A helping hand for young business operators
Jamaica Observer

May Pen, Clarendon — The Clarendon Parish Council and several partner agencies recently launched a project aimed at encouraging and supporting young business operators in the parish. Central News Mon, 25 Jul 2016...

Shaw promises new regulatory environment for micro credit companies
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that the Government is in the process of creating a new regulatory environment for the microfinancing sector. Local News Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT A helping...

ICAJ PAIB Round Table
Jamaica Observer

Sharon Donaldson-Levine, managing director, General Accident Insurance Company Ltd and chairman of ICAJ’s new Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee (left) poses with fellow committee members Earl...

Simms replaces Hosin at the Bank of Jamaica on one year contract
Jamaica Observer

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) which on Wednesday June 19 announced the departure of deputy Governor Gayon Hosin, has now disclosed that her deputy, Maureen Simms, will step into the role of supervisor of the Financial...

Crime — Doing something isn’t doing the right thing
Jamaica Observer

It hurts. Looking at the beautiful St James, the innocent Nevalesia Campbell and the rising numbers at each gun killings hurts. Looking at Jamaica hurts. Local Opinion Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT When Rowley came to JA...

Zika, pregnancy and the Ministry of Health’s response
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica and the world are faced with the potential outcome of neurological complications, including microcephaly, in children of women infected with the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a condition where babies are born with...

Haiti: Time is running out
Jamaica Observer

Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the Organisation of American states (OAS), has told political stakeholders in Haiti, including the interim Government and parliamentarians, that it is imperative that they fully...

Preserving the patrimony, indeed: The role of the Ministry of Tourism
Jamaica Observer

I note with keen interest a column in The Agenda magazine of the Jamaica Observer by Howard Gregory, lord bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, on Sunday, July 10, 2016. The piece, entitled ‘Preserving the...

A company that is too good to be closed
Jamaica Observer

St Elizabeth is now under starter’s orders for the reopening of Alpart. Excitement in the valley as communities begin to gear up for possible jobs, and the provision of goods and services, to restore Alpart as the...

PHOTO: No political dunce
Jamaica Observer

On The Agenda this week is the changed winds of the People’s National Party leadership race. Christopher Burns tackles the many opinions on Peter Bunting’s aborted challenge — that never even got started....

HAJ state of affairs years in the making
Jamaica Observer

I am responding to articles and comments reported in the media as coming from the chairman of the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited (HAJ) and the minister without portfolio with responsibility for water, land and housing...

Peter Bunting is no political dunce
Jamaica Observer

Peter Bunting delivered a political masterstroke last week by announcing that he would not challenge the incumbent president of the People’s National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller, but instead would allow her to...

Profit plunges for Trinidad Cement as construction slows and restructuring costs bite
Jamaica Observer

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) in its report on the six-month period ending June 2016 indicated that profit which was significantly down on last year would have been better, but for the impact of a manpower restructuring...

Risk-on! Are junk bonds good for me?
Jamaica Observer

I continue to talk about junk bonds, because that’s where the money is. Junk bonds are defined as bonds below investment grade … that’s all they are. They are not something to be afraid of and to avoid. But...

British Jews seek Portuguese citizenship after Brexit vote
Jamaica Observer

LISBON, Portugal (AFP) — Hundreds of British Jews whose ancestors were forced to flee Portugal five centuries ago have applied for citizenship in the southern Local Business Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Risk-on! Are...

UK economy suffers ‘dramatic deterioration’ from Brexit vote
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain’s economy was battered by the Brexit vote last month and faced a “dramatic deterioration” in activity as orders dried up and business investments were canned, key...

Top cocoa grower Ivory Coast stung by caterpillar invasion
Jamaica Observer

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AFP) — Cocoa crops in the world’s top producer, Ivory Coast, are being ravaged by caterpillars but authorities are playing down the new scourge, saying they have it under control. Local...

IUC gets lesson in record keeping
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne, Local Business Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Top cocoa grower Ivory Coast stung by caterpillar invasion...

Now on to your mission
Jamaica Observer

You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you...

Airline considers building new terminal at Ian Fleming Airport
Jamaica Observer

Airline operator interCaribbean Airways is eyeing the construction of a US$25 million private air terminal at the Ian Fleming Airport, St Mary. Local Business Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Now on to your mission...

The rise of gangs in Enterprise
Trinidad Newsday

The brazen killing of reputed underworld figure and businessman Selwyn Robocop Alexis and two others in Enterprise, last Sunday, threw fresh light on the crime, violence and gangs that have penetrated the once sleepy...

3 men gunned down in 5 hours
Trinidad Newsday

IN about five hours yesterday there men were murdered in separate incidents on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook and in Malabar and Belmont. According to police in the first incident around 3.45 am Alston Hamlet, 50, of Valley...

Laverna Campbell is LASCO/NAJ - Nurse of the Year 2016-17
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Laverna Campbell is the LASCO/Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year 2016-17. Local News Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:30:39 GMT Bartlett looks to China to boost cruise ship market...

Street dances to be staged islandwide
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has secured $5 million to promote street dances across the island during the independence celebrations. Local News Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:59:48 GMT India...

Police summer campers, TPDCo clean Negril beach
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Approximately 100 participants of the Identity Purpose Attitude Destiny (IPAD) Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Summer Camp 2016 along with a team from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo)...

Bartlett looks to China to boost cruise ship market
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett says the Government will be looking to the Chinese market t to boost earnings from the cruise ship subsector by 2021. Local News Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:18:10 GMT...

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