AI will create more jobs!

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — An executive of a leading global business provider of customer engagement solutions is suggesting that contrary to the strongly held view in some quarters that, artificial intelligence (AI) will result in job cuts, AI will actually create more... Read More

NCB warns of phishing fraud

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

In a brazen attempt to steal information from customers at the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB), fraudsters have sent out a series of cleverly disguised e-mails to customers asking them to click on a link to update their personal banking information. The... Read More

IMF official optimistic about Barbados

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC ) — Bert Van Selm, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy division chief for the Caribbean, says Barbados is on track to receiving a passing grade for the second review of its Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT)... Read More

After 23-year wait, US squeezes Cuba on confiscated property

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump will open the way for lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, enforcing a controversial law that could rattle the island's economy and anger European allies after more than two decades of delay. Read More

Landmarks and monuments rebuilt from ruins

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — From bombed cathedrals to historic opera houses that went up in flames, here are examples of landmark buildings that were destroyed and then rebuilt, as is planned for Paris's fire-gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral.  Read More

Notre-Dame: the problems with insuring a national monument

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — National monuments pose a myriad of problems when it comes to insuring them as the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris shows. WHO OWNS NOTRE DAME Read More

Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

SASSNITZ, Germany (AFP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday officially opened a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, calling it a project of “national significance” for Germany's “energy transition” towards renewables. Read More

Johnson & Johnson posts strong revenue in first quarter

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

NEW YORK – USA (AP) —Lower sales overseas and higher costs for research and litigation pushed Johnson &; Johnson's first-quarter profit down 14%. Still, the health care giant beat profit and revenue expectations, pushing up its shares in pre-market... Read More

Defiant Cuba enacts new constitution amid US pressure

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Communist-run Cuba enacted a new constitution Wednesday that recognises the role of the free market in the country's future while championing socialism as Havana faces increasing US pressure. Read More


Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

Team members of Wigton Windfarm Limited were at Caymanas Park on Saturday last (April 13, 2019) to publicise the company's Initial Public Offering (IPO).(Photo: Naphtali Junior) Read More

UK employment hits record high despite Brexit uncertainty

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British employment has reached a record-high level, shaking off stubborn uncertainty surrounding the UK's departure from the European Union, official data showed on Tuesday. Read More

Photo: All about babies

Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

Kirk Distributors, under Johnson's Baby brand, headed by Tashana Davis, brand manager (centre), partnered with the Victoria Jubilee Hospital's antenatal clinic, headed by Sister Selicia Ogunniyi (2nd right) and catered to expectant mothers by hosting a Johnson & Johnson baby shower recently. Read More

United States plans digital revolution

Monday, April, 15 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — The US Government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. Read More

Ground broken for new Trelawny resort

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

AMATERRA Jamaica Limited has broken ground for its first resort on just over 27 acres of prime beachfront property in Stewart Castle, Trelawny.Surrounded by an amphitheatre-shaped ridge, the Amaterra resort will be a fully integrated, 800-room facility. Read More

The Wigton Wind Farm IPO – Reading on and between the lines

BY SOPHIA WHYTE-GIVANS | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

This review looks at the Wigton Windfarm (WWF) Limited's Initial Public Offering (IPO) prospectus. It uses mainly information provided in the prospectus but references fiscal rules contained in the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) and Public Bodies Management... Read More


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