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Jamaica looks to realise its global BPO ambitions

Jamaica is eager to claim its share of the international outsourcing market and with a young, educated population, strong links to the US and the UK, a government committed to business-friendly policies, and an aptitude for customer service, the sector is expanding fast. 

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Professional services in paradise: Jamaica's new focus

Renowned as a holiday destination, Jamaica is keen to position itself as a hub for professional services and business process outsourcing in a bid to attract more FDI and create much-needed jobs.

Anthony Hylton

Jamaica fights for its corner of global trade map

Jamaica has set itself the target of becoming the number one global trade hub in the Americas, exploiting its position near the Panama Canal and playing to its strengths as a service-based economy. The country's minister of industry, investment and commerce, Anthony Hylton, tells Courtney Fingar how this ambitious plan is progressing.

Peter Phillips

Jamaican finance minister looks for pain to pay off

Jamaica's negotiations with the IMF, which culminated in its four-year Extended Fund Facility, were long and arduous, and the country is now coming to terms with the requirements of the agreement, such as a public sector wage freeze. However, its minister of finance, Peter Phillips, is confident the rewards will now come.

Caribbean experiences FDI growth in 2013

Inward FDI in the Caribbean was up by more than 25% in 2013, compared with the previous year.

Jamaica's investment promotion agency, Jampro

Caribbean IPAs go extra mile to fight preconceptions

Dogged by preconceptions of the region being a little more than a holiday retreat or a tax haven, investment promotion agencies in the Caribbean are focusing upon providing the best possible service to would-be investors – both large and small – in order to attract international businesses to their countries.

Good call: the risk-takers who made Jamaica a mobile success story

Nick Kochan reports on how a group of Irish entrepreneurs are proving the sceptics wrong about Jamaica.

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