Geneva, Switzerland, 20 February 2013. On February 11-12 2013, the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) celebrated its XVIII World Investment Conference in Geneva, Switzerland with the hosting of the WAIPA World Investment Conference and Annual General Assembly. During the event, elections to the Steering Committee, the governing body for WAIPA, was also held. The post of Regional Director for Central America and the Caribbean on the WAIPA Steering Committee was secured by Jamaica’s national trade and investment promotion agency, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), with significant support from the Investment Promotion Agencies present.
JAMPRO’s President, Mrs. Sancia Bennett-Templer, presented the candidacy for the organization. JAMPRO currently serves as the 1st Vice President on the CAIPA Board of Directors. CAIPA provided strategic and logistical support to JAMPRO in its bid for the regional directorship, with support for campaigning during the event provided by CAIPA Directors from Grenada (GIDC), the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD) and Saint Lucia (InvestStLucia). “This initiative was a regional collaborative effort and speaks to the successes we are able to achieve, if we work together”, notes CAIPA’s President, Mr. Ronald Theodore of the GIDC. “It is hoped that through this Regional Directorship post, we will be able to enhance the global image of the region and attract the much needed technical expertise to improve our capacity for attracting investment to the Caribbean”, he continued.
Support for CAIPA initiatives including its attendance at the WAIPA event was provided through its Secretariat, Caribbean Export Development Agency, with funding afforded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund, Regional Private Sector Development Programme.
Since its genesis in 2007, CAIPA has been actively working with its members to position the Caribbean as an ideal location for foreign direct investment, providing capacity building opportunities and tools for its members to enhance their overall promotional efforts
A local animation company, has secured what is believed to be, a pioneer agreement with an animation production company, based in Lille, France, to produce a cartoon that airs on Disney Junior in France.
Reel Rock GSW Animation, has signed a contract, believed to be the first of its kind for an animation studio based in the Caribbean, to provide production work for a series airing on a major international television network.
Reel Rock GSW will be working with Studio Red Frog, to produce thirteen episodes of “Quiz Time”, a cartoon targeting children in the 2-6 age group.
In underscoring the achievement of the company, which celebrates its first anniversary in February, its Executive Director, Wayne Sinclair, lauded the creative capabilities of the team of animators.
“We have 12 animators on board, they are all Jamaicans …they are really really good artists and illustrators and we have a number of things being lined up in the pipeline” he disclosed.
He gave credit to JAMPRO for its role in facilitating the first steps in his company’s journey in the local animation industry.
Sutherland Global Services (SGS), one of the world’s largest privately owned business process outsourcing companies has opened its first operational center in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies.
Launched on December 24, 2012, the facility has 100 employees and is expected to increase staffing to 1000 by the end of the year. The Prime Minister commended SGS for its investment in Jamaica and said the country looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship with SGS.
Sutherland Global, one of the world’s largest privately owned business process outsourcing firm has opened its first operational center in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies. Launched on December 24, 2012, the facility has 100 employees and is expected to increase staffing to 1000 by the end of the year. Mr Kumar paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Jamaica House on Thursday (January 3, 2013).
A GIFT FOR YOU: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller signs a copy of the publication ‘Our Golden Jubilee’, which highlights important milestones in Jamaica’s journey since Independence before presenting it to Mr. K S Kumar, Head of Operations, Sutherland Global Services
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