News & Media

November 2022

Wisynco to introduce new products post-expansion

Nov 11, 2022

With plans to increase square footage of factory and warehousing space at its Lakes Pen and White Marl operations in St Catherine, the Wisynco Group is aiming to ramp up production to meet fast-growing local demand as well as increase revenues from export to 10 per cent. “We’re putting in additional Wata lines and eventually […]

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Wisynco adding two new beverage lines for export push

Nov 11, 2022

The installation of two new beverage lines by Wisynco Group Limited will boost production by at least 35 per cent, according to Chairman William Mahfood. The drinks manufacturer plans to increase its capacity to meet the growing demand in local and export markets. Speaking on the sidelines of an official factory tour on Wednesday, Mahfood […]

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Industry Minister Encourages JMEA Members to Export More

Nov 10, 2022

Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) members are being encouraged by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, to capitalise on the country’s export opportunities, Speaking during a tour of the Wisynco Group’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in St. Catherine on Wednesday (November 9), Senator Hill said there is a US$4.5 billion […]

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Front-of-package labelling now, not later

Nov 9, 2022

Julia Rowe Porter, epidemiologist with the Ministry of Health, says with the country battling to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), it is just a matter of time before consumers get additional help in making healthy food choices through the introduction of front-of-package labelling (FOPL). Non-communicable diseases — ailments that are not transferable by […]

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Bad move!

Nov 2, 2022

LEADERS from some of Jamaica’s business lobby groups, in particular, those representing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), have questioned the Government’s rationale for its proposal to merge the operations of the Development Bank of Jamaica and the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (Exim Bank) with some chiding the Government for what they say is […]

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Pension specialist urges people in sport to plan for future

Nov 2, 2022

Victoria Mutual (VM) Pensions Management CEO Conroy Rose is calling on sportsmen and sportswomen to prioritise pension savings as a critical part of their overall wealth management and saving strategies. He noted that with so many Jamaican sportspersons, especially in track and field, being amongst the highest ranked in the world, it is important that […]

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Athletes urged to prioritise pensions

Nov 1, 2022

VM Pensions Management Ltd CEO Conroy Rose has urged sportsmen and sportswomen to prioritise pension savings as a critical part of their overall wealth management and saving strategies. While many Jamaican sportspersons, especially in track and field, are amongst the highest ranked in the world, Rose noted that it is critical that they consider how […]

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October 2022

Seprod’s CEO Proud of National Award

Oct 28, 2022

Seprod Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Richard Rohan Pandohie, describes the bestowal of a national award on him this year as “a truly proud and unexpected moment for me”. Mr. Pandohie was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for contribution to the Manufacturing Sector. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most […]

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Wage increases inevitable but challenging — John Mahfood

Oct 26, 2022

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) John Mahfood says he’s expecting employees to start pushing for higher wages as inflationary pressures takes it toll, but he questions whether all employers would be able to acquiesce to the demand. Inflation has been running above the Bank of Jamaica’s target range of 4 per […]

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Project Amazon eyes phase two

Oct 26, 2022

Having almost completed training sessions for the first batch of participants under its Project Amazon initiative, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is looking to extend the programme to other cohorts. “Through our partnership with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and EXIM Bank, we would have expressed interest that this is one of […]

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Expo Jamaica making a return in April 2023

Oct 25, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are now in high gear for the staging of Expo Jamaica from April 27 to 30 2023. The National Arena and the National Indoor Sports Centre will be transformed into a multi-sectoral exposition showcasing manufacturers, exporters, primary producers, tourism industry players and service providers – […]

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JMEA plans return of Expo Jamaica

Oct 25, 2022

AFTER a two-year hiatus due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is now fast-tracking plans for the staging of its biennial Expo Jamaica trade show which returns in April 2023. Back to in-person format, the event is scheduled to take place April 27-30 at the National Arena and the […]

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I get annoyed

Oct 19, 2022

ECONOMIST Dr Damien King is slamming pundits for being critical of the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) interest rate hikes, chiding them for making comments that are informed from only “looks into the sky”. He added that the rising policy rates is evidence that the country’s central bank is committed to taking any action necessary to […]

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Jamaican entrepreneur keen on expanding Home Choice Enterprises brand here

Oct 16, 2022

Jamaican businesswoman Kareema Muncey is returning to Guyana with plans to partner with locals to expand her well known Home Choice Enterprises (HCE) brand. HCE, this year’s winner of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association’s Best Medium Size Manufacturer award, has already secured one deal with a local company and is hoping that a co-packing […]

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J Wray & Nephew continues salute to community heroes

Oct 16, 2022

J Wray & Nephew Limited says it is continuing its programme of saluting community heroes this month and will open nominations on Monday, October 17, National Heroes’ Day. The nomination period will run through to November 12, 2022 during which one winner will be selected daily after which a brief validation process will result in […]

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Page 2 Lifestyle

Oct 14, 2022

Last Saturday, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) hosted its 5th annual M&E Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus. The event — held under the theme ‘manufacturing and exporting, re-igniting Jamaica for greatness’ — afforded entrepreneurs, manufacturers, investors, and industry insiders an evening of dinner and dancing in the hotel’s Grand Jamaica Suite, topped off […]

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Red Stripe emerge biggest winner at JMEA Awards

Oct 13, 2022

ineteen awards were shared among 13 companies at the recent Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) awards held recently at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston last Saturday. Beer maker Red Stripe emerged the biggest winner of the night, copping four awards: the Vision 2030- Jamaica Award for Corporate Social Responsibility; the National Certification Body […]

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$100M in loans available for MSMEs through EXIM Bank e-commerce funder

Oct 13, 2022

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) wishing to take their businesses online can now benefit from funding through the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of Jamaica’s ‘EXIM E-commerce Funder’. The $100-million loan fund, which is a partnership between the EXIM Bank and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), was launched in September to help businesses […]

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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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