From bruk-pocket to Porscheperity?
Jamaica Observer

Renowned and respected Miami Herald journalist Jacqueline Charles, in her June 15, 2019 piece on Jamaica's economic turnaround, opened a can of things. For one Government senator it was a can of “awesome”...

Global warming = more energy use = more warming
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) — Even modest climate change will increase global energy demand by up to a quarter before mid-century, and by nearly 60 per cent if humanity fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers...

Kingston hotels give support to Top Events Jamaica initiative
Jamaica Observer

Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Executive Director Dr Carey Wallace says that the Fund is excited about the support its new Top Events Jamaica initiative is getting from local hotels.

Eppley Caribbean Property to cross list on JSE, aims to raise $4.5 billion
Jamaica Observer

Eppley Caribbean Property Fund Limited SCC (ECPF), a publicly listed property fund in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago, announced yesterday that its Board of Directors had approved a cross-listing of its Value Fund...

Eldorado buys Caesars casino for US$17b
Jamaica Gleaner

Eldorado Resorts will buy Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at US$17.3 billion, creating a casino giant. The acquisition on Monday puts about 60 casinos and resorts in 16 states under a single name, one of the...

JAMPRO pushing Jamaica's BPO sector at Customer Contact Week in Las Vegas
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be participating in Customer Contact Week (CCW) in Las Vegas, United States, from today thorough to Friday as part of efforts to diversify Jamaica's business process...

Yaneek Page | The article that helped a reader triple her income
Jamaica Gleaner

READER: I had to come over and meet you and tell you thanks. Thank you a million times! You have inspired me so much. You have literally changed my life. I follow you on LinkedIn. I read your Gleaner articles, and because...

Cedric Stephens | Holding distracted pedestrians accountable
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: Can pedestrians be held liable for causing motor vehicle accidents? I was driving a few days ago in Havendale. There were grass-covered sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. There was a big pothole some...

Oran Hall | How to protect and rebuild your credit
Jamaica Gleaner

QUESTION: I lost my job four months ago, and prior to that, I had acquired debt in an attempt to create income-producing assets. Little did I know about managing money! I bit off more than I could chew. Not having a job...

Rubis launches new lubricants blended in Jamaica
Jamaica Gleaner

Rubis Energy Jamaica will roll out a line of advanced lubricants across the country over the next two weeks as a marker of its fifth anniversary in Jamaica. The locally incorporated business of the big French fuels and...

JP to launch Caribbean logistics centre in UK
Jamaica Gleaner

Food and logistics conglomerate Jamaica Producers Group is expanding its shipping business in the United Kingdom with new warehousing space to enable freight consolidation to the Caribbean. The expansion would increase...

Don't be the sucky roommate
Jamaica Observer

Your girlfriend does not pay rent here so why do I see her as much as you do?  Whether we do it for school or for more affordable living, having a room-mate or house-mate is something most of us will experience,...

Bankers urged to continue vigilance against e-fraud
Jamaica Observer

VICE- president of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) Jerome Smalling reminded industry players that as e-fraud attempts and opportunities continue to increase, financial services institutions must remain aware of the...

Real estate – A Reality
Jamaica Observer

Seven years ago, Garfield Gourzong opened RE/MAX Realty Group in Montego Bay. The real estate company is based in the Rose Hall suburb of the city and serves the entire country with 14 agents and close to 20...

Asking for a raise — what they didn't tell you!
Jamaica Observer

The first time I thought about asking for a raise was after seeing my first-ever pay cheque right out of school. The last time it occurred to me to ask for a raise was after seeing my payslip last month after eight years...

Around Jamaica in 80 days!
Jamaica Observer

Okay, so we didn't count the exact number of days from the time summer officially begins to when schools reopen in September, but it's about 80 days and makes for a really great headline, don't you agree?Now that we have...

Police Credit Union realises net surplus of $94.5 million
Jamaica Observer

THE Jamaica Police Co-operative Credit Union Ltd (JPCCU) is reporting a net surplus of $94.5 million, surpassing that of 2017 by 3.2 per cent for the year ending December 31, 2018.Figures on the performance of the JPCCU...

MARIO EVON - The Musical Healer
Jamaica Observer

A chance viewing of a visually stunning music video while trying to climb out of the rabbit hole that is YouTube's recommended section led to the discovery of and fascination with the music of an up-and-coming Jamaican...

Problems with money wired to VMBS account
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, I am asking for your help with this problem.On May 31, 2019 my sister O wired US$12,700 to my US account at Victoria Mutual Building Society, (VMBS). This money was towards the refurbishing of our house...

Edward Seaga's greatest economic achievement was the introduction of a flat tax
Jamaica Observer

ON January 1st 1986, Prime Minister Edward Seaga, in his dual capacity as minister of finance, implemented one of the world's more successful tax reforms, nearly doubling tax revenues in just four years and making it...

How to replace your maturing GOJ USD bonds
Jamaica Observer

ON June 24, 2019 the Government of Jamaica will repay the remaining US$88.7 million outstanding on its 2019 bonds. Investors should have received approximately two-thirds of their original principal already. Today we'll...

BOJ secures deal with Bloomberg for local FX trading on its platform
Jamaica Observer

THE Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has secured a deal with international financial and media services provider, Bloomberg (USA) throuh which local traders can utilise its platform to advertise and trade in both local and United...

Kingston Wharves reports after-tax surplus of $1.97 billion in 2018
Jamaica Observer

 MULTI-purpose port terminal operator, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), on Thursday reported an after-tax surplus of $1.97 billion for the year ended December 31, 2018 due to what chief executive officer (CEO),...

All indicators positive for Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2018
Jamaica Observer

 THE Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), which has received worldwide plaudits on its recent performance, is communicating that all its indicators increased in 2018.Managing director of the JSE, Marlene Street Forrest,...

SIMONE MICHELLE – The Jill of all trades
Jamaica Observer

It's hard to put a label on someone who seemingly does it all and that's how many would describe Simone Neilson, a “Jill of all trades”.Commonly referenced by her brand's name, Simone Michelle, Neilson has been...

'Miss Birdie' now gluten free, reduced
Jamaica Observer

Consolidated Bakeries Jamaica Limited (Purity), trading under Miss Birdie, on Wednesday last (June 19) launched 'F1RST', its new line of reduced gluten and no-gluten added products.The initial product rollout includes...

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