Development of Portmore transportation hub on track – Henry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says development of the Portmore Transportation Hub is on “in earnest”. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:08:44 GMT St Elizabeth man killed...

Work to begin this year on expansion of Ian Fleming airport
Jamaica Observer

Work is slated to begin this year on the expansion of the runway at the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary. Local News Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT United in Social Media ...

United in Social Media 
Jamaica Observer

On Monday, a video made rounds on the internet of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday night. Uproar ensued online. Then an official statement from the CEO followed, which only fuelled...

Venezuela president heckled as protests spread to slums
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scattered protests flared Wednesday in slums that have long been a bulwark of support for Venezuela’s socialist leaders only hours after a pro-government rally degenerated into heckling...

Trash collection reduced in Puerto Rico city amid crisis
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Garbage could soon pile up in one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities because it has not paid a trash-collecting bill amid a deep economic crisis. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017...

Guyana reviewing bauxite industry
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it expects to receive a report soon on the review of the bauxite industry that was commissioned last year marking the centennial of the sector here. Local...

Little relief for hotels, other properties with value of over $20 million
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and Planning Audley Shaw yesterday announced adjustments to the property tax regime that will see a four per cent reduction in the rate applied to the higher valuation bands. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

Bank of Jamaica preparing for new FX auction system
Jamaica Observer

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced on Tuesday April 11 that it is developing plans to buy and sell its foreign exchange from and to authorised dealers (ADs) and cambios by competitive auction. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

interCaribbean Airways beefs up flights with increased air link to BVI
Jamaica Observer

InterCaribbean Airways has added another flight to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, making travel easier for Caribbean nationals without a US Visa. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Bank of Jamaica...

Scott’s Jewellery offers support to Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival
Kaieteur News

Scott’s Jewellery and Variety Store continued a tradition yesterday when it sponsored the Boyce and Jefford Relay Festival and Family Fun Day, scheduled for April 30 at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary....

Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen
Jamaica Observer

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday, before advocating in a speech to parliament for women and girls' education...

Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry US$815m in royalties
Jamaica Observer

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — US mobile chip giant Qualcomm is to refund BlackBerry US$814.9 million in royalties overpaid by the Canadian company, according to a tentative arbitration award announced on...

Tesha Miller charged with making false declaration
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tesha Miller was yesterday charged with two counts of making a false declaration and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on April 18. Local News Wed, 12 Apr 2017...

NDM disappointed as Grant denied top cop post
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Democratic Movement (NDM) said it is surprised, disappointed and concerned that Acting Commissioner Novelette Grant was not appointed Commissioner of Police. Local News Wed, 12 Apr...

McKenzie urges funeral home operators to raise standards
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, is imploring operators of funeral homes to raise their standard of service and return the industry to its former...

United Airlines says it will no longer use police to remove passengers 
Jamaica Observer

CHICAGO, United States (AP) — The chief executive of United Airlines said the carrier will no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights after the uproar over a man who was dragged off a plane by...

Reid urges diaspora to partner in provision of school buses
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON DC, United States (JIS) — Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, has called on the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA) in the United States to partner with the Government in...

Guyana, Jamaica to receive international aviation award
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have been selected among 12 countries to receive the Council President Certificate of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Local...

Education minister summons Cumberland High Board chair
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid has summoned a meeting with the Board chairman of the Cumberland High School in St Catherine over ongoing problems at the institution. Local News Wed, 12 Apr...

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...

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