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Jamaica had Good Showing at London Food and Drink Show

Jamaica had a successful showing at the just concluded International Food and Drink Event (IFE) in London, with manufacturers and exporters meeting and booking orders with European distributors. “All the exporters (from Jamaica) had meetings with potential distributors and in … Continued

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Export Sector Stakeholders Urged to Retool

Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has made an impassioned appeal to stakeholders in the export sector, to embark on an urgent retooling exercise. Speaking today (March 17), at the validation session of the National Export Strategy, held … Continued

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Stern Calls for Greater Investment in ICT in the Region

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Michael Stern, has suggested that governments and business communities in the region work together to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. “Despite difficult … Continued

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Charles Encourages Jamaicans to Invest in the Country

Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles has encouraged Jamaicans to invest more in the country, to provide jobs for those who need it. “You cannot have jobs without expansion of investment or new investment, (and) you cannot invite … Continued

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Samuda Pledges More Support for Consumers

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has pledged the government’s continued support in keeping consumers informed, so as to exercise greater intelligence in their purchasing decisions. In his message to mark World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) tomorrow (March … Continued

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CAC to Mark World Consumer Rights Day on March 15

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will join consumer groups around the world in observing World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), on March 15 under the theme: ‘Be a Smart Consumer.Empower Yourself’. Speaking with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer at the CAC, … Continued

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Gov’t Continues to Drive Entrepreneurship

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Michael Stern, has said that the Government has been and would continue to implement initiatives and policies to drive the development of entrepreneurship in Jamaica. “Our mission is to … Continued

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Business Development Seminar in Mo-Bay Feb. 27

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is inviting small business operators and business interests in western Jamaica, to attend a business development seminar at the Wexford Hotel, Montego Bay, St. James, on February 27. Dubbed ‘Small Business, Enlarge Your Vision’, … Continued

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JNSBL Gets $250 Million to On-Lend to Small Businesses

Jamaica National Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL) has received $250 million from the Development Bank of Jamaica(DBJ) to on-lend to micro and small businesses. This is part of the Government’s stimulus package to assist the sector in the current financial … Continued

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Export Market Wants Jamaican Roots and Tubers

Jamaicans can benefit tremendously from exporting roots and tubers, according to General Manager of Marketech, a subsidiary of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), Roslyn Fisher. She pointed out that a lot of the roots that Jamaicans have been using over … Continued

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Co-operative Societies Have Kept Economy Going – Stern

The co-operative movement has kept Jamaica’s economy going, and even through turbulent times, it has remained firm in providing credit to small enterprises, said Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Michael Stern. He was addressing … Continued

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Opportunities Exist for Investment – Shaw

Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has said that despite the global economic turmoil, various opportunities exist for investment, and he would be willing to facilitate any prospect that would create growth in the economy. “I’m going … Continued

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