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Accreditation is game changer for Jamaican exports – Shaw

BY HORACE HINES Observer reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

MONTEGO BAY – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says for the local economy to experience growth, stakeholders must learn to play the manufacturing game as well as their counterparts in developed countries. Read More

Kia's power to surprise

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer wilesc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Leading local car dealership, ATL Automotive is looking to make Kia the number one car brand in Jamaica in the next five years — a goal which the company hopes to attain by combining the reliability, award-winning design, modern technology, and affordability of... Read More

Airbnb sues New York over 'government overreach'

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Airbnb sued the city of New York on Friday, denouncing as “an extraordinary act of government overreach” a new law forcing home-sharing platforms to disclose data about hosts. Read More

May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a three-nation visit to the continent to drum up trade deals ahead of leaving the European Union. Read More

South Africa drops Zuma's nuclear expansion dreams

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa confirmed on Monday it had scrapped plans to build a series of nuclear power stations, burying one of former p resident Jacob Zuma's most controversial policies. Read More

Trudeau will only sign NAFTA deal that's 'good for Canada'

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

LONGUEUIL, Canada (AFP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday he would sign a revamped continental trade agreement that is “good for Canada,” after the United States and Mexico hammered out their differences to reach a tentative... Read More

US consumer confidence highest in nearly 18 years — survey

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Confidence among ebullient US consumers reached a high of more than 17 years in August, with Americans feeling increasingly assured about jobs and growth, according to a survey released Tuesday. Read More

Paris steps up fines against apartment owners over

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) —- The city of Paris has sharply stepped up fines on homeowners for illegally renting out their apartments on websites such as Airbnb, a city official said Wednesday. Read More

Venezuela orders banks to adopt cryptocurrency

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered banks to adopt the petro cryptocurrency as a unit of account Monday, as the country struggles to emerge from a severe political and economic crisis. Read More

We Inspire Women: Step Up In Yourself

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” These words from Iyanla Vanzant could be said to be one of the inspirations for... Read More

South Africa land reform debate heats up as showdown looms

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

VEREENIGING, South Africa (AFP) — “We live like sardines while white farmers live on hectares of land. Bring back our land!” declared Nthabiseng Tshivhenga, a black civil servant. Read More

China may scrap two-child limit – report

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) – China appears poised to scrap its two-child policy, with a State-run newspaper Monday citing a draft civil code that would overhaul decades of controversial family planning rules. Read More

With friends like these: Taiwan's battle for allies and identity

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) — Taiwan's loss of another diplomatic ally to China is the latest strike in a multi-pronged effort to isolate the island, undermine its claims to sovereignty, and render it invisible on the global stage. Read More

Medical Disposables promises another record performance for 2018/19

Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

Health care and consumer products distributor Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited (MDS) hopes to surpass its $2-billion revenue performance for the upcoming financial year 2018/2019 from the addition of products while keeping costs relatively constant. Read More

Shaw wants to tap into US$400B deep-sea fishing industry

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 28 2018    

ROSE HALL, St James — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says there is an estimated US$400 billion worth of assets in the western hemisphere's deep ocean, commonly referred to as blue economy, and it is time for Jamaica to tap into the valuable... Read More



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