Business

Who is a nation-builder?

On Wednesday, one of Jamaica's leading personalities, and business people, passed away — William “Billy” McConnell. This was really very sad news for me, as Billy is someone I have a lot of respect for, not just as a business person, but as a... Read More

JN Money services launches online platform
JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched its JN Money Online service, which provides customers with more options and convenience to transmit funds; and, positions itself as the “remittance company of choice”, through increased digital access.... Read More

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -- Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.... Read More

Back in business
AMG Packaging & Paper Company Ltd has acquired a property at 12 Retirement Crescent, Kingston 5.The property was the home of Action Chemical and Equipment, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for more than 20 years.... Read More

BVI premier to lead trade mission to Africa

Friday, September, 21 2018    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) – Premier Dr D Orlando Smith is to lead a British Virgin Islands (BVI) trade mission to Africa in November. Read More

Hilton, Playa partner on all-inclusive Caribbean, LatAm expansion

Friday, September, 21 2018    

Hospitality company Hilton has brokered an arrangement with Playa Hotels and Resorts. Read More

Appleton Estate releases 30-year-old limited edition rum

Friday, September, 21 2018    

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience (JSAERE), J Wray and Nephew has launched a premium30-year-old rum. Read More

JMMB launches unsecured lending business in Trinidad & Tobago

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

JMMB Group has rolled out its first consumer financing solution business, JMMB Express Finance Limited, in Trinidad and Tobago, with hopes of increasing its market share through competitive pricing and quick response. Read More

British annual inflation hits six-month high

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's annual inflation rate unexpectedly hit a six-month high in August, official data showed yesterday, catapulting the pound as markets eyed higher UK interest rates to tame rising prices. Read More

Walcott in China for World Economic Forum

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

Dr David Walcott will be attending the Annual Meeting of New Champions (ANMC) in Tianjin, China, which bills itself as the Summer Davos – hot off the heels of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year. Read More

Xesus Johnston hangs up from Musson's telecoms companies

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

Xesus Johnston, who has been been invlved in the growth and development of the Musson Group/Facey Group telecommunications companies, will be leaving both firms soon. Read More

Alex D-Great: A cook's tale of professional success

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

At only two years old, Alex D-Great was badly burnt on his head and forehead while in his parents' kitchen. Years later, at Bridgeport High school, when faced with deciding on a career it was easy for him to choose. He needed a job where he could wear a cap to cover the burn. He decided... Read More

Finance professionals vs modern-day slavery

BY SHEVONA RICHARDS | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

SLAVERY may have ended in the 19th century or did it? There are currently more than 40 million people as modern-day slaves, according to the 2016 figures compiled by the United Nation's International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation, a human rights... Read More

More than TT$1 billion in compensation for Petrotrin workers

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago g overnment Monday said the compensation package for workers being laid off by the closure of the oil refinery of the s tate-owned company, Petrotrin could... Read More

Seprod evaluates its St Thomas investments

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

Seprod's decision to continue operating or shutter production at the Golden Grove Sugar Factory is now dependent on a written farm status approval from the Government, allowing the food manufacturer to absorb losses of the operation at the Group level. Read More



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