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We are borrowing Kingston Mayor Delroy Williams' hashtag #stillbelieving as we reflect on the global economic jitters that have resulted from the US-China trade conflict. Additionally, the price of aluminium has tumbled and threatens our bauxite industry.

With the identified constraints of access to funding, taxation and bureaucracy, an inadequately trained workforce, crime and corruption, the Diaspora is called upon to play a significant role in entrepreneurial development within the region.

“With the numerous controversies emerging from the Airbnb industry, a new and more recent phenomenon in need of redress are the challenges that female hosts are currently experiencing in the sector.”

Senior lecturer in the Department of Behavioral Science and General Management at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Anne Crick says recent concerns about the quality of the local Airbnb sector are unfounded. 

Tourism interests recently raised concerns regarding safety issues and called for Airbnb operators to comply with the same standards as hoteliers. 

Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke has challenged the University of the West Indies (UWI) to turn research into a profitable venture and help grow Jamaica’s economy. 

The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) believes its recently held Management and Business Conference helped in shaping its role to develop new methods in the Jamaican entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The MBA students, who did the course, International Business Management this semester, were presented with a unique opportunity or dare I say, challenge. The Wisynco Group Limited requested that they analyse its IT Operations in order to ascertain how this department could enhance the company’s future competitiveness.

Below is an excerpt from a speech delivered at the Mona School of Business & Management Annual Conference on Thursday, July 11.

Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that the Government is budgeting $200 million this year in a special fund to promote research at local universities.

The Jamaica government is in discussions with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the provision of technical support in building Jamaica’s capacity to commercialise research, done by local tertiary institutions.

Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, said that the move is aimed at facilitating innovation in driving entrepreneurship.


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