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Asset tax for financial institutions to be abolished

Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke has committed to abolishing the asset tax, which still remains imposed on financial institutions. Read More

Access to finance an impediment to '5 in 4' — Clarke
The challenges of access to finance seem to not only be an issue for small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) but one that even Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke dubs an infringement on the prospects for higher growth, especially in the country's...... Read More

Don 'The Pollster'
We've admired them from afar and, for some, had their stories brought to life by this newspaper. But never like this. The Jamaica Observer Sunday Finance Q10 (10 questions) lays bare the stories of some of our most accomplished,...... Read More

Kemesha Francis's state of art
Between balancing a full-time job and raising a one-year-old, Kemesha Francis has her hands full most days but still makes time to pursue her passion in the creative arts.... Read More

Finance Minister sets record straight on PCJ rationalisation

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Finance Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke is setting the record straight regarding utterances by Co-Chair of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC), Danny Roberts regarding the planned nationalisation of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica... Read More

Is it time to change jobs?

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

It's interesting to refer to myself as a millennial because we get a pretty bad rap as job-hoppers and, well, I've been with the same company for eight years — but context is important. Read More

AIS new e-commerce platform could excite '5 in 4'

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior Staff Reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Leading IT solutions provider Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) is optimistic that its new comprehensive e-commerce platform, Q-Mall, could open up the Caribbean for Jamaica's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Read More

TechBeach Retreat launches FinTech conference in Bermuda

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Financial technology will take centre stage at the inaugural FinTech: Innovation Island conference in Bermuda from October 17-18, 2019. Read More

Another pension issue solved

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Dear Claudienne,I am the son and agent for my mother, a former teacher at the DeCarteret College. In May 2015 she applied to the Ministry of Education (MOE) for her pension which has been due since 2009. Read More

Finding the perfect apartment

BY PAUL ALLEN Observer Writer | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

It does not exist. Now that we have that out the way, we can look at finding the apartment that best suited for your housing needs and expectations of rent, convenience, utilities and other expenses. Read More

New international accounting rule IFRS 17, to be implemented in 2022, will change how insurance companies

By Abbion Robinson Observer business reporter robinsona@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) specialist and consultant, Dale Brown says with the upcoming IFRS 17, effective January 1, 2022, insurance companies will have to fundamentally change the way they manage their insurance contracts. Read More

JCTU supports inward migration as economic development strategy

BY DURRANT PATE Observer business writer | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) has added its voice to the ongoing debate over the issue of Jamaica adopting a policy of inward migration as an economic development strategy. Read More

Familiar names offer a false sense of security

BY MARIAN ROSS | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Two weeks ago, we published investing mistake number one where we discussed the myth of real estate returns. This week we continue the series with common investing mistake number two: Familiar names are low- risk. Just because you are familiar with the... Read More

Peace is the key in Africa: Former IMF chief Lagarde

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Africa has made strides, and in some areas is setting the example on development policy, but without an end to conflicts the region cannot reach its potential, former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde... Read More

Companies on 'strike' for the climate: action or advertising?

Sunday, September, 22 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — “Strike for climate action” is the watchword coming not from the shop steward but the C-suite, as many companies publicised their support for Friday's mobilisation, but positioning to capture consumers that isn't translated into action carries... Read More



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