News & Media

May 2022

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Dom Rep – Jamaica trade roundtable launched

May 20, 2022

The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Kingston has inaugurated a new series of sectoral meetings named the “Dominican Embassy in Jamaica Roundtable,’’ which, it says, is aimed at the promotion of high-level dialogue between the Dom Rep and Jamaica.

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It will keep us poor

May 20, 2022

JMEA president rejects the idea of importing skilled workers

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Jamaica’s manufacturing and export legislative regime being reviewed

May 20, 2022

Jamaica has commissioned a review of its legislative regime governing the manufacturing and export sector with a view to effect well-needed changes.

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Legislation To Facilitate Manufacturing And Export Up For Review

May 20, 2022

Several pieces of legislation governing manufacturing and export are being targeted for review by the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.3

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Lansford Dyer makes his mark in agriculture

May 18, 2022

Growing up with an awareness of the correlation between health and the food we eat, Lansford Dyer developed an interest in farming and the environment.

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Good with supplies but watching prices

May 18, 2022

Producers assess global wheat supply challenges

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JMEA not in favour of members suing gov’t following NWC strike

May 17, 2022

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), John Mahfood, says he would not recommend that his members sue the Government for loss of productivity during the two days of industrial action by workers of the National Water Commission (NWC).

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Newsmaker: Calls for PM to intervene to avoid more industrial unrest

May 15, 2022

This week’s featured development as Newsmaker of the Week just ended is the industrial relations crisis that engulfed the country last week, with three public sector groups walking off the job to protest issues relating to their compensation, among other things.

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JMEA eyes bridging trade gap with Dom Rep

May 13, 2022

With steps being taken to have direct flights between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) John Mahfood is pushing to reduce the trade imbalance between both Caribbean nations.

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Small manufacturers hamstrung by water lock off

May 11, 2022

JMEA calls for speedy resolution of issues between NWC and gov’t

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Unjustifiably high spend in buying fertilisers

May 11, 2022

Managing director of fertiliser blending firm Newport-Fersan Dennis Valdez is pushing for farmers to take a more scientific approach to fertilising their crops rather than depending on old knowledge which most times result in inefficiencies.

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Inflationary pressures squeezing small exporters

May 8, 2022

Jamaican companies that trade in foreign markets are facing resistance to retail price increases, putting the squeeze on export revenue and margins for some small and medium-sized manufacturers. Still, their stance is to hold strain despite the…

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Sweet opposition

May 8, 2022

Manufacturers say no to taxing sugar as a measure for financing health care.

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April 2022

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John Mahfood | ‘We need strong leaders in Jamaica who can set the example’

Apr 30, 2022

It is important that leaders develop a vision that is embraced by all but, to sell that vision, strong leadership must be displayed.

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Global supply chain challenges present opportunity for C’bbean countries

Apr 29, 2022

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) president, John Mahfood, believes that global supply chain challenges, resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and compounded by the Russia/Ukraine conflict, present a window of opportunity for Caribbean countries to explore and pursue regional production capacity buildout.

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Business uncertainty over food, fuel, fertiliser

Apr 29, 2022

Uncertainty remains elevated around the supply and price impacts on fuel, food and fertiliser after the onset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that started in late February, a networking forum of exporters and manufacturers noted on Wednesday.

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JMEA President urges business operators to use better strategies to help boost the country’s economy

Apr 29, 2022

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, JMEA, John Mahfood is urging business operators to use better strategies to help boost the country’s economy.

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JMEA calls for leaders to be more bold to help tackle civil issues and stagnant economy

Apr 29, 2022

There’s a call for Jamaica to have more bold and courageous leaders to help tackle its civil issues and stagnant economy.

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Press-Releases

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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