U-20s top qualifiers after 1-1 draw with St Lucia
Trinidad Guardian

Isaiah Hudson scored a 62nd volley equaliser as T&T Under-20 Soca Warriors earned a 1-1 draw with St Lucia to top their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Group Two qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva  on...

Wal-Mart to eliminate 1,500 back-office jobs at US stores
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Yesterday Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would be cutting jobs in accounting and other back-office positions at about 500 locations in the western region of the United States. Local News Thu, 16 Jun...

Argentina inflation up 4.2 per cent in May
Jamaica Observer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s newly revamped official statistics agency said yesterday that inflation rose 4.2 per cent in May from the previous month. Local News Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Nigeria central bank floats embattled naira currency
Jamaica Observer

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria will float its embattled naira currency, the Central Bank governor announced yesterday after months of pressure to control a spiralling crisis in Africa’s biggest economy. Local...

Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime
Jamaica Observer

Over a year ago Parliament brought about significant reform to our local legal landscape with regards to the governing of ganja through the enactment of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). Among other things,...

Know your options – 4 types of investments and what they mean
Jamaica Observer

By now you should have heard enough about investing to be interested in giving it a shot. There are various types of investments to choose from, but I’m going to focus on four that are predominant within our current...

My old mechanic and the sales trainer
Jamaica Observer

I love cars! My first was a Ford Escort. In those days FORD meant Fix Often. Repair Daily. Of necessity I quickly became a mechanic. But with improved automotive technology and reliability, my skills gradually diminished...

Correction
Jamaica Observer

In a story on the GraceKennedy stock split in the Jamaica Observer of June 8, it was stated that the share price for Honey Bun which was $6.30 per unit on Monday June 6, reflected a decline of less than one per cent year...

Scotia ups its Internet security
Jamaica Observer

Canadian Bank of Nova Scotia has invested in additional Internet security software aimed at protecting the financial data of its customers. Local Business Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Correction...

Jamaica will continue to have growth challenges – Chung
Jamaica Observer

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica CEO Dennis Chung has indicated that Jamaica will continue to have growth challenges because a “significant amount” of budgetary expenditure goes toward debt servicing....

AIS goes direct to India to find IT solutions partner
Jamaica Observer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jamaica’s Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) Ltd, Douglas Halsall, says that a new partnership with India’s Graylogic Technologies Ltd could benefit Jamaica’s crime fighting...

One man and his dog inspire Faithful Friends
Jamaica Observer

It’s different, it’s fresh, it’s exciting. I get to meet people and I get to make them happy.” Local Business Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT AIS goes direct to India to find IT solutions partner...

Noranda now to auction upstream operations, including St Ann Bauxite
Jamaica Observer

Noranda Aluminium Holdings Corporation (NAHC) has filed a request to sell its upstream business in a court-supervised process, according to a disclosure made on Monday June 13. Local Business Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT...

Scotia makes $4.9 billion over six months
Jamaica Observer

Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd (BNS) reported group earnings of $3 billion and earnings per share of $0.95 for the three months ended April 2016 and, year to date, for the six months since the start of the financial year, net...

Cherry ready to get back in the ring
Nassau Guardian

After losing a controversial decision in his last fight, Bahamian-born boxer Edner Cherry (34-7-2, 19 KOs) said he’s back and ready to begin his climb to the top of the lightweight division once again. Cherry took on...

The rejection of ‘slave name’ Cassius Clay
Trinidad Guardian

In “Muhammad Ali: Athlete of the Century,” a collection of Associated Press stories and visuals, AP reporters and photographers captured the life of the boxing champion as he made news in the sports world and...

U-21 hockeymen spank USA 5-1 for second spot
Trinidad Guardian

The Marcano brothers, Tariq and Teague combined for three goals as T&T national Under-21 team spanked USA 5-1 in their final Pool A round-robin match at the 2016 Junior Pan American Hockey Championship, yesterday. ...

Cosby wants another chance to throw out sexual-assault case
Jamaica Observer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked the state Supreme Court for another chance to have his criminal sexual-assault case thrown out. Local News Fri, 13 May 2016 16:48:41 GMT Puerto Rico declares first...

Police make major firearm seizure in St Catherine
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police High Command is commending the St Catherine North Police for the seizure of several high-powered firearms in McCooks Pen, St Catherine on today. Nine people were taken into custody in...

Transport Authority warns PPV operators against raising fares
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Transport Authority is warning public passenger vehicle operators to desist from charging increased fares as the act is illegal. Local News Fri, 13 May 2016 17:08:42 GMT Police make major...

Weekly Round-up: Tax threshold at $1.5m...Hotel building collapses... Rihanna starts scholarship
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Finance Minister Audley Shaw on Thursday delivered on the government’s pre-election commitment to reduce personal income tax, in what was arguably the country’s most anticipated budget...

Fraser-Pryce set to return to action on May 28
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's double Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is expected to make a return to the track on May 28 for the Pre-Fontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Local News Fri, 13 May 2016...

Ambrose replaced by Estwick as Windies bowling coach
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) – West Indies great Curtly Ambrose has been replaced as bowling consultant for the Caribbean test nation by Roderick Estwick, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday. Local...

Forex: J$124.57 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Friday, May 13, ended trading at J$124.57, up by 21 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Fri, 13 May 2016...

Employers urged to consider phased retirement of workers
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, is encouraging employers to consider implementing phased retirement programmes. Local News Fri, 13 May 2016 18:10:25 GMT Forex:...

TAJ refunds overpayment due to online glitch
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says that several taxpayers who were recently impacted  by the online system error, which occurred April 27-28, resulting in Property Tax and Traffic Ticket...

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