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Jamaicans in South Florida turned out in their numbers recently, to learn of the many ways in which they can invest in the country’s development.
Occasion was a one-day investment forum at the Sheraton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, which was organized by the Jamaica Consulate General in Miami in conjunction with the Jamaica United States of America Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC).
The event attracted some 150 participants, who were informed of a range of investment opportunities in the island. They also benefited from panel discussions on the topics: ‘Business Opportunities in Jamaica’, ‘Government Assistance and Regulatory Parameters’ and ‘Investment Options in Real Estate and Financial Securities.’
The panelists included persons from public and private sector entities in Jamaica and the United States such as Corporate Strategies Limited, Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Jamaica Trade and Invest, Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation, Financial Services Commission, Jamaica Securities Dealers Association, Jamaica Realtors Association, National Commercial Bank, Mayberry Investments Limited, Capital and Credit Financial Group and the United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
In their varied presentations, the panelists echoed encouragement for Jamaicans to take advantage of the wide range of investment opportunities in the island at this time, which could bring individual wealth as well as job creation.
They also highlighted some of the factors placing Jamaica in a strategic position for investment in the global arena.
Noting the level of enthusiasm demonstrated, Consul General, Ricardo Allicock, said the event was a move in the right direction to help in the country’s economic development. “Our expectation is that there will be positive results to follow based on the responsiveness and expressions of interest from the participants,” he stated.
President of JAUSACC, Marie Gill, also noted that the event will provide encouragement to those with business interest in Jamaica.
Sponsors of the symposium included Scotia Bank, Mayberry Investments and National Commercial Bank (NCB).