Business

FLOW gets thumbs up for paternity leave

The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) has welcomed the announcement by telecommunications company, FLOW, that last month the company implemented a policy which sees fathers now being entitled to paternity leave. Read More

'One Away' with Jane MacGizmo
Your passion is what fuels your soul. It's the vehicle for your search for happiness and often finds you, even when you're not looking. That's how music was for Denieze Anderson, the multi-hyphenate creative better known as Jane MacGizmo.... Read More

The curious case of NCB's stock price drop What determines the price of a stock?
Last week a friend messaged me and asked what caused NCBFG's (NCB Financial Group) stock price to fall from about $190 to roughly $175.... Read More

Jamaican inspiration at Hard Rock in Montego Bay
Montego Bay's Hard Rock Cafe opened its doors to the public in December 2016 and Shaniin Morales Lewin, the Jamaican franchise's first employee, was there as part of the pioneering management team. ... Read More

FirstCaribbean replaces missing money

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI am an avid reader of your column and am now adding my story with the hope that you can help me too.On the 11th of March 2019, I went to First Caribbean Bank (CIBC) and discovered that the money from my account was missing. Read More

When the primary holder on a joint account dies

BY Pamela Lewis | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

Financial institutions from time to time come face to face with the situation of the death of an account holder and the grief that this can cause, not just emotionally but also financially. Read More

NCU research funding based on future sales of nutraceutical product

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

N orthern Caribbean University (NCU) is explaining that it will only receive payments from its partnership with ZON International Holdings Limited to launch an “Institutional and National Transformation Drive”, based on sales... Read More

BCIC unveils plans and products

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

British Caribbean Insurance Company (BCIC) recently unveiled its refurbished branch operations in downtown Kingston along with the adjoining customer-centric first floor. Read More

Entrepreneurs called to be more 'risk taking/ risk-making'

By Kellaray Miles Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

“Are we naturally entrepreneurial or are we risk averse?” was a question posed by Jennifer Bailey, assistant professor at Babson College located in Massachusetts, when she addressed the Mona School of Business' 4th Business and Management conference on... Read More

Tripartite agreement signed for cannabis pilot project in Accompong

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

A tripartite agreement was signed on Monday to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong, St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) Alternative Development Project. Read More

Why are we afraid to discuss salary?

THE MISERABLE MILLENNIAL BY PAUL ALLEN | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

 When I started working, I was making a little over $70,000 per month. My rent, utilities and student loan took up much of that. Most of that. OK, nearly all of that. Read More

Don't go broke furnishing your place

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

A strategically placed mattress on the carpet in the centre of the living room doubled as the improvised couch for the house-warming/games night in my first apartment. Read More

Troubled waters: China-fuelled cruise boom sparks environment fears

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

SINGAPORE (AFP) —Cruises are enjoying a boom fuelled in part by hordes of Chinese tourists taking to the high seas, but green groups warn a wave of hulking new liners may cause environmental devastation. Read More

Critical role for universities in entrepreneurial development

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

“ In many developed markets, universities play a leadership role in that space”, was a portion of the utterances that came from Joseph Matalon, chairman of ICD Group and First Angels Jamaica, when he addressed the Mona School of Business and... Read More

Catching feelings and flights — Travelling to Mexico

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

At the start of 2019 I made a silent pledge that I would travel more and with greater purpose. Read More



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