Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the...

Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island
Jamaica Observer

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (AFP) — As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr...

Judgement day finally arrives
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island...

The red flags of investing
Jamaica Observer

There are so many red flags in our everyday lives that signal danger to us. The earliest citation for “red flags” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602, and it shows that at that time the flag was used...

Quisk/AIS partnership focusing on privately owned pharmacies
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s medium, small and micro pharmacies are facing a serious threat to their survival as technology spreads across the sector. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT The red flags of investing...

Pharmacy executive says MSMEs on the critical edge
Jamaica Observer

Co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy chain, David Pellow, thinks that small pharmacies and “Mom and Pop” stores in the Caribbean selling drugs are in danger of going under. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

Deiwght Peters: ‘Changing lives and expanding horizons’
Jamaica Observer

This interview series profiles businesspople from all industries, provided they have some significant reach that affects the region in their industry. Yet when I let slip to a few confidants that I was going to sit with...

Gov’t to have faster access to dormant accounts
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and the Public service Audley Shaw has announced plans to have funds from dormant accounts accessed earlier by the Government and channelled into a special programme to assist the MSME sector in its...

Ready for the Road
Jamaica Observer

Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t to have faster...

CTO wants to position Caribbean as a sustainable tourism region
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared its support for actions that make a difference as the world celebrates Earth Day, today. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Digicel introduces low roaming rates in Cuba
Kaieteur News

Digicel yesterday announced its new Cuba Roaming SIM card offered in conjunction with Cuban telecoms provider, ETECSA, offering lower mobile roaming rates for travellers in Cuba. “The SIM card offers flexibility,...

National moving to reduce sugar content in products
Jamaica Observer

National Baking Company is moving to reduce sugar content in its products in keeping with current global health trends. Local Business Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Shaw says Microcredit Bill being finalised...

Biz Bits | Spirit to stopflights to Cuba
Jamaica Gleaner

The United States-based carrier Spirit Airlines says it will be withdrawing from the Cuban market - joining two other carriers to announce plans to stop flying to the island.The ultra-low-cost carrier has blamed...

Digicel launches SIM for Cuba travellers
Jamaica Observer

COMMUNICATIONS and entertainment provider Digicel has partnered with Cuban telecoms provider ETECSA to offer lower mobile roaming rates for tourists visiting the Spanish-speaking country. Local Business Fri, 21 Apr 2017...

Shaw says Microcredit Bill being finalised
Jamaica Observer

Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says a Microcredit Bill, which aims to regulate the microfinance sector, is being finalised for tabling in Parliament shortly. Local News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:00:00 GMT...

Jamaica up 7 places in tourism and travel index
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica ranked 69th out of 136 countries in The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 posted on the World Economic Forum’s website last week, improving by seven places since the last report in 2015....

VAT has potential to make more revenue in the Caribbean — IMF research
Jamaica Observer

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a new working paper on value added tax (VAT) and consumption taxes within the Caribbean region which asserts that competition for investments has led to diminishing...

Jamaica has too many public bodies — IMF
Jamaica Observer

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Jamaica Uma Ramakrishnan says the public body breach highlighted in the country’s first review under the new Stand-By Arrangement sheds light on a bigger problem...

Guyana police investigate plot to kill President David Granger
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Minister of State Joseph Harmon has confirmed reports that the police are now investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:48:33 GMT...

T&T businessman selected as UWI Chancellor
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidadian businessman, Robert Bermudez has been selected as the next Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:22:57 GMT Guyana police...

Nigeria charges 53 over gay wedding
Jamaica Observer

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian prosecutors have charged 53 men with conspiracy to organise a gay wedding and related crimes punishable by up to 14 years in jail, a court clerk told AFP Thursday. Local News Thu, 20...

14-y-o girl murdered by armed men
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 14-year-old girl on Woodpecker Avenue in Kingston 11. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:54:16 GMT Nigeria charges 53 over...

PM implores workers to deliver quality service
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is imploring workers to strive to provide the best quality service in the fulfilment of their duties. Local News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:33:12 GMT 14-y-o girl...

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