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It has been said ad infinitum that it is important to support small businesses because they have a vital role to play in generating growth in the Jamaican economy. However, many small enterprises bemoan a lack of support, stifling bureaucracy and prohibitive interest rates as impediments to their development.

The Telecommunications Policy and Management (TPM) Programme, Mona School of Business has now released the findings of the Jamaican leg of the Caribbean Broadband and ICT Indicators survey. The survey provides reliable and accurate data on household and individual usage of computers, internet and mobile phones patterns across Jamaica.

Students of the Mona School of Business (MSB) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), who participated in a recently concluded Opportunity Funding Cooperation Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OFCIE) -- a Business Plan competition

Managers must make every effort to update their knowledge and skills to create and deliver strategic value even in changing and uncertain environments. This is the thinking behind MSB Roundtable 2011, being planned by Mona School of Business to be held, under the theme "From Recession to Recovery & Growth."

The leading producer and marketer of cement in the Caribbean, TCL Group (TCL), is in need of turnaround. TCL has eight operating companies: four in its home market Trinidad and one each in Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana and Anguilla.

For the third year running, MSB has been rated among the top 1000 Business Schools in the world for 2010 by Eduniversal as a good business school with regional influence.

Eduniversal's ranking is done by the Deans of Business Schools;

FIND MBA ranks Mona School of Business as one of the 30 Most Popular Business Schools (currently #12) in the Americas (Canada, South and Central America, and the Caribbean) in 2010. Details can be found at: http://www.find-mba.com/most-popular/americas

Deadline Now Extended to March 15, 2011

Essay Topic: Information and Communication Technologies neither contribute to nor offer solutions for Caribbean environmental degradation.

The Telecommunications Policy and Management Programme, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre, invite proposals from suitably qualified Caribbean nationals for the Caribbean Young ICT Researchers Competition.

MSB launched its new magazine the MSB Business Review on June 16, 2010, to which it invited members of the board of directors, the editorial committee members, the members of the advisory board, contributing authors, sponsors, and faculty members.

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