JAMPRO Leading Jamaican Trade Mission to Trinidad and Tobago

Seven Jamaican manufacturers and suppliers of food, personal care and irrigation products will be a part of a trade mission to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, aimed at increasing exports to regional markets. Story Highlights The engagement, to be led by executives of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), takes place from July 1 to 4 and will see local suppliers engaging Trinidadian stakeholders and producers. The participating entities are: Caribbean Cream Limited, Crafton Holdings Limited, Continental Baking Company, Sankhard Company Limited, Seprod Limited, Wisynco, and Isratech Jamaica Limited. Seven Jamaican manufacturers and suppliers of food, personal care and irrigation products will be a part of a trade mission to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, aimed at increasing exports to regional markets.The engagement, to be led by executives of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), takes place from July 1 to 4 and will see local suppliers engaging Trinidadian stakeholders and producers.The participating entities are: Caribbean Cream Limited, Crafton Holdings Limited, Continental Baking Company, Sankhard Company Limited, Seprod Limited, Wisynco, and Isratech Jamaica Limited.Manager for JAMPRO’s Agribusiness Department, Marlene Porter, told JIS News that the mission is intended to generate trade leads and present the opportunity for Jamaican entities to better understand the Trinidadian market and forge relationships with stakeholders there.Mrs. Porter noted that the first day of the mission will begin with an opening ceremony to be attended by Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Arthur Williams, who will bring greetings.Other participants include representatives from the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, who will share perspectives on market trends; new JMEA President, Richard Pandohie; and Trinidad’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Senator the Hon. Paula Goupieskoon, who will deliver the keynote address.Other persons slated to attend the opening ceremony are representatives of the Plant Quarantine Division, standards body, sister agencies ExporTT and Invest TT, and the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association. read more

Video Alumnus wins contest to become newest employee of The Score

After winning Gillette Drafted 2: The Search for Canada’s Next Sportscaster, Brock alumnus Brent Furtney (BEd ’08) is the newest employee of The Score. His contract, the first prize in a contest sponsored by Score Media Inc. in partnership with Gillette, includes the opportunity to represent Procter & Gamble, the maker of Gillette products, as a spokesman for a year. Check out his funny audition video.

Cameroon Nigeria move to next stage of border settlement UN

In a ceremony tomorrow Bourha-Wango and Ndabakura and its surroundings will be turned over to Nigeria, while Cameroon will assume control of Narki. Observers of the Mixed Commission, set up by the UN in late 2002 to help settle the dispute, will be deployed in the area to reinforce the process.Last December, the two countries carried out the first transfer of authority in the Lake Chad area.As was the case in the Lake Chad area, UNOWA said, the populations of the cities and localities concerned speak the same languages and have constantly repeated their rejection of war. They expressed their support for the decision taken by Presidents Paul Biya of Cameroon and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria to implement the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) governing the settlement.In the next few weeks, talks on the withdrawal from the Bakassi Peninsula will carry on, to be followed by further discussions on the delimitation of the maritime border between the two countries, UNOWA said.UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, noted that the two countries’ Governments seem determined to pursue a peaceful approach to settle their border dispute.”It is the right decision at the right time and for the right reasons,” he said. “The Nigerian Presidency of African Union and the upcoming elections in Cameroon encourage even more a speedy settlement of this old dispute.” read more