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December 2021

08 December 2021

Ambassador of the Dominican Republic of Jamaica H.E. Angie Shakira Martinez Tejera pays a Courtesy Call on Ministers Shaw and Dunn

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd right); Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Jamaica, H.E. Angie Shakira Martinez Tejera (2nd left); Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (left); and Head of Economic and Commercial Affairs, Daniel Beltré Acosta, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The meeting was held to discuss further bilateral relations between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

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19th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, speaking at the 19th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture being hosted by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), under the theme “Integrating Competition Law and Consumer Protection Law: Optimizing Consumer Welfare”, on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The Shirley Playfair Lecture series is an annual public lecture, which focuses on Competition Law and Policy. Others participating at the event are Executive Director, FTC, David Miller, who gave the welcome and closing remarks; Moderator & Chairman, FTC, Donovan White; and deilivering the...

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Kaya ships ganja to Australia

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
Marijuana company Kaya shipped five kilogrammes of cannabis flower to Australia, its first such export arrangement. The shipment, valued at $1.3 million, was made in November. Kaya, which operates a ganja farm as well as a chain of medical marijuana shops or herbhouses, hopes to continue the shipments over time. Kaya shipped cannabis oil in February 2020 to the Cayman Islands; Australia was its first flower shipment. “We would like to continue to build on strength and further our current agreements in Cayman and Australia where we can see monthly or quarterly exports on a regular basis,” said...

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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw.

JIPO Looking to Incorporate Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office is looking to incorporate the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, 2012, which seeks to protect performers in their performances. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, made the disclosure during the BluShip Corporate Linkages Media Briefing on Trade in Cultural Goods, at the AC Hotels by Marriott, St. Andrew on November 25. He said that JIPO has been consulting with stakeholders in the audiovisual community on the matter, which will provide greater safeguards for brand Jamaica. “With Jamaica’s accession to this Treaty...

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis.

COVID-19 Sparks Entrepreneurial Spirit Of Jamaicans

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has upended normal life, but it has also unleashed the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit for which Jamaicans are known. Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis, tells JIS News that the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) recorded its highest number of persons registering new businesses in 2020/21. Entrepreneurs and investors registered 12,809 business names and 3,935 new companies, reflecting increases of 12 per cent and three per cent, respectively, over the previous period, and...

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(From left) Nigel Cooper, incubator manager, Technology Innovation Centre; Paula Hagley, manager, Business Development & Special Projects, Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association; Christopher Brown, general manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ); Opal Levy, director, Sisters' Ink Jamaica; Milverton Reynolds, managing director, DBJ; Valerie Viera, CEO, Jamaica Business Development Corporation; Adrian Nelson, legal officer, DBJ; LuShana Francis Cheddesingh, technical coordinator, Intermediary, DBJ; and Carlinton Burrell, executive director, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre.

20 MSEs to benefit from DBJ's IGNITE III

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has enlisted five of its business service intermediaries to facilitate the capacity-building of 20 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) under the IGNITE programme over the next 12 months. The 20 MSEs will form the third cohort of the IGNITE programme, an initiative of the DBJ, and will interact with Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Sisters' Ink Jamaica, and Technology Innovation Centre at University of Technology, Jamaica. “In 2015 the DBJ officially launched...

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Nicholas Sutherland, manager of New Market Development, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro)

Jampro unearthing new markets for investment with EDP

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 08 Dec 2021    admin   
JAMAICA Promotions Corporation (Jampro), through the Economic Diplomacy Programme (EDP), said the initiative has already started to unearth opportunities in new markets. This, as the agency moves to exploit business opportunities that will generate foreign direct investments and boost trade for the country. The programme which is a joint collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT), also aims to advance the country's economic agenda whilst enhancing its international visibility as a destination for business. Speaking at a recent virtual investment...

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