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NHT explores employer-assisted housing programme

THE National Housing Trust (NHT) says it is currently exploring the implementation of an employer-assisted housing programme, to support Government's thrust for 23,000 housing units by 2021. Read More

Caricom chairman speaks out on correspondent banking
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) —Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St Kitts-Nevis, says one of the biggest economic and financial challenges facing the 15-member grouping is the practice engaged by the large global commercial banks to...... Read More

House committee to be re-convened for Data Protection Bill
A joint select committee of Parliament is to be reconvened no later than next month, in an effort to have the Data Protection Bill approved in this financial year.... Read More

Crossing the path
Yashel Monteith, a 22-year-old who completed her tertiary education last year, started her marketing agency, Brangenic Ltd, before she even graduated from The University of the West Indies in Kingston. She founded the company in September 2018 and graduated two months later.... Read More

Goodbye parents, hello…rent?!

Sunday, May, 26 2019    

CONGRATULATIONS, you are ready to rent your first place! Now what? Read More

Palace Amusement invests millions in new Portmore cinema

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

RANSFORD White, the entrepreneur who owns the Portmore Pines Plaza, may have been right in his forecast for a movie house in Portmore, St Catherine, even after Palace Amusement's decision to exit the market in 2004. Read More

Kaci Fennell-Shirley — The Boss Beauty

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

IN 2014, Kaci Fennell-Shirley jumped into national consciousness when she won the coveted Miss Jamaica Universe title. Later that year she won the hearts of thousands of people around the world as a favourite for the international title. However, it was not to be as “Slayci”,... Read More

The most important things in investing

BY RANDY T ROWE Observer writer | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Last week I explained why I can't just tell people if a stock is a good stock without first understanding the background of the asker's goal. I also promised to show how I set my own financial goals (and as I mentioned, I'm using the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely)... Read More

Setting a Precedent with Kerese Patterson

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

AN idea to assist lawyers with finding a suitable space to meet clients has evolved into a full-time business operation for Kerese Patterson. Read More

Transferred money appears less than original amount

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI have a query with the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS). Read More

Shaw heads to Harvard

Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, traveled on Friday to Boston, Massachusetts in the United States to attend and address the annual Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit put on by the Harvard Medical School. Read More

Jamaica leading the region on cannabis

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Cannabis Reform Advocate Delano Seiveright told a large group of business stakeholders in the Cayman Islands that Jamaica is at the forefront of cannabis reform developments in the region despite some major challenges in getting the industry moving at an even faster... Read More

Who will win the investment strategy battle?

BY Toni-Ann Neita-Elliott | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

In any type of competition or battle, you have to know who the competitors are before you can bet on a winner. There are several different strategies which investors employ, some reap more success than others, depending on the economic cycle that you are... Read More

I saved more when I stopped budgeting

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer writer | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

I spent the better part of last year admiring my friends who were able to not only make a budget, but stick to it and somehow make it to the 25th of each month without eyeballing payday from a week away. Read More

NCB upgrade affects processing of monthly salaries

Saturday, May, 25 2019    

A $2-billion upgrade by the National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) is now the cause for distress among several workers across the country who did not have their salaries credited to their accounts yesterday. Read More



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