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 footage from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “Tonight, I draw inspiration from an area that we are all proud of as Jamaicans — our athletes. We need to take inspiration from our athletes so that we can compete with the best in the world. We know that we are great in sports and music. We know that our tourism sector is world-class. But why do we underachieve in [so] many other areas? Why have we under-delivered for the people of Jamaica during the period of our Independence? We need a change in mindset by our leaders, politicians and private sector. We all need to remove politics from our thinking and put our country first,” he charged.