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WHAT PARTY

Imagine visiting a venue and being told that a party hosting hundreds of people was just held there. You look around and everything is in order and clean. There isn't a single piece of garbage or other evidence of an event to be seen. Read More

What they didn't tell you – the first job
IF you're lucky, you will get a job right out of school. And if you're like most people, you may have to wait a few months. And then some. What few people will tell you is that your first job will not likely come immediately or be 'the right one'. Chances are, it won't even be good...... Read More

Mangoes off to the US
MONTEGO BAY, St James —Jamaican mangoes are set to hit the shelves in the United States of America soon, following the inaugural export of 12,000 pounds of the fruit from the Sangster International Airport in St James on Thursday last.... Read More

Dividends: A simple explanation
 Writer's Note - Last week in my first of two articles, I explained what is a divided and how are dividends paid? This week in part two, I explore why are dividends paid and give further details. ... Read More

School's out, now what?

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Summer is almost here and while this does not mean quite the same thing to adults who have to go to work regardless, school is out and that means one thing, bored children looking for parents to entertain them. Read More

Peta-Ann Townsend investing in herself, future

BY ABBION ROBINSON Contributor | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

A side hustle is something that many university students are familiar with. Between paying for tuition, boarding fees, textbooks and groceries while trying to balance the “You Only Live Once” mantra, resources are always stretched thin for students. Read More

COK responds to customer's query regarding loan payment

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Dear Claudienne  Read More

Government of Barbados proposes cuts to bondholders

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

In its latest Creditor's Update, the Government of Barbados (GoB) indicated that is was going to propose a second round of haircut proposals to bondholders. Read More

Can you trust your advisor?

BY YANIQUE LEIBA-EBANKS | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

W hen you visit a doctor, if you want to elicit a negative reaction, tell them that you read on Google something different and see how annoyed they get. Let's face... Read More

Credit unions — what do they do?

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Credit Unions worldwide operate on the philosophy of “People Helping People”. In a nutshell, they exist to serve their members through the mobilisation of collective savings and making loans to members. Read More

Thousands to benefit from expansion in technology training for Jamaica

Friday, June, 14 2019    

Paul Ahlstrom, founder of Alta Global Ventures, has announced a partnership with the Bottega School to train some 1,000 full stack engineers in Jamaica. Ahlstrom made the announcement during his keynote speech at the DBJ Investment Conference in Kingston this week. Read More

Peart replaces McConnell as chairman of Supreme Ventures

Friday, June, 14 2019    

Board Director and CEO of Mayberry Investments Gary Peart is the new chairman of Supreme Ventures, the company announced yesterday.Peart takes over from David McConnell who has held the role for the past two years. Read More

Scotia makes $5.6 billion for 2nd quarter

Friday, June, 14 2019    

Scotia Group Jamaica is reporting net income of $3.3 billion for the second quarter, or 42 per cent more than the first quarter. Read More

SSL eyes millennials for online brokering system

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 14 2019    

Brokerage house Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) has invested more than US$1 million ($130 million) in upgrading its system to allow customers the freedom to trade easily in both the overseas and local stock markets. Read More

Dominica welcomes removal from EU blacklist

Friday, June, 14 2019    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) —Dominica Tuesday welcomed the decision of the European Union to remove the island from its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Read More



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