Business

World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Telecom giant Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative technology. Read More

As new emperor arrives, Japan remembers bygone boom era

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — “Money dripping off trees”: that was the sentiment in Tokyo the last time a new emperor took the throne, at the height of Japan's economic boom. But things have changed. Read More

American David Malpass named World Bank president

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) —David Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump's administration, was unanimously chosen Friday as the next president of the World Bank. Read More

Pulse breaks into African market via Nigeria

Friday, April, 5 2019    

Pulse Investments Ltd, the listed Jamaican company, is now a player in the African lifestyle market. With strong support from media, financial services companies and other partners, Pulse will work from a Lagos, Nigeria base to reach the populous and lucrative African... Read More

NCB Capital Markets takes Wigton IPO application process online

Friday, April, 5 2019    

When the Wigton Wind Farm Initial Public Offer (IPO) opens, investors looking to participate may now be able to do so through a new, digital platform courtesy of NCB Capital Markets (NCBCM) one of the selling agents of the new offer. Read More

Efforts to recover Petrojam shares start

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 5 2019    

Newly appointed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Carol Palmer, says that the legislation to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam held by Venezuela's PDVSA has been in effect since February. Read More

Launch of streaming app with Bahamian, Jamaican and Haitian content

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Friday, April, 5 2019    

Zeno Media and BTC Bahamas yesterday announced the creation of The Bahamas' first mobile carrier supported audio streaming service which will broadcast, over the Internet, exclusive Bahamian, Haitian, and Jamaican radio content from around the... Read More

Greater effort needed for businesses to protect against cybercrime

Friday, April, 5 2019    

In the digital hurricane that is today's Internet, many local businesses may imagine themselves of such low consequence that they would not be the target of a cyberattack. However, at the upcoming “TechCon by tTech”, managed IT services providers tTech... Read More

JSE signs agreement with Blockstation

Friday, April, 5 2019    

THE Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced the execution of a historic Master Agreement with Blockstation, a leading Canadian FinTech company, becoming one of the first stock exchanges in the world to sign an agreement to enable live trading of digital assets and security tokens in a... Read More

Google signs deal with

Friday, April, 5 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — US tech giant Google has signed a deal with Cuban operator ETECSA to explore ways of boosting Internet service on the communist-run island, despite diplomatic tensions between Washington and Havana. Read More

Caribbean creatives look to build exports

Friday, April, 5 2019    

The recently held Cultural and Creative Industries Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago empowered Caribbean creative practitioners with the much-needed information to build their export capacity. Read More

From grooves to streams, VPAL Music moves with the times

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL | Friday, April, 5 2019    

With dynamics of the music business changing 10 years ago, VP Records launched a subsidiary label that catered to independent music producers and artistes. The new company, VPAL Music, would expose product to VP's massive network based on a fluid... Read More

Grenada's NIS did not give government a “haircut” on debt

Friday, April, 5 2019    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) says it did not provide the Grenada Government with a haircut during the island's debt restructuring period because it opted to restructure with an extended time of repayment. Read More

Cuban dailies to slash editions over newsprint shortage

Friday, April, 5 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Communist Party daily Granma and other Cuban newspapers will slash edition sizes from today because of a shortage of newsprint, echoing similar cutbacks imposed by Fidel Castro after the fall of his Soviet Union ally in the 1990s. Read More

Record arrivals for 2018/19 winter season

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

TOURIST arrivals in Jamaica are projected to climb to 1.5 million visitors for the 2018-19 winter season, which ends later this month. Read More



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