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Haiti: US$252 million needed for humanitarian aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The Haitian government and its international partners yesterday launched an appeal for US$252 million in aid to respond to natural disasters in 2018. Read More

St Thomas highway to start in March
Project Manager of the National Works Agency (NWA), Alphanso Marshall has confirmed plans to commence road works on the St Thomas leg of the South Coast Highway by March.... Read More

ICD acquires minority interest in Intcomex
ICD Investments Ltd has acquired minority shareholding in Intcomex Global Investments Holdings, SL, a leading go-to market platform of value-added solutions and technology products in Latin America and the Caribbean.... Read More

When insiders buy stocks, should investors join them?
According to investing strategy, if executives, directors or others with inside knowledge of a public company are buying or selling shares, investors should consider doing the same thing. ... Read More

Grenada to be removed from EU blacklist

Friday, January, 12 2018    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says Grenada is expected to be removed from the European Union blacklist by the end of January. Read More

Social media is everybody's

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON | Friday, January, 12 2018    

It's just the beginning of the year, and there have already been a slew of public relations issues for businesses that have either started, played out or been sustained on social media. However, each cause — whether local or international — only goes to show the power of social media... Read More

David Bennett: Jamaican roots run deep

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 12 2018    

David Bennett has had a somewhat meteoric rise within Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He is young, he is smart, he is talented, and he is Jamaican. Read More

In Haiti, tough talk but little action on rampant corruption

Friday, January, 12 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The rampant corruption that plagues Haiti is denounced roundly in official speeches, but despite probes implicating former ministers, legal action has yet to take place to end a practice that has become a habit. Read More

Economic crisis means tough start to 2018 for Venezuelans

Friday, January, 12 2018    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Luis Briceno built up a small bottle branding business over the last 25 years, but in the maelstrom of Venezuela's economic crisis he and many like him are facing closure. Read More

Telecoms company wants Data Protection Act implemented over 30-month period

BY BALFORD HENRY Senor staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 11 2018    

TELECOMMUNICATIONS company, Digicel, is suggesting that the Government phase in the implementation of the proposed Data Protection Act within a 30-month period. Read More

Tax concessions still a big draw

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Tax concessions, though frowned upon by some short-sighted leaders, continue to be an irresistible incentive to investors to park additional funds in an economy, especially in places where size makes it difficult to ensure meaningful return on investment — such as the... Read More

Paymaster and interCaribbean Airways partners on payment convenience

Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited and interCaribbean Airways have signed a deal that will allow Jamaicans without a credit or debit card another payment option to purchase airline tickets. Read More

Pastries by Jan — From soaring the skies to baking sweet pies

BY HANIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Janei l Rose has always been driven. One of 6 children, she determined very early that she was going to somehow make her mark and stand out in the crowd. Read More

Knutsford officially opens airport hub in MoBay

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

Luxury bus service Knutsford Express yesterday officially opened its Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay depot in St James, dubbed 'City2 City in comfort and style', in a bid to facilitate a seamless connection with arriving and departing passengers. Read More

The bull expected to continue running in 2018

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Wednesday, January, 10 2018    

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