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Small Businesses the Bedrock of Jamaica – Stern

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Michael Stern has said that small businesses are the bedrock of Jamaica. “In many ways, small businesses are the bedrock of the country. Their success mirrors the country’s success,” … Continued

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Business Information Centre Opens in Mandeville

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) opened its ninth Jamaica Business Information Centre (JAMBIC) in Mandeville Manchester on Thursday (May 14), which will provide a range of technical support for small entrepreneurs. The facility, located at the Morris Entrepreneurial Centre, … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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