News & Media

September 2022

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Go for the unpensioned

Sep 7, 2022

With just 12 per cent of the working population having a pension and/or retirement scheme, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Senator Aubyn Hill has encouraged VM Pensions Management Limited to go after the remaining market share.

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VM Group Partners with JMEA to Provide Pension Solutions for Member Companies

Sep 7, 2022

Victoria Mutual (VM) Pensions Management Limited has partnered with the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) to provide special pension solutions to JMEA member companies and their employees.

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20 Jamaican companies to undergo Amazon seller training

Sep 1, 2022

Twenty micro, small and medium-sized (MSME) businesses are to undergo training to become top sellers on online retail giant Amazon in a move that could result in millions of dollars in exports from Jamaica.

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August 2022

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JMEA Offers 20 Jamaican Businesses Amazon Deal

Aug 31, 2022

Some 20 micro, small and medium-sized (MSME) businesses will be given the opportunity to sell their products on Amazon, under the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association’s (JMEA) Project Amazon. The entrepreneurs will also receive training through developmental workshops, to prepare them for the intricacies of the opportunity.

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LOW IN SPIRITS

Aug 31, 2022

THE Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) along with manufacturers and distributors of spirits are set to meet on Friday (September 2, 2022) to discuss solutions to a shortage of alcoholic beverages that has become “a problem” for hoteliers.

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JMEA to launch Project Amazon

Aug 31, 2022

Some 20 micro, small and medium-sized manufacturers will next month participate in a training and development workshop led by Amazon strategist OnPointe Consultants, an exercise that organiser the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association…

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JMEA President Warns Government To Address Labour Shortage

Aug 24, 2022

John Mahfood, President of the Jamaica Manufacturing and Exporters Association(JMEA) is warning the government to rapidly deal with the chronic shortage of skilled and unskilled labour in the marketplace, which has been spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic or risk the unravelling of the fiscal gains the country has been experiencing since 2014.

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More price reductions should be coming, says JMEA head

Aug 22, 2022

FABIAN Brown, businessman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Value Added Services, has commended Jamaica Broilers for reducing the price of chicken by $12.50 per kilo and has encouraged other providers of products and services to follow its lead.

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MoBay Mayor charges MSME to support local manufacturing industry

Aug 22, 2022

Mayor of Montego Bay Councilor Leeroy Williams has charged MSMEs to give more support to local manufacturers, as the country continues to rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Listed company encourages young people to partner with it in business

Aug 18, 2022

Listed company Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF) is encouraging enterprising young people to partner with them and other established companies to build their businesses.

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MoBay deputy mayor gets more lashing

Aug 18, 2022

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Blasting politicians for lack of leadership, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) John Mahfood has added his voice to the howls of condemnation of a statement attributed to deputy mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Richard Vernon that Jamaicans who migrate are cowards.

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JMEA pushing for more small business operators to join association

Aug 17, 2022

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) is pushing for an expansion of membership among micro, small and medium-sized businesses.

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JMEA President Rejects Feasibility of Placing a Cap on Fuel Prices

Aug 17, 2022

President of Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, John Mahfood, is rejecting the feasibility of placing a Cap on the price of fuel at the pumps.

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Int’l Education Symposium Under Way at Pegasus Hotel

Aug 11, 2022

The Mico University College Alumni Association’s centennial international education symposium is currently under way at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.

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Pass on falling prices

Aug 7, 2022

Global food prices are starting to come down after the novel coronavirus pandemic coupled with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused a rapid food price hike, sending shock waves across the world.

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Michael Kerr’s Blue Valley Foods journey

Aug 7, 2022

Michael Kerr took a leap of faith when he started Blue Valley Foods in Knollis, Bog Walk, St Catherine, at the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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July 2022

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Working groups pleased with progress of TLN

Jul 31, 2022

Technical working groups, including the manufacturing and agriculture industries, have given high marks to the work of the Tourism Linkages Network (TLN) lauding the creation of the enterprise as well needed and one that has helped to reap a number of successes across sectors.

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Jamaican labs get FDA accreditation

Jul 23, 2022

The Jamaican National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) held an award ceremony on Tuesday celebrating the agency’s recent approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a recognized accreditation body. The ceremony also recognized four Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) laboratories for attaining JANAAC accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards: the Aggregates Laboratory, the […]

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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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