Digicel welcomes Jean-Yves Charlier to the board

Friday, August, 31 2018    

Digicel Group has appointed telecoms industry veteran Jean-Yves Charlier to its board of directors. Charlier, whose appointment takes effect September 1, will replace Michael Willner who served on the board from September 2015. Read More

Imitate your way to success

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, August, 31 2018    

According to Elizabeth Terry, NLP Trainer and master coach, the key to business success is to find someone doing what you want to do and copy them. Read More

BOJ says economy signalling moderate recovery

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Friday, August, 31 2018    

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has predicted a “modest acceleration” in real GDP (gross domestic product) growth over the next two years. Read More

Venezuelans find US asylum surprisingly elusive

Friday, August, 31 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AP) — One was a Venezuelan army officer who deserted and joined the opposition. The other, a political activist who says he had to flee after pro-government forces attacked his home. They ended up in the US, among thousands of their countrymen seeking asylum... Read More

World Bank: Afro-descendants in Latin America achieve gains

Friday, August, 31 2018    

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Afro-descendants in Latin America have obtained important poverty-reduction gains over the past several years but more still must be done to achieve their full social and economic inclusion into society, the World Bank said in a new... Read More

Inflation trumps devaluation

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor | Friday, August, 31 2018    

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter continues to push for the Jamaican public to join the bank in concentrating on the achievement of low inflation targets rather than the appreciation or depreciation of the Jamaican dollar against its US counterpart. Read More

Venezuelan migrants accept government offer for flight home

Friday, August, 31 2018    

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nearly one hundred Venezuelan migrants in Peru are making an unexpected journey home after deciding to take up their government's offer of a free flight back instead of continuing to eke out a living in a foreign land. Read More

Itelbpo partners with UWI Open

Thursday, August, 30 2018    

Itelbpo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) with hopes of securing middle and senior managers for its call centre operations. Read More

Venezuela claims 'thousands' of migrants want to come home

Thursday, August, 30 2018    

Caracas, Venezuela (AFP) — Thousands of Venezuelans are clamouring to return home to recession, hyperinflation and a collapsing economy, President Nicolas Maduro's government claimed on Wednesday as Brazil sends troops to the border with its crisis-ridden... Read More

The day the MUSIC died

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

The last fragment of the C2W Music name was removed on Monday at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) when the 'MUSIC' ticker name was replaced by “SSLVC'' at a name-change ceremony. Read More

Noble shareholders back US$3.5 bn deal in fight for survival

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Commodities trader Noble Group's shareholders backed a US$3.5-billion restructuring deal on Monday, in a major boost for the embattled company's efforts to stay afloat. Read More

McDonald resigns from PSOJ

Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Jennifer McDonald will resign her post as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) effective September 30, 2018. Read More

5 ways to make money with Airbnb

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

Do you have a spare bedroom, an apartment, know someone who wants to bring in short-term rentals without the management headache? Well, the Airbnb opportunity has transformed the short-term rental market in Jamaica in a positive way. Read More

Mixed messages face small business sector

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

President of the Small Business Assocation of Jamaica (SBAJ), Hugh Johnson is asking for clarity on the Government's position as it relates to the development of the small business sector. Read More

Capitalising on the latest investment trend: the Junior Market and your business

by SIMONE BOWIE JONES & KERRI-ANNE MAYNE | Wednesday, August, 29 2018    

There has been a surge in the number of companies listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in recent months. Operators of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have sought to gain a competitive edge by listing on the Junior Market, with each listing... Read More




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