Business

DBJ funding for entrepreneurs — how to write a winning IGNITE application

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Few entrepreneurs have a rich uncle who is willing to finance their start-up. Most have to take their business past its teething stages through their own sacrifice and hard work. Often, however, these businesses come to a point where they need capital to expand, improve... Read More

Mayberry's share offer sells off within a few hours

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Mayberry Investments Limited (MIL) closed its offer for sale of over 120 million shares in its newly renamed subsidiary Mayberry Jamaican Equities Limited (MJE), just four hours after it went on sale via the Jamaica Stock Exchange(JSE) on Monday. Read More

Jamaica Customs heads to Savanna-la-Mar

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will make its fifth stop in the parish of Westmoreland for the continuation of its public education series, “Customs Meets the Community”, being held under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They... Read More

Generation next and the public sector

BY Perry White | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

A vast majority of employees in the public sector join in order to make a difference to communities and, just as importantly, to progress in their respective careers. However, the latter is under threat for much of the future finance talent in the sector across the Caribbean and there... Read More

Rotary Club of Trafalgar – New Heights, New Mission, New Vision

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

The Maurine Capleton for MC décor-styled Pavilion of the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, on Sunday, welcomed Rotary dignitaries, family members and friends to witness the installation of Janelle Pantry-Coke as the 10th president of the Rotary Club of... Read More

Brussels Brexit fears mount after British chaos

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Britain's political meltdown happened so fast that at one point even European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker didn't know what was happening. Read More

Jeremy Hunt: Japanese-speaking 'survivor' once pro-EU

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jeremy Hunt, who was named Britain's new foreign minister on Monday, has earned a reputation as someone who is not afraid of a challenge after six years in charge of Britain's notoriously unwieldy National Health Service. Read More

Out as UK foreign secretary: One more twist in Boris saga

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — The bombastic Boris Johnson is out as foreign secretary, but few if any suggest Monday's resignation means the last has been heard from one of the best-known figures in British politics. Read More

Nigeria lawmakers to investigate State oil company

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigerian lawmakers yesterday voted to probe the State oil company for allegedly failing to remit funds to the Government. Read More

Samsung opens world's biggest smartphone factory in India

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Samsung opened the world's largest smartphone factory in India on Monday, a move Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would help transform Asia's third-largest economy into a global manufacturing hub. Read More

India muscles past France in World Bank ranking

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — India has become the world's sixth-biggest economy, pushing France into seventh place, according to updated World Bank figures for 2017. Read More

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste grow... Read More

US-China trade war elevates the risks

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The trade war that erupted Friday between the US and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets, and slow the global economy. Read More

How China could hurt US once it runs out of imports to tax

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

BEIJING, China (AP) — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could ultimately slap tariffs on more than US$500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just US$130 billion in US goods... Read More

Patrick Adizua Installed as Rotary District Governor

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

DR Patrick Adizua was on Saturday, July 7, 2018, formally installed as the 2018/2019 Governor of Rotary International District 7020. Read More



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