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Ambassador to the United States (US), Anthony Johnson, has encouraged Jamaican nationals returning home to seek out lucrative investments, and avoid the alternative financial schemes.
Speaking at the first annual charity event of the All Christian, Incorporated, in Miami, recently, the Ambassador cited opportunities for investment in the areas of tourism, information technology, business outsourcing, agro-food processing and manufacturing.
Mr. Johnson mentioned the Caymanas Economic Free Zone initiative, a community production enterprise to be established in the Ferry section of St. Catherine.
The proposed facilities, mooted by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, would be housed on 500 acres of land, accommodating numerous industries and clusters in the areas of manufacturing, pharmaceutical, information technology, food processing and warehousing, along with other sectors of production.
He explained that this model of Free Zone development has proven successful on the Asian continent as well as in Panama, adding that this industrial estate would be a great source of employment as well as foreign exchange earner, contributing much to national development.
Mr. Johnson also encouraged returning residents to utilize the overseas consulates and mission offices in accessing information to facilitate easier transition as they relocate and resettle in Jamaica.
The Ambassador congratulated Jamaican national, Billy McKillop, a Christian missionary who is returning home after nearly 30 years, to give back to his country.
Under his mission organization, Ministries in Action, Mr. McKillop, along with his wife and three children, will relocate in early August to work through the church to assist in community development, church growth, evangelism and theological training.
Proceeds from the inaugural charity event will benefit the McKillop Ministries in Jamaica.

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