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The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), in its bid to continually create promotional opportunities for micro, small and medium size enterprises in Jamaica, will be staging its annual Kumba Mi Yabba Christmas fair at its new venue, the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Hope Road.
The fair, now in its eighth year, will be staged from December 19 to 21 and will showcase a wide range of authentic Jamaican products, including ceramic items, paintings, carvings, household accessories, aromatherapy items, clothing, accessories and local cuisines.
Speaking with JIS News, Public Relations Officer at the JBDC, Sancia Campbell pointed out that “Kumba Mi Yabba provides a platform for local producers and manufacturers of innovative and indigenous products and services, to showcase their merchandise.”
She added that the event also provides a medium for entrepreneurs to access a wider market, both locally and overseas.
In addition to the marketing component of the fair, Miss Campbell explained that the event will include an all-encompassing entertainment package for every member of the family, ranging from a fashion extravaganza, culture showcase, jazz on the lawns, and carol service, to performances from top Rising Stars and local artistes.
“We are putting together an exciting entertainment package that will run from day till night so that everyone that comes through to purchase authentic Jamaican products, will be thoroughly entertained,” she said.
Other attractions include: a kiddies village with face painting, clowns, rides, and giveaways.
“Persons should attend Kumba Mi Yabba, because it is the biggest Christmas fair in the island,” Miss Campbell highlighted, noting that the event provides a medium where persons can build the Jamaican economy, by purchasing authentic local products, while supporting the small business sector.
Some 200 exhibitors will be participating in the show, with an anticipated 10,000 persons visiting the Christmas village. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. over the three days and there is no admission cost.

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