SMEs may have to pay for election campaign promises
Jamaica Observer

Approximately 300,000 micro, medium and small businesses, many of which have managed to ride the waves of the global economic recession and the years of its after-effects, are set to feel the brunt of the new tax measures...

Accountant General’s Dept makes changes
Jamaica Observer

Effective April 1, the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) will only accept barcoded life certificates from pensioners. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT SMEs may have to pay for election campaign promises...

Dale Carnegie training programme back in business
Jamaica Observer

After over 30 years of absence from the Jamaican market, courses under the Dale Carnegie training programme are once again being offered to corporate companies locally, where courses will explore how to improve on key...

Scientists solve the mystery of how sperm swim
Jamaica Observer

Researchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm’s head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult...

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Jamaica Observer

Are you feeling tired all the time, even after resting and sleeping for a prolonged period? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Scientists solve the mystery...

Policeman killed in Clarendon
Jamaica Observer

Police corporal Kevin McLean, 37, was shot dead along the Frankfield main road in Clarendon Friday night, the police force’s information arm, the Constabulary Communication Network said in a statement yesterday....

Walkout, abstention and Govt/Opposition relations
Jamaica Observer

This year’s Budget Debate has been quite unusual in many ways, and may have left members of the public wondering what is going inside Parliament. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Policeman killed in Clarendon...

Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay making a mark
Jamaica Observer

Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay spends a lot of time travelling the world. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Walkout, abstention and Govt/Opposition relations...

Infidelity, penis length and life expectancy
Jamaica Observer

The myths about people’s shoe size have been around for centuries, especially those involving men. Health & Fitness Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay making a mark...

Dawn Henry — excelling in a male-dominated business
Jamaica Observer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Eighteen years ago when Falmouth resident Dawn Henry accepted a temporary job as an administrative secretary, set to last for three months at the offices of the Jamaica Union of Travellers...

A dad’s ‘special’ joy
Jamaica Observer

True to form, Errol Austin didn’t become excited when his son, Romaine, created history by becoming the first Jamaican to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria last week. Local News...

Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today
Jamaica Observer

Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclamation today. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT A dad’s ‘special’ joy...

Pepsi CEO to visit ‘Champs’ as guest of KC
Jamaica Observer

Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Inc North America Albert P “Al” Carey will visit the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship (Champs) for the first time when the event is held later this week. Local...

Caribbean leaders to discuss region’s economic situation at Miami confab
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, USA (CMC) – Two Caribbean Community (Caribbean) leaders are expected to participate in a World Bank conference examining the socio-economic situation in the Caribbean. Local News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT...

Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, USA (AP) — Cubans are still making risky sea journeys to the US despite the end of a policy that allowed them to stay if they made it to American soil, officials said Monday. Local Business Fri, 24 Mar 2017...

PHOTO: Shell and Sol
Jamaica Observer

Bindley Sangster from Ministry of Transport and Mining (2 right) greets Regional Marketing Manager of Shell Sergio Roldan (left) to the Shell Lubricants Fleet Forum on Tuesday at the Spainsh Court Hotel. Karoline Smith,...

The Caribbean is virgin territory for mobile money — Wehby
Jamaica Observer

With the Caribbean having low levels of penetration for mobile money products, GraceKennedy Money Services Ltd (GKMS) is still mulling over the next market it will choose to launch its digital currency product, GK MPay....

Develop our intellectual capacity for growth
Jamaica Observer

Last week I made the point that the most important asset that Jamaica has is its three million residents, and that it is the underutilisation of this asset that has caused us to attain average growth of a mere 0.8 per...

Beet sugar, Brexit threaten cane sugar
Jamaica Observer

A recent article by Bloomberg is predicting that European demand for cane sugar exports from the Caribbean, including Jamaica, could soon be on the decline as the continent reverts to beet sugar. Local Business Fri, 24...

When second place feels just like first
Jamaica Observer

It might be a squeeze to get it in but, perhaps for the first time, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart’s trophy room, already bursting at the seams, will accommodate a second place win in Britain’s ultra...

Naturally Almond milk to be produced by Mussons
Jamaica Observer

US–based manufacturing company JEC Aseptics has inked a deal with the Musson Group of Companies for the manufacture and distribution of almond milk locally. Local Business Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT When second...

Banking groups can buy up to 50 per cent of shares in each other ­— BOJ
Jamaica Observer

Maurene Simms, Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Supervisory Division at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), indicated this week that significant holdings by a group which holds deposit-taking licences in another is...

Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favour better US relations
Jamaica Gleaner

A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island's citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to visit and the expansion of private business...

JHTA calls for members to withhold property tax
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is fuming at the levels of increases in property taxes being imposed on hotels, and has called on stakeholders to withhold payments until there is consultation with the...

CRICKET-UPDATE: Scorpions resume batting at 3:00pm against Hurricanes
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Day three of the historic day/night Digicel Regional Four-day cricket contest against hosts Jamaica Scorpions and Leeward Islands Hurricanes continues today at Sabina Park in Kingston. Local News...

Elderly man resorts to living in zinc shack after fire destroys home
Jamaica Observer

PORTLAND, Jamaica — For four years, 65-year-old Selvin Delroy Titus has been living in a makeshift zinc house after a fire destroyed his three-bedroom home in Muirton Pen, Long Road, Portland. Local News Sun, 19 Mar...

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