Sponsors jump on board MoBay trade expo
The much-anticipated Montego Bay Trade EXPO is next to impossible to host without sponsorship, but with the event long established as the ideal platform to market one's product, a cadre of sponsors, including The Gleaner Company, is on board to provide the requisite support for a successful staging.
For mobile giants Digicel, its grip on the telecoms market in the Western region made a partnership with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry inevitable.
The exposition, which begins on October 11 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, will also see GraceKennedy's currency trading services, FX Traders using the opportunity to introduce some of its new services on offer.
Brown Burke urges mayors to know their role
Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke has said local mayors have a duty to impact significantly on how people perceive elected officials and how they carry out their duties in the remit of local economic development.
Brown Burke was speaking last Friday at the Caribbean Local Economic Development Projects local governance symposium, which was held at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.
She was among several mayors, councillors and other Government and corporate officials who attended the symposium, which was held under the theme, 'The Role of Elected Officials in Local Economic Development'. The symposium, which is the first of its kind, focused on the key role that mayors and parish council members play in facilitating and promoting local economic development.
Man dies on Highway 2000
The May Pen Police have confirmed that the nude body of the unidentified man that was found on the Clarendon leg of Highway 2000 yesterday morning was as a result of a fatal crash and not a murder.
Reports are that about 5:30 a.m., the body was run over by motorists and the head crushed. It is of dark complexion, slim build, is about 163 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) long and has multiple bruises on it.
The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue for post mortem.
The police are continuing their investigations.
'Ja committed to a just solution'
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said no country is immune to the direct or indirect effects of transnational organised crime, which wreaks havoc on economies and challenges the capacities of states to deal with the threats they pose.
The prime minister welcomed June's opening for signature of the landmark Arms Trade Treaty, which she said represents one of many steps the international community must take towards defeating terrorism, crime and violence.
Simpson Miller stressed the importance of attention to peace and security as she addressed Saturday's sitting of the General Debate of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where she noted that "the quest for development will not be complete without requisite attention being paid to peace and security".
She also expressed condolences and words of comfort to the victims of the "horrific" mall attack recently in Kenya.
Turning to the situation in Syria, Simpson Miller told the 193-member body that "we remain deeply concerned about the suffering of the people in Syria and join the international community in condemning the use of chemical weapons. We welcome the recent positive steps taken by the United Nations Security Council."
She reiterated that Jamaica remains committed to a just, lasting and peaceful solution to the situation in the Middle East.