Business

Trade Winds Citrus eyes dairy production Herd may come from Costa Rica

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer writer | Friday, June, 28 2019    

TRADE Winds Citrus Limited, producers of the popular Tru-Juice brand, is disclosing that the company is making plan to venture into dairy production. Read More

Digicel denies talks aimed at selling operations in Antigua

Friday, June, 28 2019    

ST.JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, has denied a statement by Prime Minister Gaston Browne that it was in discussions with the authorities to sell its operations here as the legal battle continues over the government's move to have two... Read More

Cuba to legalise independent film-makers

Friday, June, 28 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) —Cuba is to allow independent film-makers to legally produce their own movies as of August, giving a major boost to directors and producers who have long operated in a legal grey area. Read More

JSE embarks on campaign to promote Jamaica Social Stock Exchange

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

An intensive marketing and promotions campaign to heighten public awareness about the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE) is currently underway. Read More

Infrastructure fund, solution for projected excess liquidity

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

C hief executive officer of NCB Capital Markets (NCBCM), Steven Gooden, is advising that the increasing liquidity in the economy might result in heightened risk to the financial market, if left unchecked. Read More

Partnerships with the diaspora are critical for growth — PIOJ director general

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr Wayne Henry, is offering the view that strengthening of existing partnerships and forging new ties between Jamaica and its diaspora are vital inputs needed to achieve sustainable growth and development. Read More

NCB Capital Markets executive urges diaspora to invest in local stock exchange

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Vice -president for the Wealth Portfolio at NCB Capital Markets Lamar Harris encouraged members of the diaspora to diversify their investment portfolios and increase their investments in Jamaica through the company's new electronic investment platform,... Read More

Engaging Millennials and Generation Z

BY LEO LEE | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

According to the Financial Times , millennials are big news and with good reason, as they make up an exclusive club of 1.8 billion people. This is about a quarter of the world's population. Read More

Blue Power Group announces an after-tax profit of $139 million

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Soap manufacturer, Blue Power Group Ltd, last week reported an after-tax profit of $139 million for the financial year which ended on April 30, 2019. This represents a 36 per cent increase compared with the corresponding period last year. Read More

Publicising, promoting the inflation-targeting agenda

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Caan touch the dolla…it's so stable…Never touch the dolla (sung to the tune of Taurus Riley's 'Lion Paw')  Read More

Jamaica can benefit more from BPO sector — Yoni Epstein

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of itelBPO Solutions, Yoni Epstein, says Jamaica has made significant strides in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, and can benefit even more by expanding its service offerings and upskilling workers within the... Read More

US/Jamaica-based MMJ International Holdings developing marijuana-derived drugs with NCU

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

MMJ International Holdings (MMJ), a medical sciences research company based in the United States and Jamaica and currently in the advanced stages of developing a marijuana-derived, oral drug for treating multiple sclerosis and Huntington's disease, is to collaborate with Northern... Read More

Howard Johnson Realty making use of realty sales bump in the Diaspora

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

One of the main objectives of the recently concluded 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in downtown Kingston was to examine global trends and events in Jamaica's Diaspora host countries. Read More

Shaw encourages healthier alternatives in food production

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is encouraging local food manufacturers to employ healthier alternatives in production. Read More

Couples Tower Isle going green

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Couples Tower Isle all-inclusive luxury resort in Ocho Rios has signed a deal to procure and install a clean-energy solution at the property to become one of the greenest hotels in Jamaica. Read More



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