Gov’t developing crop-loss and farm insurance programme

By |2018-05-30T16:09:18+00:00May 30th, 2018|news|

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, makes a point during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral debate in the House of Representatives on May 29. In the background is Member of Parliament for Eastern Hanover, Dave Brown. KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry [...]

Gov’t to establish policy framework for disaster risk management

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 30th, 2018|news|

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams says the Government is to establish a policy framework for disaster risk management. According to Williams, the analytical work is moving apace. She was speaking at this morning's Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's President's Breakfast Forum at the Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew, [...]

Gov’t to overhaul complex public sector pay, allowance structure – Clarke

By |2018-05-28T18:52:37+00:00May 28th, 2018|news|

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says the complex compensation and allowance system in the public sector is to be overhauled as the government moves apace with transformation of the sector. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) on Friday, Clarke said the complex pay structure was contributing to an escalation [...]

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 28th, 2018|news|

In 2007, when Prince Harry — the younger son of Charles, prince of Wales, and the late Diana, princess of Wales, now duke of Sussex and sixth in line to the British throne — revealed that he is dyslexic suddenly the world took notice. Prince Harry, no stranger to controversy, created waves around the world [...]

Do your investments match your goals?

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 28th, 2018|news|

Having your investment match your goals is one of the essential ingredients for achieving financial stability in the latter years of your life. As you pass through the various stages of life, these goals are constantly changing in keeping with our evolving needs. Our risk appetite is affected by our stage of life, which will, [...]

Energy high on the growth agenda – Petroleum SEZ, resource procurement unit in the works

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 25th, 2018|news|

Professor Alvin Wint, chairman of the Generation Procurement Entity. 1 2 Jamaica has always been chasing after cheaper energy, but the policy has largely been underpinned in the past by fiscal imperatives or affordability amid volatile world oil prices. But now the thinking behind energy policy is changing, the focus now being its potential as [...]

Forecasters expect active Atlantic hurricane season

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 25th, 2018|news|

In this August 28, 2017 file photo rescue boats float on a flooded US street as people are evacuated from rising floodwaters brought on by Tropical Storm Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they were expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June [...]

Patricia Yap: From corner shop cashier to skincare giant

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 24th, 2018|news|

Speaking at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Foodie Seminar, Dr Patricia Yap shared with the audience her approach to business that is a formula for anyone looking to scale up, no matter where you start. At the seminar Dr Yap shared the journey in creating the ariSulfur Facial and Body Treatment Bar with [...]

Financial inclusion and the Jamaica Stock Exchange

By |2018-08-17T06:54:19+00:00May 24th, 2018|news|

With the depression of savings accounts in banks and the horrendous fees that banks charge to keep people's money, Jamaicans must find alternate ways of making and saving money. I know that this is easier said than done, given the fact that many Jamaicans have been locked out of what is still a closed financial [...]

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