Business

US$10m projected from increased cruise and airline passengers

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett, fresh from his visit to London for Jamaica Travel Market, announced yesterday that the island is to benefit from 19 weeks of air and cruise passengers for the 2019 winter tourist season. Read More

Bresheh launches new line of bags

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

Local bag manufacturer, Bresheh has launched a new line of bags under the brand 'Roast by Bresheh'. Read More

Big data in big business

BY: DR DAVID WALCOTT Managing Partner and COO, Infiniti Partnership Inc | Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace, spurring an entirely new business and social era. Tech Beach Retreat is on a mission to spark an entrepreneurship and innovation revolution in the Caribbean, ensuring we remain globally competitive. In order for this mission to be successful, a... Read More

TECHBYTES - Facebook unveils Quest, its new VR headset

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

Facebook last week unveiled its new virtual-reality headset, called Quest. The headset from the company's Oculus division will be a stand-alone device that won't require a smartphone or a connection to a personal computer to create artificial worlds. Quest will not be available until... Read More

PHOTO: MosquitoPaQ

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

Charles Murray (second right), CEO and chairman Penta 5 USA LLC, makes a point at the official launch of his company's MosquitoPaQ no-bite and OUTDOOR ZONE products last week, while (from left) John Hurlin, scientist and research and development director Penta 5 USA LLC; Ian Gilbert, managing... Read More

PHOTOS: All about finance

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

The CFA Society of Jamaica held its inaugural investment forum recently at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston. Here Canadian investment strategist Myles Zyblock (left) greets Fornia Young (right) of JMMB, and Hugh Miller, chair of CFA Society of Jamaica Planning Committee. The association is made... Read More

Canadian dairy farmers criticize new trade pact with US

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

Ottawa , Canada (AFP) — Canadian dairy farmers castigated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's g overnment Monday for yielding to US demands for greater access to Canada's protected milk and cheese market as part of a new continental... Read More

Too much SCREEN TIME, too little HORSEPLAY for kids

Tuesday, October, 2 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Only one in 20 children in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, according to a study published recently. Read More

Mayberry insists economy is going in the right direction

BY BALFORD HENRY Snior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

“ The economy is going in the right direction,” was the continuing message from Mayberry Investments Limited's (MIL) CEO Gary Peart, as the investment brokers resumed their Monthly Investor Forum Wednesday night at a new venue in... Read More

Express Caterers responds to recent concerns

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

In a response to recent concerns raised about its current related party balance clean-up, Chairman and CEO of Express Catering Ltd (ECL) Ian Dear confirmed that the company is seeking to refinance the debt. Read More

Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada's parliament voted unanimously on Thursday to effectively strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over the Rohingya crisis. Read More

Why the Fed rate hikes haven't increased your return…yet

By Marian Ross | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Interest rates in the US are rising. However, chances are, the interest rate on your USD investment account has not increased. In fact, it may even have gone down. Read More

Revised standards coming for Carib coconut water processors

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Technological Solutions Limited(TSL), working with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), is leading a revision of the Caricom Standards and Code of Practice for... Read More

Student Living for refund

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Dear Claudienne,I am having a serious issue in regard to getting a refund from the 138 Student Living operation which handles the accomodation for students living on the halls at The University of the West Indies Mona Campus. Read More

Seabed mining: The next big business

Sunday, September, 30 2018    

Many possibilities exist for Jamaica to expand its economy via the seabed, according to Michael Lodge, secretary general of the International Seabed Authority. Read More



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