Business

Steady on the pork, Sweet River Abattoir eyes hotels, food establishments

Slaughterhouse Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Company has shifted focus towards supplying hotels and other food establishments as part of its latest thrust to increase profitability. Read More

JMMB Bank is Jamaica's newest bank
JMMB Merchant Bank is now a licensed commercial bank operating as JMMB Bank (Jamaica) Ltd.The group's entry into the commercial banking sector became official on Monday, making it the eighth commercial bank operating on the island.... Read More

A course in Borrowing 101
According to investorwords.com, a loan is “an arrangement in which a lender gives money or property to a borrower, and the borrower agrees to return the property or repay the money, at some future point(s) in time, usually along with interest. There is often a...... Read More

JPS invests US$3.4M to upgrade power delivery system
JPS is spending US$3.4 million this year to upgrade its power delivery system in order to improve the quality of service experienced by customers. The upgrade includes the installation of new infrastructure on the power grid, which will result in more reliable...... Read More

Gov't says new GOV.JM portal will create cultural change

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Jamaicans , at home and abroad, tired of searching the Internet for information for access to personal or business information and applications, may be extremely pleased with the launch of GOV.JM, the new government portal offering a single, free online gateway to its... Read More

Jamaica Customs heads to Spanish Town

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Spanish Town will come alive tomorrow as the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) will host its second community-based engagement: “Customs Meets the Community,” under the theme: 'Reaching Our Customers Where They Are.' Read More

Jamaican Government borrows at new low of 5%

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

Jamaica yesterday raised US$869 million in the global capital market by reopening two of its already issued Eurobonds maturing in 2028 and 2045 respectively, at a premium. Read More

How investors become super earners

by Anthony Nelson | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

WHY DO THEY INVEST? Read More

Recruiting and selecting a sales force (Part 1)

Herman Alvaranga | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

SELL ME THIS PEN Read More

Can offshore fish farming feed a hungry world?

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Harvesting fish and shellfish from offshore farms could help provide essential protein to a global population set to expand a third to 10 billion by mid-century, researchers said Monday. Read More

In Mexico, NAFTA's 'winners' worry for its future

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) — Maria left behind a life of poverty as a farm worker to come to Juarez. Adriana moved to the city at 15 to work. Gildardo travelled three days across Mexico to make it here. Read More

China's debt on a 'dangerous trajectory': IMF

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China's massive debt is on a “dangerous” path, raising the risk of a sharp slowdown in growth, the IMF warned yesterday, urging Beijing to speed up structural reforms. Read More

Change or die: American malls

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — As the retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a new generation of stores, food and entertainment offerings to make up for an exodus of department stores. Read More

Los Angeles tests

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming? Read More

Japan economy posts longest expansion in over a decade

Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan has posted its longest economic expansion in over a decade on the back of a pickup in household and company spending, data showed Monday. Read More



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