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Jamaican prime minister makes the case for "economic independence"

Fiscal discipline and attracting FDI to Jamaica are key for the island's future, claimed prime minister Andrew Holness on a visit to London. Yasmin Jones-Henry reports

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Jamaican minister of finance not blown off course

Jamaica’s finance minister, Audley Shaw, talks to Natasha Turak about keeping tourist numbers high and how investment in clean energy is part of the long-term fight against extreme weather events.

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards

fDi's inaugural Tourism Editor's Choice Awards for tourism single out the countries that have devised specific and successful strategies to attract investment. Belize, Croatia and Jamaica are just three of the countries punching above their weight, reports Cathy Mullan.

fDi's Island Economies of the Future 2017/18: FDI Strategy

A look at the FDI strategies of a number of leading island economies: Barbados, Cyprus, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Jamaica PM makes FDI commitment

Andrew Holness, sworn in as prime minister of Jamaica in March 2016, tells Courtney Fingar how his government plans to maintain the country’s current FDI momentum.

Jamaica’s new leader makes tax and investment pledges

Jamaica's recent change in government promises much for the foreign investment prospects of the country, with newly elected prime minister Andrew Holness promising to turn Jamaica into “the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean”.

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Jamaica looks inward to grow BPO prospects

Jamaica has carved a niche as a business process outsourcing hub. Anthony Hylton, Jamaica's minister of industry, investment and commerce, explains how government plans will further build on the growth already experienced by what is quickly becoming a key sector within the country's economy.

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BPIAJ chief: Jamaica can lead Caribbean's BPO rise

Yoni Epstein, the president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica and Itel BPO Solutions’ chief executive, has a vision. He tells Natasha Turak about his plan to turn the Caribbean island into a world-leading BPO destination over the next 10 years.

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At your service: Jamaica's tailor-made training aims to keep investors happy

The importance of training is recognised at all levels throughout Jamaica, to the point where many of its government-sponsored programmes are developed to cater to the specific needs of the industries investing in the country. Natasha Turak reports on the impact this has had with regards to FDI. 

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Building Jamaica's BPO reputation

To realise its ambition of becoming a globally known hub for BPO operators, Jamaica needed to attract big-name players. The Barnett Tech Park – in bringing in Vistaprint, and then Advanced Call Centre Technologies and Xerox – did just this, giving the country international credibility. Natasha Turak looks at how these essential first steps were taken.

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