Business

Chin Quee Akin secures BOJ position

KAREN Chin Quee Akin is now deputy governor/general counsel of the Bank of Jamaica. Read More

Cannabis confusion!
Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that there is no issue between his ministry and the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) when it comes to the licensing of local ganja (cannabis) businesses.... Read More

Jamaican Teas sells interest in KIW International
Jamaican Teas Group has sold its interest in the recently acquired KIW International Ltd for just over $200 million.... Read More

Jampro intensifies export development activities for SMEs
JAMPRO President Diane Edwards says the Agency is intensifying its export development activities to further boost the success of Jamaica's non-traditional exports.... Read More

Payless ShoeSource completes financial restructuring

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Payless ShoeSource has announced that its North American entity successfully emerged from its Chapter 11 restructuring as the number one specialty footwear retailer in the US and one of the largest in the world with about 3,500 brick and mortar stores — 400 of these in Latin... Read More

A course in borrowing 101

BY CLAUDJA WILLIAMS | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

THE LENDING APPLICATION PROCESSUpon approaching an institution to request a loan for any purpose, you will be asked to provide some or all of the following documents: Read More

ATL launches Panasonic Pro

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Business and engineering solutions retailer Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) is promising a new experience for customers wanting to buy the electronics brand's air conditioning units with the unveiling of an innovative Panasonic ... Read More

Clearing personal imports and items of charity

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

As the summer period ends, it is the norm for many Jamaicans returning from overseas to bring back items in their luggage, or have them shipped to the wharf for subsequent collection. Read More

The 3Ws of investment

BY KANDICEA REID | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

“I don't want to lose my money” or “I earn a ton of money; no need to think of that.” These are statements that you may hear now and then from certain individuals, but remember - investing is not just for people who are wealthy. Read More

Memo: To all sales managers

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Being interviewed for a sales job can be unnerving when your ideal job is staring you in the face but you have no prior selling experience. Yet — even though they won't tell you — let's not forget that the interviewers themselves may also be short on... Read More

600 new jobs coming as IBEX expands Portmore operations

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

Business process outsourcing company IBEX Global Jamaica is expanding its business operation in Portmore Pines Plaza, St Catherine, by some 30,000 square feet as it seeks to fulfil its commitment of 5,000 jobs to Jamaica. Read More

Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

JAIPUR, India (AFP) — An Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief outdoors. Read More

Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning that technological advances could revolutionise warfare and create new “weapons of terror” that target innocent people. Read More

Russia settles last Soviet debt

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

MOS COW, Russia (AFP) — More than a quarter of a century after the Soviet Union collapsed, Russia on Monday announced it had settled the last foreign debt it had inherited from the Soviet era. Read More

Wind energy blows up storm

Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

LA VENTOSA, Mexico (AFP) — Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa. Read More



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