Latin America and the Caribbean of tomorrow depend on its children today
Jamaica Observer

On a recent trip to Latin America I met Marco Gómez, an inspiring young entrepreneur from Costa Rica who studied aerospace engineering abroad on a scholarship. After graduating, he returned home and co-founded the...

NCU appeals for help with Rescue 2020
Jamaica Observer

PRESIDENT of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Lincoln Edwards has made an appeal to the private sector, civic bodies and philanthropic organisations to help support its Rescue 2020 scholarship programme.The...

Jamaican firm lands deal with HarperCollins
Jamaica Observer

Local eBook platform, BookFusion Limited, has announced a collaboration with HarperCollins Publishing to offer the complete Caribbean catalogue of HarperCollins' books on its platform.

Barbados also denies being blacklisted by OECD
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government Wednesday said it has never had a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) as Bridgetown responded to a statement issued by the Paris-based Organization for...

Jamaica slips to 79 in Global Competiveness Report
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica has lost its position as the highest-rated Caribbean island in the Global Competitveness Report, as it has slipped to 79th position from 70th position it held last year. As a result, Trinidad and Tobago is now the...

IMF says recovery in Caribbean has lost momentum
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says its Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere has marked down its growth forecasts for Latin America and the Caribbean to...

Jamaican Teas eyes expansion of Caribbean Dreams line
Jamaica Observer

With sales growing at an average of 17.5 per cent per annum for the past eight years, Jamaican Teas Limited plans on expanding its line of Caribbean Dreams products.It's a move that could put the company back in line for...

Bertie at the controls
Jamaica Observer

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in...

Diaspora wants Jamaica to capitalise on stock rally
Jamaica Observer

The Commonwealth Caribbean Enterprise Network (CCEN), a UK-based Caribbean Diaspora Business Network, has called on the Government and the local business community to use the current economic success, in addition to...

'Step up to the plate' - JAAA boss urges private sector to help develop UWI Sports Science Faculty
Jamaica Gleaner

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, is calling on the Government and the private sector to help make the University of the West Indies' plan to build a sport science...

A General born in England
Jamaica Observer

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in...

World Bank warns of Latin America's 'fragile' recovery
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The World Bank has expressed concern over the “fragile” economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, weighed down by Venezuela's spiraling crisis and weak...

The Utmost for the Highest — Calabar Old Boys Celebrate
Jamaica Observer

On the evening of Saturday, October 6 there was a glorious display of school spirit at the 2018 iteration of the Calabar Old Boys' Association (COBA) dinner and awards. The annual event took place at the Mona Visitors'...

Canadian company acquires Sol petrol network in US$1.2b deal
Jamaica Gleaner

Independent petroleum companies combineSol Investments Limited, the largest independent fuel marketer in the Caribbean, controlled by Kyffin Simpson, has joined forces with Parkland Fuel Corporation, an independent...

Officials say impact of hurricanes more visible in tourism industry
Dominica News Online

The impact Hurricanes Maria and Irma had on the economy of several Caribbean continues is more visible on their tourism sector than any other, tourism officials are saying. Latest statistics on the region’s tourism...

PanJam acquires 25% stake in expanding Williams Offices
Jamaica Observer

PanJam Investment Ltd has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Williams Offices (Caribbean) Ltd, the Caribbean arm of global workspace provider Regus.

What happens in the clouds?
Jamaica Observer

THE world is changing an unprecedented pace, at spurring an entirely new business and social era. Tech Beach Retreat is on a mission to spark an entrepreneurship and innovation revolution in the Caribbean, ensuring we...

PanJam takes equity stake in Regus franchise operator
Jamaica Gleaner

Real estate and investment conglomerate PanJam Investment Limited has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Williams Offices (Caribbean) Limited, which operates the Regus franchise in the Caribbean.PanJam remained in...

CCRP honours four with Living Legacy Awards
Jamaica Observer

Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), a non-governmental organisation that caters to people 50 years and over, last week held its annual Living Legacy Awards.The four honorees were Nurse Joy Crooks, founder of...

Alorica readies for 2,000 new BPO jobs in Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

Alorica will create 2,000 new business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs in Jamaica as it expands its operations in the island.In a release the company announced that it will be creating more than 3,000 new jobs in total as...

The Caribbean has lost a friend
Jamaica Gleaner

For just under 40years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector-led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and businessleaders...

Mixed bag for Caribbean tourism
Jamaica Gleaner

Nassau, Bahamas:With marked reduction from its main source market, the United States, and only a marginal increase out of Europe, tourist arrivals into the region in the last six months has been a mixed bag.Indications...

Caribbean tourism officials meet in Bahamas
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Regional tourism officials attended a three-day conference aimed at exploring the possibilities and opportunities to rejuvenate, recreate and reconnect for new directions in Caribbean...

Clinton urges Caribbean to rejuvenate tourism sector
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The former United States President, Bill Clinton, Wednesday urged the Caribbean to continue to expand efforts to rejuvenate the regional tourist industry and guide the countries towards a...

Sygnus closes landmark $1-b investment bond for Mystic Mountain
Jamaica Observer

Sygnus Capital Limited on Wednesday said that it recently closed a $1.1-billion investment-grade rated bond for Mystic Mountain Limited.The bond, which was significantly oversubscribed, has a coupon of 7.125 per cent and...

NCB Financial Group gets good rating from CariCRIS
Jamaica Observer

NCB Financial Group (NCBFG) has been assigned regional creditworthiness rating of 'good' and has also been recognised as having the 'highest' local currency rating in Jamaica by the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating...

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