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Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has unveiled its 'Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World' campaign, the new destination brand positioning for the country. Read More

As economy improves, PM urges businesses to help tackle climate change
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has argued that while governments are the key force in tackling climate change, businesses and investors need to step up to the plate as well.... Read More

A regional stock exchange needed — NCB's Stanley Thompson
With the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) painted as the poster child for success in global spheres, calls are now being made for the development of a regional platform, so as to expand offerings to people  in the Caribbean and across borders.... Read More

Six ways attending a conference will change your life
Conferences today seem to be a dime a dozen. Everyone is having some conference whether on motivation, marketing or whatever. But there is a reason such events are in high demand — it's simply because conferences are awesome.... Read More

The Elevate Experience

Friday, January, 24 2020    

JMMB Group levelled up this year with the second staging of Elevate, a two-day summit geared toward empowering Jamaicans to educate themselves and change their mindset in order to achieve their goals. The event, dubbed 'Elevate 2.0', started with a Friday Learn & Vibe mixer at the... Read More

Sygnus expands Dutch Caribbean footprint

Friday, January, 24 2020    

Jamaica-based regional investment group Sygnus has acquired a “significant stake” in Aruba Wine & Dine, one of the leading hospitality groups in that Dutch-ruled island in the southern Caribbean. Read More

Cuban president says concessions to US would lead nowhere

Friday, January, 24 2020    

LAS TUNAS, Cuba (AP) — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel said he does not believe the Trump Administration would drop sanctions on the island in exchange for concessions from his Government. Read More

'We need your help': Venezuela's Guaido in plea to Davos

Friday, January, 24 2020    

DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido yesterday issued an emotional plea to political and business leaders at Davos, saying he needed their international help as he could not achieve change alone. Read More

Venezuela says murder rate down sharply in 2019

Friday, January, 24 2020    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's Government said on Wednesday that the country's homicide rate fell dramatically last year. Read More

Deaf Can first firm listed on Jamaica Social Stock Exchange

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 23 2020    

One year after its official launch, the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE) has signed up its first enlistee, Deaf Can Coffee, with support of $7.5 million from National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation. Read More

GraceKennedy makes offer to acquire Key Insurance

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Following on the heels of its 15 per cent share acquisition last year December, the GraceKennedy Group (GKG) has announced plans to further strengthen and expand its financial division through an offer by the holding company, GraceKennedy Financial Group Limited (GKFG),... Read More

Supreme Ventures completes acquisition of Champion Gaming

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Regional gaming and lottery company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), has formally taken control of Champion Gaming Limited having completed its acquisition of the Jamaican-based gaming company. Read More

Significant uptick in Port Royal vendors' sales after first cruise ship call

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

There seems to be an early impact on the economy of Port Royal following the docking of the first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery 2 at the floating pier facility on Monday, January 20. Read More

'Clerks' occupation group tops the labour force growth list

Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy, is informing that the 'clerks' occupation group accounted for the most significant increase in employment recorded in the October 2019 Labour Force Survey. Read More

Protecting IP rights by audit

Peter Goldson | Wednesday, January, 22 2020    

Jamaican businesses have come a far way in the last 10 years or so in the appreciation of the importance and value of their intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the need to protect them. Less commendable, however, is their appreciation of the need for ongoing monitoring to safeguard... Read More



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