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State of the MSME Sector in CARICOM – Prospects for the Future

I want to begin my remarks this morning by thanking Senator Lynette Holder, CEO of the Barbados Small Business Association for inviting me to deliver the keynote address at this year’s State of the Sector Conference. I also want to congratulate the SBA for its continuing advocacy of micro, small and medium-sized businesses across Barbados, […]

Jamaica Producers Group Reporting Strong Year To Date Performance With Profits Attributable To Shareholders Up By 66% Relative 2018.

If We Are To Have Real Growth And Development Nationally …. We Must Grow Our SME Sector.

ladies and gentlemen, I have noted that the title of opening plenary is: Entrepreneurship, Innovation And Growth: Unlocking The Potential In The Jamaican Economy. Implicit in this I suppose is the message that entrepreneurship and innovation have something to do with growth? Is that an assumption that one could fairly draw? Well I suppose that […]

Jamaica Producers Group Reporting Strong Year To Date Performance With Profits Attributable To Shareholders Up By 66% Relative 2018.

Engendering Greater Stakeholder Trust Across The Public And Private Sectors To Drive Efficient Service Delivery Is Deemed Pivotal In Any Thrust To Secure Higher Levels Of Sustainable Economic Growth.

Engendering greater stakeholder trust across the public and private sectors to drive efficient service delivery is deemed pivotal in any thrust to secure higher levels of sustainable economic growth. This is the view of American bestselling author, Stephen Covey, who was speaking during the 37th Annual Caribbean Conference of Accountants, held recently at The Jamaica […]

Jamaica Producers Group Reporting Strong Year To Date Performance With Profits Attributable To Shareholders Up By 66% Relative 2018.

Hiring Right – Office Perks Fade, Attention to Personnel Doesn’t

With today’s low unemployment rate and skilled employees in high demand, it’s difficult to attract and retain outstanding employees at almost any level and of any age. It’s especially difficult finding and keeping those who represent the largest segment of the workforce–millennials. Part of the problem is that potential employees have a pretty clear insight […]

#1 Dianna Blake-Bennett General Manager Salada Foods Jamaica Limited Businessuite 2019 Top Jamaica Main Market CEO By US$ % Change in Profit after Tax

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

Change is happening all around us. We see it every day; across industries, global politics, even the roads we drove on yesterday look different from the ones we will drive on today. Recognizing the varied degrees of urgency with which change takes place, one can determine one’s pace and place in the paradigm. At Supreme […]

State of the MSME Sector in CARICOM – Prospects for the Future

From Vision To Reality: My Journey To Becoming An Entrepreneur

A picture is worth a thousand words, that’s why I am a believer in a Vision Board as a valuable tool to creatively capture a visual image of your goals. Last year, I was motivated to be intentional by creating a vision board with all my plans for 2018, chief of which was my goal […]

#1 Dianna Blake-Bennett General Manager Salada Foods Jamaica Limited Businessuite 2019 Top Jamaica Main Market CEO By US$ % Change in Profit after Tax

To Succeed As A Nation In Harnessing The Opportunities That Exist With The Fourth Industrial Revolution We Must Engage Micro, Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Introduction Let me first thank the organisers for the invitation and opportunity to address this august gathering. The Flow family extends hearty congratulations to those well deserving members of the industry and those outstanding students from the UWI, UTECH and the Caribbean Maritime University who will receive awards this evening. I also want to commend […]

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I Never Thought of Myself as a Women Entrepreneur – I was Simply an Entrepreneur!

I had never thought of myself as a women entrepreneur – I was simply an entrepreneur, willing to put in the work and to compete equally, but at every step of the way I kept being reminded that I was a woman and more so one that was now playing in a male dominated space. […]

#1 Dianna Blake-Bennett General Manager Salada Foods Jamaica Limited Businessuite 2019 Top Jamaica Main Market CEO By US$ % Change in Profit after Tax

We Have Always Stressed That The Office Supplies Industry Mimics The Economy As A Whole

“We have always stressed that the office supplies industry mimics the economy as a whole. The stability and steady growth of the economy in 2018 translated into growth in the overall furniture and office supplies sector. More than ever, we exist in an economy characterized by low interest rates, low inflation, high business confidence, and […]

Jamaica Producers Group Reporting Strong Year To Date Performance With Profits Attributable To Shareholders Up By 66% Relative 2018.

JP’s Investments For The Immediate Future Will Be Focused Primarily On Internal Opportunities

JP, as a portfolio of businesses, is well placed to continue to improve shareholder returns. JP’s multi-national operations expose the Group to a wide range of opportunities that we believe we have the resources and capacity, both human and otherwise, to realise. In recent years JP’s growth was centred on acquisitions and structured investments in […]

Jamaica Producers Group Reporting Strong Year To Date Performance With Profits Attributable To Shareholders Up By 66% Relative 2018.