British Airways offers special fares for Christmas travel

British Airways offers special fares for Christmas travel

BRITISH Airways is now offering special fares from Jamaica to London’s Gatwick, and also plans to increase its services between Kingston and London next summer. British Airways currently operates non-stop flights three times per week from Kingston to London Gatwick and will operate an additional service during the peak summer months in 2019. The airline […]

US-China conflict touches Caribbean shores

US-China conflict touches Caribbean shores

(Photo: Shutterstock.com) The peaceful coexistence of the existing superpower, the United States and the recently risen superpower, the People’s Republic of China, has been disrupted by a tit-for-tat tariff war started by the US. The global rivalry for resources, markets and political influence has until recently not involved the Caribbean Basin. That abruptly changed when […]

Jamaica ripe for investment in sports infrastructure, says tourism minister

Jamaica ripe for investment in sports infrastructure, says tourism minister

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (right), greets Vice President of Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment/ Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament, Frank Cuervo (left), at the recent media launch of the event at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston. Looking on are Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, […]

Caribbean countries urged to participate in ‘blue economy’ challenge

Caribbean countries urged to participate in ‘blue economy’ challenge

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries are being urged to submit proposals for funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) which on Monday launched its “Blue Tech Challenge” with up to two million US dollars in funding. The IDB said it hopes to identify firms and organisations looking to pilot and scale up business […]

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

Home Ownership and Real Estate Development

By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker. For New American households, buying your first home can be the pathway to stability. Many Caribbean immigrants first came to the U.S. during the early 1900s, bought brownstones in largely white neighborhoods in Harlem and Brooklyn, then anchored dozens of generations in the U.S. According to a report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), nearly 31 percent or 3 million undocumented immigrants […]

Jamaica ranked amongst 2018 start-up hot spots

Jamaica ranked amongst 2018 start-up hot spots

BY KARENA BENNETT (Business reporter – jamaicaobserver.com) Jamaica moved up 0.57 per cent in its rating for starting a business to secure its place as the fifth best country in the world to open a business, according to the latest Global Banking and Finance Review. The island, rated at 97.3, was the only Caribbean country […]

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

BEIJING, China (AP) — The US-China trade war escalated further yesterday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on US$60 billion worth of US imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the US announcing it will impose tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week. The tariffs […]

World Bank urges Caribbean to be environmentally and fiscally resilient

World Bank urges Caribbean to be environmentally and fiscally resilient

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left) with (from left) Jorge Familiar, the World Bank’s vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean; Usain Bolt, Olympian and an ambassador of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Programme; and Sir Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group. Occasion was the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator programme at The University of the […]