JISCO's big plans for Alpart
Jamaica Observer

NAIN, St Elizabeth — With Alpart set to resume alumina refining June 20, following an eight-year shutdown, it is anticipated that the plant will gradually return to its production capacity of 1.65 million tonnes...

PSOJ, UWI launch innovation committee
Jamaica Observer

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and t he University of the West Indies (UWI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research to drive innovation.The MOU, signed on May 17,...

Scotiabank launches $50M development fund
Trinidad Newsday

SCOTIABANK has launched a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Credit Fund, allocating an initial $50 million to it. The fund, launched last Thursday at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, is accessible to all SMEs...

Royal Castle upgrades Piarco
Trinidad Guardian

Despite the downturn in the economy, fast food chain Royal Castle continues to expand and upgrade its restaurants, said Sandy Roopchand, CEO, Royal Castle. “Generally, people still have to eat. Our prices are really...

Central Bank keeps repo at 4.75%
Trinidad Guardian

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank decided to keep its repo rate at 4.75 per cent at its May 2017 meeting. In a statement issued late Friday, the Central Bank said: “In its deliberations, the MPC...

TCI wants Caricom to maintain unified position on de-risking
Trinidad Guardian

The Turks and Caicos Islands has appealed to Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries to continue to maintain a united position on the issue of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBRs). Premier...

Wales show no mercy to Compton
Nation News

NEWLY CROWNED Digicel Premier League football champions Weymouth Wales showed no signs of complacency in their final match of a triumphant campaign, condemning Waterford Compton to relegation with a 9-0...

BPW Awards Bursaries To Two Local Women
Bernews

The Business and Professional Womens’ Association of Bermuda has awarded two local women their Dame Marjorie Bean Bursary Award. Kelly Madeiros and Tamisha Greene each received funds to help them further their...

LIAT averts pilots industrial action – agrees to begin paying pilot’s timely and outstanding salaries
Montserrat Reporter

Following years of struggle for pay and back-pay and general working conditions the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) in a release dated May 21, 2017 stopped short of expressing a threat of industrial...

Energy exploration up, construction contracts
Trinidad Newsday

THE MONETARY Policy Committee (MPC) has reported evidence of an increase in energy exploration activity but also evidence of subdued construction and distribution activities. The Central Bank in a release reported that...

TCL brand stands
Trinidad Newsday

The chairman and managing director of the Trinidad Cement Limited Group of Companies (TCL) have both denied reports that it intends to re-brand to Cemex; the name of its Mexican majority shareholder. The assurance was...

Entrepreneurship as a career option
Jamaica Gleaner

In a recent class discussion about future jobs and careers, most of my students expressed fear, dismay, and fatigue about their careers after they get their degrees.It is, unfortunately, believed that obtaining certain...

David Jessop | Competition, connectivity and the Caribbean tourism market
Jamaica Gleaner

When former United States president Barack Obama announced in late 2014 that he was easing travel restrictions on US citizens wishing to visit Cuba, a frisson ran through the tourist industry in the rest of the...

Yaneek Page | Making money from mental health
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: I have a degree in clinical psychology and I am planning to start a business in counselling. The route I am thinking of is buying a US franchise for Jamaica and maybe even the rights for the Caribbean. This is...

Cedric Stephens | Sober view on ganja and road use
Jamaica Gleaner

Two things triggered today's article.The first was an email that Richard Crawford sent me in response to 'Alcohol, drug use factors in motor vehicle crashes', which appeared on April 29. Among other things, he wanted to...

Glenford Smith | Fed up with career
Jamaica Gleaner

Q: I read your article entitled "What would you do with a cash windfall?" I must say that I do share similarities with persons you spoke of. I'm a 25-year-old high school teacher who has been teaching for five years now...

Oran Hall | Denied by NHT but desperate for a home
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: Please, I need your advice. I am a 44-year-old female working in Mandeville for 22 years. I applied for one of the Perth lots but did not get through. Please advise me. I need a house. Where I am living now is...

Heineken compiling list of willing sellers of Red Stripe shares
Jamaica Gleaner

Heineken International now controls nearly 96 per cent of Desnoes & Geddes Limited, which trades as Red Stripe Jamaica, but may be willing to buy up the rest...

Davon Crump takes hard knocks in stride - Says scarce capital hobbling BPO entrepreneurs
Jamaica Gleaner

He is well known in Montego Bay as the owner and president of business process outsourcing (BPO) company, Global Outsourcing Solutions Limited, and as the straight-talking former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of...

Amazon opens first brick and mortar New York bookshop
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Online retail giant Amazon on Thursday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York City, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books and letting customers browse...

Lagos turns 50: half-a-century of urban chaos
Jamaica Observer

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — It's only when the thick smog of humidity and pollution lifts that the size of Lagos becomes clear: from above, the megacity of some 20 million people seems to stretch out to infinity.Not even...

Millennials and investing
Jamaica Observer

Millennials are those individuals who were born between 1982 and 2004. This definition differs depending on the source, but this is roughly the period that researchers agree on. Let's take a look at what moves these...

13 years after quitting, Zuckerberg gets (honorary) Harvard degree
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Thirteen years after dropping out of Harvard University to work on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday finally got his degree — well, sort of.Zuckerberg returned to the...

Whose life are you living?
Jamaica Observer

Are you living your life or spending money to live someone else's?One of the critical ideas around living the Fabulous Life is asking yourself how your money is feeling. And for many of us one of the real reasons our...

Nine years wait to get pension
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,I am requesting your assistance on behalf of my niece.Having pensionable years of service, she left the teaching profession and then migrated.In 2007 at age 60 she applied for her pension. After hearing...

Bartlett aiming to plug leakage of tourism dollars
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica has to increase the level of retention of its tourism dollar in its economy to create jobs and contribute to growth,According to a release from the Ministry of Tourism...

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