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...

‘We are not afraid’
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (AP) — Authorities yesterday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record...

ANSA McAL looking at new acquisitions
Trinidad Guardian

Group chairman and CEO of the ANSA McAL Group Norman Sabga has signalled the conglomerate’s intent to bolster its growth through a number of acquisitions soon to be finalised. “We are looking at two acquisitions...

IMF says Grenada records near four per cent economic growth
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenada’s performance during the last phase of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Credit Facility (ECF) supported home-grown programme has been strong with the...

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...

SLB says adequate funding in place to meet demands
Jamaica Observer

THE Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has said that it will be able to adequately fund 2017/18 tuition loans amid growing concerns about the reduction in funding as recorded in the estimates of expenditure for the fiscal...

JHTA hopes ‘good sense will prevail’ in TEF matter
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is maintaining its stance on the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the new property tax rates being imposed by the Government, following a meeting with Finance Minister...

Government gets backing from PSOJ on tax package
Jamaica Observer

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says that it has assessed the recent tax package presented by Government and is commending the move towards indirect taxation from direct taxation. Local News Thu, 23 Mar...

Holness says public bodies will have to justify expenditure
Jamaica Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that under changes proposed to the operations of public bodies, these Government-owned institutions will have to justify their expenditure each year. Local News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00...

PM stands firm on NHT drawdown
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday stood firm in his defence yesterday as he responded to several questions from journalists about his Administration’s decision to continue to draw-down $11.4 billion from the...

Holness to address Grenada's ruling party convention
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness will be the featured speaker at the annual convention of the ruling New National Party (NNP) in Grenada on Sunday. Local News Wed, 22...

GraceKennedy says Brazilian corned beef suppliers not under investigation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — GraceKennedy Limited a short while ago said its corned beef suppliers in Brazil are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities. Local News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:05:00 GMT Holness to...

Eiffel Tower to go dark at midnight for London victims
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Lights on the Eiffel Tower will be switched off at midnight (2300 GMT) on Wednesday in solidarity with those killed and injured in a terror attack outside Britain's parliament. Local News Wed,...

#BudgetDebate: Opposition walks out of Parliament
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) this afternoon walked out of Parliament as Finance Minister Audley Shaw sought to wrap up his final presentation on the 2017/18 estimates and...

#BudgetDebate: Shaw chides Phillips on 'transferring wealth from rich to poor' comment
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Finance Minister Audley Shaw in his final contribution to 2017/2018 Budget Debate took Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr Peter Phillips to task over comments he made in his contribution to the...

Martin’s Big Deal hits the road
Jamaica Observer

Reggae singer Chris Martin will be riding the chart success of his debut album Big Deal, as he heads out on his first major North American tour to deliver what he calls “real-life music, earnest, honest songs about...

Reggae Boy Morgan becomes first J'can to score in Champions League
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Wes Morgan became the first ever Jamaican to score in a Champions League game as reigning English champions Leicester City dramatically overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla...

Khan leads Red Force crushing of Volcanoes
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Leg-spinner Imran Khan’s five-wicket haul led Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a 172-run crushing of Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday as they hauled themselves off the...

Carty shines but Hurricanes slip to heavy loss
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Youth World Cup star Keacy Carty’s second, first class half-century was not enough to prevent Leeward Islands Hurricanes from a heavy innings defeat to Barbados Pride inside three...

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