Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing
Jamaica Observer

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognisable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the...

Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island
Jamaica Observer

KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia (AFP) — As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr...

Judgement day finally arrives
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gambia’s race to save its ‘Roots’ on Kunta Kinteh island...

The red flags of investing
Jamaica Observer

There are so many red flags in our everyday lives that signal danger to us. The earliest citation for “red flags” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602, and it shows that at that time the flag was used...

Quisk/AIS partnership focusing on privately owned pharmacies
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s medium, small and micro pharmacies are facing a serious threat to their survival as technology spreads across the sector. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT The red flags of investing...

Pharmacy executive says MSMEs on the critical edge
Jamaica Observer

Co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy chain, David Pellow, thinks that small pharmacies and “Mom and Pop” stores in the Caribbean selling drugs are in danger of going under. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

Deiwght Peters: ‘Changing lives and expanding horizons’
Jamaica Observer

This interview series profiles businesspople from all industries, provided they have some significant reach that affects the region in their industry. Yet when I let slip to a few confidants that I was going to sit with...

Gov’t to have faster access to dormant accounts
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and the Public service Audley Shaw has announced plans to have funds from dormant accounts accessed earlier by the Government and channelled into a special programme to assist the MSME sector in its...

Ready for the Road
Jamaica Observer

Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t to have faster...

CTO wants to position Caribbean as a sustainable tourism region
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared its support for actions that make a difference as the world celebrates Earth Day, today. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized
Jamaica Observer

DETROIT, USA (AP) —General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. Local News Fri, 21 Apr...

Puerto Rico pushes to privatise operation of public services
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is ready to sign dozens of new deals to privatise the operation of public services as government funds dwindle amid an economic recession, the island’s governor told some...

PHOTO: Diaspora workshop
Jamaica Observer

Anna Plantonova, senior regional specialist, Labour Migration and Human Development, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and workshop facilitator (left) greets Peter Reid, chief executive officer, building...

What does Jamaica’s strong IMF performance mean?
Jamaica Observer

Today’s Jamaica Observer editorial cites approvingly the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) first report on the Stand -By Arrangement (SBA), namely that the implementation of the programme under the SBA remains...

‘Butch’ Hendrickson’s heaven — white hard dough bread, a cold Red Stripe light and jerk pork
Jamaica Observer

Don’t ever think you can put Gary “Butch” Hendrickson on the spot by asking him which of the 78 baked products made by his National Baking Company is his favourite. Local Business Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:00:00...

National moving to reduce sugar content in products
Jamaica Observer

National Baking Company is moving to reduce sugar content in its products in keeping with current global health trends. Local Business Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Shaw says Microcredit Bill being finalised...

National records for Gardiner and Brown
Nassau Guardian

A couple of national records highlighted an exceptional weekend for track and field, as Bahamian athletes showed up and showed out at various track and field meets around the region. It didn’t take Murphy Town...

Cherry scores decision over American Omar Douglas
Nassau Guardian

Bahamian professional boxer Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KOs) scored a controversial decision over American Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions’ ‘Toe-to-Toe’ card on Fox...

Portmore United hunt CFU title after victory against Cayman's Scholars International
Jamaica Observer

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (CMC) — Portmore United launched their bid for the Caribbean Football Union’s Club Championship title after stopping Scholars International of Cayman Islands 2-0, on Tuesday. Local News Wed,...

Gov't announces programme to rehabilitate youth offenders
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr has announced the Government’s flagship programme to rehabilitate youth offenders and high-risk young...

Free access to all government websites
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — All Government websites can now be accessed free of cost from any Internet-compatible device. Local News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:51:30 GMT Gov't announces programme to rehabilitate youth...

Tax collection bus welcomed in St Elizabeth
Jamaica Observer

Black River, St Elizabeth — The figures show gradual improvement year by year, but St Elizabeth remains among the most backward regions in terms of property tax collections. Local News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

PHOTO: Powerful women
Jamaica Observer

Ahead of her panel discussion on Standing in your light: Unlocking purpose and Passion, Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) CEO Ingrid Christian Baker (right) catches up with JPS President and CEO Kelly Tomblin during...

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