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...

PHOTO: And the winner is...
Jamaica Observer

Richard Byles, President and CEO Sagicor Group Jamaica, presents Anna Smith, founder and creative director Invitokens, with her first place award for her win in the 2016 Sagicor Imagine Awards. The inaugural competition...

Recession-hit Nigeria details economic recovery plan
Jamaica Observer

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigeria’s government this week launched a master plan to lift it out of recession, hoping to hit 7.0 percent growth by 2020, but economists believe the programme sets the bar too high....

PHOTO: Name change
Jamaica Observer

PANJAM Investment Ltd Chairman and CEO Stephen Facey (left) replaces the company’s name plaque at the Jamaica Stock Exchange headquarters in downtown Kingston on Friday, March 10, 2017. Sharing the moment is PANJAM...

Barbados - A classic case of a ‘fallen angel’
Jamaica Observer

A “fallen angel” in finance is a rated entity which once carried a high credit rating (investment grade) and displayed exceptional performance, but has since experienced sustained declines in ratings,...

Are you ‘anti-money’ ?
Jamaica Observer

Join me in looking in the mirror at the person who is responsible for you and me not having all the financial success we want. This article is a nice checklist of the reasons why we say we want money, but in fact, are...

The government still in the jaws of a dilemma
Jamaica Observer

The government remains clearly committed to the idea of moving from direct to indirect taxation. This has merits, especially making it more likely that revenues will flow as expected — revenues in FY 2016/17 are...

How Shaw kept the 1.5 million-dollar promise
Jamaica Observer

The key driver of this year’s budget was the need to finance the second phase of the rise in the income-tax free threshold to $1.5 million, from $1 million, at a projected cost of $14.2 billion. Overall, a...

Caribbean Airlines response hits turbulence
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne: Local Business Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT How Shaw kept the 1.5 million-dollar promise http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/How-Shaw-kept-the-1-5-million-dollar-promise_92118 The key driver of this...

King Pepper eyes summer sales in Canada
Jamaica Observer

Christine Wong, managing director of King Pepper Products Ltd, maker of condiments and seasonings in Hague, Trelawny, has announced that this summer the company is expecting to see improved results from the new Canadian...

McLaren-Campbell takes aim at empowering people
Jamaica Observer

Recently crowned the matriarch of Jamaica’s new “first family”, Nicole McLaren- Campbell holds much of the island captive with her positive energy- driven life, which is well documented on social and...

PATH is not enough to blunt budget impact
Jamaica Observer

The philosophy behind the budget is one of removing from direct to indirect taxes. Local Business Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT McLaren-Campbell takes aim at empowering people...

New electricity and health taxes must be withdrawn
Jamaica Observer

In my view, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) should focus on improving tax compliance, have confidence in its plan to do so, and withdraw the proposed reduction in zero-rate electricity threshold and the imposition of GCT...

New public debt definition will help to achieve target, says Shaw
Jamaica Observer

FINANCE and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw says following the adoption of the new public debt definition, Jamaica will be closer to achieving its sustainable legislative debt target within the next eight years,...

Puerto Rico legislators pledge relief to local bondholders
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Top Puerto Rico legislators pledged yesterday to help local investors in government bonds who face deep losses as the US territory defaults on a series of debts due to an economic crisis....

Independent legislator urges government to deal with high bank charges and interest rates
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – An independent legislator is calling on the Trinidad and Tobago government to deal with high bank charges and interest rates. Local Business Fri, 10 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMT Puerto Rico...

Investing into a brighter future
Jamaica Observer

Many Local Business Fri, 10 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMT Independent legislator urges government to deal with high bank charges and interest rates...

Felix targeting 2020 Olympics
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — US track queen Allyson Felix said Monday she has set her sights on the 2020 Olympics after winning a record sixth gold medal at last year's Rio games. Local News Tue, 28 Feb 2017...

Paulwell concerned about removal of tax on bauxite mining
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesman on Mining and Energy, Phillip Paulwell, says he is "deeply concerned" about plans to remove a tax on companies mining bauxite in Jamaica, which Finance Minister Audley Shaw...

Adams endorses review of WICB’s “unsustainable” eligibility rule
Jamaica Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Newly-appointed Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, has strongly backed the ongoing review of the West Indies Cricket Board’s controversial eligibility rule. Local News Tue, 28 Feb...

Gov't warns officers, inmates involved in illegal recordings will be punished
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State minister in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr has warned that any officer or inmate involved in unauthorised and illegal recordings in the penal system will be...

Big plans for downtown Kingston – mayor
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Significant changes are coming to the city of Kingston, particularly downtown Kingston.  Local News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:20:20 GMT Gov't warns officers, inmates involved in illegal...

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