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March 2022

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Tourism Entities And Suppliers For Speed Networking Event March 31

Mar 31, 2022

More than 50 entities in the tourism sector and 95 suppliers have already registered to participate in this year’s Speed Networking event, scheduled to take place on Thursday (March 31) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE)

JSE, JMEA sign MOU to increase junior market listings

Mar 28, 2022

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Jamaica Manufacturers Exporters Association (JMEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work closer to assist companies in the JMEA to list on the Junior Market.

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Nothing But Praises For IGL’s New PSA Plant

Mar 26, 2022

Business and health sector leaders have welcomed the development of IGL Limited’s new Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plant at Ferry in St. Catherine, which was established at a cost of nearly $100 million.

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‘Still in expansion mode’

Mar 18, 2022

On the cusp of its 60th anniversary — which coincides with the 60th year of Independence for Jamaica — Industrial Gases Limited (IGL) is ready to embark on an expansion initiative that will see the company diversifying its product offering and begin exporting products to other jurisdictions.

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JMEA says Targeted Killing of Businesspeople Threatens Economic Growth

Mar 8, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association says targeted killing of members of the business community, continues to threaten economic growth and development.

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JMEA expresses shock at factory boss’ murder in Spanish Town

Mar 7, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) has expressed shock at the killing of Nadine Kelly-Reid, Managing Director at UL Manufacturing Limited, a business located at St John’s Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Friday.

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February 2022

School sales boost

Feb 23, 2022

The return of nearly 500,000 primary and high school students to school in the near term is expected to restart engines in the manufacturing sector which have been idling for the last two years since the education sector closed down and then reduced face-to-face encounters due to COVID-19.

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JEF Boss Wants Greater Focus On Root Causes Of Violent Crimes

Feb 15, 2022

Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) President, David Wan, is suggesting that greater law-enforcement focus be placed on identifying and addressing the root causes of violent crimes, to stem the wave being experienced.

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Dollar depreciation continues

Feb 2, 2022

The Jamaican dollar continued to depreciate, sinking to an all-time low last week in spite of intervention by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The central bank last Friday pumped US$40 million into the local foreign exchange market.

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January 2022

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JMEA concerned about devaluation of Jamaican dollar

Jan 31, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is expressing concern about the continued devaluation of the Jamaican dollar, warning that Jamaicans are being made poorer every time the dollar slides.

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JMEA calls for action from BOJ to stem dollar devaluation

Jan 28, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is calling on the Bank of Jamaica to take the action required to stem the continuing devaluation of the Jamaican dollar.

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The Home Choice Story – How US$50 built a household name

Jan 26, 2022

Think pepper shrimp, and it’s easy to associate one name with the product Home Choice. The green and yellow labelled bags with dried out shrimps infused with pepper picked up at the checkout in retail stores or bars propelled a young woman into a business that had its fair share of challenges and successes. The […]

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Jamaica’s exports rose 26% over nine months STATIN

Jan 19, 2022

Jamaica’s export grew by 26.3 per cent during the nine-month period January to September 2021.

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As hospitals teeter, PM firm ‘argument done!’

Jan 11, 2022

The Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) is pushing for scaled-down operations in hospitals across the island as hundreds of its members fall ill to the coronavirus, a sign that the public-health system may be on the verge of collapse.

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Gov’t encouraged to take vaccination sites to supermarkets, market districts

Jan 6, 2022

Seprod Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Pandohie says consideration should be given to identifying highly trafficked locations to establish vaccination sites, such as supermarkets and market districts, as the Government looks to widen COVID-19 vaccine access.

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Gov’t urged to take vax sites to supermarkets, market districts

Jan 6, 2022

Seprod Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Pandohie says consideration should be given to identifying highly trafficked locations to establish vaccination sites, such as supermarkets and market districts, as the Government looks to widen coronavirus vaccine access.

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JMEA President Disappointed with the Government’s Stance On Mandatory Vaccination

Jan 6, 2022

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association, JMEA, John Mahfood is expressing disappointment that the government has not led on the issue of mandatory vaccination in the workplace.

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Gov’t Encouraged To Take Vaccination Sites To Supermarkets, Market Districts

Jan 5, 2022

Seprod Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Richard Pandohie, says consideration should be given to identifying highly trafficked locations to establish vaccination sites, such as supermarkets and market districts, as the Government looks to widen coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine access.

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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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