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The Jamaica Business Development Centre (JBDC) will stage the first in a series of workshops aimed at developing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in South Trelawny in July, Member of Parliament, Marissa Dalrymple-Phillibert has announced.
Making her contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in Gordon House on Wednesday (June 25), Mrs. Dalrymple-Phillibert said discussions to this end were held with the JBDC, adding that a percentage of her Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation would be made available to the entity to “manage and provide direct assistance to constituents .who have a viable business plan, which is pregnant for implementation.”
“I perceive the model working in this way.a committee in Trelawny will first assess the applicant and, if found suitable, he or she will be recommended to the JBDC, who will continue the process to ensure that the project is bankable,” she explained.
Mrs. Dalrymple-Phillibert, who is also Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the funds will be used to facilitate productivity and stimulate social and economic growth in the constituency. She pointed out that the objective of using the JBDC is to ensure that there is sustainable development of activities being undertaken.