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JN Bank to restart MAC projects in 2019

Monday, January, 7 2019    

JN Bank, through the JN Foundation, has promised to re-establish its JN Bank Member Advisory Council (MAC) in 2019, to provide its members with direct engagement and participate in the identification and selection of projects to positively impact their communities, and ultimately the... Read More

Taxpayers filing CIT must do so online

Monday, January, 7 2019    

TAXPAYERS filing Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Assets Tax Returns are now required to do so online via the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) www.jamaicatax.gov.jm portal. Read More

Hampden Estate prepares for greater rum demand

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Tucked away in the Queen Of Spain Valley in the interior of the parish of Trelawny is the Hampden Estate and Distillery which has been part of Jamaica's history of rum since the 18th century. And yet despite its long existence Hampden's story is not a familiar one to... Read More

How to handle market volatility

Marian Ross | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

PRICES of many assets declined at the end of 2018. This is true of bonds, stocks, and commodities. How do you react to a decline in the value of your investment portfolio? Read More

Big Jo launches zero-sugar bag drink

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

WITH the ban on sugary drinks now in effect, beverage maker Coldfield Manufacturing Ltd has diversified its product offerings to include a line of zero-sugar single- serve drink, Big Jo Z. Read More

Stealing light is a costly answer to prayers

Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, January, 6 2019    

Dear ClaudienneI have been living at my current address in St Catherine for approximately three months. Because I was unable to pay my electricity bill in full on the due date my light was disconnected by the JPS on or around the 7th of November 2018. Read More

Parts of Lebanon go on strike

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Parts of Lebanon's public and private sectors went on a union-organised strike Friday to protest worsening economic conditions and months of delay in the formation of a new Government. Read More

Stocks pull a U-turn and soar

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Global stocks soared Friday reversing the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 700 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets. Read More

Huawei raps staff for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) -- Chinese telecom giant Huawei has punished two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company's official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch rival Apple, an internal memo showed. Read More

China dismisses Africa debt fears at start of foreign minister's tour

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi played down concern over Africa's debts with Beijing on Thursday as he arrived in Ethiopia at the start of a four-nation Africa tour. Read More

China could put reforms on hold to boost economy: analysts

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — President Xi Jinping hailed China's “reconstructive reforms” in a New Year speech, but the sorely needed changes could be put on ice in favour of averting a potentially devastating economic downturn. Read More

Google moved almost 20 billion

Sunday, January, 6 2019    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — US Internet giant Google used a legal mechanism to transfer almost 20 billion euros from the Netherlands to Bermuda in 2017 for tax purposes, a Dutch newspaper report said Friday. Read More

With Brexit 12 weeks away, uncertainty squeezing UK economy

Saturday, January, 5 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — With Britain just 12 weeks away from the day it is meant to leave the European Union, one thing is becoming clear — uncertainty over what Brexit will mean is hurting the economy. Read More

Jamaica's trade deficit with Caricom widens to US$350 million

Friday, January, 4 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jamaica's trade deficit with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) increased to US$351.2 million during the period January to October last year, according to the figures released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin). Read More

Better notice of Treasure Beach flag system needed — Henzell

BY AL EDWARDS Observer writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

With two young men drowning at Treasure Beach's Frenchman's Bay over the festive season, the Chairman of Jakes Hotel and head of the BREDS Foundation, Jason Henzell, is calling on all swimmers to take better notice of the beach warning flags. Read More



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