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FTC Resolves Over 500 Cases Last Year

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has said that out of 1,100 cases investigated last year, 583 were resolved. Reporting on the performance of the FTC, at a media breakfast at the Knutsford Court Hotel today (September 8), Executive Director, Barbara … Continued

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Competition Statute Being Drafted For Caricom

Executive Director of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), Barbara Lee has said that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was currently in the process of designing a CARICOM Competition Statute in preparation for the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy … Continued

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Regs & Legs Creating Business Friendly Environment

Through a number of initiatives under the Regulations, Legislation and Process Improvement Project (Regs & Legs), government is well on the way to creating a business friendly environment that is conducive to increased investment, productivity and economic growth. Cabinet Secretary … Continued

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Developers’ Manual Coming For Potential Investors

The Ministry of Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Land and Environment and its agencies, will publish a developer’s manual to provide developers and potential investors with all the relevant information and time frames to plan and realistically cost … Continued

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FTC Observes 10th Anniversary

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will observe its tenth anniversary from September 6 to 13 under the theme “Competition For Economic Growth and Development”. Executive Director of the FTA, Barbara Lee, said the theme was selected to reflect the Commission’s … Continued

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Government Expediting Processing Of Documents

Effective September 1, 2003 arrangements entered into by credit unions, no longer have to be submitted to the stamp office for exemption notations to be placed on the relevant documents. Minister of Development, Dr. Paul Robertson, made this announcement today … Continued

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CAC Settles 804 Cases Between April And July

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has reported that between April and July this year, 804 consumer complaints were resolved, resulting in a refund of approximately $2.17 million to consumers by the business community. Research and Communications Officer at the CAC, … Continued

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Jamaica Ranks High In Preparing Consumers For CSME

Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Angela Manning has said that Jamaica ranked high among its CARICOM counterparts in preparing consumers for the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), which will be in place by 2005. Mrs. … Continued

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JAMPRO Seeks Greater Share Of Int’l Film Industry

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking a bigger share of the lucrative international film industry pie, estimated to be worth billions of United States dollars. Michael McMorris, JAMPRO’s Executive Director of Marketing, told JIS News recently, that discussions were being … Continued

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E-Services For Exporters Being Implemented

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), is moving ahead with the partial implementation of its e-services for exporters, with the projected deadline for the first phase less than two months away. In an interview with JIS News, JAMPRO’s Executive Director of … Continued

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Increased Investment Brings 5,190 New Jobs

Joseph Matalon, Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), has reported a 37.6 per cent increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the past year, moving from $10.6 billion in 2002 to $17 billion in 2003. The increased investment has resulted … Continued

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Pepsi Invests $360 Million In Plant Improvement

Pepsi-Cola (Jamaica) Limited has announced an investment of some $360 million in new equipment and machinery at its Spanish Town Road plant, to bring the local company on par with cutting edge technology used by bottling companies regionally. Speaking at … Continued

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CSME Will Bring Increased Competition – Paulwell

Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, Phillip Paulwell, has warned local producers, that the coming of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) would place increased pressure on them to compete effectively with their CARICOM neighbors. Minister Paulwell was launching … Continued

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Jamaica’s Global Competitiveness Profile Gets Good Ratings

President of Jamaica’s investment promotion and export trade development agency, JAMPRO, Patricia Francis, has said that Jamaica’s Global Competitiveness profile, shows that the country enjoys five key strengths, which are among the highest in the world. As such, producers of … Continued

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