Tourism the key to foster trade for Caribbean

GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – A United Nations-backed report has stressed the need for greater recognition of tourism as a key service export in order to attract technical assistance to the sector in least developed countries (LDCs), including the Caribbean. Read More

Carib Cement still lacks second Jamaican director

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 21 2017    

Colin Steele was not elected to fill the slot for a second Jamaican domiciled member of the board of directors of the Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL), it has now been confirmed. Read More

The three types of clients every small business person should avoid

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Friday, July, 21 2017    

Here is a description of the three types of clients that every small business person should try to avoid. A. THE CLIENT IN A RUSH Read More

Push for MoBay to become major centre for business

Friday, July, 21 2017    

MINISTER without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang says the Government is positioning Montego Bay as a major centre for business in western Jamaica. Read More

Paramount looks to markets in Cuba and Haiti

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 21 2017    

Listed company Paramount Trading Jamaica Ltd hopes to finalise a deal with some of Cuba's largest manufacturing groups and companies. Read More

Moving Haiti's rustic, rum-like clairin to market

Friday, July, 21 2017    

LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's most famous export is Barbancourt, a delicately flavoured, carefully aged rum that's considered among the best in the world. Then there's its rustic cousin clairin, a drink that's much cheaper and relatively rare outside this struggling Caribbean... Read More

UN envoy: Haiti's new gov't starts tackling challenges

Friday, July, 21 2017    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haiti's new government is using the “window of opportunity” following elections to start tackling the root causes of instability, poverty, exclusion and impunity, the UN envoy for the Western Hemisphere's poorest country said... Read More

Cuba says GDP recovers, up about 1 per cent so far in 2017

Friday, July, 21 2017    

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government said last Friday that the economy is growing again following a decline last year that was the first drop reported in two decades. Read More

'A Total Jamaican experience'

Thursday, July, 20 2017    

BUNKER'S HILL, Trelawny - Nature lovers from home and abroad can now explore the unspoilt biodiversity in areas of the Jamaican Cockpit Country, through the Bunker's Hill Cultural Xperience & River Tour, which was officially opened to the public last Friday in... Read More

CB Group to enter fresh produce market

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

The CB Group is entering the fresh produce market in Jamaica with a new company, 'Imagination Farms'. Read More

Business up, expenses down at Montego Bay Convention Centre

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is upbeat that the annual losses chalked up by the Montego Bay Convention Centre have reversed significantly since its operations came under the umbrella of the Ministry of Tourism some nine months ago. Read More

Toilet paper wipes away part of AMG's profit

Wednesday, July, 19 2017    

An underperforming toilet paper segment has resulted in a decline of 41 per cent in packaging and paper company AMG profits for its third quarter ending May 2017. Read More



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