 6 2018    

CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CMC) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is predicting continued economic growth for St Lucia this year after indicating that the island had recorded growth of 2.5 per cent in 2017. Read More

Cuban rum and the end run around the US blockade

Friday, April, 6 2018    

SAN JOSE DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's signature rum Havana Club competes with the best-known brands in the world even though it cannot be sold in the largest rum-consuming market. Read More

FLOW offers more data, voice in new plan

Friday, April, 6 2018    

THE mobile data war between the island's telecommunications companies is getting hotter, with FLOW Jamaica yesterday introducing a new package for its clients and prospective ones. Read More

China's Shacman to establish regional office in Jamaica

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

Heavy-duty truck makers, Shacman, has announced a major decision to establish its regional headquarters in Jamaica. Read More

US stocks end solidly higher after roller-coaster session

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Wall Street stocks went from famine to feast Wednesday, opening sharply lower but finishing with solid gains as investors shifted from fearing an imminent US-China trade war to resuming a wait-and-see approach. Read More

20 years after Viagra, Pfizer seeks another miracle drug

Thursday, April, 5 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — It has been 20 years since Viagra was introduced, and Pfizer is still searching for another drug with as much earning power as the revolutionary blue erection pill. Read More

Harry Smith appointed chairman of Digicel Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Harry Smith has been appointed chairman of the Digicel Jamaica board, according to a news release yesterday from the company. Read More

The Portmore Mall — 25 years old and counting

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Contributor | Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

ON February 10, 1993 Portmore welcomed the Portmore Mall, the largest covered indoor mall in the Caribbean. In this the year of their 25th anniversary, the Jamaica Observer decided to find out what has become of the pink pioneer. Read More

KLE strikes a profit for 2017

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Kingston Live Entertainment (KLE) Group managed to maintain probability for its financial year ended December 2017, following years of losses which were cut short by a one-off gain through the sale of shareholding in subsidiary company FranJam to shareholder Josef... Read More

Scotiabank announces eighth cohort of Scotia Vision Achiever Programme

Wednesday, April, 4 2018    

Scotiabank Jamaica aanounced the eighth cohort of small business owners in the 2018 edition of the Scotia Vision Achiever Programme last Wednesday. Read More


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