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12 November 2021

Representatives of companies newly-certified to quality standards pose with Industry Ministry, the Hon Audley Shaw (6th left); ISO Ambassador in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Reginald Budhan (1st left) and Permanent Secretary in that ministry, Sancia Bennett-Templer (1st right). The certification was earned through the National Certification Body of Jamaica, an agency of the MIIC.

Six Local Companies Receive Certification

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 12 Nov 2021    admin   
The National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ), an arm of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, on Wednesday, November 10, handed over certificates to six local companies that are now-certified to international and national standards. Three companies received the ISO 9001:2015 stamp of approval. They are fertilizer and pesticide manufacturer and distributor, Newport-Fersan (Jamaica) Limited; I.G.L. Limited, for distributing and manufacturing gases, and the System Protection and Control Department of the Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd, now certified to design, commission,...

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The Jampro HQ in New Kingston, St Andrew.

Jampro to host virtual investment confab

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 12 Nov 2021    admin   
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) will introduce local and international investors to a plethora of business opportunities in the country when it hosts the Explore: Do Business Jamaica Virtual Investment Conference on November 17–18, 2021. During the two-day event, the export marketing and investment promotion agency of the Jamaican Government will highlight emerging projects and new developments in agribusiness, outsourcing, manufacturing, energy, tourism, and the creative industries through several discussions and interviews. The event will be staged simultaneously on two platforms:...

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SHAW... We recognise that MSME recovery takes a village and it is only through our concerted efforts that the sector will strive and in time become the primary driver of our economy.

Shaw reinforces support to MSME sector

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 12 Nov 2021    admin   
In acknowledging the link between the growth of the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) sector and the country's economic recovery, Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw says the Government remains committed in facilitating the development of a robust and enabling policy ecosystem. Speaking at the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA) Success Summit held recently, Shaw indicated that the Government has instituted several initiatives to make it increasingly easier to start and register a business in Jamaica. This, he said, has allowed Jamaica to be recognised...

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Harold Davis.

Exciting Activities For Global Entrepreneurship Week

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 12 Nov 2021    admin   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has organised a host of events to commemorate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which is being observed November 8 to12. The events include a Business Dialogue Forum on Monday (November 8) at 1:00 p.m.; JBDC Virtual Biz Zone on Tuesday (November 9) at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Opportunity Evening on Wednesday (November 10) at 4:00 p.m.; Raising Capital on Thursday (November 11) at 10:00 a.m.; The Entrepreneur’s Journey on Friday (November 12) at noon and the JBDC BOSS of the Year Awards at 1:00 p.m. Speaking in a recent Jamaica Information...

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The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service logo.

Digital Currency Promises New Opportunities For MSMEs

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 12 Nov 2021    admin   
Local entrepreneurs are heralding the opportunities that now exist for Jamaicans due to digital transition. The stance was made at the recently concluded Wealth Summit on Digital Financial Inclusion hosted by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. All six presenters at the summit, who were drawn from the public and private sectors, advocated for the benefits to be derived from the digital transitions taking place in Jamaican businesses. The presentations outlined how adapting to the digital shift can redound to the benefit of not just individuals but the country at large. In making...

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