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Athletes Encouraged to Register with JIPO

Jamaica’s athletes are being encouraged to register their images and trademarks with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), in order to protect themselves from exploitation by opportunists seeking to cash in on their outstanding achievements. Deputy Executive Director and Legal … Continued


Jamaica Wants to Continue Importing Cement Outside CET

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce has applied to the CARICOM Secretariat for a further one-year suspension of the provisions of the Common External Tariff (CET) affecting Jamaica’s importation of cement. The current suspension expires on September 9, 2009. … Continued


Gov’t to Provide More ICT Space

More than 600,000 square feet of new office space will be provided over the next five years as the Government moves to provide facilities for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services. “This is the movement that we are heading towards … Continued


Tasty Mannish Water in a Can

“Tasty,” is the word used to describe one of the Scientific Research Council’s (SRC) latest food formulations – an innovative mannish water soup mix – a traditional dish enjoyed by most Jamaicans. This is the view of General Manager of … Continued


Gov’t Assisting Companies to Modernise

Manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of the Government’s Modernisation of Industry Programme (MOI) to benefit from financial and technical support to retool and modernise their operations. Under the initiative, which is administered by the Ministry of Industry, Investment … Continued


CAC Launches Nutrition Guide

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) launched a nutritional guide, ‘Eating Right, When Money Tight’, at its head office, 2 Seaview Avenue, Kingston on Wednesday (July 29). The 40-page meal plan is aimed at assisting the most vulnerable consumers in providing … Continued


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

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