Business

Digicel leases HQ space to IBEX

Digicel Jamaica has inked a deal with business process outsourcing (BPO) and contact centre provider Ibex to lease space at its waterfront building as the new Caribbean and Latin American headquarters of IBEX. Read More

Pickapeppa achieves prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative Certificate
The Jamaican family-owned Pickapeppa Co Ltd has achieved the prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative Certificate (GFSI), Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) at its factory in Shooters Hill, Manchester.... Read More

Shaw says $150-m FINSAC report could be ready “in weeks”
Minister of Finance and the Public Sector, Audley Shaw, says he believes that the long delayed report of the FINSAC Commission of Enquiry will become available in a matter of weeks.... Read More

Create an environment to curb crime and disorder
In the book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, James Surowiecki argues that behaviour is shaped in many respects by the environment in which people are allowed to operate, and that people tend to go against rational behaviour in order to conform to the nature of their...... Read More

Shaw expresses pride in JSE's performance

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 19 2018    

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that he is proud of the “phenomenal” performance of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in promoting access to capital in recent years. Read More

Shaw's Mayberry speech well received

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Friday, January, 19 2018    

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Audley Shaw gave the traditional presentation at the Mayberry Investor Forum, now in its twentieth year, on the outlook for the Jamaican economy in the coming year. Read More

Bahamas PM points to economic growth since taking office

Friday, January, 19 2018    

NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says the country's economy is steadly improving due to a dramatic reform agenda that was implemented during the first seven months of his administration. Read More

Puerto Rico launches new drive for US statehood

Friday, January, 19 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has launched a new drive to become the 51st US state, with the island's governor demanding an end to “second-class” treatment of its citizens. Read More

Accept CW offer for shares — JN Fund Managers

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, January, 19 2018    

Investors who bought Cable & Wireless Jamaica (CWJ) shares in the latter half of 2015, in February 2016, or in March 2017, may be a little annoyed at the offer price of $1.45 being offered by CWC CALA Holdings. However, according to the research department of JN Fund Managers, the... Read More

Complaints against Digicel pre-paid credit depletion drop

Thursday, January, 18 2018    

THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says its intervention has reduced the number of complaints from pre-paid Digicel customers regarding the depletion of credit. Read More

Shaw says 2018/19 Budget Debate to start in February

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Jamaicans can expect the 2018/19 revenue and expenditure budgets to be tabled in the House of Representatives within the next 24 days. Read More

CAC aids cooling of BPO sector

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Listed company, CAC 2000 Limited (CAC), has signed a deal with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) to act as financier for air-conditioning installation and maintenance services to the local Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. Read More

Somerset Falls back on stream

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

A group of doctors operating under a lease-to-buy agreement with Somerset Falls owner, Andrew Azar, plans on transforming a section of the Portland-based tourist attraction into a wellness resort and spa. Read More

FosRich partners with Access Financial Services on green energy

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Listed company FosRich has partnered with Access Financial Services Ltd to finance the purchase of renewable energy products by commercial entities and individuals. Read More

Why we no longer speak of above and below-the-line advertising

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

TWO TERMS IN COMMON USAGE Read More



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