Business

US$40-million upgrade for SIA

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

MBJ Airports Limited yesterday signed off on a loan agreement with Scotiabank valued at US$40 million ($5 billion) to undertake expansion of the Sangster International Airport. Read More

Changing the sales force (Part 2)

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

FOUR LEVERS OF CHANGE Read More

Digital assistants duel for dominance at major electronics show

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) – Virtual aides battled to rule “smart homes” on the eve of the official opening of the Consumer Electronics show gadget gala here. Read More

US retail workers feel disruption from shifting shopper habits

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always. Read More

New Jersey man from India stripped of US citizenship

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A naturalised American from India has been stripped of his US citizenship, the first case under a government initiative designed to clamp down on fraudulent immigration, widened under the Trump administration. Read More

Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — They grind and gyrate around a pole, with moves like a real stripper. Read More

Cruise ship docking facility for former pirates' haven

Monday, January, 8 2018    

The Government could be announcing today who will get the contract for the development of a cruise ship docking facility at Port Royal, the former pirates' haven east of Kingston which was dubiously dubbed the wickedest city in the world. Read More

Jamaica's cyber response team tackles Spectre and Meltdown threats

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Minister of Science Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley lasat Friday urged local businesses, government agencies and individuals to become more vigilant, in light of recent vulnerabilities found in microprocessors. Read More

Company registrations continue to grow

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Jamaica has again surpassed the 10,000 mark for business and company registrations, closing at 11,988 for the year 2017, according to data provided by the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ). Read More

Magna Motors expands to Oxford Road

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

Magna Motors Dealership Limited, exclusive distributor of Hyundai in Jamaica, has announced plans to upgrade to an ultra-modern facility on Oxford Road in Kingston. Read More

Global markets extend 2018 rally with fresh records

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The 2018 global equity rally continued apace Friday, with Asian and European markets posting healthy gains and Wall Street powering to fresh records once again. Read More

Profiling your investments

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

As the new year is now well underway and you have already completed your review of your investment successes and failures for 2017, you are perhaps still refining your investment strategy for 2018. Read More

Pharmaceutical stirs outrage over price hike for brain tumour drug

Sunday, January, 7 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A little known pharmaceutical company in Florida has found itself in the eye of a storm following disclosures it raised the price of an old drug used to fight brain tumours by 1,400 per cent, from US$50 a pill to more than... Read More

Card promoted at Sagicor

Friday, January, 5 2018    

Ingrid Card has taken another step up the corporate ladder having been appointed vice-president, corporate communications and brand experience at Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited. Read More

RUBiS expands Ultra Shop concept

Friday, January, 5 2018    

Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited opened two Ultra Shop convenience stores in Manor Park and Old Hope Road in Kingston just before the close of last year. Read More



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