JIS News

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has pledged his Ministry’s full support for the country’s productive sector in the effort to boost productivity and job creation.
Speaking to JIS News following a tour of three locations in the parish of Hanover on Thursday (Sept. 16), Minister Samuda told JIS News that he plans to pay “a lot more” visits to business entities, to interact with owners and encourage them in their operations.
The Minister visited the Grand Palladium/Fiesta Hotel site where more than 800 new hotel rooms are being constructed; the Dolphin Cove attraction; and Sandy Bay Sweets, which is a confectionery factory.
The tour followed his address at an exporters’ forum in Montego Bay earlier in the day, to discuss pertinent issues affecting the export sector.
Minister Samuda told JIS News that the visits provide clear indication “of all the effort being put into growing the economy by small and conscientious business owners, who are determined to invest their money in Jamaica and play their part in building the country”.
“We are going to do a lot more of this, to encourage the exporting and productive community to do all they can to work with us so that we can earn the foreign exchange that we need, create the jobs and grow our economy,” he stated.
The Montego Bay meeting with exporters was the second in a series organised by JAMPRO under the theme: ‘Let’s Talk Exports’.

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