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November 20, 2019

On Friday, November 15, 2019 the official launch of the Caribbean Alternative Investment Association (CARAIA) a non-profit organization that is aimed at promoting the expansion of private equity, venture capital, real estate, private capital, mezzanine financing and other Alternative Investment instruments took place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
 
Anchored by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through its Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCP), and bolstered by a group of local and international investors, the Association is one of the deliverables under a Technical Cooperation signed in 2016 with the Inter-American…

 

 

 

June 15, 2019

The Development Bank of Jamaica hosted its 2019 International Conference on Private Equity and Infrastructure Development on June 10 - 13 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Organised under the theme: ‘DELIVERING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS: Financing Regional Infrastructure, SMEs & Innovation’, the conference included fireside conversations, plenaries, round-table discussions, workshops, market soundings and numerous networking opportunities. More than 80 speakers, including notable local finance industry leaders Dr. The Hon. Nigel Clarke, Sen. The Hon. Pearnel P. Charles Jr., and The Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, OJ, were in…

 

 

 

May 6, 2019

For the second time since the inception of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC), a total of five local university teams, including this year’s national competition winner Ja Bio Plastics, will travel to Utah, United States, to defend Jamaica’s global championship and compete in the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) to be held between May 9 and 10.
 
The University of the West Indies’ Ja Bio Plastics team will showcase their winning presentation offering a natural alternative to non-biodegradable plastics by using plant matter to prepare a degradable, compostable, water soluble and edible solution to the…