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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


Jamaica had Good Showing at London Food and Drink Show

Jamaica had a successful showing at the just concluded International Food and Drink Event (IFE) in London, with manufacturers and exporters meeting and booking orders with European distributors. “All the exporters (from Jamaica) had meetings with potential distributors and in … Continued


Export Sector Stakeholders Urged to Retool

Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has made an impassioned appeal to stakeholders in the export sector, to embark on an urgent retooling exercise. Speaking today (March 17), at the validation session of the National Export Strategy, held … Continued


Stern Calls for Greater Investment in ICT in the Region

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Michael Stern, has suggested that governments and business communities in the region work together to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. “Despite difficult … Continued


Charles Encourages Jamaicans to Invest in the Country

Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles has encouraged Jamaicans to invest more in the country, to provide jobs for those who need it. “You cannot have jobs without expansion of investment or new investment, (and) you cannot invite … Continued


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


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

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