Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry and president, Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Hugh Johnson sign a Memorandum of Understanding between MICAF and the SBAJ at the launch of the Inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference, held at the Spanish Court hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Seated at Mr. Stanberry’s left is chief executive officer, RJR Gleaner Communications Group, Gary Allen and standing at back (from left) are assistant general manager, Jamaica National Limited, Leon Mitchell; project coordinator, Jamaica Venture Capital Fund, DBJ, Audrey Richards; and director, SBAJ, Garnett Reid.
27 May 2017
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry says that there is a need for real statistics on the MSME sector as data is now being garnered from tax rolls and all kinds of proxies. “I think that one of the urgent imperatives of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is to provide that mechanism where we can, in fact, have statistics on this important sector. How many people are involved, what are they involved in, what kind of employment they are creating, how are they contributing to the Gross Domestic Product...