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January 2023
 

13 January 2023

Mugs are raised for the official launch of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Celebrating (from left) are Chair, Gastronomy Network, Nicola Madden-Greig; Executive Director, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Dr. Carey Wallace; Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (third left); Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., Member of Parliament for St. Andrew East Rural, Juliet Holness, and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill. The ceremony was held at Devon House in Kingston, on January 9.

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival March 25

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 13 Jan 2023    admin   
Coffee lovers, both locally and internationally, can mark Saturday, March 25, 2023 on their calendars as the date when the highly anticipated Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival will make its grand return. The sixth staging of the annual event was launched today (January 9) at Devon House, in Kingston, and is set to take place at its traditional home – Newcastle, St. Andrew. For this year, patrons can expect to be treated to the usual abundance of food, coffee and culture, as well as a roster of activities that include a farmers’ day/festival marketplace, a barista competition, coffee panel...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (centre), speaks about the second trade mission to Guyana, which will take place from January 23 to 28. He was addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on January 12. Minister Hill is flanked by President (Acting) of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Shullette Cox (left) and Chief Executive Officer at Konnexx Services Limited, Dean Nevers.

Senator Hill to Lead Second Trade Mission to Guyana

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 13 Jan 2023    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, will head Jamaica’s 60-member delegation to Guyana from January 23 to 28 for a second trade mission. The visit will focus on strengthening previously established partnerships with Guyanese businesses as well as increasing trade and investment opportunities between the two countries. Addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on Thursday (January 12), Senator Hill shared that he foresees “Jamaica and Guyana building formidable business, commercial and even broader political arrangements”. “Jamaica is...


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Director of the Economic Accounting Division at the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Paula Jackson and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis, address a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on Wednesday, (January 11).

JBDC Embarks on US$72,000 Project to Strengthen Cultural and Creative Industries

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 13 Jan 2023    admin   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has embarked on a US$72,000 project to strengthen the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Jamaica. CCIs can be defined as those industries whose activities are based on cultural values or other artistic individual or collective creative expressions. Titled ‘UNESCO JAM NSS CCI – Economic and Social Impact of Jamaica’s Cultural and Creative Industries’, the project is geared towards validating the country’s CCIs through Economic Impact Assessments (EIA) and the National Statistical System (NSS). The project came about as a result of a...


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From left: Dr Indianna Minto-Coy, deputy executive director, MSBM; Dr David McBean, executive director – MSBM; Valerie Viera, chief executive officer (CEO) of the JBDC and Harold Davis, deputy chief executive officer of the JBDC, take part in the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to signify a strategic partnership to boost entrepreneurship and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through the provision of resources which will assist businesses with improving their profitability and sustainability.

MSBM, JBDC sign strategic partnership to boost entrepreneurship

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 13 Jan 2023    admin   
The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) last month signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to signify a strategic partnership to boost entrepreneurship and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through the provision of resources which will assist businesses with improving their profitability and sustainability. The MSBM, as the premier business school in the region, with a rich tradition of providing high calibre business and management programmes, offers a number of Masters Programmes to provide its graduate...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn (right), observes the process for manufacturing essential oils at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) incubator in Kingston, following the facility’s recent commissioning. Looking on is JBDC Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira.

Farmers Encouraged to Cultivate Crops Used to Produce Essential Oils

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 13 Jan 2023    admin   
Local farmers are being encouraged to cultivate ample quantities of crops that are used to produce essential oils, to enable them and, by extension, Jamaica to tap into the multibillion-dollar global market for these nutraceuticals. This urging comes from State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, who cites ginger, tumeric, lemongrass, pimento, and castor beans, as examples of these crops. He said the global market, which is projected to reach US$15.3 billion by 2027, presents an opportunity for stakeholders in the local food processing,...


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