Business

Women seek bartending jobs in Cuba as tourism industry grows

Friday, September, 14 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — For years, Barbara Betancourt has left her two teenage daughters at home and put on black pants and a white shirt to go to the bar. Read More

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

Friday, September, 14 2018    

LEON, Nicaragua (AP) — Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded... Read More

Panama asks US to 'respect' Taiwan snub

Friday, September, 14 2018    

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AFP) – Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela on Sunday asked the United States to respect his country's sovereignty after the US recalled its envoys from three regional countries for switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. Read More

Haitians scour the country's largest trash dump

Friday, September, 14 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Changlair Aristide has made his living in a smouldering, hellish landscape, the stinking refuse of an impoverished land. Read More

NCB implements more security measures for online bankers

Thursday, September, 13 2018    

Effective September 30, 2018, users of National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica online services will be required to carry out a two-layered security login procedure as the Bank moves to clamp down on fraudulent activities. Read More

Chinese hotpot chain Haidilao eyes nearly $1-bn IPO

Thursday, September, 13 2018    

Beijing , China (AFP) — China's premier hotpot chain Haidilao International is hoping to raise almost $1 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, according to an prospectus made public Wednesday. Read More

Brownie added to the Kiss line

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

A year after moving the production of Kiss cakes to Jamaica, the Jamaica Biscuit Company (Jambisco) is aggressive in its push to secure greater market share. Read More

Three Miles work hits businesses

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Traffic changes to facilitate road rehabilitation works at Three Miles in Kingston have forced business operators to improve or find new methods of staying afloat, as they seek to avoid a sharp decline in profits from inconveniences caused by the... Read More

Jamaica's economy gets US$5 billion from PetroCaribe over 13 years

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Jamaica says it has benefitted from projects estimated at US$5 billion under the Venezuela-led PetroCaribe initiative over the past 13 years. Read More

Private sector has lost confidence in itself — Mitchell

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

“The awful truth is that our established private sector has lost confidence in itself,” according to Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell. Read More

First Global targets unbanked with first agent bank outlet

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

GraceKennedy is aiming to increase the GK ONE and agency banking outlets within its financial services network to 30 locations by 2019 the group's CEO, Don Wehby, announced Thursday. Read More

Exponential technologies in the Caribbean landscape

BY CAMILLE SELVON ABRAHAMS | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Nano technology, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, block chain technology, robotics 3-D printing are all 'relatively' new concepts, and all are certainly on the educational agenda in global learning spaces. Read More

Jamaica's toxic problem of e-waste

by MARLON MCADAM | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Accountants have always exploited emerging technologies to help them to complete their tasks more accurately, quickly or simply: from the incised clay tablets of the Sumerian scribes, through the adding machines of the 19th century, to the calculators and computers of... Read More

Product management expert helps Yello Media chart way forward

Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

Carou Ralph has come a long way since starting out as a publishing assistant at Global Directories, in 2008.Ten years later, he now serves as a regional product manager for the company which has since been rebranded as Yello Media Group. Read More

Special Economic Zones: Who wants to taste a piece of the pie?— Part 3

by JEZEEL MARTIN | Wednesday, September, 12 2018    

The special economic zones (SEZ) regime in Jamaica seeks to promote the growth of Jamaica's economy not just from the contributions of developers, occupants and zone users within the various SEZs, but also from the contributions of micro, small and medium-sized... Read More



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