Venezuela debuts new banknotes amid soaring inflation
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are standing in long ATM lines to take out new, larger denominated bills that President Nicolas Maduro hopes will help stabilise the crisis-wracked economy. Local News Mon, 16...

JAMPRO pushing for simpler ways to trade
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Chairman of JAMPRO Don Wehby says the agency is currently pushing for simpler, more transparent and cheaper avenues for both the importation and exportation of products, to boost investment....

US, Cuba sign law enforcement deal
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The Obama Administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite...

CDA, Clifton Boys' Home board discussing relocation of wards
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Child Development Agency is currently assessing the welfare of the 28 wards of the State who were housed at the Clifton Boys’ Home, which was destroyed by fire yesterday. The boys were...

AMG Packaging expands toilet paper line
Jamaica Observer

Barrington Chisholm, chairman of AMG Packaging Ltd, indicates in the company’s just released annual report that AMG will be focusing on higher qualitystandards, product diversification and plant upgrades for the...

Change to NHT refund policy
Jamaica Observer

Dear Claudienne: Local Business Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT AMG Packaging expands toilet paper line http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/AMG-Packaging-expands-toilet-paper-line_86367 Barrington Chisholm, chairman of...

Takeover process for Caribbean Flavours remains transparent — Derrimon Trading
Jamaica Observer

Chairman and CEO of Derrimon Trading Ltd (DTL) Derrick Cotterell said on Friday that the company has embarked on “a very transparent process” for the acquisition of the remaining shares in Caribbean Flavours and...

Tank-Weld brings steely determination to Waterhouse development goal
Jamaica Observer

Popular Jamaica Premier League football club Waterhouse may be battling to escape relegation from the Red Stripe Premier League this season. But, whatever the outcome of the 2016/17 football season, there is a friend it...

Cemex ups the ante; offers higher share price payable in US dollars
Jamaica Observer

Cemex, Local Business Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:12 GMT Honey Bun to expand exports http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/business/Honey-Bun-to-expand-exports_86371 CEO of bakery and confectionary Honey Bun Ltd Michelle Chong...

OPEC chief ‘confident’ output cuts will be met
Trinidad Guardian

ABU DHABI—The head of OPEC said he remains “confident” that the cartel and outside members will stick to an agreement to cut production to help boost oil prices. The comments by OPEC Secretary-General...

Maduro raises Venezuelan wages 50% as inflation soars
Jamaica Observer

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is raising Venezuela’s minimum wage by 50 per cent. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT $1-billion tourism pension fund to go to tender in 12 months...

Opponents arrested in Venezuela government crackdown
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan authorities have detained several opponents of President Nicolas Maduro this week as he hits back at renewed bids to drive him from office due to a desperate economic crisis....

ExxonMobil discovers more oil offshore Guyana
Jamaica Observer

IRVING, United States (CMC) — ExxonMobil, the international oil and gas company, announced yesterday that positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

Puerto Rico pursues public-private partnerships
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s newly elected governor has signed his first law — one aimed at boosting the US territory’s economy via public-private partnerships. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan...

US company launches multimillion-dollar project in Grenada
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — A United States-based company is set to invest US$58 million in the Grenada tourism industry under the island’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) that Prime Minister Dr...

Prime Ministers of Jamaica and Israel discuss areas of cooperation
Jamaica Observer

KIGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has invited Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to pay an official visit to Jamaica. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT US company launches...

JMB responds to Auditor General’s report
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) has refuted reports by the Auditor General Department’s (AGD) noting that it strongly disagrees with the AGD’s assertion that the bank has a poor credit assessment process. Local...

New foreign trade policy almost ready
Jamaica Observer

The Government has done its review of a Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), which has been in the process of completion since 2011. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT JMB responds to Auditor General’s report...

What should we expect for the Jamaican economy and stock market in 2017?
Jamaica Observer

In calendar year 2017, the Jamaican economy — based purely on its own merits — has its best chance of entering a period of strong, sustained economic growth since the decade immediately following our...

Samuda warns: Don’t gloat over NIR
Jamaica Observer

Arguing that the impressive Net International Reserves (NIR) is not built from our earnings, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda has charged that the NIR be developed from foreign...

Kingston Properties acquires its first property in Cayman
Jamaica Observer

Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) announced on Wednesday January 11 the acquisition of a new property — its first in the Cayman Islands. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Samuda warns: Don’t gloat...

Honey Bun to expand exports
Jamaica Observer

CEO of bakery and confectionary Honey Bun Ltd Michelle Chong indicates that in 2017 the company will pursue new export opportunities in a bid to increase hard currency earnings. Local Business Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00...

Venezuela opposition seeks new polls, military help, against Maduro
Nation News

CARACAS – Venezuela's opposition, still smarting from its failure to remove President Nicolas Maduro last year, installed a new congress head on Thursday who demanded across-the-board elections and sought...

Rapid True Value expands Mandeville offerings
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Just ahead of the Christmas season, residents of Manchester and its environs had their shopping experience widened further with the grand opening of the expanded Rapid True Value store. Local News...

Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry
Jamaica Observer

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets last summer in protest, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage the country's diminished food...

Boyfriend of slain St Thomas teen in police custody
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica – The police are reporting that 29-year-old Odaine Keyes, who was being sought in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Tashoy Barrett in Brayson district, St Thomas, today turned himself in....

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