Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), noting that the event sends an important signal to the world that Jamaica is serious about claiming its share in the regional and global marketplace.Mr. Holness, who was giving the keynote address at the opening at the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association’s (JMA)-organised trade show on June 1 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, said the event is putting brand Jamaica on full display.“Undoubtedly, Jamaica has a well-known and well-loved brand,” Mr. Holness said.“Our brand stands boldly and is amplified in the global marketplace. Our brand is an infusion of our music, our hospitality, culture, food, entertainment, creativity and our innovativeness – all coming together to create a distinct meaning of a Jamaican product or service,” he pointed out.He noted that the island produces some very exotic products that are in high demand in the global marketplace, and the country must now put itself in the position where it can fully capitalise on the benefits.As such, he said, the Administration is working to broaden brand meaning and brand awareness, in order to boost sales in the global marketplace.“By virtue of our brand, our products are easily noticed on shelves. In fact, the Jamaican flag is one of the most-known flags in the world, and if our manufacturers were to stamp that flag on our products more, I am willing to bet they would move much faster off the shelves,” he pointed out.He said that in addition to brand strength, Jamaica has other advantages, such as its geographic location.“Nothing passes through this region without it passing through Jamaican waters,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister said the Government “also wants the world to know that Jamaica is one of the easiest destinations in which to do business and that we are serious about doing business”.“When that becomes a part of our brand, then you will start to see real economic growth taking place,” he pointed out.“The Government is engaged in a very involved process of improving our business climate… of improving the regulatory environment, and in ensuring that we create the infrastructure for business,” he noted further.The JIE will run from June 1-3 and will see some 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries converging on the tourism capital of Montego Bay to make business contacts. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), noting that the event sends an important signal to the world that Jamaica is serious about claiming its share in the regional and global marketplace. The JIE will run from June 1-3 and will see some 200 buyers and suppliers from 11 countries converging on the tourism capital of Montego Bay to make business contacts. “Undoubtedly, Jamaica has a well-known and well-loved brand,” Mr. Holness said.
The much awaited oriental sea food festival at Chowman is back and it’s time to binge on the most exotic sea food in town. The festival, which started from July 15, at all dine in outlets of Chowman, was graced by eminent Music Director and Composer, Debojyoti Mishra.Chowman has always brought variety in the food they serve – from starting to serve authentic Chinese dishes for the very first time, to giving us an experience of neighborhood fine dining and introducing the city to the most delectable and unique food festivals. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn the menu this time is a variety of starters and sides to complement the flavorful rice, noodles and meifoon dishes. ‘The Prawn Satay with peanut sauce’ and the ‘Pan Fried Chili Promfret’ are sure to leave you asking for more. Besides this, one can also savour the taste of authentic dishes like ‘Hand Folded Crab Meat Wonton’, ‘Deep Fried Seafood Roll’, ‘Crispy Honey Shrimps/Shrimp with asparagus’, ‘Chinese Fried Fish/ Spicy Sliced Fish’. And for, main course, ‘Sweet & Spicy Jumbo Prawn’, ‘Lobster in Chili Corn Sauce/Lobster with mint, lemon & Chilies’, ‘Octopus in Chili Mustard Sauce’, ‘Thin Fried Squid in Toban Djan Sauce’ can be tried. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardSpeaking to the media on the occasion, Debaditya Chaudhury, Managing Director of Chowman Hospitality Pvt. Ltd said, “We at Chowman, have always tried to bring ingenuity and great flavour-profiles through our extensive menu and unique food festivals. It makes me really happy to bring back the sea food festival yet again. We have been receiving calls enquiring about the festival and I am so glad that Chowman has been so well-received by the people. This time, we have kept new dishes in our menu, which people have not tried before in Chowman. And, I am very confident that everybody will like them too.” Rs 1400/- plus taxes (Meal for two people) Timings: 12 pm – 10.30 pm