News & Media

December 2022

Pandohie: Bring back death penalty

Dec 4, 2022

Richard Pandohie harbours no doubt that Jamaicans have the capacity to blaze a trail on any world stage and in any field, even when not given the best of starts. For decades, his fellow countrymen have been tapping into their creativity and harnessing the power of that Jamaican drive to establish global dominance, influence and […]

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November 2022

Business community split on back-to-back SOEs

Nov 28, 2022

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) John Mahfood has indicated that he would not support the Government implementing back-to-back 14-day states of emergency (SOE) to circumvent opposition resistance. Like Deputy…

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20TH Shirley Playfair Lecture on December 1

Nov 28, 2022

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will host the 20th staging of its flagship public education initiative, the Shirley Playfair Lecture, on Thursday, December 1. It will be held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), John Mahfood, will deliver […]

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Tourism Food Supply Safe – Minister Bartlett

Nov 25, 2022

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that Jamaica’s tourism food supply remains safe, hygienic and of high quality. He gave the assurance while addressing the launch of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) Agricultural Suppliers Food Safety Manual at Devon House in St. Andrew on Wednesday (November 22). The manual sets out procedures that adhere […]

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Business groups push Opposition to extend SOEs

Nov 25, 2022

Fifteen private-sector groups are urging the parliamentary Opposition to support extension of the states of emergency (SOEs) until January 14. The Senate will meet to consider the matter on Friday following approval of the resolution in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. However, it will require an affirmative vote by at least one opposition senator […]

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Private sector and civil society groups urge support for SOE

Nov 25, 2022

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 25, CMC – Jamaica’s private sector and civil society groups say they are in support of the moves by the government to extend the until January 14 next year, states of emergencies (SOEs) in seven parishes amid concerns that the opposition would not be supportive of the measure in the Senate. Parliament […]

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Statement from Private Sector and Civil Society Groups on Extension of SOES

Nov 24, 2022

On November 25th, 2022, the Senate will debate the extension of the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) until January 14, 2023, in the select parishes where SOEs were declared on November 15, 2023. This broad-based grouping of Private Sector and Civil Society supports the extension of the SOE and urges the Senate to pass the […]

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Supreme Chemicals eyes stock market listing

Nov 23, 2022

AFTER 50 years of operations Supreme Chemicals Limited, manufacturers and distributors of the popular Bunny’s pharmaceutical products, is looking to further grow it’s footprint, eyeing plans to list on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) within the next few years. General manager for Supreme Chemicals Ian Taylor, speaking with the Jamaica Observer […]

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Private sector wage survey shows mixed results

Nov 23, 2022

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) last week completed a “wage increase” survey on behalf of the Jamaica Observer that seeks to determine the factors affecting the ability of companies to raise employee income and the forces pushing others to meet the demand for higher employee remuneration. The PSOJ, headquartered in the Kingston Metropolitan […]

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Business Social

Nov 23, 2022

Trade, export, exhibitors, and buyers were some of the buzzwords heard during the media launch of Expo Jamaica 2023 Friday last. Held in the form of a corporate mingle at the BMW ATL Autobahn showroom in New Kingston, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)-hosted event saw the convergence of government officials, sponsors, representatives of […]

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Saving brave face can’t save our people

Nov 20, 2022

There are certain strategies people in power or those responsible for the well-being of others employ. These strategies are echoed in every sphere of society as they simply make it way easier for us to perform our duties as elected or assumed leaders. One of the most important duties we have is to reassure those […]

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VM CEO touts impressive wins as company marks 144th anniversary

Nov 15, 2022

Courtney Campbell, Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the VM Group said that the organisation continues its active drive to transform the lives of its members and clients, adding that the notable wins achieved so far in 2022, are just a hint of what’s to come. Campbell was speaking at the Boulevard Baptist […]

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Newman condemns lawless behaviour as Gov’t rejects amnesty call

Nov 15, 2022

Egeton Newman has condemned the lawless activities carried out by some members of the public transport sector during Monday’s protest, but has vowed to continue the strike until the Government accedes to their demands for a traffic ticket amnesty. Newman, who is president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), was reacting to a […]

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More SME funding under DBJ’s IGNITE IV

Nov 15, 2022

Jamaican small businesses that are seeking to grow and scale can access up to $7 million in grant funding and capacity-building support under the Development Bank of Jamaica’s (DBJ) Innovation Grant for New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE). The DBJ has confirmed the renewal of the programme for a fourth edition, known as IGNITE IV, under […]

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A wellspring of inspiration

Nov 14, 2022

Many of us have seen this: history being rewritten by mediocre successors in organisations who take credit for the vision and accomplishments of their predecessors. I remember attending a function where the conceptualiser, one of Jamaica’s most brilliant women, unknowingly, was seated in the audience while newcomers preened themselves at the head table. I had […]

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Nov 14, 2022

Private sector organisations in Jamaica are on Monday afternoon calling for an urgent and amicable resolution to the situation in which public passenger vehicle operators have gone on strike across the country. In a release, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, MSME Alliance, and Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association said the […]

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Private sector calls for speedy resolution of transport crisis

Nov 14, 2022

Jamaica’s major private sector groups believe there could be an approximately 50 per cent production loss as a result of today’s strike by bus and taxi operators. They are calling for an urgent resolution of the issues that caused the strike. In a statement sent to the media on Monday, the groups said the “impacts […]

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Wisynco’s Cuba push

Nov 11, 2022

Beverage giant Wisynco Group Limited is looking to boost its exports to Cuba by up to five times, as it seeks to take advantage of the opportunities opening in that market from its Government encouraging private sector interests to distribute food, as its own ability to do so becomes increasingly challenged. The push to export […]

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Press-Releases

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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