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Age Quod Agis motto gives courage to Vertis Technology Jamaican company making waves across the Caribbean and Europe

In 2013 Ryan Sterling left his previous organisation to branch out and follow his dreams. He wanted not just to work, but to make an impact in the space he was in — and the job he had wasn't giving him the opportunity to do so. Read More

Bank lending rates are still too high — Wynter
While bank lending rates have been falling, they are still too high, according to Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter.... Read More

Money swiped via ATM in an instant — returned in four months
Dear Claudienne,I am an avid reader of your column and am now adding my story with the hope that you can help me too.... Read More

North-South Highway drives Dolphin Cove revenue up
Marine park operator Dolphin Cove Ltd has credited improvements in revenue for its second quarter ending June 2017 to the North-South Highway.... Read More

Gov't seeks to expand space for BPO growth

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in the Corporate Area is expecting a significant boost, with the government's decision to lease 10 acres (4.1 hectares) of National Water Commission (NWC) land to the private sector for its development. Read More

CB breaks ground for $9-B poultry processing plant

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

C aribbean Broilers Group (CB) will inject $9 billion into a state- of-the-art poultry processing plant over the next two years. The investment forms part of a $15 billion project planned by the company over seven years. Read More

Is your money losing value because you devalue yourself?

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Watching the evening news or reading the paper or surfing the web, we are certain to come across the daily tracking of foreign exchange. So we tend to have a general idea of which currency is being devalued. And strangely, or not so strangely, we humans are very good at... Read More

Weighing your bond options

BY LISA MINTO-POWELL | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

Bonds are normally considered to be relatively safe investment options; however, there are a few risk factors to take into consideration when building out your bond portfolio. Clients who own large bond portfolios choose them due to their more stable and predictable... Read More

Firms flock to Syria fair with eye on reconstruction

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

DAMASCUS, Syria (AFP) — Lured by potentially enormous contracts for reconstruction work in war-torn Syria, international companies have laid out their wares at the Damascus International Fair for the first time in six years. Read More

In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying up

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

ANFEH, Lebanon (AFP) — At 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying. Read More

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Sunday, August, 20 2017    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. Read More

Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board

Saturday, August, 19 2017    

LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for gated complexes. Read More

FLOW recapturing market share via Price differential

BY RICHARD BROWNE Business editor browner@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

It's been a long road, but FLOW has been recapturing more of the Jamaican market from its competitor Digicel in the cellular market while holding onto its market leadership in other areas. Read More

tTech focuses on growing revenue

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonhannifa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 18 2017    

tTech limited, a provider of back office IT services to corporate Jamaica, has recently secured new deals in a move to further diversify and grow revenue streams. Read More

Arbitrate, don't litigate

Dr Christopher Malcolm | Friday, August, 18 2017    

I had a recent conversation with an eminent and long-standing Queen's Counsel from outside of Jamaica, who has been practising law for almost 50 years. Most of his enviable practice has been in the area of commercial and civil litigation. Read More



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