St Vincent cruise sector to benefit from hurricane damage to other Caribbean countries
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines' tourism sector is expected to benefit as a result of the damage caused to other Caribbean islands by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month, Prime Minister...

St Vincent cruise sector to benefit from hurricane damage to other countries
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines tourism sector is expected to benefit as a result of the damage caused to other Caribbean islands by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last month, Prime Minister Dr...

PM promotes ‘Caribbean-type evacuations’
Nassau Guardian

With an increasing threat of devastating weather systems to the Caribbean, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said a time may come for widescale “Caribbean-type evacuations” to protect the safety and future of the...

No mass evacuation of Dominicans residing in Irma hit countries
Dominica Vibes

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has discouraged the thought of evacuating Dominicans who are resident in islands affected by Hurricane Irma. The category 5 storm tore through islands of the Northern Lesser Antilles, last...

Antiguans rescued from Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma
Antigua Observer

A partnership between the governments of Antigua & Barbuda and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago made possible the evacuation of roughly 60 civilians from Sint Maarten yesterday. Shenella Govia, a senator assigned...

Irma turns Caribbean island paradises into nightmares
Nassau Guardian

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) - Strung like beads along the northeast edge of the Caribbean, the Leeward Islands are tiny, remote and beautiful, with azure waters and ocean breezes drawing tourists from around the world. The...

Hurricane warning issued for Southeast Bahamas, Watch issued for Central Bahamas, Northwest on alert
Nassau Guardian

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A Hurricane Warning has now been issued for residents in the Southeast Bahamas – hours after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered a strong message of the need to evacuate –...

On alert
Nassau Guardian

With The Bahamas facing the threat of Hurricane Irma, a category four hurricane projected to intensify, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday assured residents that the government and all relevant agencies are...

Latapy names U-15 squad for Concacaf
Trinidad Guardian

This Country’s National under 15 Boys team will head off to Florida tomorrow to contest the 2017 Concacaf Under-15 Boys Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA from August 13th to 19th. Under head...

Latapy names U-15 squad for Concacaf
Trinidad Guardian

This Country’s National under 15 Boys team will head off to Florida tomorrow to contest the 2017 Concacaf Under-15 Boys Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA from August 13th to 19th. Under head...

Glen C. Nairn publishes his first book
Nassau Guardian

Glen C. Nairn, has published his first book, “The Unseen Letter – A Play in Five Acts”. According to Vladimir Lucien, with issues of love and desire at play, “Nairn presents change as a ritual of...

Trinidad and Tobago PM condemns attack on Roman Catholic priest
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday condemned the attack and robbery of a popular Roman Catholic priest, who has been working with young people to help rid Trinidad and Tobago of...

Trinidad PM condemns attack on Roman Catholic priest
Dominica Vibes

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Monday condemned the attack and robbery of a popular Roman Catholic priest, who has been working with young people to help rid Trinidad and Tobago of...

Cricket Association names squad for Leeward Islands youth tournament
Antigua Observer

Clare Hall Secondary School dominates the selection of the Antigua & Barbuda national under-15 cricket team set to participate in the Leeward Islands Cricket Board (LICB) tournament slated for April 7-13 in Anguilla...

SMEs can now access 9.99% loan rates from Scotiabank
Jamaica Observer

Small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) earning annual income of $50 million or less can now access loans at 9.99 per cent from Scotiabank. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Over 500 jobs added to Alpart...

Bank of Jamaica reduces policy interest rate, says banks should follow suit
Jamaica Observer

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced yesterday that it has further adjusted its policy rate. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT SMEs can now access 9.99% loan rates from Scotiabank...

NHT should consider rentals as a housing solution — CaPRI
Jamaica Observer

In a proposal put forward in its 2016 publication “An Assessment of the National Housing Trust,” the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) posits that adequate housing needs could be addressed if the NHT...

Property tax and the real estate market
Jamaica Observer

One of the most hotly debated topics coming out of the Government of Jamaica Budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year is the significant increase in property tax consequent on the combination of increase in land valuations...

GraceKennedy looking into producing its own corned beef
Jamaica Observer

At least one local manufacture and distribution company, GraceKennedy, is now contemplating the manufacture of corned beef at its local meat facility. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Property tax and the real...

Street Forrest steps up
Jamaica Observer

Marlene Street Forrest, former general manager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), has become the first managing director following her appointment by the board. Local Business Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT GraceKennedy...

Over 500 jobs added to Alpart workforce, says mining ministry
Jamaica Observer

More than 500 jobs have been added to the workforce at Alpart/JISCO Alumina Refinery in Nain, St Elizabeth, and the number is expected to climb to over 700 by the time the plant reopens on June 20, according to the...

Stationery and Office Supplies eyes Stock Exchange listing
Jamaica Observer

The McDaniel family, owners of Stationery and Office Supplies Ltd (SOS), have announced their intention to float an IPO and apply for listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2017. Local Business Sun,...

Rental rates set to rise with the increase in property taxes
Jamaica Observer

Local realtors are predicting increased rental rates for both commercial and residential properties following the implemented change in the property tax regime by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) on April 1. Local Business...

Cash-rich NHT escapes rationalisation plan
Jamaica Observer

The cash-rich National Housing Trust (NHT), the island’s main builder of homes, indicated on Thursday that it has been excluded from current plans by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to rationalise the public sector...

Pricesmart seeks second location in Ja
Jamaica Observer

Pricesmart Jamaica has reported annual sales of US$94 million or twice as much as the company anticipated would be the capacity when it decided to establish a membership club on Red Hills Road, Kingston, back in 2003....

Boom in BPO industry driving demand in commercial real estate
Jamaica Observer

Ahead of the release of the next quarterly report on business and consumer confidence in the Jamaican economy, eagerly anticipated following the recently announced budget, President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce...

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