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17 December 2021

Melissa Barrett, business advisory services manager, Jamaica Business Development Corporation.

JBDC, DBJ to invest $60 million in accelerator programme

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 17 Dec 2021    admin   
THE JAMAICA Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is targeting 60 local entrepreneurs within the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector for Cohort 4 of its Accelerator Programme, which is set to get under way in early 2022. The six-month intensive development programme is being jointly funded by the JBDC and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ). Melissa Barrett, business advisory services manager at the JBDC, says the upcoming cohort is set to be the agency’s biggest since the programme was first launched in 2017. “Previously, we engaged a maximum of 20 participants per...

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Diane Edwards, president of Jampro, and Omar Sweeney, managing director of the JSIF, display the signed memorandum of understanding between JSIF- Rural Economic Development Initiative II (REDI II) and Jampro at the signing ceremony held at Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston on Wednesday, December 8.

JSIF, Jampro sign MOU for Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee market study

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 17 Dec 2021    admin   
THE Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the market study of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and the Jamaica High Mountain Coffee Sub-Project. According to JSIF Managing Director Omar Sweeney, the MOU seeks to set out the areas for cooperation and the respective roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of a consultancy for the development of a coffee marketing strategy, the anticipated National Yam Strategy Consultancy, and any other projects eligible for funding under the...

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Power couple Carl and Donna-Kaye Sharpe pose with their JBDC B.O.S.S MAN and B.O.S.S LADY of the Year Awards.

A couple of bosses: JBDC awards B.O.S.S Man and B.O.S.S Lady to power couples

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 17 Dec 2021    admin   
THE JAMAICA Business Development Corporation (JBDC) annually awards exceptional local entrepreneurs through its B.O.S.S MAN and B.O.S.S LADY of the Year programme. This year’s finalists disproved the old adage that dissuades mixing family and business, as the programme saw two couples vying for the awards. On November 12, Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate copped the B.O.S.S Man of the YAearard, while his wife and business partner Donna-Kaye Sharpe took home the B.O.S.S Lady of the Year Award. The other power couple, Michael and Sonia Moodie of Portland Authentic Jerk, were the runners-up...

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Director of Communications, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Latoya Halstead addresses a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) 'Think Tank' at the agency's head office in Kingston.

Shoppers Urged To Always Request Receipts

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 17 Dec 2021    admin   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reminding shoppers to ensure that they get their receipts when making purchases this yuletide season. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, Director of Communications, CAC, Latoya Halstead said that consumers are to be vigilant about getting their receipts as this is the time of year when many vendors will be travelling from place to place. “We encourage you, no matter where you purchase your item that you get a receipt. The receipt must state the name of the place, it must have a contact number and an address,” said Ms. Halstead...

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State Min. Dunn participates in grand opening of Progressive Shopping Centre

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 17 Dec 2021    admin   
Government Ministers participate in the symbolic cutting of the ribbon which signifies Progressive Grocers of Jamaica Limited’s grand opening of its Progressive Shopping Centre, during a ceremony on Barbican Road in St. Andrew on Tuesday (December 14). Ministers present are Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Fayval Williams (left) Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck (second left); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (second right). Progressive Grocers of Jamaica Limited Directors also taking part (from third left...

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