Category Archives: Government Policy

Jamaica’s Logistics Hub: reshaping ourselves to reshape global trade, Part I

Jamaica’s progress towards being a Global Logistics Hub might appear to be slow, especially when compared to what Panama appears to be doing but Jamaica’s progress is real and it is meaningful. Continue reading

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Opportunities for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in a logistics centered economy

Opportunities abound for the MSMEs in a logistics centered economy, moreover, many of these opportunities do not lie in the distant future but are here and now. Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: a timeline on creating an enabling business environment

A business friendly environment because it facilitates trade and investment is a large part of the foundational work being carried out by the Government of Jamaica. Continue reading

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A Simple Truth: Jamaica Best Positioned for Global Logistics Hub, Part I

What Jamaica represents is a centralized location in the Americas where logistics and related activities can all be clustered on one island. Jamaica will become a platform for the use of digital technology to plan the design, production, packaging and distribution of goods; financial services; a strategic depot for the storage of natural resources, ship and airplane repair, legal services, tourism and so on. Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Logistics Hub Initiative: Airfreight – The sleeping Giant

The development of Jamaica’s airfreight sector is indispensable and is a high priority for the Logistics Hub Initiative, even more so than its maritime counterpart. This is due to the fact that higher valued merchandise is usually transported by air and Jamaica’s air connectivity enhances our near shore advantage for goods destined to the Americas. Continue reading

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Jamaica’s Global Logistics Hub: So Much More Than Ports

The simplest answer is that ports and airports, while very important, in the main facilitate trade and economic activity while the SEZs are the drivers of economic activity, economic development and wealth creation for the people of Jamaica. Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: Investment Opportunities

Expansive special economic zones facilitating assembly, warehousing, sorting, distribution and other value-added services, particularly for industries catering to time sensitive and high-value cargo Continue reading

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Jamaica Logistics Hub: Leveraging the Power of Speed and Connectivity

The Government of Jamaica is creating the enabling environment that will be attractive to firms that engage in all forms of multimodal logistics. Continue reading

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China Makes Changes To Its Dividends Tax

In a move to further encourage the development of China’s stock markets and long term investment, the government in this move is trying to discouraging something that has plagued western markets – short term speculation. Continue reading

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Jamaica Moves To Position Itself As a Global Logistics Hub

Jamaica’s swashbuckling days are long behind it however it geo-strategic potential still remains strong. Jamaica is smack dab in the middle of both the western hemisphere – North and South America. Just think half way between the largest market in the world in the USA and one of the top emerging economies in Brazil – what are the possibilities? Continue reading

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