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November 2021

28 November 2021

BluShip's 2021 Corporate Linkages Media Briefing on the Trade in Cultural Goods

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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, along with Executive Chairman, BluShip Cargo and Freight Limited, Daren Miller; CEO, BluShip, Lemar James; Director, of Operations, BluShip, Javae Munroe; Miss Universe Jamaica 2021, Daena Soares; Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, H. E. Ambassador Maureen Tamuno; Honorary Consul; Israeli Honorary Consulate in Kingston, Ainsley Henriques, Deputy President, Jamaica Manufacturers Exporters Association, Jerome Miles; and President, Jamaica Film and Television Association, Saeed Thomas, at the BluShip 2021 Corporate Linkages...

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Dolsie Allen, CAC CEO.

CAC gets historic $7-million payday for aggrieved consumer

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 28 Nov 2021    admin   
THE smiles are broader these days in the corridors of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) after its Protection Tribunal awarded a client $7.6 million, the largest-ever compensation granted by the watchdog body. Consumer activist Vernon Derby, host of Nationwide Radio's At Your Service programme, reported the award on his Bark di Trute blog Friday, saying “this is an exciting story for consumers”, because “consumers oftentimes complain that they do not have an organisation to defend then”. Sacha-Gaye Russell, legal Officer at the CAC, said the award was made as a result of the consumer...

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Chief Executive Officer, National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), Dr. Lorice Edwards Brown.

National Compliance And Regulatory Authority Targets Legislation By 2022/23

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 28 Nov 2021    admin   
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), Dr. Lorice Edwards Brown, says that the entity is working to have legislation in place within the next financial year. “You would have heard us talking and making reference to the BSJ (Bureau of Standards Jamaica) legislation because that still underlines and gives us the authority to conduct our regulatory programmes, but in a little while, the NCRA legislation will be in place,” she said. Dr. Edwards Brown was addressing a virtual stakeholder engagement session, entitled ‘Stating the Facts: The Regulator’s...

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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce with portfolio responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Jamaica In V-Shaped Economic Recovery – Shaw

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 28 Nov 2021    admin   
With Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 14.20 percent recorded in the second quarter of 2021, the country is now in a V-shaped economic recovery. The disclosure was made by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce with portfolio responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw during his address on day one of the Jamaica Promotions (JAMPRO) ‘Explore Do Business Jamaica Virtual Investment Conference 2021’ on Wednesday (November 17). In a V-shaped recovery, an economy that has suffered a sharp decline experiences a fast and strong rebound. Such recoveries are generally...

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Executives of five Business Service Intermediaries (BSIs) under the DBJ’s IGNITE III programme pose with Executives of the Development Bank of Jamaica Left – Right: Nigel Cooper, Incubator Manager, Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Utech, Paula Hagley, Manager, Business Development & Special Projects, Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Christopher Brown, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica, Opal Levy, Director, Sisters’ Ink Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Valerie Viera, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Adrian Nelson, Legal Officer, DBJ, LuShana Cheddesingh, Technical Coordinator, Direct Business Support, DBJ and Carlinton Burrell, Executive Director, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre.

DBJ Signs Agreement with Business Service Intermediaries 20 MSEs to benefit from 12-month capacity building programme

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 28 Nov 2021    admin   
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) today (Tuesday, November 16th) signed Agreement with five business service intermediaries (BSIs) to build the capacity of twenty Micro and Small Businesses (MSEs) over the next 12 months, and represents the third Cohort of the Bank’s IGNITE programme. The BSIs are: Caribbean Innovation Climate Centre (CCIC), Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Sisters’ Ink Jamaica, and Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) at UTECH. “In 2015, the DBJ officially launched the IGNITE programme to undertake...

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Valerie Veira, CEO of JBDC, speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW): Business Dialogue Forum held last week at the JBDC incubator offices on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as Deputy CEO, Harold Davis looks on.

Entrepreneurs urged to exploit global growth trends

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 28 Nov 2021    admin   
Amid global supply disruptions occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic, entrepreneurs are being urged to capitalise on new economic growth trends as potential opportunities for expanding their businesses. Minister of state in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Norman Dunn, speaking to small enterprise owners at a recent Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) business dialogue, encouraged operators to double down on emerging and trending opportunities in the market. “Global disruptions have led to economic growth in many markets, such as manufacturing;...

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