Business

Noel heads JBA

David Noel, CEO and president of Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd and senior vice-president and head of the Caribbean Central & North was yesterday unanimously elected to the role of president of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) at its Annual General Meeting. Read More

Local companies need to implement anti-cybercrime technology
Jamaica has access to all the latest technologies to assist with crime fighting and cybercrime, but needs to exercise the will and urgency to implement them as other nations have done.... Read More

Christmas in July
Outside, the temperatures may have been hitting the mid-30s, but that was no obstacle for patrons attending Christmas in July inside the air conditioned Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston yesterday.... Read More

Cruise passenger arrivals exceed one million in St Kitts
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — St Kitts and Nevis has reached a milestone as the federation welcomed its millionth cruise ship passenger on Monday.... Read More

Pure looks at Caribbean market

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Very Amazing Products (VAP) Ltd, which trades under the Pure brand, has pumped $50 million into the purchase of pouch and sachet packing machines in a move to drive revenue up 15 per cent over the next year. Read More

Business leaders say road upgrading will boost productivity

Friday, July, 20 2018    

THERE is consensus among several business leaders that road improvements — completed or being carried out across sections of Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine and other areas — will serve to boost workforce productivity by significantly reducing travel... Read More

Reforms loom, but not capitalism — Cuba president

Friday, July, 20 2018    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday said that while reforms loom in the communist country, they would not be an embrace of capitalism. Read More

GraceKennedy cuts 70 jobs in restructuring exercise

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited yesterday announced the separation of 70 employees as it embarks on a restructuring process aimed at improving the group's performance for its 100th birthday. Read More

Tariffs worry US manufacturers nationwide, raise prices: Fed

Thursday, July, 19 2018    

Washington, United States (AFP) — Manufacturers across the United States are worried about President Donald Trump's trade policies, which many blame for higher prices and supply disruptions, according to a Federal Reserve survey released... Read More

PM charges local authorities to expedite granting of building permits

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Bemoaning the unacceptable rankings of the granting of building permits by the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Report, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has mandated municipal corporations to prioritise the issue in their discussions at the inaugural Local... Read More

Port Authority hails success of Port Community System

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has continued its thrust to automate operations with the roll-out of the Import Phase of the Port Community System (PCS) for the Kingston maritime port Community. Read More

Jamaica gets a little more innovative

BY JOSIMAR SCOTT Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

Jamaica improved three places in the Global Innovative Index (GII) 2018: Energizing the Worldwith Innovation to be ranked 81st out of 126 countries. Read More

AMG flushes away $34 million with toilet paper disposal

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

AMG Packaging and Paper Ltd booked losses of $34.3 million from the disposal of its toilet paper business for its third quarter ended May 31. Read More

Ganja enterprises on a high

Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

Epican — Kingston's first legal ganja dispensary — launched to the public on Saturday from its address at Market Place, at the old Fiction nightclub location. Read More

Canadian cannabis company prepares for Jamaican expansion

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 18 2018    

Canada-based medical cannabis company Aphria Inc is preparing to expand its business to Jamaica and several countries in Latin American and Caribbean, through a strategic deal with Scythian Biosciences Corp, a pre-clinical research and development... Read More



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