Jamaica Stock Exchange exploring cryptocurrency trading
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Toronto-based Fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibilities of offering cryptocurrency trading to...

Steve Lyston | Hope after job loss
Jamaica Gleaner

With the uncertainty existing in the job market today in both the public and private sectors, as a result of divestment, redundancies and firings, it is not easy for many to handle. Some fall into depression and a...

Electrifying body art - Ja one of Joel Alvarez's favourite places to apply skill
Jamaica Gleaner

Using nothing but black electrical tape, Miami-raised entrepreneur Joel Alvarez has made a thriving business out of doing intricate art on nude models. The Black Tape Project has been around for 10 years, providing...

Hope after job loss
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With the uncertainty existing in the job market today in both the public and private sectors, as a result of divestment, redundancies and firings, it is not easy for many to handle. Some fall into depression and a...

Macroeconomic stability, productivity, and the education system
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican economy has been experiencing unprecedented stability over the last five years. Despite the level of stability experienced, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has averaged less than one per cent. The...

What moves the exchange rate?
Jamaica Observer

Classic economic theory presents a few important concepts that help us understand the movements in exchange rates, with one of the most relevant being purchasing power parity (PPP).According to purchasing power parity,...

Property sale held up by error on title
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne,In December 2017, I visited Jamaica and went to the Revenue Agency to pay taxes on my property. The clerk advised me that the name reflected on the computer differed from mine.After visiting the National...

Social enterprise are the buzzwords for Ecofarms
Jamaica Observer

Can business 'do' good in Jamaica?'Yes, it can,” says Grace Foster-Reid who turned her family's farming business in Balaclava, St Catherine, into Ecofarms, a social enterprise that creates both profit and a positive...

Young Jamaican entrepreneur selected to attend Edinburgh International Culture Summit
Jamaica Gleaner

Nicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes place in the Scottish capital...

Oran Hall | Zooming in on unit trusts
Jamaica Gleaner

Today, I will look at Jamaica’s five oldest unit trusts and mainly the funds which invest primarily in the Jamaican securities market. This examination will focus on the composition of the funds, their 12-month...

Young Jamaican entrepreneur to represent Jamaica at 2018 Edinburgh International Culture Summit
Jamaica Gleaner

Young Jamaican entrepreneur selected to attend Edinburgh International Culture SummitNicholas Kee, from Spanish Town, St Catherine, will be representing Jamaica at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, which takes...

Overworked Musk spooks the market
Jamaica Gleaner

Elon Musk's erratic behaviour was front and centre again last week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take...

Cedric Stephens | When marauding animals attack, the law can bite back
Jamaica Gleaner

This is a dog bites man article. My interest in the topic was sparked by an experience with a dog attack.A Jamaica Observer August 15 editorial opinion, "Mr Whittingham Cole must not die in vain" also helped. He died from...

Earning online: Inspiring Jamaican success stories
Jamaica Gleaner

Last week, I received an interesting message from a young woman on Twitter, which, to my amazement and absolute joy, would trigger a string of inspiring success stories from social media from Jamaicans earning online.The...

138 Student Living disappointed with hall fee increases
Jamaica Gleaner

Rose Hamilton, general manager of real estate company 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited, says the recent increases in dorm fees granted by the University of the West Indies for the new halls on the Mona campus fall short...

Hike in hospital fees to hit insurers
Jamaica Gleaner

Arising from the increase in user fees in public-health facilities on August 1 for individuals who have health insurance, local insurance providers say that they expect the annual payout to local hospitals to...

JSE exploring cryptocurrency trading
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading on the local platform.Consequently, the JSE based in Kingston has...

JMMB net profit up 56 per cent
Trinidad Guardian

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Regional financial entity, JMMB Group, has recorded 56 per cent growth in its net profit, year-over-year, totaling J$956.6 million, for the three-month period ending June 30. Additionally, the Group...

Sagicor partners with Digicel to roll out mobile money app
Jamaica Gleaner

Telecommunications company Digicel Group and partners are expected to announce the launch of a mobile money app this month that is usable internationally, more than a year after the product...

From cartman to food entrepreneur - Donna’s owner Karl Gordon eyes franchise for growth
Jamaica Gleaner

Karl Gordon's introduction to business was at Coronation Market in downtown Kingston, where he once transported goods for vendors and shoppers for a fee.Now the...

Nicaragua sharply cuts budget because of unrest
Jamaica Observer

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AFP) — Nicaragua's National Assembly on Tuesday approved a drastic cut to the national budget because of the economic impact of months of anti- g overnment unrest.The lawmakers adopted a 9.2 per...

BMR to re-energise St Croix, USVI
Jamaica Observer

BMR Energy Ltd, parent company to BMR Jamaica Ltd, announced recently that it has purchased the four-megawatt, fixed ground-mount solar facility from NRG Energy, Inc in St Croix, US Virgin Islands, which was damaged...

1.8 per cent growth is nothing to scoff at – Henry
Jamaica Observer

An estimated growth of 1.8 per cent for the April to June 2018 quarter has been described by director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Wayne Henry, as “nothing of scoff at” given the...

Kingston hosts earn US$2.4m from Airbnb service in 2017
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017.Based in San Francisco, California in the United States,...

Time for the Jamaican dollar to revalue
Jamaica Observer

The recent sharp decline in the Jamaican dollar has apparently created a surprising level of confusion, consternation, even panic, in the society.Some with selective memories have compared the decline unfavourably to...

The real problem with the exchange rate
Jamaica Observer

Every time there is a sharp decline of the exchange rate, it becomes a major topic of discussion, and rightly so. The fact is that the exchange rate is very important to the consumer, as it does have an impact on...

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