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March 2022
 

03 March 2022

Vice President of Marketing at JAMPRO, Gabriel Heron.

Technology Seen As The Tool To Boost Agricultural Output

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 03 Mar 2022    admin   
Vice President of Marketing at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Gabriel Heron, says increased investments, coupled with greater use of technology such as greenhouses and hydroponics, can result in major transformation of the agriculture sector. He made the remarks on Thursday (February 3) while addressing a virtual webinar focusing on ‘Technology-Driven Agriculture Business: Boosting Production, Driving Export Sales’. “There is the potential to generate 10 to 15 times more yield acreage, and of course, with the additional benefit of limiting the debilitating impact of praedial larceny...


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Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira.

Local Designers To Benefit From JBDC Festival Of The Cloth Workshop Series

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 03 Mar 2022    admin   
Local designers in the fashion, gift and craft industry are to benefit from the ‘Festival of the Cloth Workshop Series’, being hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC). The series is a three-part programme, which will focus on Design Motif and Block Cutting on March 2 to 4; Waxing and Dyeing Part 1 on March 16 to 18, and Waxing and Dyeing Part 2 from March 30 to April 1. The first workshop will be done via Zoom, while the second and third will take place at the JBDC Incubator and Resource Centre on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at a cost of...


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Research Scientist at the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Johann Antoine.

Partnership Urged On Research Into Lead Exposure

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 03 Mar 2022    admin   
Chairman of the Paint and Surface Coatings Technical Committee at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Johann Antoine, is calling for partnership on research to determine lead exposure levels in Jamaica. He noted that such collaboration is one of the greatest needs in the fight against lead poisoning from paint. Mr. Antoine, who is a research scientist at the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that there needs to be buy-in from several private-sector stakeholders “to support research that is going to help us...


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JBDC Establishing Essential Oil Incubator

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 03 Mar 2022    admin   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is establishing an essential oils incubator that will provide manufacturing capacity for clients as well as further position the country to tap into the lucrative global industry. The development forms part of a project that aims to, among other things, establish an organised and viable essential oils industry. In welcoming the initiative, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, said that it supports the expansion of manufacturing for export, and pledged the Government’s commitment to...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill.

35 Receive Titles Under Land Ownership Programme

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 03 Mar 2022    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, has said that land ownership is an untapped area for economic growth and development, and requires urgent attention. The Minister, who was speaking at a recent titling ceremony for the National Land Agency (NLA) Systematic Land Registration (SLR) Programme, said that he will continue to lend his support to the programme in Parliament. “During my tenure as the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, I was determined to effect significant change in this area. I realised...


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Minister of Industry, InvestmeMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (centre), responds to questions during Thursday’s (March 3) meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, at Gordon House. Among those accompanying him are State Minister in the Ministry, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn (left, front row), and Permanent Secretary, Sancia Bennett Templer (right, front row).

Work Progressing On Amendments To Legislation Governing JaSEZA

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 03 Mar 2022    admin   
Work is progressing on amendments to legislation governing the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JaSEZA) and the Jamaica International Financial Services Authority (JIFSA), says Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill. He was responding to questions during Thursday’s (March 3) meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, whose members are deliberating the 2022/23 Estimates of Expenditure. Senator Hill informed that several proposed legislative and regulatory revisions to the JaSEZA Act “are being pursued”, adding that “...


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