Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Ja men through to 4x200m final
Jamaica Observer

The quartet of Nickel Ashmeade, Chadic Hinds, Oshane Bailey and Warren Weir clocked 1:22.01 minutes on a wet surface. They were some way off their world record of 1:18.63 set at the first edition in 2014.  The race was...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Ja advance to women's 4x100m final
Jamaica Observer

Without double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and the improving Sasha Lee Forbes, the Jamaicans started with Simone Facey to Natasha Morrison to Gayon Evans with Christania Williams on anchor.  Local News Sun, 23 Apr...

Security boosted along Dominican Republic/Haiti border
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) —Security along the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti has been increased following plans by the United Nations to withdraw is peacekeepers, MINUSTAH from Haiti....

Health Minister outlines impact of NCDs on the country
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been the greatest public health threat to Jamaica’s development for the past 50...

Security Minister encourages members of the JCF to maintain their integrity
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security,  Robert Montague has called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officers in Area 3 to maintain their integrity and operate above board at all times....

Dom Rep signs trade agreement with Cuba
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic has signed a Partial Scope agreement with Cuba in an effort to boost economic and trade ties and cooperation between both countries. Local Business...

Sales of Ivanka Trump products soar in 2016
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing collection soared by nearly 61 per cent in 2016, the company that manufactures products for the president's daughter's line and other brands said on...

UK inflation stuck at 3.5-year high — data
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Rising clothing and food prices kept British annual inflation at its highest level in three and a half years in March, official data showed yesterday. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017...

Let us welcome our new CEO/Commissioner of Customs
Jamaica Observer

Velma Ricketts Walker is certainly not new to Jamaica Customs, having first entered the doors of the agency as a trainee in 1999. She rose through the ranks, and in 2011 she served as assistant commissioner, compliance...

Roll up your sleeves, marketing planners!
Jamaica Observer

One of my favourite people is the operations manager (let’s call her MFM, short for My Favourite Manager) for a small distribution company in Kingston, Jamaica. Like so many others, she cusses her manager frequently...

Want limited liability? Try a partnership
Jamaica Observer

When starting a business, people have the option of either doing so through a sole proprietorship (one person owns the business), a partnership (two or more people own the business), or through a limited liability company...

Union wants reform of insurance for public sector workers
Jamaica Observer

GENERAL Secretary of the Union of Schools Agricultural and Allied Workers (USAAW), Keith Comrie is lobbying the Government to increase its coverage on group health insurance to 90 per cent, as the imposed GCT takes...

Hook, Line Sinker!
Jamaica Observer

With a yen for under-the-sea bites and the requisite trimmings and accompaniments (on the menu: pickled-onion topped snapper, succulent shrimp, piping-hot fish soup, and fried bammies and festivals), the Friday evening...

NHT responds to Jamaica Observer article
Jamaica Observer

The Editor, Sir: Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hook, Line Sinker! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/Hook--Line-Sinker-_95231 With a yen for under-the-sea bites and the requisite trimmings and...

Billy Craig Insurance to lauch new ‘Benefit Blue Card’ this month
Jamaica Observer

The new Billy Craig Benefit Blue Card is to be launched during the company’s Wellness Fair, which takes place in Montego Bay on April 28. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NHT responds to Jamaica Observer...

Winter bonanza: Resort rooms to jump 30 per cent by December
Jamaica Observer

The Ministry of Tourism has indicated that 1,000 new and upgraded rooms are likely to come on stream by year end, adding to 2,000 already completed. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Billy Craig Insurance to...

Household and corporate indebtedness grows; but financial monitor says no need for alarm
Jamaica Observer

The Financial System Stability Committee (FSSC) indicates that growth in credit is increasing financial system vulnerabilities linked to higher corporate sector and household debt. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

Oil price likely to settle around US$60 per barrel — Oppenheimer analyst
Jamaica Observer

Oil and gas analyst Fadel Gheit, senior energy strategist and managing director of Oppenheimer & Co Inc, speculates that US$60 could be regarded as the new normal price for oil. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017...

National opens online store, invests in staff and plant
Jamaica Observer

Gary “Butch” Hendrickson makes no effort to conceal his excitement these days. In fact, he freely admits that he is “can’t sleep excited”. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Oil price...

Single Real Estate Authority to be created
Jamaica Observer

Cabinet has given approval for the merger of the Real Estate Board (REB), the Commission of Strata Corporations and the Registrar of Timeshare into a single Real Estate Authority of Jamaica. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr...

Fisheries industry experiencing higher yields as a result of RBDF operations
Nassau Guardian

The country’s fisheries industry is experiencing higher yields as a result of the enhanced naval/military operations being conducted throughout The Bahamas by officers and marines of the Royal Bahamas...

Dominican Republic signs trade agreement with Cuba
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic has signed a Partial Scope agreement with Cuba in an effort to boost economic, trade and cooperation between both countries. Local News Sat, 08 Apr...

US, Mexico and Canada to make joint bid for 2026 World Cup
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States, Mexico and Canada are going to announce a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup on Monday, a person familiar with the decision said. Local News Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:17:31 GMT Dominican...

Illegal fishing boat with 59 Domincan Republic nationals on board seized
Jamaica Gleaner

The Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard says it seized another vessel with 59 Dominican Republic nationals illegally fishing in Jamaican waters. According to the JDF, the vessel was spotted south of the Pedro Cays where it...

Guns, ammo and drugs found on beach
Antigua Observer

Over one and half million dollars worth in marijuana, plus guns and ammunition were dug up at Long Bay yesterday, just days after local law enforcement officials arrested three Venezuelans and a national of the Dominican...

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