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October 2022

GraceKennedy subsidiary cops top JMEA award

Oct 12, 2022

GRACEKENNEDY SUBSIDIARY, Grace Foods Latin America and the Caribbean (LACA), has won the coveted Governor General’s Award for Exporter of the Year from the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA). The award was announced at the JMEA M&E Awards on Saturday, October 8, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The ceremony was the […]

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Re-igniting Jamaica for Greatness

Oct 12, 2022

Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), celebrating anniversary 75 hosted Saturday, its annual Manufacturers & Exporters (M&E) awards in association with Victoria Mutual Group. The event, under the theme ‘Re-igniting Jamaica for Greatness’, saw members of the business community being rewarded for their work and contributions. JMEA president John Mahfood opened his presentation with video […]

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Huge trophy haul for Redstripe at JMEA M&E Awards

Oct 11, 2022

It was a big night for beer giant Red Stripe, which copped the most awards at the 2022 Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Manufacturers and Exporters (M&E) Awards Gala last Saturday (October 8) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.  Red Stripe won four of the six awards for which the company was […]

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Oct 10, 2022

The Rock’s business titans converged on the Grand Jamaica Suite at Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Saturday evening for the 5th annual Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) M&E Awards in association with VM Group. The mission: ‘Re-igniting Jamaica for greatness’ dressed to the nines in formalwear from local designers. And some did answer the call, […]

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

Oct 8, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) hosted its 5th annual Manufacturers & Exporters (M&E) Awards Gala in Association with VM Group, October 08, 2022, at the Jamaica Pegasus under the theme “Manufacturing and Exporting: Reigniting Jamaica for Greatness”. The ceremony was the first face to face Gala since 2019 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. […]

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Port operators say clearance delays to shorten

Oct 7, 2022

Local manufacturers, distributors, other businesses, and citizens who have been deeply impacted by the congestion at the Port of Kingston can expect steady improvement in the clearance of their goods. Concerns were recently raised by the stakeholders in the port and shipping industry, including the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Jamaica Manufacturers and […]

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Jamaica makes progress on trans-fats elimination, says Tufton

Oct 3, 2022

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Jamaica is progressing work toward the elimination of industrially produced trans-fatty acids (IP-TFA), the presence of which in food are a major cause of cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death among adults, according to Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton. Jamaica’s progress, including productive dialogue with members of the food […]

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PA Benjamin leads nominations for JMEA awards

Oct 3, 2022

Nominees for the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association’s (JMEA) annual M&E Awards have been announced, with PA Benjamin recommended for eight categories.

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September 2022

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John Mahfood re-elected JMEA president

Sep 29, 2022

John Mahfood, CEO of Jamaican Teas Limited (JTL), was today re-elected president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), serving for the 2022/2023 period.

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Interest rate hikes and the country’s central bank

Sep 21, 2022

Amid waning public support for interest rate hikes, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), on August 18, 2022, announced the decision of its Monetary Policy Committee to raise the policy interest rate by a further 50 basis points; the rate currently stands at 6 per cent per annum.

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Growth & Jobs | EXIM Bank sets up $100m loan fund for SMEs to expand digital footprint

Sep 20, 2022

THE NATIONAL Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank) has allocated $100 million for an e-commerce fund to assist small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) expand their digital footprint.

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Exim Bank earmarks $100 million to assist SMEs expansion online

Sep 19, 2022

The National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank) has earmarked $100 million for an e-commerce fund to assist small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in expanding their businesses online.

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Exim Bank Earmarks $100 Million To Assist SMEs Expansion Online

Sep 18, 2022

The National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank) has earmarked $100 million for an e-commerce fund to assist small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in expanding their businesses online.

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Importers warned to clear goods at jammed ports amid Christmas jitters

Sep 15, 2022

President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Ian Neita has sounded alarm over the backlog of cargo ships at the island’s port, warning that if importers do not take action to clear goods immediately, it could mean trouble for the busy Christmas season ahead.

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VM Group looks to the Diaspora

Sep 15, 2022

The VM Group is taking aim at the Diaspora as it seeks to expand its membership beyond the borders of the island and provide Jamaicans living abroad with opportunities to invest in their homeland.

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JMEA members to access VM pension scheme, special offerings

Sep 7, 2022

VM Pensions Management Limited has inked a deal which will see the business supporting member companies and employees of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) get access to an approved retirement scheme (ARS) and a suite of other specially curated offerings.

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VM Pensions Management, JMEA join forces for groundbreaking financial partnership

Sep 7, 2022

VM Pensions Management Limited has inked a deal which will see the business supporting member companies and employees of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) through an approved retirement scheme (ARS) and a suite of other specially curated offerings.

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Jamaican Achieved Millions Dollars Sales On Amazon

Sep 7, 2022

Kwame Miller used a variety of tactics, including targeted advertising campaigns, a wide selection of goods, and never running out of stock, to sell more than $4.7 million worth of goods on the enormous online retailer Amazon in just six months.

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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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