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Expo Jamaica serves up golden delight

Published:Monday | April 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Joda Weise and Michael Spence tasting some LASCO food at the JMA/JEA Expo to the World 2012 at the National Arena in Kingston on Saturday, April 28. - Rudolph Brown/Photographer

Sixty-five years and still going strong, Expo Jamaica has come a far way in showcasing fine Jamaican products to the rest of the world.

Brian Pengelley, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA), said "We want Jamaicans to know the variety and the extent of the great products that are made in Jamaica.

"There is no excuse for people to be buying products that are imported when we are actually making those good products right here in Jamaica," the JMA president told The Gleaner yesterday

Pointing to the financial strain facing the country, Pengelley said the event is one step in the direction to help put the country on a path to financial growth.

The event yesterday drew hundreds who came out to grab hold of the different offerings.

Colour booths with Jamaican T-shirts, beverages, food and furniture were on display for all to see.

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