Pick, choose and refuse
Jamaica Observer

Every profession uses specific jargon that confuses everyone else not privy to their learning. However, many times, as lay people, we have to figure out what various people are really saying to us, ie, we have to break it...

6,000 additional hotel rooms to be built
Jamaica Star

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says ground is slated to be broken in January to commence the construction of 6,000 additional hotel rooms. He said expansion of Jamaica's hotel room stock will serve to further boost the...

Observer Business Leader Award gets new home
Jamaica Observer

THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted the annual gala event for all but two of its 21...

JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica National Group yesterday celebrated the achievements of its CEO Earl Jarrett.Last year, when Jarrett was nominated for the Observer Business Leader Award, it was noted that he was a chartered accountant by...

Francis Wade | How to gamify employee engagement
Jamaica Gleaner

For most companies, staff engagement is just like a religious belief: some either have it or they don't.This separation between those who are blessed or cursed is familiar to any churchgoer, but does it have a place in...

Oran Hall | Making deliberative investment decisions
Jamaica Gleaner

I am bringing together much of what I have written about deciding to invest in past columns for the benefit of the many prospective and new investors who ask about how to invest.It is important to recognise that investing...

Impaired drivers can complicate accident claims
Jamaica Gleaner

Question: On Thursday, February 1, 2018, I was involved in a collision in Greater Portmore. It occurred along Queens Avenue, near to the Resident Magistrate's Family Court on SW 1st Avenue and the health centre. I was...

Most of NIDS loan to be used for tech upgrades
Jamaica Gleaner

Most of the US$68 million the Inter-American Development Bank has approved for Jamaica's controversial National Identification System (NIDS) will go towards upgrading the information and communication technology...

Stranded Fly Jamaica customers seek refund
Jamaica Observer

SOME Fly Jamaica Airways customers who had planned to spend Christmas with their family overseas say they were robbed of the opportunity, as fares paid to the airline have not been returned.Thirty-five days after Fly...

Tourism, agriculture ministries open linkage centre to assist farmers
Jamaica Observer

IN an effort to boost the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and increase the consumption of local produce by tourists, the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries have...

Jamaica says CCJ a critical aspect of regional integration movement
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA'S Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is a critical component in the regional integration movement and the functioning of the Caricom Single Market and Economy...

Bartlett defends retention in tourism as highest among industries
Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, in conversation with financial and market analysts, acknowledged criticism that the leakage of earnings from the tourism sector was as high as 70...

Sweet River hopes ham season will save bacon
Jamaica Observer

With another drastic decline in performance for the second quarter 2018, pork supplier Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Company is banking on sales from the festive season to drive up year-end profit for the company.

Jamaica slips five spaces in Doing Business Report
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica has slipped five places in the Doing Business Report 2019, ranking as the 75th best place to do business worldwide. On the upside, the island moved up eight places to take the 12th spot in the World Bank Group...

Rastafari Rootz Fest to provide info on cannabis sector
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Ganja expert Ras Iyah V, a member of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) says Jamaica should not miss the opportunity to forge a deal to supply medical marijuana to Canada which will be...

Xoom announces new global brand ambassador Usain Bolt
Jamaica Observer

Xoom , PayPal's international money transfer service, on Tuesday announced eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt as its global brand ambassador through 2020. The partnership kicks off as Xoom expands its send money...

'JJ' Foote named to Top 100 Global Marketing Leaders list
Jamaica Observer

MUMBAI, INDIA — Jamaican Arnold “JJ” Foote was last month recognised among the 100 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders on the opening day of the fifth World Marketing Congress.Held in Taj Lands End,...

JBG revenue up, but takes FX hit
Jamaica Observer

Despite an increase in the second quarter of the financial year, Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) recorded a dip in profits when compared to results for the same period last year.

Italian couple break into Jamaican house scene
Jamaica Observer

Enrico and Cristiana Lionello, an Italian couple living and doing business in Negril, are seeking to diversify the entertainment scene in Jamaica's tourism industry by introducing house music DJs and events to hotels in...

No backing down
Jamaica Observer

THE Parliamentary Opposition is not backing down.In fact, the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday reiterated its position after voting against extending the state of public emergency in St James, St Catherine North...

Delando Colley keeps on fighting
Jamaica Observer

Digicel Rising Star alumni, Delando Colley is aiming to etch his name among Jamaica's musical greats.Currently signed to Shelly-Ann Curran's John John Music Group, the singer released Just Keep On Fighting, an ode to...

Nine awarded for the creative industries
Jamaica Gleaner

A creative milestone was reached on Tuesday at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, with the Mediamix Doctor Bird Awards 2018 presented to luminaries in the creative industries.After the president of the Private Sector...

Verizon loses bet on digital ads
Jamaica Gleaner

Verizon's big bet on digital advertising isn't panning out.The wireless company spent more than US$4 billion to buy AOL and nearly US$5 billion to buy Yahoo as part of an effort to compete with Facebook and Google in...

Jan Keil | Industrialisation or poverty
Jamaica Gleaner

Incomes in the United States are 12 times higher than in Jamaica.Still, many basic commodities are, on average, much more expensive here. Milk, for example, costs three times as much as in the US. This economic weakness...

Bartlett defends low retention in tourism spend as highest among industries
Jamaica Gleaner

Bartlett defends retention in tourism as highest among industriesMinister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, in conversation with financial and market analysts, acknowledged criticism that the leakage of earnings from the...

Stewart’s Auto developing showrooms for Jaguar, Land Rover
Jamaica Gleaner

Stewart's Auto to set upnew complex in KingstonStewart's Automo-tive Group, one of the largest car dealers in Jamaica, plans to build a large complex spanning over 5,000 square metres on South Avenue in Kingston.The...

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