Wisynco readies for LNG plant

The Wisynco Group is reporting a slight delay in the commissioning of its US$2.7 million co-generating plant, which is expected to save the company US$1 million per year in electricity costs. Read More

New birth certificate brings difficutly to renew UK passport
Dear Claudienne I am desperate. I was born in St Catherine, Jamaica, in 1955 and have lived overseas since 1967.On returning to Jamaica and producing my original birth certificate I was told that I needed an updated one.... Read More

STEM for economic growth
In a mission to propel economic growth and prepare the Jamaican workforce to function in a digital economy, the STEM for Growth Taskforce on Wednesday sought to garner support for a National STEM Centre to be sited at The Mico University College in Kingston.... Read More

JMMB Group now owns 22.5 per cent stake in Sagicor
The JMMB Group on Thursday (December 5) announced its acquisition of 33,213,764 common shares in Sagicor Financial Company Limited, giving the entity proxy to now own and control approximately 22.5 per cent of the issued and outstanding common shares of...... Read More

Password issue with NCB online banking

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Dear Claudienne, At the time of sending you this email on Sunday December 1, 2019, I am having an issue with NCB. I am unable to access their online banking portal and in trying to reset my password, I have to utilise the RSA token. I recently switched devices and I downloaded the token on my... Read More

Let the celebrations begin

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Observer writer | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Last weekend the AC Hotel Kingston was bustling with thousands of patrons who showed up to support the annual 'A Jamaican Made Christmas' trade show. Read More

NCB appoints Cayman-based offshore investment manager

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

NCB Capital Markets (Cayman) Limited, a subsidiary of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited Financial Group (NCB), has appointed Alessandro Sax as a portfolio manager in the company's Cayman Islands office. Read More

Diane Edwards — a passion for Jamaica

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

This week's Q10 features Diane Edwards, president of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro), a history and theatre lover. Read More

The power of the mind Part 2

Fay Walters | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Like the story of Ali, you will have to put in the hard work, you will have to dig your heels in and find out what it takes to get that dream going. Maybe it is going to mean that you will have to go back to school. I hear you saying, school, with all those millennial kids? Yes, others... Read More

The investing weave

BY YANIQUE LEIBA-EBANKS | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

The dawn of low interest rates has made it necessary for investors, including retail and institutions, to seek more profitable avenues for growth. This is particularly necessary for listed financial institutions. Read More

In Mali, dreams and sadness for the Sahel express

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

BAMAKO, Mali (AFP) — The sign above the station entrance declares that this is the Dakar-Niger Railway: the start of a trek from the arid Sahel to the tropical Atlantic, 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) away. Read More

Branson unleashes new entrepreneurs to serve Caribbean ecosystem

Friday, December, 6 2019    

The Branson Centre on Wednesday graduated their latest batch of Caribbean entrepreneurs from their six- month acceleration programme, wherein a total of 25 entrepreneurs were intensely trained to become certified business leaders in the Caribbean small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)... Read More

Scotia Group reports meagre growth in profits for 2019

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Friday, December, 6 2019    

Scotia Group is reporting meagre growth in profits for 2019, due in part to lower net interest income from declining interest rates and higher loan loss provisions. Read More

Jampro encourages local companies to use services

Friday, December, 6 2019    

President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) Diane Edwards is encouraging local companies to take full advantage of Jampro's range of services to drive investment and trade in Jamaica.   Read More

International acclaim for Caribbean banks

Friday, December, 6 2019    

Two member organisations of the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc (CAB) have been recognised by internationally-renowned financial magazine, The Banker, in its bank of the year awards. The two banks are 1st National Bank of St Lucia and Jamaica's National Commercial Bank Financial Group... Read More


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