Business

After the storm: hardship endures for Puerto Ricans on US mainland

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — They arrived in New York from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September 2017, leaving widespread devastation in its wake and a death toll that would spiral to almost 3,000. Read More

Guyana to sign economic cooperation agreement with Barbados

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Guyana is to sign a framework agreement for economic cooperation with Barbados, President David Granger of Guyana has announced. Read More

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

Sunday, September, 23 2018    

SEATTLE, United States (AFP) — From the kitchen to the car, Amazon is seeking to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger part of people's lives with an array of new products and partnerships. Read More

Who is a nation-builder?

BY DENNIS CHUNG | Friday, September, 21 2018    

On Wednesday, one of Jamaica's leading personalities, and business people, passed away — William “Billy” McConnell. This was really very sad news for me, as Billy is someone I have a lot of respect for, not just as a business person, but as a... Read More

JN Money services launches online platform

Friday, September, 21 2018    

JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched its JN Money Online service, which provides customers with more options and convenience to transmit funds; and, positions itself as the “remittance company of choice”, through increased digital access. Read More

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Friday, September, 21 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -- Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment. Read More

Back in business

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September, 21 2018    

AMG Packaging & Paper Company Ltd has acquired a property at 12 Retirement Crescent, Kingston 5.The property was the home of Action Chemical and Equipment, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for more than 20 years. Read More

BVI premier to lead trade mission to Africa

Friday, September, 21 2018    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) – Premier Dr D Orlando Smith is to lead a British Virgin Islands (BVI) trade mission to Africa in November. Read More

Hilton, Playa partner on all-inclusive Caribbean, LatAm expansion

Friday, September, 21 2018    

Hospitality company Hilton has brokered an arrangement with Playa Hotels and Resorts. Read More

Appleton Estate releases 30-year-old limited edition rum

Friday, September, 21 2018    

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience (JSAERE), J Wray and Nephew has launched a premium30-year-old rum. Read More

JMMB launches unsecured lending business in Trinidad & Tobago

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

JMMB Group has rolled out its first consumer financing solution business, JMMB Express Finance Limited, in Trinidad and Tobago, with hopes of increasing its market share through competitive pricing and quick response. Read More

British annual inflation hits six-month high

Thursday, September, 20 2018    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's annual inflation rate unexpectedly hit a six-month high in August, official data showed yesterday, catapulting the pound as markets eyed higher UK interest rates to tame rising prices. Read More

Walcott in China for World Economic Forum

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

Dr David Walcott will be attending the Annual Meeting of New Champions (ANMC) in Tianjin, China, which bills itself as the Summer Davos – hot off the heels of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year. Read More

Xesus Johnston hangs up from Musson's telecoms companies

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

Xesus Johnston, who has been been invlved in the growth and development of the Musson Group/Facey Group telecommunications companies, will be leaving both firms soon. Read More

Alex D-Great: A cook's tale of professional success

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

At only two years old, Alex D-Great was badly burnt on his head and forehead while in his parents' kitchen. Years later, at Bridgeport High school, when faced with deciding on a career it was easy for him to choose. He needed a job where he could wear a cap to cover the burn. He decided... Read More



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