Business

New York state prepares to ban plastic bags

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — After several failed attempts, New York state is poised to ban single-use plastic bags provided by stores, making it only the second US state, after California, to pass such a rule. Read More

Crisis drives the South Africa to Zimbabwe cargo shuttle

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Towering piles of oil, tyres, biscuits, microwaves and toilet paper filled a small and damp Johannesburg basement — all destined for Zimbabwe. Read More

Fayval Williams urges Jamaicans to buy into Wigton IPO

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March, 29 2019    

THE government hopes to attract at least 10,000 Jamaican investors into owning Wigton Windfarm Limited, which will be going on the market, next month. Read More

Shape Up for Good seminar has lessons for the workplace

Friday, March, 29 2019    

Tomorrow's “Shape Up for Good” seminar, while designed to help people who are overweight or unfit adopt a healthy lifestyle also has lessons for business people aiming to improve their lifestyles for better performance in the workplace. Read More

BOJ cuts interest rate to 1.25%

Friday, March, 29 2019    

THE Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has announced a further reduction on the policy interest rate offered on its overnight balances, by 25 basis points, to 1.25 per cent. Read More

Local BPO itelbpo in new global top-20 list

Friday, March, 29 2019    

JAMAICAN-owned itelbpo has been named among an elite group of business process outsourcers (BPOs) around the globe providing superior front-office contact centre experiences. Read More

Inflation continues to fall

Friday, March, 29 2019    

BANK of Jamaica (BOJ) has raised concerns that Jamaica's inflation rate could fall lower than its projected inflation average of 4.3 per cent over the next two years. Read More

Venezuela returns to Middle Ages during power outages

Friday, March, 29 2019    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Walking for hours, making oil lamps, bearing water. For Venezuelans today, suffering under a new nationwide blackout that has lasted days, it's like being thrown back to life centuries ago. Read More

Bubble-up verses trickle-down economics

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Friday, March, 29 2019    

IN his closing budget speech on March 20th, followed by a CaPRI seminar last Monday, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke made some important points that should not be lost in the recent budget debate. Read More

Cuba a thriving hang-out for Soviet-era motorcycle sidecars

Friday, March, 29 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's love affair with 1950s-era American cars is still intact, but the communist-run island also has a lingering attachment to a stalwart of Soviet-era leftovers, the motorcycle sidecar. Read More

Cubans use new found social media heft to challenge leaders

Friday, March, 29 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cubans are using new-found social media muscle to challenge their leaders in ways hitherto unseen on the communist-run island. Read More

C&W Business targets SMEs with new technology

Thursday, March, 28 2019    

C&W Business Jamaica has rolled out a range of specialised technology services and a comprehensive support framework targeted at small business operators islandwide. Read More

British PM pledges to quit to save Brexit plan

Thursday, March, 28 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday pledged to step down if MPs back her EU divorce deal, in a bid to break the Brexit deadlock in Britain's fractured parliament. Read More

Colorado-based Starbuds to open its first Jamaican ganja dispensary

Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

STARBUDS, one of the world's largest cannabis retailers, is expanding its footprint to Jamaica. Read More

Barnett Ltd welcomes ground-breaking of new UWI campus out west

Wednesday, March, 27 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Managing director of Barnett Limited, Mark Kerr Jarrett has welcomed Friday's ground-breaking for the start of the development of the University of the West Indies (UWI) new Western Jamaica Campus at the Barnett Estate in Fairfield, Montego... Read More



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