Opportunity calls in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday March 5, 2012 – Jamaica is once again being considered for major investment across a number of its sectors.
This time it is from investors, impressed with the country’s suite of projects, after attending the Jamaica Investment Forum from March 1 to 2 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.
The forum saw several investors from Russia being present in Jamaica, and expressed an interest in erecting a plant to convert sweet sorghum.
Consultant Mr. Peter Mitchell added there was an international effort to improve farming and to find additional applications, including its use as poultry feed, secondarily as cattle, and in brewing applications.
However, the country is also being considered as a near shore destination for call centres and businesses for United States (US) clients. President and chief marketing officer of Aegis Communication, Mr. Sandip Sen said his company was eyeing Jamaica for such possibilities.
Meanwhile, global consultant in the Cayman Islands, Martin Bold has expressed interest with the networking opportunities in the country, and commended the quality of the speakers and government ministers commitment to the just concluded forum.
Chairman of the Board for the African Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Detroit, Michigan, Errol Service, pledged the continue support of the Chamber if Jamaica maintained the quality of conference.
Executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica, Ms. Betty Stockhausen also commended the quality of the conference, and noted that the time was ripe for Jamaica to take off especially through industries such as information technology.