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CAC to Launch Low-Cost Nutrition Guide

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will be launching a nutrition guide entitled: ‘Eating Right, When Money Tight’ on Wednesday, July 29 at its offices at 2 Seaview Avenue in Kingston. “We are hoping that this book (guide) will aid families, … Continued


Top Alumina Producer, UC Rusal, Says It is Staying

Russian alumina conglomerate, UC Rusal, which owns 52 per cent of local alumina production, has reaffirmed its commitment to continue operating in Jamaica, Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Hon. Laurence Broderick, has confirmed. “They have … Continued


Jamaican Firms in Prosperity Caribbean Awards Finals

The two Jamaican firms, which have advanced to the finals of the inaugural Pioneers of Prosperity Caribbean Awards, will be announced during a ceremony scheduled for the Ministry of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, New Kingston, on Wednesday (June 22). Industry, … Continued


CAC Secures $11million for Aggrieved Consumers

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has secured $11.1 million on behalf of aggrieved consumers, for the first quarter of the 2009/10 financial year, the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dolsie Allen, has disclosed. In an interview with JIS News, Mrs. … Continued


Corporate Jamaica Urged to Give More

Members of the country’s business community are being urged to give more to institutions and organisations that care for the less fortunate and the more vulnerable persons in the society. The call has come from Governor-General, His Excellency the Most … Continued


Stern Reveals Huge Increase in FTC Activities Last Year

During fiscal 2008/09, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) completed 489 investigations into business conducted by local firms. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investments and Commerce, Hon. Michael Stern, told the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 8) … Continued


Caribbean Consumer Council Elects New Executive

Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Mrs. Dolsie Allen, was elected President of the Caribbean Consumer Council (CCC) at the second Biennial General Meeting held on June 22, 2009 in Antigua & Barbuda. “I am excited about … Continued


JTI/JSE Combine to Assist Small, Medium Sized Businesses

Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), through its Corporate Finance Broker (CFB) Unit, has partnered with the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) to facilitate potential capital injection into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Junior Stock Exchange. The parties signed a … Continued


JTI Working to Protect Brand Jamaica in Europe

Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI) is working with the Jamaican Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) and the Jamaican embassies in Europe to protect ‘Brand Jamaica’ in Europe. JTI European Regional Manager, Laurence Jones, speaking at a ‘Gathering of Young Minds’ networking … Continued


Much Focus on the Export Sector

With improved agricultural production and marketing now getting much focus from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the need for proper and efficient export facilities is essential. Against this background, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, toured … Continued


Small Idea Blossoms Into Thriving Business

What began as a small idea, has blossomed into a lucrative business venture for Kesi Asher, who is now reaping much success. For the past two years, Miss Asher has been working feverishly to master the art of running her … Continued


One Stop Import/Export Centre to Boost Trade Activities

As the Government prepares to open a new One Stop Import/Export Inspection Centre on Tuesday, June 23, already, there are signs of optimisim from the shipping industry. General Manager of CMACGM Jamaica Limited Shipping Company, Leo Nesbeth, is confident that … Continued


Local Producers Urged to Consider Fair Trade Strategy

Deputy President of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), Lisa Bell, has urged producers to consider employing the fair trade strategy in marketing Jamaican products internationally. “We are hopeful that our producers will look seriously at this strategy to achieve premium … Continued


Jamaica Celebrates International Accreditation Day

Jamaica will, for the first time, join over 50 other countries in celebrating International Accreditation Day on Tuesday (June 9). Now in its second year, International Accreditation Day, is a global initiative, established jointly by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) … Continued

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