Chris Dehring getting READY to launch

By RachAEl Barrett Contributing Editor — Business | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

Since demitting office as Chairman of Cable & Wireless Jamaica Ltd (then known as Lime, now as FLOW) in 2015, Chris Dehring has gradually been preparing for a revolution in Caribbean media. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of system building, the... Read More

Huge Rio slave cemetery faces crisis after cuts

Sunday, May, 14 2017    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — When Merced Guimaraes found piles of human bones under the floor of her Rio de Janeiro house during a refurbishment, she thought she'd stumbled upon evidence of a serial killer.Guimaraes even worried that... Read More

You want more money, but you don't believe you deserve it

Dennise Williams | Sunday, May, 14 2017    

So here is the awful truth. You want to acquire a certain lifestyle and you need money to do it. And therefore, you really want more money in your life. Yet nothing you do works out. It seems as if everywhere you turn “macca juk yu”. It doesn't seem... Read More

$20-billion decision

Saturday, May, 13 2017    

Faced with more than $20 billion in unpaid customers' balances, the National Water Commission (NWC) is now considering selling a portion of the debt to a third party in a bid to improve its cash flow.In a press release yesterday, NWC President Mark Barnett said... Read More

Appleton growth adds to Campari's bottom line

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 12 2017    

Appleton continues to do well for Campari, and was one of the Italian spirit company's top-selling global brands, according to the company's first-quarter results for 2017 released earlier this week.Campari's Jamaican rums — including Appleton and... Read More

Jamaica ranks as second riskiest country in the Caribbean to do business — study

By Karena bennett | Friday, May, 12 2017    

Jamaica has been ranked as one the riskiest countries in the world to do business with, according to a new study published by property insurance group FM Global.FM Global Resilience Index, which equally weighs composite measure of three core resilience factors:... Read More

Cannonball looking forward to Starbucks competition

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 12 2017    

Less than a week after announcing its franchise operation in Jamaica, international coffee chain Starbucks is already seeking locations across the island to expand its footprint.Last Friday the coffee giant announced that it entered into an agreement with... Read More

Structural limitations on Jamaica's growth potential

By Dennis Chung | Friday, May, 12 2017    

The Prime Minister recently spoke to the need for sustainable growth that is equally shared by all, and specifically where the average Jamaican can share in that growth. We can, for example, mention many countries where there has been significant growth over sustained periods, and yet... Read More

Bahamas elects a new prime minister, Hubert Minnis

Friday, May, 12 2017    

NASSAU, Bahamas (AFP) — The Bahamas voted in a new leader Wednesday, with Hubert Minnis, who campaigned on a platform of change, beating scandal-tainted incumbent Perry Christie in general election on the island archipelago.“My... Read More

Cornwall talk

Friday, May, 12 2017    

Chris Hind, general manager of JN General Insurance (JNGI), speaks with Cornwall old boy and architect Clifton Yap at the Cornwall College Old Boys' Association (Kgn Chapter) annual dinner at Mona Visitors lodge. (Photo: Naphtali Junior) Read More

Supreme Ventures does not have a youth segment

Friday, May, 12 2017    

A reference to Supreme Venture's youth market in a story in the Business Observer on Wednesday May 10 was incorrect.A letter from Simone Clarke-Cooper, assistant vice-president, Group Corporate Communications for SVL stated, “It is... Read More



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