Caribbean must strengthen its Internet infrastructure
Dominica News Online

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten—The Caribbean will have to strengthen its Internet infrastructure if it is to keep pace with the world’s growing digital economy. That’s the view held by Bevil Wooding, an Internet...

Bahamas wins new aviation award
Nassau Guardian

The Bahamas was presented the 2016 Caribbean Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award for Outstanding Country Promotion, the first award of its kind for the region. The Sapphire Pegasus Award is a symbol of gratitude for...

Central FC, Jabloteh kick-off CFU title quest
Trinidad Guardian

Two-time reigning champion Central FC and San Juan Jabloteh, a former winner will both be looking for positive starts when the 2017 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship six-team finals kicks off with a double-header...

SMEs can now access 9.99% loan rates from Scotiabank
Jamaica Observer

Small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) earning annual income of $50 million or less can now access loans at 9.99 per cent from Scotiabank. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Over 500 jobs added to Alpart...

Bank of Jamaica reduces policy interest rate, says banks should follow suit
Jamaica Observer

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced yesterday that it has further adjusted its policy rate. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT SMEs can now access 9.99% loan rates from Scotiabank...

NHT should consider rentals as a housing solution — CaPRI
Jamaica Observer

In a proposal put forward in its 2016 publication “An Assessment of the National Housing Trust,” the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) posits that adequate housing needs could be addressed if the NHT...

Property tax and the real estate market
Jamaica Observer

One of the most hotly debated topics coming out of the Government of Jamaica Budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year is the significant increase in property tax consequent on the combination of increase in land valuations...

GraceKennedy looking into producing its own corned beef
Jamaica Observer

At least one local manufacture and distribution company, GraceKennedy, is now contemplating the manufacture of corned beef at its local meat facility. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Property tax and the real...

Street Forrest steps up
Jamaica Observer

Marlene Street Forrest, former general manager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), has become the first managing director following her appointment by the board. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT GraceKennedy...

Over 500 jobs added to Alpart workforce, says mining ministry
Jamaica Observer

More than 500 jobs have been added to the workforce at Alpart/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth, and the number is expected to climb to over 700 by the time the plant reopens on June 20, according to the...

Stationery and Office Supplies eyes Stock Exchange listing
Jamaica Observer

The McDaniel family, owners of Stationery and Office Supplies Ltd (SOS), have announced their intention to float an IPO and apply for listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2017. Local Business Sun,...

Rental rates set to rise with the increase in property taxes
Jamaica Observer

Local realtors are predicting increased rental rates for both commercial and residential properties following the implemented change in the property tax regime by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) on April 1. Local Business...

Cash-rich NHT escapes rationalisation plan
Jamaica Observer

The cash-rich National Housing Trust (NHT), the island’s main builder of homes, indicated on Thursday that it has been excluded from current plans by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to rationalise the public sector...

Pricesmart seeks second location in Ja
Jamaica Observer

Pricesmart Jamaica has reported annual sales of US$94 million or twice as much as the company anticipated would be the capacity when it decided to establish a membership club on Red Hills Road, Kingston, back in 2003....

Boom in BPO industry driving demand in commercial real estate
Jamaica Observer

Ahead of the release of the next quarterly report on business and consumer confidence in the Jamaican economy, eagerly anticipated following the recently announced budget, President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce...

Jamaica expecting 4.2 million visitors in 2017
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has projected that tourist arrivals will reach 4.2 million by the end of this year, surpassing last year’s 3.84 million, to set a new record in Jamaica....

Star of the Jamaican road
Jamaica Observer

Mauricio Pulido, CEO of GB Energy in Jamaica (right) and Walkira Caamano, external affairs director at GB, are captured in conversation at the Jamaica Observer boardroom in Kingston on Wednesday. The Haitian-owned GB...

PM says IMF wants Antigua to enter new agreement
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Prime Minister Gaston Browne is pointing an accusing finger at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying that it has been pushing his administration into entering into an agreement...

Jamaica’s productivity challenge
Jamaica Observer

Over the last two weeks I made the point that Jamaica’s serious lack of qualified human resources is at the heart of our development challenges. This deficit stems from the poor governance of successive...

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35
Bernews

As part of their preparation for the upcoming America’s Cup, Customs Officers underwent training which was facilitated by French Customs Officials from St. Martin and Martinique, the Ministry of National Security...

Charles heads Jabloteh to CFU six-team finals
Trinidad Guardian

Tyrone Charles scored off his head to seal San Juan Jabloteh’s place in the six-team final round of the 2017 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship with a 1-0 win over Group E host team System 3 Sport Academy at...

Jabloteh blows out Flames 9-0 in CFU opener
Trinidad Guardian

Jamaica Keithy Simpson and T&T international Nathan Lewis both netted hat-tricks as a rampant San Juan Jabloteh doused Flames United of Sint Maarten 9-0 in their 2017 Caribbean Football Union Club Championship Group E...

Jabloteh leaves for tricky CFU Club qualifiers
Trinidad Guardian

T&T internationals Tyrone Charles and Nathan Lewis spear-headed a 20-man San Juan Jabloteh squad which left here yesterday for St Vincent and The Grenadines to contest its tricky first round group series in the 2017...

Trump's praise of Putin could signal a new day for US policy
Jamaica Observer

HONOLULU (AP) — Moscow is hoping Donald Trump will reconsider the sanctions the US is levying in response to its finding of election hacking, a wait-and-see strategy bolstered by the American president-elect's own...

JCDC urges the establishment of culture clubs
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Schools, organisations and institutions are being encouraged to establish culture clubs, by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). Local News Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:51:03 GMT...

PAHO says Zika spread rapidly in 2016
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the mosquito-borne Zika virus has spread rapidly throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean this year, after it was first...

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