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Developer not taking tea with National Housing Trust

Despite expressed need for improved housing stock, one developer, H Mahfood and Sons — a subsidiary of Jamaican Teas Ltd — has stated its intention to steer clear from the construction of low-income housing following significant losses on its St Thomas development from delays in... Read More

Appleton's Joy blend wins 'Rum of the Year 2017'
With rums being produced from a vast range of source regions from Trinidad to Cuba, having a special blend developed right here in Jamaica is indeed an international honour. And with global rum prices ranging from US$70 to an eye-watering US$2,400 per bottle, the...... Read More

Bright prospect for Jamaica as a bunkering centre — Wheatley
While there had been little publicity recently about the plan to create a global logistical hub in Jamaica, the possiblity of developing a related industry is now being discussed.... Read More

Cuba's Diaz-Canel: president for the post-Castro era
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel, who formally replaced Raul Castro as president yesterday, has the task of steering the communist island through a period of uncertainty as it turns the page on six decades of Castro rule. ... Read More

Expo Jamaica 2018 IN FULL SWING

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 20 2018    

Hours before yesterday evening's scheduled start of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) and Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) Expo Jamaica hundreds of people — mainly buyers and sellers — were streaming into the National Indoor Sports Centre and the National Arena for the... Read More

Control board meeting to OK austerity plans for Puerto Rico

Friday, April, 20 2018    

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are coming for Puerto Rico as a federal control board overseeing the US territory's finances met yesterday to approve several fiscal plans that will serve as the island's economic blueprint for the next five... Read More

US says Venezuela's Maduro 'lacks legitimacy' to borrow

Friday, April, 20 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Venezuela is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin yesterday urged other governments to continue to restrict the country's access to financing. Read More

Quickcanoe technology backs Expo Jamaica

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

E-commerce company Quickcanoe.com will be using its technology to give support to Expo Jamaica, which opens today at the National Arena. Read More

JMMB lists preference shares

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

JMMB Group LtD (JMMBGL) is set to simultaneously list its four tranches of preference shares today at 9:00 am at the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).The listing will facilitate the trading of each of the preference stock units on the JSE. Read More

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

Thursday, April, 19 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response by the country's new leadership to growing labour arrest. Read More

Jamaica well suited for BPO industry — Epstein

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of itelbpo — the Caribbean's largest home-grown Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services provider —Yoni Epstein, says that BPO companies in Jamaica are well suited by their geographical locations. Read More

Popeyes preps for 5th location

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Approximately 25 jobs will become available by June as franchise operator Restaurant Associates works to get its fifth Popeyes location open. Read More

Vivs Manna — taking a slice of the US breadfruit market

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Whenever Vivienne Green travelled to South Florida from Jamaica to visit her parents, her mother always made the same request. She wanted breadfruit from home, and when she got them, she made sure the hard-to-get produce lasted for months. Read More

UK exports for Henry's Delight

Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

Manchester-based food manufacturer, Peaches Rodney-Henry is eyeing exports to the UK market later this year on the heels of new packaging of her product line, Henry's Delight. Read More

Investing according to your generation

with DANIEL WONG | Wednesday, April, 18 2018    

THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER Read More



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