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Local resort to cut energy cost by 30%

At least one local luxury resort is looking to cut its annual energy costs as well as reduce its carbon footprint this year. Read More

Boeing flying car prototype completes first test flight
Washington, United States (AFP) — Boeing said Wednesday its prototype “flying car” — part of a project aimed at “on-demand autonomous air transportation” — has completed its first successful test flight.... Read More

British pound rises as markets await ECB decision
New York , United States (AFP) — The British pound rose to two-month peaks against the euro and the dollar yesterday as traders girded for a likely dovish message from the European Central Bank.... Read More

Sandals gets behind local farmers
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues to make a concerted effort to support and buy from the Jamaican farming industry and local manufacturing sector.... Read More

Seaga laments imbalance of trade Cheaper to import than

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

MONTEGO BAY — President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga believes that although the country is on the right path to increasing export growth, Government needs to address the glaring disparity which sees imports outweighing... Read More

JSE moving towards listing digital currencies

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street Forrest, has disclosed that the stock market is moving towards listing digital currencies, having completed a 60-day live trading pilot with Toronto-based private company, Blockstation recently. Read More

Grace attracts large crowds at customer appreciation Party at Hope Gardens

BY AL EDWARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

Caribbean conglomerate Grace Kennedy 's Customer Appreciation Day Out at Hope Gardens in Kingston last Sunday was a well-attended affair with the group's food products keeping the party going. Read More

Monroe Ellis to be key speaker at ACCA international conference

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

Pamela Monroe Ellis, Auditor General of Jamaica, is to be a key speaker at the ACCA's 9th International Public Sector Conference, taking place in Prague on the 28 February and 1 March 2019. Read More

Time to take responsibility for your own career

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

The changing nature of the profession and professional career paths means that accountants are having to develop their existing skills and learn new ones. Read More

Gas Pro promotes zero harm focus

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

Massy Gas Products (Jamaica) Ltd (Gas Pro) is offering added value to consumers through its Liquefied Petroleum gas (LPG) safety protocols that emphasise a “zero harm focus”. The concept was explained by Gas Pro CEO Rohan... Read More

Firms say time is ripe for expansion

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

Business operators' willingness to invest in new plant and equipment hit an all-time high during the last three months of 2018, soaring 10 points above the record of 141 points set in 2016. Read More

Paying US taxes as a green card holder

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

GREEN card holders who live and work outside the US are enquiring as to whether they should file taxes. The short answer is 'yes'. All green card holders who reside and work outside the US are required to pay taxes as tax residents, and may also qualify for certain foreign-earned income... Read More

Esteemed Cardiology Masters Gather in Kingston

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

At the weekend, the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) along with the American Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) hosted the Masters of Cardiology Conference at the Jamaica Pegasus. Under the theme “Cardiovascular Care and Technology in Low-Resource Environments”,... Read More

UK jobless rate dips to 44-year low

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level in 44 years, official data showed yesterday, as the labour market shrugged off Brexit uncertainty. Read More

'Imperative' to resolve Brexit uncertainty 'immediately' — IMF

Wednesday, January, 23 2019    

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund said Monday it was “imperative” to resolve the uncertainty surrounding how Britain will leave the European Union, which it said was posing a threat to the British and global economy. Read More



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