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Farmers call on IMF for help

Poor road conditions, praedial larceny, irrigation, access to finance and new import rules were just a few grouses placed on the table by farmers across Jamaica as they called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to use its influence to set the Government straight on support for the... Read More

Gov't moves to protect Jamaican products in global markets
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the ministry is seeking to have Jamaica's geographical indications (GIs) accord with the highest level of protection available under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Related...... Read More

New CEO for Digicel Group
Digicel Group CEO-designate, Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau, is aiming to successfully chart the course for Digicel's 2030 transformation programme as he takes the helm of the telecommunications company effective February 2018. ... Read More

NCB to acquire majority stake in Guardian
NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) has set up a wholly owned subsidiary, NCB Global Holdings Ltd to acquire a majority stake in Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL).... Read More

2018 real estate outlook – Kingston is hot!

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

In real estate, there are basically two ways to profit. Appreciation and income. With that in mind, we asked real estate attorney-at-law Robert Taylor what the outlook for Jamaica's real estate sector is in 2018, with specific reference to the best and worst buys to be... Read More

Water woes for landlords

with Claudienne Edwards | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Dear Claudienne,I read your column most Sundays in the Jamaica Observer. I have a house in the country that I rent, and the water and light bills are in the tenant's name. However, the tenant has not been paying the National Water Commission (NWC), and the water bill... Read More

Unsure of CUNA payout

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Dear Claudienne,I reside in the United States. My son, who worked at the Total gas station in Ocho Rios, was shot at his workplace on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Read More

A journey into the world of mutual funds

By Eugene Stanley | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

A mutual fund is an investment vehicle comprised of a pool of funds collected from a number of investors for the purpose of investing in securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments, and other assets of a similar type. Read More

Brawta Living Official launch a success

BY HANIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Brawta Living, the promotions company founded by William Massias, hosted a successful launch recently. Read More

Take the challenge 29 days to a better 2018 - Part 3

With Dennise Williams | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Day 19: Spruce up your online profile Read More

35 enterprises get 'Buy Social' trademark

Saturday, December, 9 2017    

THIRTY-FIVE social enterprises which have been nurtured by the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) both as members of the SEBI incubator and the SEBI open network, have received their official “Buy Social” trademark to assist prospective consumers in identifying their... Read More

FLOW's fibre network hit by vandals again

Saturday, December, 9 2017    

TELECOMMUNICATIONS company FLOW says its fibre network has been hit by vandals again, which it said is threatening its ability to function properly, particularly in Montego Bay and its environs in St James, where the perpetrators struck this week. Read More

Trailer load of IPOs for Christmas

Friday, December, 8 2017    

For investors with an interest in the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), this Christmas a 'trailer load' of initial public offers (IPO) have caused analysts, traders and stockbrokers to work overtime to fill orders. Read More

IFC's Orton says corporate governance is still being defined in Latin America and Caribbean

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 8 2017    

International expert on corporate governance, Oliver Norton, says that there is evidence of significant gains in the performance of companies who pay serious attention to improving their corporate governance practices. Read More

New trade for Jamaican companies in Caribbean markets

Friday, December, 8 2017    

Caribbean markets previously dominated by suppliers from the US and China recently received goods from an additional two Jamaican companies, according to latest data from the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro). Read More



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