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While listening to the Morning Edition of NPR (on Friday September 7, 2012 ) they spoke about a tailor who made bespoke suits. The word stood out. Bespoke! Yes, because I think I saw that word somewhere (and I wasn’t … Continue reading
Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart has been featured in the Financial Times. We all love and respect Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart – one of Jamaica’s leading businessmen. He has created a raft of businesses and has invested in a plethora of companies and industries, … Continue reading
If you happen to have some Butch Stewart like money and ambition lying around, you may be interested in an a public auction to be held in Anguilla on Wednesday the 2nd of May 2012. The auction will include the five star Cap Juluca resort.
Cap Juluca resort is no ordinary venue. When you google the name and see its great beaches and interior design it will be a lot easier to believe that the hotel has “consistently high occupancies at an annual average daily rate in excess of $900.” Continue Reading
The government is sick and tired of paying big bills to Microsoft every year for software programs that government agencies must use and – guess what? One government’s moment of frustration , is an entrepreneurs moment of opportunity. Just so … Continue reading
You could get a US$100,000 grant for a project that fosters local and regional partnership and which focuses on investment, entrepreneurship or innovation by participating in the Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) initiative.
The CIM was launched by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at Jamaica Investment Forum 2012, now on in Montego Bay. Continue Reading
Now more than ever appears to be the right time for big businesses (and ingenious entrepreneurs) to create the platform for internet based businesses in Jamaica as it appears the government has finally agreed that country folks need internet too!
Phillip Paulwell, Jamaica’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining announced just this week that he will be making the expansion of broadband services to people in rural Jamaica a major focus. The aim is to improve country people’s ability to communicate and do business with government agencies without having to travel long distances. Continue Reading
“A forum with a difference!” That is what Jamaica’s Minister “with responsibility for spurring investment growth” is calling the investment forum taking place TODAY and TOMORROW (March 1 and 2) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James.
More than 120 prospective investors from “every geographic zone across the world” are expected to attend the forum, which is being spearheaded by Jamaica Promotions Limited (JAMPRO), a division of the Ministry. Continue Reading
According to Jamaican Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, Jamaica is “the leading contact centre location in the English-speaking Caribbean with more than 10,000 full time agents in the offshore sector.”
Hylton was making a case for Jamaica as an ideal destination for business process outsourcing (BPO), human resource outsourcing (HRO), export-oriented manufacturing, tourism and global shipping and logistics. Continue Reading
According to the Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, Jamaica spends approximately five to seven percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on fighting crime.
The shocking revelation is apparently the reason behind the PIOJ’s Community Renewal Programme (CRP), a private-sector initiative in crime sore communities (which apparently eats up the bulk of the 5-7 percent of GDP). Continue Reading
Perhaps the most under-appreciated and underestimated resource in Jamaica is the sea. That of course is a pretty ironic thing considering the fact that Jamaica is an island – completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. If the numbers being tossed about are … Continue reading