Business

Time to settle an insurance claim

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Dear ClaudienneMy car which has third party insurance coverage, is insured with Advantage Insurance Company.On January 28, 2018 my 2008 BMW was involved in an accident with a Ford Everest insured with ICWI. Read More

Trouble brewing?: Brexit challenge for Guinness supply chain

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

DUBLIN, Ireland (AFP) — With its brown-black hue and cascading creamy head, Guinness is Ireland's most iconic export. Read More

Rare pink diamond aims to make US$50 million

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The Pink Legacy, an exceptionally large pink diamond, is set to go under the hammer at Christie's in Geneva today, when it is expected to bring in up to US$50 million. Read More

High duties for importation of mobile phones

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

PEOPLE importing mobile phone will be charged duties amounting to 45.8 per cent, whether received as a gift or purchased, Jamaica Customs Agency has said.Customs, in a release, said the duty structure for mobile phones is: Read More

IMF impressed by Jamaica's performance

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 9 2018    

Jamaica came in for more praise from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its forth review under the Stand-By Arrangment on Wednesday. Read More

Caribbean designers benefit from expert business advice

Friday, November, 9 2018    

Emerging and established fashion designers across the Caribbean are being urged to dig deeper into the region's cultures in creating styles that appeal to the global market. Read More

Jamaican Jerk Festival weathers the storm

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, November, 9 2018    

With rain affecting its groove the, last three years, Eddy Edwards, principal of the Jamaican Jerk Festival event hopes the weather will be accommodating for Sunday's event at Markham Park in Sunrise, South Florida. Read More

JaMFA prepares for national microfinancing conference

Friday, November, 9 2018    

The Jamaica Microfinancing Association (JaMFA) is preparing for its annual national conference scheduled for Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday, December 12. Read More

China leader Xi welcomes Diaz-Canel

Friday, November, 9 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel in Beijing yesterday as he pledged “continued support” for the fellow Communist regime. Read More

China flaunts new partners lured away from Taiwan

Friday, November, 9 2018    

BEIJING, China (AFP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted his Dominican counterpart Danilo Medina with a raft of economic deals in Beijing last Friday, meeting a Latin American leader who recently diplomatically ditched Taiwan for a second consecutive day. Read More

Ironshore turns to Airbnb

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Friday, November, 9 2018    

If you browse Airbnb online looking for accommodations in the Montego Bay area, you may notice the website mentions that there are more than 12,000 reviews of properties in the tourism capital — high numbers for private homes and apartments, considering the thousands of hotel rooms in the... Read More

Central American migrants in Mexico want buses to US border

Friday, November, 9 2018    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants in a caravan that has stopped in Mexico City demanded buses Thursday to take them to the US border, saying it is too cold and dangerous to continue walking and hitchhiking. Read More

Disappointed Haitian migrants return home from Chile

Friday, November, 9 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Chile's military on Wednesday returned a first group of destitute Haitian migrants to their home country as part of a broader repatriation plan. Read More

At least 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015 — UN

Friday, November, 9 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela's economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said yesterday, warning that host countries' capacity to shelter them was now “severely strained”. Read More

Berbice Bridge Company responds to takeover

Friday, November, 9 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBC) Tuesday said it would comply with the “unlawful” decision by the Guyana Government to take control of the operations of the Berbice Bridge following a disagreement with the authorities on the implementation... Read More



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