Business

I left my job without a plan, and had no regrets

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

In 2013, I wrote a two-line resignation letter and left my job to stay home for two months.I was 23, had no viable employment offer, little savings, no support and zero regrets. It's an interesting thing, quitting. Read More

Its getting hot in here

BY TONI-ANN NEITA-ELLIOT | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

It isn't only temperatures around the world that are rising; bond prices are rising as well. Why is this happening and how should you invest in this environment? Read More

What's an initial public offering (IPO)?

BY RANDY T ROWE | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

You may have been hearing about IPOs recently, or heard about companies “going public” or “going to market”. Read More

Khoury is new general manager for SSL

Friday, July, 5 2019    

Jonathan Khoury is slated to take up the reins as new general manager for Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) after he was appointed on June 3, 2019. Read More

Government ups support for SMEs

BY KELLARAY MILES Business reporter milesk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 5 2019    

The Government of Jamaica on top of its already mounting support for the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) sector has announced plans to set up four regional workspace incubators to facilitate small business operations within areas outside of the country. Read More

MPC Capital's- Paradise Park starts energy production

Friday, July, 5 2019    

MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund on Monday launched its 51MWp solar PV facility at Paradise Park in Westmoreland. Read More

SMEs lack investment in innovation — IDB

BY ABBION ROBINSON Business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 5 2019    

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) chief of Operations (COO), Adriana La Valley, said for 10 years Jamaica's private sector growth has remained flat with a total factor productivity of 1.6. Read More

ATL expands product line with LG

Friday, July, 5 2019    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) revealed its new business partnership with international industry innovator, LG. The partnership was officially announced at a Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Members' Mingle on Thursday, June 27 at the ATL Showroom in... Read More

New factory provides ready market for Clarendon farmers

Friday, July, 5 2019    

GRACEKENNEDY says its sixth factory — Grace Agro Processors (GAP) — opened at Denbigh, Clarendon in March this year, will be working with farmers in and around May Pen, as well as across Jamaica, to source inputs for the manufacturing of products for local consumption and... Read More

AIRBNB Debate heats up

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Friday, July, 5 2019    

Earlier this week it was reported that Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), expressed that Airbnb operators should be asked to pay hotel accommodation tax. The statement from the JHTA president has sparked intense debate among not just tourism... Read More

Taiwan leader to visit Haiti, St Vincent, St Lucia and St Kitts on diplomatic tour

Friday, July, 5 2019    

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP) — Taiwan's leader will stop over in the United States during a visit to four Caribbean diplomatic allies in a move that could anger Beijing. Read More

Leadership determines progress or failure

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, July, 5 2019    

All those who have followed my commentary over the years are very much aware of my frustration with Jamaica's inability to resolve our law and order problem — not just the heinous crimes of murders we see everyday, but importantly, the inability to create a society where laws are respected... Read More

Bank customers still resisting electronic banking

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

There were decreases in the volume and value of Jamaican dollar transactions processed by the commercial banks' automated banking machines (ABMs) in 2018 compared to 2017. Read More

Mona School of Business to host International Business and Management Conference

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) is now preparing to host its International Business Management Conference from July 10-12 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. Read More

Kremi reports after-tax profit of $88.6 million

Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

Caribbean Cream Limited, producer of Kremi ice cream, on Friday, last (June 28) reported to shareholders an after-tax profit of $88.6 million for the financial year which ended February 28, 2019, despite a 1.2 per cent decrease compared to the corresponding period last... Read More



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