News & Media

January 2024

Pepsi and JMEA promote knowledge exchange with ‘Tour and Learn’ initiative

Jan 31, 2024

In a move to promote greater collaboration and knowledge transfer between large enterprises and smaller businesses, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) organised the first in a series of visits to the Pepsi Cola Jamaica (PCJ) bottling plant in Kingston.

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December 2023

Elizabeth Morgan | Christmas’ contribution to the economy

Dec 12, 2023

For the Church, Christmas is about salvation and the birth of Christ, but there is a business side to it. The celebrations, religious and secular, contribute to economies and are worth studying. In Bethlehem in the West Bank of Palestine this year, the usual hustle and bustle were absent as Christmas was canceled due to […]

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We are concerned

Dec 10, 2023

MEMBERS of Jamaica’s private sector say they are getting increasingly concerned that the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela could soon start having an impact on companies that are either already doing business in Guyana or those which are only in the planning stages of going after opportunities in that market.

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November 2023

Call For Greater Public-Private Sector Partnership with Law Enforcement in Crime Fight

Nov 20, 2023

Jervis Moore, director of investigations at the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), has called for greater partnership and cooperation between the public and private sectors and law enforcement in order to step up the fight against corruption and fraud. Signalling that fraud perpetrated against financial institutions and through lotto scamming helped to fund […]

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Le Champ Cosmetic Powders The Envirnomentally Conscious Woman

Nov 19, 2023

Priding itself as Jamaica’s premier vegan make-up brand, the three-year-old Le Champ Cosmetics Ltd (LCC) has already pressed itself into the local market with ambitions to further build out its services palate in the coming years. The company, birthed out of the love and passion for fashion and beauty by its founder and CEO Shanique […]

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Taking The Long View: Natalie Bennett Named CEO of Vm Pensions Management

Nov 19, 2023

WHEN Natalie Bennett quit her permanent job in 2015 to take on a one-year contract at the VM Group, it was a professional risk; but she trusted her gut, and having been recently appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of VM Pensions Management Limited, it’s fair to say that fortune really does favour the brave. Bennett […]

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Bomb threats affect business operations in Jamaica’s Corporate Area

Nov 14, 2023

Business operators in Jamaica’s Corporate Area found themselves grappling with a series of disruptive bomb threats that have struck various institutions in recent days. In the most recent incident, Kingston Wharves, a prominent port and logistics company, fell victim to the alarming trend on Monday.  The cost impact of the disruption is not yet clear.

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Businesses bemoan fallout from fake bomb threats

Nov 14, 2023

Business operators are bemoaning the economic fallout from a wave of fake bomb threats over the last few days targeting various institutions across the Corporate Area. Port and logistics company, Kingston Wharves, was the latest to be targeted on Monday. The cost impact of the disruption is not yet clear.

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Awakening The Village

Nov 13, 2023

Our hearts hurt each time we hear of the tragic deaths or abuse of children and the elderly, the vulnerable members of the Jamaican family. There are individuals and groups looking out for them, babysitting for their neighbours, carpooling, and hosting homework centres. However, as we have been reminded repeatedly, criminals are still being harboured, […]

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‘More certification may not result in higher pay’

Nov 10, 2023

Two businessmen have responded to complaints from some local workers that they are not being handsomely compensated after upskilling themselves. Members of the private sector have been bemoaning the worsening shortage of skilled labourers and want the government to implement a development plan that includes importing workers to fill the gap. But, some local workers […]

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Business Social

Nov 5, 2023

In celebration of National Manufacturers’ Month 2023, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), in a coordinated effort with five of its member companies, opened its doors to 80 high school and tertiary students to tour their facilities throughout October. The tours were part of a comprehensive effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by […]

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October 2023

Businesses Open Doors to Students For Manufacturers Month

Oct 31, 2023

In celebration of National Manufacturers’ Month 2023, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), in a coordinated effort with five of its member companies, opened its doors to 80 high school and tertiary students to tour their facilities throughout October. The tours were part of a comprehensive effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers […]

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Port congestion worries

Oct 27, 2023

THE Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL), operators of the Kingston Container Terminal, is now in a mad rush to clear congestion at the port as the busy Christmas period approaches. KFTL said the delays caused by the congestion “have been creating challenges for our importers and exporters”. The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), which […]

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Launch of the VM Financial Group Business Finance Suite

Oct 26, 2023

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, brings remarks at the launch of the VM Financial Group Business Finance Suite in association with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA). The event was held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on […]

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KFTL aims to resolve port congestion by mid-November

Oct 26, 2023

With weeks to go before the busy Christmas period, the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) says it’s again facing bottlenecks at its port but is working to have the issue resolved by mid-November. In a statement to the pres, KFTL said it has been experiencing challenges with vessels operated by certain shipping lines, primarily due […]

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KFTL says port delays should ease by mid-November

Oct 25, 2023

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) says it anticipates that the issues causing vessel delays at its facilities will be rectified by mid-November. In a media release on Wednesday, KFTL acknowledged that the delays have been creating challenges for importers and exporters, especially with the Christmas season approaching.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Oct 20, 2023

Following her conferral with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer, on National Heroes’ Day, Michelle Chong, CEO of Honey Bun and founder of the Honey Bun Foundation, celebrated the honour with an intimate reception comprising close family, friends and colleagues. The reception was held at Chez Maria, St Andrew, on Monday, October […]

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Blue Power Group reports impressive first-quarter results

Oct 17, 2023

Local soap maker Blue Power Group is reporting that it achieved impressive first-quarter results, despite the difficult global business climate. The Jamaican company recently announced a 449 per cent, or J$31 million increase in profit, in its financial results for the first quarter of 2023, ended July 31. This is in comparison to the same […]

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Press-Releases

JMEA and Honey Bun Foundation Announce One-Year SME Accelerator Programme
Feb 12th, 2024

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) and the Honey Bun Foundation have announced the second iteration of a one-year Small to Med....

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Jamaica Strengthens Economic Ties with Courtesy Visit to Japanese Ambassador Ahead of FOODEX Japan
Feb 12th, 2024

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) took a significant step towards enhancing economic cooperation and bilateral trade between ....

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Local Manufacturers host Secondary and Tertiary Students for Manufacturers’ Month Tours
Oct 31st, 2023

In celebration of National Manufacturers’ Month 2023, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), in a coordinated effort with five ....

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Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Celebrates Excellence at the M&E Awards Gala 2023
Oct 6th, 2023

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) proudly hosted the much-anticipated M&E Awards Gala on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at....

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35+ Companies Compete in 23 Award Categories for JMEA M&E Awards
Sep 21st, 2023

Nearly 200 guests gathered Tuesday eveningat the BMW ATL Autobahn Showroom for the highly anticipated Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association ....

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Sydney Thwaites Elected as New President of The JMEA for 2023/2024
Sep 20th, 2023

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is pleased to announce that Sydney Thwaites, Co-founder, and Chief Execu....

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JMEA and IDB Strengthen Collaboration with HEART/ NSTA Trust – National Tool & Engineering Institute to Foster Manufacturing Sector Skills Council
Sep 19th, 2023

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) jointly condu....

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JMEA & JERA PARTNERSHIP
Jun 7th, 2023

The Jamaica Energy Resilience Alliance is Proud to Announce a New Official Alliance Member: the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association The....

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Safety of Ackee Locally
Mar 17th, 2023

JMEA & JAPA Advises on the Safety and Precautions of Buying and Consuming Ackee Locally Kingston, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Export....

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Participation of the JMEA in the 2023 FOODEX JAPAN Observation Tour
Mar 7th, 2023

JMEA EXPLORES OPPORTUNITIES IN THE JAPANESE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKET TOKYO, JAPAN - 07 MARCH 2023: A three-member delegation from the Jamaica Manufac....

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Honey Bun Foundation & JMEA MOU Signing Ceremony
Mar 6th, 2023

JMEA, Honey Bun Foundation sign MOU to empower SMEs Local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are set to get a big boost by way of an Advisory Commit....

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JMEA-Caribshopper Ceremony
Mar 6th, 2023

JMEA Partners with Caribshopper to Increase Exports for Member Companies The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) have partnered wi....

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JMEA urges importers to clear shipments at Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL)
Jan 24th, 2023

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is echoing the call for local importers to clear shipments being stored at KFTL urgently. T....

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JMEA to Join Ministerial Delegation Visiting Guyana
Jan 20th, 2023

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) will be joining the 60-member delegation to Guyana from January 23rd to January 28th. Vice ....

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DHL Partners with JMEA to Offer Support Logistics for Member Companies
Dec 15th, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association have partnered with DHL Jamaica to provide support logistics for JMEA member companies. This initi....

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JMEA tours KFLT to identify solutions to relieve the congestion at the port
Dec 13th, 2022

On Friday, December 9th, 2022 the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) was invited to tour Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL)....

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Expo Jamaica Making a Return April 2023
Oct 21st, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, plans are now in high gear for the staging of Expo Jamaica, April 27 – 30 2023.   T....

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21 Awards Won at the JMEA’s Manufacturers and Exporters (M&E) Awards Gala 2022
Oct 8th, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) hosted its 5th annual Manufacturers & Exporters (M&E) Awards Gala in Association wi....

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The Time Is Now for Workplace Vaccine Policies
Oct 11th, 2021

The Time Is Now for Workplace Vaccine Policies Jamaica is at a critical stage in the execution of the vaccination strategy. With over 500,000 doses....

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The Jmea Strongly Disagrees With The Recent Decision Of The Bank Of Jamaica To Increase Deposit Interest Rates By 1 Percentage Point
Oct 6th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The JMEA strongly disagrees with the recent decision of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to increase deposit interest rates by 1 percentag....

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JMEA CELEBRATES NATIONAL EXPORTERS’ MONTH 2021
May 5th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Supporting the growth of Jamaican exports continues to be a crucial mandate for the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association....

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Regional Private Sector Response To St. Vincent And Grenadines Crisis
Apr 10th, 2021

The CARICOM Private Sector Organization (CPSO) together with the Caribbean Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), representatives of the private sector t....

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Redesigning The Roles Of Your Talents To Be Future-ready
Mar 25th, 2021

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Ppp Training 4- Sustainable Packaging Across The Supply Chain
Mar 25th, 2021

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Live Webinar on launch of SS 661: 2020 Specification for clean and green urban farms – Agriculture
Mar 25th, 2021

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Packaging Partnership Conference – Sustainable Packaging for Our Shared Future
Mar 25th, 2021

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JMEA SIGNS MOU WITH AGRO INVESTMENT CORPORATION (AIC)
Mar 18th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), on Monday, May 17, 2021, officially signed a Memorandum of Understandin....

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Removal Of Customs Administrative Fee On Exports Valued At Less Than Us$500
Mar 11th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) commends the Government on accepting our proposal to remove the Customs ....

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JMEA IMPLORES THE GOVERNMENT TO AWAIT THE CONDUCT OF A COMPREHENSIVE CARICOM ASSESSMENT ON FRONT OF PACKAGE LABELLING (FOPL)
Mar 1st, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is wholly committed to supporting measures that effectively address Non-....

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EXPORT MAX III LAUNCHES BIG/BRO BIG SISTER MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
Feb 25th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: In keeping with its mission of guiding local MSMEs on the path of becoming export-ready, Export Max III on Thursday, February 25, 2....

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JMEA’s Statement on the Government’s Recent Adjustment of the Curfew Hours
Feb 12th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The JMEA recognizes that in the wake of the dramatic spike in positive COVID-19 cases and the higher positivity rate; there is a cl....

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Private Sector Partners With Mohw To Boost Vaccination Deployment
Jan 27th, 2021

Kingston, Jamaica – As Jamaica commences the deployment of the vaccination programme aimed at achieving the long term health security of our nation,....

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JMEA IMPLORES THE GOJ TO ENSURE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIE
Jan 27th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) fully supports and is committed to playing its part in the efforts to pu....

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JMEA IMPLORES THE GOJ TO ENSURE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD IN IMPLENTING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
Jan 27th, 2021

KINGSTON, Jamaica: The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) fully supports and is committed to playing its part in the efforts.......

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