Gov't committed to hassle-free business environment — Chang

MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang says the Government is fully committed to ensuring that Jamaica's business climate remains investor-friendly. Read More

Less Traffic and More Jammin for World Champs

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 4 2017    

Buoyed by a record 11 per cent increase in stopover visitor arrivals for the month of July over the same month last year, and continued record growth numbers across the board, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will next week lead a team of tourism officials to London, UK. Read More

NCB Capital Markets partners to distribute US$150M Honduras banking group bond

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 4 2017    

The Cayman subsidiary of NCB Capital Markets has partnered with Oppenheimer and Company (Opco) to become the Caribbean distributor of a US$150-million global bond raise for Invatlan, the largest financial services group in the Honduras market. Read More

Tackling electricity theft in Jamaica

Robert Evans | Friday, August, 4 2017    

The problem of utility theft was clearly identified by Professor Anthony Clayton of the UWI in an article on January 11, 2017: Read More

Will a Jamaican take the Digicel helm?

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 4 2017    

Telecommunications company Digicel is seeking a Jamaican or Caricom national to fill the post of chief executive officer for its Jamaican operations. Read More

Dominica has no plans to approach IMF

Friday, August, 4 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended the economic policies of his administration and dismissed suggestions that the island could be seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read More

Canada scrambles to find lodging for Haitians fleeing the US

Friday, August, 4 2017    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Officials in Canada scrambled yesterday to find enough cots and empty beds to accommodate hundreds of mostly Haitian asylum seekers from the United States, even putting Montreal's famed Olympic stadium to use as a makeshift dormitory and welcome... Read More

Cuba's ration book: symbol of equality, but huge burden on state

Friday, August, 4 2017    

CAYO GRANMA, Cuba (AFP) — From one end of the island to the other, every Cuban can be sure of one thing: their ration book, or “libreta”, will put at least the basics on their table at dinner time. Read More

Entrepreneur urges Jamaicans to start businesses

Thursday, August, 3 2017    

Jamaican-born entrepreneur Beverly Johnson has called upon citizens to start their own businesses and take advantage of the vast opportunities offered by overseas markets. Read More

Despite hitches EGC remains committed to '5-in-4' growth target — Lee-Chin

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 2 2017    

Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Michael Lee-Chin, says that the Council remains committed to its projected target of an annual five per cent growth rate within four years, despite suggestions that it is too ambitious. Read More

All indicators pointing up for Access Financial

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 2 2017    

Microfinance institution, Access Financial Services, plans to continue on its aggressive acquisition path for the remainder of the year into next year, as it seeks to cement its place as market leader in providing financial services to microentrepreneurs and individuals... Read More

LFSL to upgrade IT to fight money laundering Profit down by 8%

Wednesday, August, 2 2017    

Lasco Financial Services Limited (LFSL) has announced plans to automate its compliance monitoring systems in a bid to further detect and prevent money laundering and terrorism financing. Read More



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