Over 4,000 Jamaicans find jobs using Labour Market Information System (LMIS)

Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

Since the recent upgrading of Jamaica's Labour Market Information System (LMIS), more than 4,000 Jamaicans have found jobs, while the system has attracted 1,300 employers and 23,000 jobseekers. Read More

From national security to food security

BY OBSERVER WRITER | Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

One might wonder how a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) colonel found his way into agriculture, but the way Jamie Ogilvie tells it, his role as assistant vice -president (AVP) for the Hi-Pro Division of the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) is a natural continuation of his service to... Read More

As economy flounders, now passports run short in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) – Zimbabwe's passport-issuing service has ground to a halt, officials said Monday, leaving many citizens trapped in the country as its economic crisis worsens. Read More

Prolonged drought affecting farmers, produce sellers

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, July, 3 2019    

Jamaica did not experience the normal “May rains” this year, and is currently going through a period of drought which is affecting everyone, especially those who farm or sell in markets for a living. Read More

Melhado appointed Sagicor chairman

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

Peter Melhado is the new chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica Ltd effective today.Sagicor Group Jamaica made the announcement at a special meeting of directors held yesterday, July 1. Read More

J Wray & Nephew launches summer campaign

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

J Wray & Nephew Ltd yesterday launched its digital responsible drinking campaign 'Party Proppa' just in time for the summer party season. The campaign forms part of the company's continued proactive promotion of responsible consumption of its brands. Read More

Who needs the G20?

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) —Donald Trump's go-it-alone approach and widening global differences on issues from trade to climate change are overwhelming the G20, analysts say, raising questions about whether the grouping still has a role to play in the world. Read More

Tourism industry dealing with threat of sargassum

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica-based Global Tourism and Crisis Management Centre is to collaborate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to conduct research on the potential threat of sargassum to the Caribbean. Read More

Janet Silvera, daughter of MoBay, ready to lead chamber of commerce

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Monday, July, 1 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Recently promoted president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), Janet Silvera, a journalist, is raring to get out of the blocks with the establishment of a think tank to determine how best the organisation can serve the resort... Read More

New flights broaden options for locals and visitors, says Bartlett

Monday, July, 1 2019    

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said yesterday that a flurry of new flights between the United States, South America and Jamaica, including new non-stop services between Lima, Peru; New York; Detroit and Montego Bay, will lead to an even broader variety of flight... Read More


Sunday, June, 30 2019    

Total value added at constant prices for the Jamaican economy increased by 1.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 when compared to the similar quarter of 2018. Read More

WiPay is here Trinidad-based e-commerce payment platform officially launched in Jamaica

BY ABBION ROBINSON Observer writer | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

WiPay, an e-commerce platform which allows users to make, accept and process digital payments, was officially launched in Jamaica last Thursday at the AC Hotel in Kingston. Read More

BNS resolves matter of $6000

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI have an account at a St James branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and I have an issue that has so far not been resolved.On December 13, 2018 I went to BPM Financials in Montego Bay and swiped my BNS debit card for $6000. Read More

Golding, JAMFIN knock new micro-credit bill at Mayberry Forum

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

The new Micro-credit bill, which was tabled in Parliament in…, came under serious attack from opposition spokesman on finance, Mark Golding, and the microcredit community at last Wednesday night's Mayberry Monthly Investor Forum. Read More

Bank of Jamaica holds policy rate unchanged at 0.75%

Sunday, June, 30 2019    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced on Friday last its decision to hold the policy interest rate (the rate offered on overnight balances with the BOJ) unchanged at 0.75 per cent per annum, effective June 28, 2019. Read More


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