Jamaica still a hot destination
Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
Jamaica remains a hot business destination, and JAMPRO, the government's trade and investment agency, has opened hot, new offices at the multibillion dollar Montego Bay Convention Centre.
JAMPRO stakes claim as being the first tenants of the SMG-managed facilities. They are soon to be followed by the Jamaica Tourist Board, which also plans to relocate to the business climes of the elegant corridor - Rose Hall.
Last Thursday night, JAMPRO's president, Diane Edwards, led by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton, heralded a new day for the agency during the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the centre.
In attendance were mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Glendon Harris; Custos of St James Ewen Corrodus; Junior Minister Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams; chairman of JAMPRO, Milton Samuda; general manager of the Urban Development Corporation, Desmond Malcolm; general manager of the convention centre, Dittie Guise; manager of the regional offices out west, Conrad Robinson, and a very intimate group from the business community.
According to Edwards, this was a more appropriate location to deliver a range of services to the local business community as well as the global investor.
Not only is Edwards convinced the new location will increase the agency's visibility and accessibility, but the move, she said, was "in keeping with our mandate to be a catalyst for business and wealth creation."
The evening was topped with a delicious fare showcased by the award-winning chefs at the convention centre, good wine, and great conversation!