Coping with changes and stress
Jamaica Observer

In a world where there is constant change it should not throw out our economy and cause stress every time there is change. There should be education to cope with change. We need to have a national change of mindset.

Australia telecom giant Telstra to axe 8,000 jobs
Jamaica Observer

Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Australia's dominant telecommunications company Telstra yesterday announced plans to axe 8,000 jobs — a quarter of its workforce — as part of a drastic new strategy to cope with...

NCB launches realtor incentive programme to boost mortgage business
Jamaica Observer

On a drive to improve its mortgage portfolio, $11-billion profit maker NCB has established an initiative to reward realtors and real estate entities for referring approved and booked mortgage business to NCB. The product,...

Technology crucial to moving economy forward -- IDB official
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON,  Jamaica (JIS) — General Manager of the Country Department, Caribbean Group, at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, has underscored the importance of technology in...

Melia Braco GM quits
Jamaica Gleaner

Dimitris Kosvogiannis has now quit as general manager of Melia Braco Village resort, over what sources in the know say were irreconcilable differences with the hotel management company over what it would take for the...

Tackling crime is key to growth
Jamaica Gleaner

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again sought to persuade the Government that improving security and crime prevention is crucial in Jamaica and other parts of the region where chronically high crime rates are...

Invest in North Korea: money pit or golden opportunity?
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AFP) — Donald Trump dangled the carrot of foreign investment in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their nuclear summit, but analysts say few will want to put money into one of the...

Hopes of a mining revival in oil-addicted Nigeria
Jamaica Observer

ILESA, Nigeria (AFP) — Locals have always known that a vast deposit of gold sits underneath the cocoa trees and towering thickets of bamboo in the tropical jungle of Osun state in southwest Nigeria.The country's...

Argentina currency collapse claims 2 ministers and central bank governor
Jamaica Observer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AFP) – Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has replaced two cabinet ministers responsible for economic issues in the continued fallout from the collapse of the currency, State media said on...

B3 for Parents
Jamaica Observer

Father's Day weekend got a well-deserved boost courtesy of B3 Parenting, and was geared towards real parenting solutions and motivation for Jamaican boys. Activities kicked off Friday evening with an intimate gathering in...

LIBOR explained
Jamaica Observer

“We are in a rising interest rate environment.”At one point or another in the last two years onward, this statement would have been read or said to anyone remotely interested in the financial markets.What...

JMEA concerned about Petrojam controversy
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) yesterday stated its concern over the controversy surrounding the governance and operations of Petrojam, as well as the lack of transparency associated with the...

Investors bullish on productive sector
Jamaica Observer

In last week's trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, stocks of companies that directly benefit from the productive sector have found favour with investors.

Estate planning 101 — practical considerations
Jamaica Observer

Estate planning involves preparing for the transfer of an individual's assets after his or her death. Some examples of assets that would form part of an estate include: life insurance, pensions, real estate, motor...

Loshusan increases its presence in Portmore market
Jamaica Observer

By mid-2019, residents of Portmore, St Catherine, should have their shopping experience improved with the addition of the Loshusan-owned Sunshine Outlet Mall. It's the second project that the Loshusans have undertaken in...

IMF pleased with Jamaica's economic performance
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation has ended a one-week visit to Jamaica saying that economic progress is reflected in high employment levels, an 11-year low unemployment rate,...

Devaluation hits Wisynco prices
Jamaica Observer

Months after announcing a three per cent reduction in the prices of imported goods to pass on savings from the declining US currency, newly listed Wisynco Group says it has been forced to revert to original prices as the...

Cabinet replaces Jamaican directors on Petrojam board
Jamaica Observer

The Cabinet yesterday named three new members of the board of directors of the Petrojam oil refinery, to replace the three Jamaican directors who resigned on Monday.The three replacements are: Paul Hoo, former chairman of...

SCI lists on the JSE
Jamaica Observer

Sygnus Capital Investments (SCI), the private credit investment company managed by the Sygnus Group, listed two classes of shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Main Market on Monday.SCI is the third company to be...

Compulsive email checking
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: Sometimes I get caught up in compulsive email checking, and I interrupt my work to check my personal account every few minutes. The only way to stop this is to walk around the building - outside if possible, but...

OPEC oil ministers gather to discuss production increase
Jamaica Gleaner

The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel began gathering in Vienna on Tuesday to discuss whether to increase production of crude and help limit a rise in global energy prices.The officials were arriving ahead of the official...

Dealing with constructive criticism
Jamaica Gleaner

I recently had my personal appraisal and I am somewhat mad about it. My job performance review did not go well. My manager was pointing out to me that I did not take constructive criticism well, and I needed to improve....

Amazon launches Echo for hotels
Jamaica Gleaner

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge.Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having...

Tackling crime is key to growth
Jamaica Gleaner

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again sought to persuade the Government that improving security and crime prevention is crucial in Jamaica and other parts of the region where chronically high crime rates are...

Telecoms sector subscriptions fall, but revenue grows
Jamaica Gleaner

The telecoms sector, whose largest players are Digicel and Flow, reported increased revenues at $21.4 billion for the quarter ending December 2017 despite reduced calling minutes and subscriptions, according to the latest...

Main Event touts promising business from MStyle
Jamaica Gleaner

Main Event Entertainment Group Limited reported substantial interest in the offerings of the new business unit targeted at the wedding market, in a quarter that saw a contraction of the promotion company's bottom...

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