Jamaica Customs committed to WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has demonstrated its full commitment to the continued implementation of the provisions of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in its entirety, by...

Abuse or unemployment: stark choice for many Filippina helpers
Jamaica Observer

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) – After the murder of a Philippine maid in Kuwait, domestic helpers are streaming back to Manila with tales of abusive employers – but many are still prepared to take their chances...

Copyrighting and the works
Jamaica Observer

Copyright is the intellectual property right which exists in specific categories of works. This intellectual property right is governed by the Copyright Act (“the Act”). The Act sets out the categories of works...

Environmental management and the finance professional
Jamaica Observer

With the rising global temperature already negatively affecting life on earth, the spotlight is on organisations to do their part in tackling the causes.

The 10 commandments of marketing
Jamaica Observer

The purpose of business is to create a customer. The business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs....

ThinkGrowLead opens sales school with UCC
Jamaica Observer

There is no doubt that sales are a major part of the lifeblood of any organisation. Nor is there any doubt that many people in a lot of organisations find sales difficult, even threatening. So the very thing that...

Is this the end of the dollar slide?
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaican dollar hit a high of J$131.31 to US$1 last year September, but since then has revalued to J$127 as at Friday's trading. And so security dealers have been in a position where the trend to hold US dollars had...

Credit Union League to use Foundation to encourage philanthropic efforts
Jamaica Observer

Stepping into the role of head of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) not only requires having the support of the team to lead the movement in this new area of financial technology and demand from...

Chalik Campbell — Flying a kite on outdoor advertising
Jamaica Observer

A young man goes into a job interview for a graphic designer position and shares his vision of promoting SMEs and events using branded kites. The prospective employer asks why he would want a job when he has such an...

Epilepsy and multiple sclerosis treatments potential revenue sources for Medicanja
Jamaica Observer

Using marijiuana as the base plant for medical treatment, local medicinal research firm, Medicanja, has recently been approved by the Ministry of Health to market treatments for two of the most globally common health...

Billy Craig celebrates 55 years with full slate of changes
Jamaica Observer

Billy Craig Insurance Brokers (BCIB) has introduced what it has described as “an exciting new system” for the online enrolment of employee benefits.In a news release on the new development earlier this week,...

Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy Rite Aid
Jamaica Gleaner

The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.Albertsons Companies is offering...

Walmart profit misses, e-commerce cools
Jamaica Gleaner

Walmart Inc reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest time of the year, signs that underscore the company's challenges in a fiercely competitive...

Caribbean Cement to re-enter export market by year end
Jamaica Gleaner

The US$50-million programme will allow the plant to achieve a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per year, Donkersloot told the Financial Gleaner."It must be noted that every step has been taken to ensure that the Jamaican...

Big loss for GWest
Jamaica Gleaner

GWest Corporation Limited blamed debt repayment and the cost of taking the company public for the $48.3 million net loss in the third quarter ending December.The loss eroded profit of $65.8 million made by the Montego...

Box maker positions for expansion in 2019
Jamaica Gleaner

AMG Packaging & Paper Company Limited will use this year to strengthen its core box-making operation, following losses from a short-lived foray into toilet paper, and is already looking ahead to 2019 as the year of...

Kingston Freeport now ready to accommodate larger ships
Jamaica Gleaner

Renovation of the first 600 metres of berth under the first phase of the expansion of the Kingston Container Terminal (KCT), being undertaken by operators Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, is now completed and ready to...

How to make your job application stand out
Jamaica Gleaner

From time to time job seekers may worry about how they can make their job application stand out and stand apart from the large numbers they compete against. With the increase in competitiveness, this is a very valid...

US cities pitching diversity to lure businesses
Jamaica Gleaner

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town.Places such as...

India arrests six suspects in - US$1.8b bank fraud case
Jamaica Gleaner

India's federal investigating agency said Tuesday it has arrested six people in an alleged US$1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years.Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman Abhished Dayal said five...

NCB Capital sells partial stake in Knutsford Express
Jamaica Gleaner

NCB Capital Markets Limited sold roughly 21 per cent of its holding in Knutsford Express Services Limited (KEX) earlier this month for nearly $300 million.The transaction more than covered NCB Capital's initial investment...

Southern Games cancelled
Trinidad Guardian

Yesterday, the organising committee of the Southern Games sent out a release announcing that the annual athletics and cycling meet, the biggest multi-sport event in the south has been cancelled. It said: "Due to the...

CCL Business Technology stages open house
Jamaica Observer

Copiers and Consumables Limited is now trading as CCL Business Technology, saying it is part of the company's growth strategy as it marks its 15th anniversary.In recognition of the milestone, the company says it will be...

Arsenal announce record shirt deal with Emirates
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Arsenal announced the club's biggest-ever sponsorship deal, worth a reported £200 million, yesterday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline Emirates by five...

Detained Latvian central bank chief suspected of bribe-taking
Jamaica Observer

RIGA, Latvia (AFP) — Latvian anti-corruption authorities yesterday said they suspected an unnamed senior official of accepting a 100,000-euro bribe, with local media naming the central bank governor arrested over the...

Elite Diagnostic lists on the Junior Market
Jamaica Observer

Elite Diagnostic Limited is set to see its shares listed on the Junior Market at the Jamaica Stock Exchange in downtown Kingston today at 9:00 a.m.Elite's initial public offering (IPO) was oversubscribed earlier this...

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