Tourism officials expect cruise boost

MONTEGO BAY, St James — With an unexpected gain of 68 additional cruise calls by year end, more airlifts and increased hotel rooms in the offing, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett projects that the marketing barometer for visitor arrivals is pointing to double-digit growth for... Read More

Jamaican restaurateurs strike gold in Berlin
Kirk Henry is a man of the world. He has big dreams and the drive to make it a more open and artistic place. Travelling and living in other countries since he was a teenager, he was a tour guide for JOYST at 17, and even went on exchange to Brussels with the now defunct...... Read More

On the hook for another's SLB loan
Dear Claudienne,I am a former guarantor of a 2006 loan for one year from the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB). The amount of the loan was $118,000.... Read More

Happy Teachers earn US dollars
After eight years of teaching English in Taiwan, Venice Irving came home to Jamaica but couldn't find a stable job. Or rather, a job with a salary that she found appealing.... Read More

NHT loses acre of Twickenham Park land to Mandela roadworks

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 1 2017    

The planned expansion of the Mandela Highway has caused the National Housing Trust (NHT) to forego almost one acre of its property in Twickenham Park, St Catherine. Read More

#DesignWeekJA 2017 for the digital age

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Making a stop at Tile City Home Centre at Constant Spring Road Friday, Jamaica Observer's #DesignWeekJA 2017 got a peek at the ultra-modern in bathroom and kitchen fixtures, fitting perfectly in the digital age. Read More

Accountant General guides pension process

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Dear Claudienne,Please advise me how to begin the process of applying for pension benefits which I believe are owed to me. Read More

Sovereign vs corporate bonds

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

A bond is a debt instrument whereby an entity can raise capital to finance their operations by attracting investors to participate. Simply put, it is a loan to the entity (referred to as the issuer) and will have certain contractual features such as principal amount (face value), rate of... Read More

Do it for the love, not for the likes

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

How does your money feel right now? Are you getting any financial satisfaction? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps? Read More

5,000 JOBS

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 29 2017    

Stanley Motta Ltd, subsidiary of the Musson Group, is investing US$30 million in an integrated Tech Campus at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston. Read More

Destination Experience spreads its wings to Barbados

Friday, September, 29 2017    

The Destination Experience Visionaries Summit launches in Barbados next Thursday. The move follows the success of the Destination Experience in Jamaica, with the conceptualisers following on their plan to expand throughout the Caribbean, starting with Barbados —... Read More

Businesswomen take on nation building and the glass ceiling

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 29 2017    

It is obvious from the answers from three prominent Jamaican women involved with major businesses locally, at Wednesday night's Mayberry Monthly Investors Forum, that the “glass ceiling” is still unbroken. Read More

Rowley says no to the IMF

Friday, September, 29 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his Administration will not be approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite billions of dollars in lost revenue over the last few years. Read More

Trafigura toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid

Friday, September, 29 2017    

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) — Lawyers for tens of thousands of victims poisoned by a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday called for the company behind the dump to pay compensation at the start of a new legal battle. Read More

Samuda says he meant manufacturers no harm

Friday, September, 29 2017    

MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda, in response to the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) ultimatum to present evidence of alleged sugar leakage or apologise, has lamented that he did not intend to tarnish the reputation of the honest,... Read More



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