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UNWTO head hails Jamaica on first-class conference

SECRETARY-GENERAL of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Dr Taleb Rifai has commended Jamaica on the staging of a first-class conference, which he likened to a “second General Assembly”. Read More

Supplementary Estimates to be tabled December 5
THE first Supplementary Estimates for the 2017/18 financial year will be tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 5. ... Read More

Cyber talk
Craig Spiezle (second right), chairman emeritus, Online Trust Alliance, makes a point as (from left) CARIMAC director, Professor Hopeton Dunn; Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of The University of the West Indies; Shernon Osepa, Internet Society's regional affairs manager, Latin America...... Read More

Wisynco IPO opens Wednesday
Manufacture and distribution company Wisynco is seeking to raise an additional $1.16 billion in equity from the issuing of up to 149,414,576 new ordinary shares to prospective investors.... Read More

Using your mortgage to build wealth

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Contributor | Friday, December, 1 2017    

Is a mortgage a burden or a blessing to build wealth? Read More

Tech Beach kicks off

Friday, December, 1 2017    

Tech Beach Retreat kicked off yesterday evening at the Iberostar Rose Hall resort in St James. Read More

CMU LAUNCHES INTO 3D PRINTING

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 1 2017    

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) recently opened the Caribbean's first Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Centre, home of the most sophisticated set of Fused Deposition Modelling 3-D printers in Jamaica. Read More

Democratic senators present US$146B bill for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Friday, December, 1 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Democratic senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren proposed a bill Tuesday earmarking US$146 billion for the reconstruction of the hurricane-hit US territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Read More

US launches trade investigation into Chinese aluminium imports

Friday, December, 1 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Tuesday stepped up its trade confrontation with China, ordering an investigation into imports of aluminium sheet worth hundreds of millions of US dollars a year. Read More

Venezuela's Maduro says he could stop oil sales to US

Friday, December, 1 2017    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro floated the idea Tuesday of cutting off oil sales to the United States, which buys almost half its output. Read More

Hurricane damage put at 2bn euros on two French islands

Friday, December, 1 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused some 2 billion euros (US$2.4 billion) in damage on the French islands of St Martin and Guadeloupe as they ravaged the Caribbean in September, French officials said Tuesday. Read More

Lasco expects appeal in Pfizer case to be settled soon

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Vincent Chen, attorney for Lasco Distributors in the patent case involving pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, says he does not believe an appeal he expects to lodge against last Friday's award will be drawn out. Read More

tTech plans for restructured board

Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Information technology service provider tTech Ltd will by next year have a newly restructured board in a bid to boost growth in sales and fine-tune its digital marketing strategy, the company announced on the Jamaica Stock Exchange website... Read More

Brawta Living grows from strength to strength

BY HANNIFFA PATTERSON Business reporter pattersonh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

Online shopping is growing worldwide. Even with the recent b lack Friday weekend, we see that an activity many people were reticent about only a few years ago is now the way a lot of the world currently does their... Read More

The business of pitching for animation

BY NIVEK JACKSON | Wednesday, November, 29 2017    

The Jamaica Animation Nation Network (JANN) supported by the World Bank Group's Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility conducted a two-day workshop called “Pitching for animation”. Read More



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