New RadioShack MoBay 'a success'

FAIRVIEW, St James - RadioShack, the store that “has all your needs that suit your lifestyle”, had its grand opening earlier this month in St James, and already the operators are describing it as a success. Read More

A chocolate dream for the stock exchange
Michelle Smith, owner of Chocolate Dreams, widely regarded as Jamaica's premier chocolatier, has decided to sweeten up the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). ... Read More

Orane steps down from GraceKennedy board
GraceKennedy Limited has announced that the Hon Douglas Orane will retire from the Board of Directors effective May 30, 2018, having served as a member of the board in various capacities since May 30, 1985. ... Read More

Phillips argues for empowering people
In a budget presentation entitled “Empowering the people: Restoring Hope” last week Thursday, Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips asked: What is the experience of average Jamaicans after two years of the Jamaica Labour Party Administration — are they...... Read More

Carib Cement signs MOU to end operating lease with TCL

BY KARENA BENNETT Business report | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) has signed a MOU to terminate the operating lease agreement with Trinidad Cement Limited for use of assets at the Rockfort plant in Kingston, after years of complaints by shareholders that the arrangement was inefficient and robbed them of... Read More

Jamaica Customs to host community-based engagement in St Ann

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will this week make its fourth stop in the “Garden Parish” of St Ann, for its public education engagement 'Customs Meets the Community', under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They Are'. Read More

Hi-Lo on recruitment drive

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

THE Hi-Lo supermarket chain, owned by the GraceKennedy Group (GK), is now on a recruitment drive for middle managers on the heels of a multimillion dollar renovation exercise by the conglomerate. Read More

Derrimon Trading rolls over $270M debt

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Derrimon Trading Limited is offering 125 million preference shares in capital structured to raise $250 million for the repayment of existing debt on shares which mature later this month. Read More

Sygnus readies for IPO

BY HANIFFA PATTERSON Contributor | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

In one year, Sygnus has successfully launched a private credit investment company, which is currently seeking an IPO launch on the main market. Read More

Photo: New BPO opens

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang (third right) cuts the ribbon to officially mark the opening of Concentrix Global at the Montego Bay Freezone in St James on Friday. Joining him (from left) are: Port Authority of Jamaica President... Read More

Is the end of cash near?

by HORACE GYLES | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Cash has been around for about 4,000 years in one form or another but several recent developments suggest its days might be numbered. Read More

What drives your business: finance or marketing?

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Today we pay tribute to Herman Alvaranga, who died last week, by reprinting his first column for the Business Observer , first published on February 3, 2016.  Read More

Total Travel Services — A Night Under The Stars

Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

Wednesday Business Social picks up from yesterday's coverage of Total Travel Services Ltd's 30th anniversary cocktail celebration held on the roof-lounge of CRU Bar on Lady Musgrave Road. Company staffers and executives, clients,... Read More

6 costs of a social media budget

Hanniffa Patterson | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

I'm pleased to see that over the last two years, social media has not only become more understood, but taken more seriously. The number of ads for social media professionals, are numerous and show that companies are realising the importance of such a service to their... Read More

Monetise your life

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, March, 21 2018    

For most people, the ability to earn extra money comes down to time — most people work all day, and when combined with other obligations, there are pretty much no hours left in the day to keep working. Read More


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