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Croatians hope for World Cup image, economic boost

Tuesday, July, 17 2018    

Zagreb, Croatia (AFP) — Croatia may have fallen short in the World Cup final but the team's feats in the tournament has boosted the small Balkan nation's morale and many hope it could help its struggling economy and image abroad too. Read More

LNG to power JUTC buses

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

New Fortress Energy announced on Friday a new partnership with Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) for the introduction of the first natural gas-powered buses in Jamaica, which will significantly reduce emissions, pollution, maintenance and fuel costs. Read More

US trade battle creates Chinese opportunity for Jamaican seafood

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Chinese seafood merchants have already begun buying lobster and fish from other countries as tariffs make American seafood too expensive, according to a recent article out of Beijing, China. Read More

Confusion over house title at NHT

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Dear Claudienne,I live in the United States and I have a house that I acquired through the National Housing Trust (NHT).I paid off the mortgage on the unit more than three years ago but am unable to collect my title because of red tape at the NHT. Read More

Jamaica attracted US$888 million in FDI for 2017

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Minister with portfolio responsibility for investment and trade, Audley Shaw, has sought to defend reports on Jamaica's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows following a publication by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which quoted the country as... Read More

For the price of a tablet, Indies Pharma offers shares in its business

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Indies Pharma Jamaica Ltd, a local pharmaceutical distribution company based in St James, on Thursday opened its initial public offering (IPO) on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Junior Market. Read More

Shaw's responses to issues raised in sectoral debate on the economy

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw closed the annual sectoral debate on Tuesday, July 10, in the House of Representatives. Read More

US expected to become world's top oil producer next year

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) —The US has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades. Read More

Poland's double-edged vodka tradition

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

WARSAW, Poland (AFP) — Be it a source of national pride or negative stereotypes, vodka is an integral part of Polish identity. Read More

Are you focused on your goal?

By Ian Watson | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

O ver the past month, football fever has consumed the world, resulting in much happiness for some and great disappointment for others. Read More

In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At a small home with a leaking tin roof near Venezuela's capital, Johandrys Colls proudly shows off two metal crowns with plastic gemstones and nine satin sashes won in local beauty pageants. Read More

Canadian planned to split lottery winnings — until she won

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — The delight that normally comes when two family members win a big lottery prize instead sparked a bitter feud in rural Canada when an aunt said she would be suing her nephew for the entire sum. Read More

TELL Claudienne

Claudienne Edwards | Saturday, July, 14 2018    

Dear Claudienne, Read More

JN Bank Customers Enjoy an Evening of Wine and Pottery

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

It was a delightful evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and pottery as the JN Bank hosted its Design Your Mortgage (DYM) Corporate Mingle at a “Sip and Clay” session, held at the JN Fund Manager's headquarters in New Kingston, recently. Read More

Shaw wants hotels to purchase more local produce

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

INDUSTRY, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he will be engaging with large hotel chains in order to increase the supply of local farm produce to the tourism sector, and cut down on food imports. Read More



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