IMF, World Bank ready to respond to Venezuelan humanitarian crisis

Friday, April, 12 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank said yesterday they are ready to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela once their participation is requested. Read More

IMF puts Jamaican growth at 1.7% for 2019

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Thursday, April, 11 2019    

THE latest publication of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook projects growth in GDP of 1.7 per cent for Jamaica in 2019. Read More

US urges IMF reforms, rejects funding increase

Thursday, April, 11 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund, like governments around the world, has to learn to do more with less and needs to be more effective, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday. Read More

Both business and consumer confidence hit new peaks

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

BUSINESS and consumer confidence in Jamaica continued on its upward trajectory to hit index points of 151.3 and 177.5 for the first quarter of 2019. Read More

Customs drives industry-changing project

Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

Following its genesis in August 2018, the Electronic Single Window for Trade (ESWT) Project is on target for its full and effective implementation in 2021. Read More

Flow goes bold on mobile plans

Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

Telecoms giant Flow yesterday announced an overhaul of its customer mobile plans to provide unlimited calling on any network and increased connectivity. Read More

Supreme Ventures names Lorna Gooden as new SVREL general manager

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has appointed Lorna Gooden as the new general manager of its subsidiary, Supreme Ventures Racing & Entertainment Limited (SVREL). Read More

Why do employers fear the IDT?

With Gavin Goffe | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

On Friday, the Supreme Court quashed an award of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that had been made against an employer. Amongst the reasons was the shocking revelation that two of the three members of the IDT panel had been supplied with the company's evidence a whole seven... Read More

iCreate to train Heart facilitators and students

Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

CREATIVE training institute has inked a deal with the Heart Trust NTA, following a year-long negotiation process between the training institutes. Read More

Scheduling is key for success Scheduling is key for success

Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

At 14 years old many young boys would be thinking about maybe playing a game of cricket or better yet, football. But for 18-year-old Romario Grant of St Catherine, at 14 years of age he was getting himself ready to enter into the field of farming. Read More

Health tips for accountants (or anyone who sits at a desk all day!)

BY JULIE MISSIMORE | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

Do you spend eight hours a day or more sitting behind a desk, working at a computer? That certainly seems like a long portion of your day staying seated without much activity. Read More

Wigton IPO aims to raise $5.5 billion

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

WIGTON Windfarm, the wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), hopes to raise roughly $5.5 billion from its initial public offering which is set to open on April 17. Read More

Bubble up versus trickle down Part 2

By Keith Collister | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

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Cabinet approvals tabled in Parliament recently

Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

The registration and classification of prospective contractors, which were done by the National Contracts Commission contrary to the provisions of the Contractor General Act and the National Contracts Commission (Interim Provisions) Act, 2017, are to be validated and confirmed by a bill... Read More

Jamaican ganja is a US$250-million industry

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 10 2019    

BLAINE Dowdle, CEO of Itopia Life, a Jamaican-based cannabis operation involved in cultivation, processing, retail as well as research and development, estimates the local cannabis industry to be worth in the region of US$219 million while he values the island's cannabis tourism industry... Read More


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