Business

Corporate competitors collaborate to achieve long-term sustainability

Some of the largest companies in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean have partnered through the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance (CariPhilAlliance) to create linkages that will foster development by building on the tremendous assets of the region, with the hope of providing a base for a... Read More

Adam and Eve delves deep into expansion
Spa service provider Adam and Eve Day Spa and Salon is set to celebrate its 12th anniversary from its new location situated at 56 Old Hope Road in Kingston.... Read More

Business and consumer confidence dips — but still remains high
The level of confidence in the economy by both businesses and consumers has declined in the third quarter of 2019, though the indices are just short of the highest they have ever been, according to a survey undertaken by Market Research Services (MRS) on behalf of the Jamaica Chamber of...... Read More

Lee-Chin offers GHL shares to staff in Jamaica
Having secured majority interest in insurance conglomerate, Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL), Jamaican/Canadian billionaire Michael Lee-Chin is mooting offering shares in the company to staff, particular to sales staff, as part of an impromptu deal struck on...... Read More

Conu'co Market moves ahead

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

The 'Conu'co Market at the Cove', a local event that brings Jamaican farmers, artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs together to promote local products, is currently in its second year and will be held this Sunday, October 20 at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, near Ocho... Read More

Jamaica Customs promotes risk-based approach to protect borders

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

As the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) continues its thrust to improve its overall efficiency, the entity continues to boost its capacity to identify and combat risks that can serve to undermine its border protection capabilities and the country's overall security. Read More

SEZ facing challenges

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

There is a chronic shortage of investments in building out Special Economic Zones (SEZs), in spite of growing overseas interests in bringing factories and other businesses to Jamaica. Read More

15 companies nominated for JCC's business excellence awards

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) is this year celebrating its 240th year anniversary under the theme 'Celebrating History and Heralding the Future'. Read More

Ethics, trust and sustainability

BY SHEREE WECH | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) refers to sustainability as “a notion that is rooted in the ideal of sustainable development, quoting the United Nations Brundtland Commission, which referred to this as development that meets... Read More

Mastercard outlines digital transformation strategy for Jamaica

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Observer writer | Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

Mastercard's country manager for Jamaica Dalton Fowles announced his company's vision for the local market at a news conference at the AC Hotel yesterday. Read More

Google in smartphone push with motion-sensing Pixel 4

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Google yesterday unveiled its newest Pixel handsets, aiming to boost its smartphone market share with features including gesture recognition that lets users simply wave their hands to get things done. Read More

Pound surges as Brexit deal speculation heats up

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The pound rallied yesterday to levels last seen five months ago as speculation on an imminent Brexit deal gained traction, dealers said. Read More

The chips are down: EU takes Colombia to WTO

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The European Union launched a case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Colombia on Monday after a furious outcry from Belgium, the self-proclaimed inventor of the French fry or chip. Read More

Kingston mayor says Noise Abatement Act 'can't work'

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

ADMITTING that the Noise Abatement Act, as currently structured, “can't work”, Kingston Mayor Senator Delroy Williams has said it must be amended to be more supportive of the island's creative industry. Read More

Struggling WeWork mulls bailout deals with SoftBank, JP Morgan

Wednesday, October, 16 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) -— Under-pressure start-up WeWork is considering two huge bailout plans, including a cash injection that could see Japanese investment titan SoftBank take control of the firm, according to reports. Read More



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