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Greek conservative government sworn in

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greece's new conservative government was sworn in yesterday, a day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office, vowing to turn the page on a decade of economic crisis. Read More

Vere Tech are champions, again

BY SHANAE STEWART Staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 8 2019    

Clarendon-based high school, Vere Technical, walked away with the first place title for the third consecutive time at the Scientific Research Council's (SRC) Science and Technology Fair that was held at the Hope Gardens Complex last Thursday. Read More

The new Sagicor Chair

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor - Operations | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Peter Melhado took over as the chairman of Sagicor Group Limited on Monday, July 1 after a special meeting of the group's directors prior to the holding of the company's annual general meeting. Read More

Sagicor confident in full $4-billion subscription target in IPO

BY DURRANT PATE Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

The principals of Sagicor are confident that its Select Funds Limited initial public offering (IPO), which opened on Wednesday, will achieve its intended $4-billion-dollar subscription target. Read More

Steve Cornwall – en pointe to success

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

It's hard to miss Steven Cornwall, even in a crowd. If we're being honest, the crowd would have likely converged because of him and his mesmerising moves, which flow effortlessly from contemporary dancehall to modern dance and everything in... Read More

PIOJ Report on science, tech and innovation

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

THE Government of Jamaica invested more than $5 billion or 0.7 per cent of the total national budget in science, technology and innovation (STI) for the 2018/2019 financial year. Read More

Crime and corruption stifling business ecosystem in Jamaica — PSOJ President

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell says Jamaica has a large, informal Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) economy due to the difficulty they face in accessing capital. Read More

Sagicor returns missing funds

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Dear ClaudienneFrom March 31 to April 1, 2019, a total of $137,000 was withdrawn and used from my Sagicor bank account at various ATMs within Kingston and Ocho Rios. Read More

Auditors ring warning bells about GWest financial status

BY DURRANT PATE Observer Writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Doubts now surround the future of GWest Corporation, which continues to chalk up massive losses since being listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on December 21, 2017. Read More

Film commissioner says Sprinter represents new

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Film c ommissioner Renee Robinson strongly believes that film-maker Storm Saulter's local feature film Sprinter represents a new era in Jamaican film. Read More

SMEs urged to take responsibility for growth

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — which provide 70-80 per cent of the jobs in the country – are being called upon to take greater responsibility for the growth and development of their businesses. Read More

SMEs complain that it's 'not easy to do business in Jamaica'

BY KELLARAY MILES Observer staff reporter | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

The banking sector came under heavy criticism on Wednesday, as the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) fraternity came out in a no-nonsense mode to tackle the issues and get answers to the problems that they encounter to do business. Chief among the concerns, of... Read More

Entrepreneur explains hidden costs of running an Airbnb

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

The hidden costs of running a competitive Airbnb property eat into any profits a host may think he can gain, according to an entrepreneur, who has since left behind his job of managing such properties. Read More

View from the top — Old Spanish Bridge

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

If your road trip destination is difficult to find even with a driver who has been there before and Google Maps insists you should make a left when there's nothing but a 50-foot drop into a riverbed, then you know it's worth the drive! Read More

Getting back your security deposit

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

It is never easy to leave a rental you love to move elsewhere but your security deposit can sure help to ease the heartbreak. Read More



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