Zacca sets about restructuring Sagicor

In just a few short months, Sagicor Group Jamaica's new President and CEO Christopher Zacca has restructured his executive team with the overall goal of creating greater focus, driving performance and improving asset returns. He has created clearer lines of demarcation... Read More

EU lists The Bahamas, St Kitts-Nevis as tax havens
BRUSSELS, Belgium (CMC) — The European Union (EU) Tuesday named The Bahamas as a tax haven, with the Hubert Minnis Government saying that it had done so “without discussion”.... Read More

Montague to seek waivers for CCTV imports for JamaicaEye initiative
Minister of National Security Robert Montague, says that his ministry is negotiating with the Ministry of Finance to have General Consumption Tax (GCT) and Special Consumption Tax (SCT) and duties waived for the importation of closed circuit television (CCTV) equipment, to support the ministry's...... Read More

The best budget ever ever
I have described the recently read fiscal budget as the best I have experienced to date. ... Read More

Seprod readies to export flour to Caricom market

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Friday, March, 16 2018    

Manufacturing conglomerate Seprod Limited has already secured at least one customer in the Caricom market and is looking to export its first batch of flour by month-end. Read More

Venezuela could tip oil market into deficit — IEA

Friday, March, 16 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A dramatic decline in oil production in crisis-hit Venezuela could tip the global crude market into deficit, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, helping wipe away a glut that has depressed prices for years. Read More

China's industrial output posts strong start to 2018

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China's industrial output strengthened in the first two months of the year, official data showed Wednesday, led by production at state enterprises. Read More

Photo: Business deal

Thursday, March, 15 2018    

RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited CEO Alain Carreau (left) signing a joint business venture contract with Nestlé Jamaica Country Manager Daniel Caron (third left). The signing of the recent agreement will see Nestlé Jamaica and RUBiS partnering to increase the visibility of key products across the... Read More

When your business is helping other businesses become better

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

Nine years ago Erica Wynter decided, during the height of the recession in Jamaica, to buy a business. And as she went along negotiating with business owners, she realised just how many business owners did not have proper documentation, had nowhere to go for guidance in setting up their... Read More

Financing the small business community through tranformational leadership

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

The average credit union member would most likely consider themselves hardworking and purpose-driven. A sense of community is the hallmark of the credit union movement and has driven this subsector of the financial services industry for decades. Read More

Bearing billions, bike bearers stand the risk — the business of road safety

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

Revving up over $10 billion in annual beverage sales, one company relies almost exclusively on its own motorcycling sales reps islandwide. That company leads a local trend towards greater efficiency of two-wheeled operations. Branson Centre entrepreneur Tarik Kiddoe is... Read More

Call centres feel scammed by labour 'laws'

by Gavin Goffe | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

“Had I known that Jamaica's labour laws were like this, I would have taken my business elsewhere.” Read More

The business of travel

Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett wrapped up his European tour with a live interview on CNN with its prominent news anchor Richard Quest on his show Quest Means Business . Bartlett, Director... Read More

Yello Media pushing for greater involvement in Jamaica's tourism sector

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.copm | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

Digital media and marketing solutions leader Yello Media, has announced plans to become a major player in Jamaica's tourism industry through the forging of strategic new partnerships with key players in the sector. Read More

Looking beyond the numbers for financial professional leadership

by Sharon Donaldson | Wednesday, March, 14 2018    

Leadership means different things to different people. For some, it's about being good at your job and being well liked. For others, it's all about being in charge of everyone. Read More


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