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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jamaica an Exciting Investment Destination, Dr. Baugh

Jamaica’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh, has declared that the island presented an unparalleled location for investment. “Our breathtaking beauty, excellent infrastructure, strategic location at the centre of the Americas offers … Continued


Westmoreland Gets Export/Business Information Centre

Micro, small and medium-sized business enterprises in western Jamaica are to benefit from a range of export-related advisory services and developmental tools, that should greatly enhance their performance and profitability. Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), in partnership with the Westmoreland … Continued


Government to Assist SMEs, Says Stern

The Government is implementing measures to assist with the development of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Michael Stern, has stated. “We do this by providing a wide range … Continued

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