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Consumer Alert Publication Effective – Samuda

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Hon. Karl Samuda, has said that the use of the Consumer Alert publication is an effective medium of keeping consumers informed, so as to exercise greater intelligence in their purchasing decisions. Speaking at a … Continued


JBDC’s Small Business Expo Next Wednesday

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will host its second annual one-day small business exposition, at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, on Wednesday May 6. Dubbed “Your Business, Our Business…How Can We Help You?”, the event is part of the JBDC’s … Continued


Samuda Against Non Tariff Barriers

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has come out strongly against what he describes as non tariff barriers being imposed on Jamaican products. “Right in our own backyard and to be more specific, in the area of … Continued


SBAJ Head Urges Members to Meet Tax Obligations

President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Edward Chin-Mook, says that it is crucial for entrepreneurs to abide by tax regulations which stimulate economic growth. Mr. Chin Mook said that the creation of a Jamaica Business Information Centre … Continued


Manufacturers Urged to Safeguard Against Dumping

Local manufacturers are being urged to increase their knowledge of trade practices so as to protect their products from unfair tactics employed by players in the international market. The call came from Executive Director of the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission, … Continued


Gov’t Supporting Small Business – Stern

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Michael Stern, has said that the Government is supporting the establishment of small businesses to boost employment and foster economic growth. Speaking at the Small Business Association of … Continued


JIPO to Stage Creativity Expo on April 24

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be staging a Creativity Expo on April 24, which will showcase examples of Jamaican ingenuity in the areas of copyright and related rights. The one-day event, slated for Emancipation Park in Kingston from … Continued


JTI Stages Business Formalisation Workshop

Jamaica Trade and Invest’s (JTI) Export Centre and Business Information Point (EC/BIP) facility, in association with the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) and the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), will stage a workshop on Business Formalisation Guidelines, Tuesday, April 21, … Continued


Import/Export Centre Coming June… PM Discloses

Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has disclosed that a one stop centre to clear food and chemicals entering and leaving the island, will be opened in June. The Prime Minister was responding to questions from the Standing Finance Committee in Parliament … Continued


PM Says Import/Export Centre Coming in June

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has disclosed that a one stop centre to clear food and chemicals entering and leaving Jamaica, will be opened in June. Mr. Golding was responding to questions at the meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of … Continued


JIPO Celebrates Intellectual Property Week, April 20-26

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will observe Intellectual Property (IP) Week from April 20 to 26, under the theme: ‘Creativity: Protect. Collect. Respect.’ Speaking at Thursday’s(April 9) JIS Think Tank session, Manager of the Copyright and Related Rights Directorate … Continued


JBDC Stages 2-day Business Clinic in Montego Bay

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), is inviting small business operators and business interests in western Jamaica, to attend a two-day business clinic and sensitisation session at the Civic Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, on April 7 and 8. … Continued


Samuda Urges More Focus on Exports

Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Karl Samuda, has urged manufacturers to place greater focus on producing goods for export to earn much needed foreign exchange for Jamaica. He said that while engaging in manufacturing for local consumption is good, it … Continued


Samuda to Study One-Stop Business Facilities in Canada

Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce Karl Samuda, is to visit Canada in April, to look at one-stop facilities created to support business development. He will be looking for measures that can be adopted and implemented in Jamaica, against the … Continued

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