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Much Focus on the Export Sector

With improved agricultural production and marketing now getting much focus from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the need for proper and efficient export facilities is essential. Against this background, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, toured … Continued


Small Idea Blossoms Into Thriving Business

What began as a small idea, has blossomed into a lucrative business venture for Kesi Asher, who is now reaping much success. For the past two years, Miss Asher has been working feverishly to master the art of running her … Continued


One Stop Import/Export Centre to Boost Trade Activities

As the Government prepares to open a new One Stop Import/Export Inspection Centre on Tuesday, June 23, already, there are signs of optimisim from the shipping industry. General Manager of CMACGM Jamaica Limited Shipping Company, Leo Nesbeth, is confident that … Continued


Local Producers Urged to Consider Fair Trade Strategy

Deputy President of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), Lisa Bell, has urged producers to consider employing the fair trade strategy in marketing Jamaican products internationally. “We are hopeful that our producers will look seriously at this strategy to achieve premium … Continued


Jamaica Celebrates International Accreditation Day

Jamaica will, for the first time, join over 50 other countries in celebrating International Accreditation Day on Tuesday (June 9). Now in its second year, International Accreditation Day, is a global initiative, established jointly by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) … Continued


Harmonisation of Economies Will be a Challenge – Samuda

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has said that harmonisation of economies within CARICOM, will prove a major challenge against the background that some Jamaican products face trade blockade by regional territories. The Minister said the trade … Continued


Caymanas Economic Zone to Provide Thousands of Jobs

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has said that the establishment of the Caymanas Economic Zone, in St. Catherine, is expected to provide jobs for more than 30,000 Jamaicans. Addressing members of the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation (JDCF) … Continued


Samuda Pledges Govt. Support to Small Business Sector

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has pledged the Government’s support in promoting the continued growth and development of the small business and productive enterprises. Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Town Hall meeting at the Portmore HEART Academy, … Continued


Small Businesses the Bedrock of Jamaica – Stern

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Michael Stern has said that small businesses are the bedrock of Jamaica. “In many ways, small businesses are the bedrock of the country. Their success mirrors the country’s success,” … Continued


Business Information Centre Opens in Mandeville

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) opened its ninth Jamaica Business Information Centre (JAMBIC) in Mandeville Manchester on Thursday (May 14), which will provide a range of technical support for small entrepreneurs. The facility, located at the Morris Entrepreneurial Centre, … Continued

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