Jamaica 2019

Jamaica is best known for its music, food, beaches, and stunning natural environment. It is also the third-largest English-speaking country in the Americas, with a strategic location in the Caribbean that could position it as a future global logistics hub.

The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 180-page publication covers green economy, finance, energy, Montego Bay, IT and BPO, transport and logistics, real estate, infrastructure, and construction, agrobusiness and non-food agriculture, manufacturing, health, education, tourism, and entertainment. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

  • Diane Edwards, President, JAMPRO
  • Michael Lee-Chin, Founder and Chairman, Portland Holdings; Chairman, Economic Growth Council; Chairman, National Commercial Bank (NCB)
  • Courtney O. Campbell, Group President & CEO, Victoria Mutual
  • André Dixon, COO, Viking Productions
  • Mauricio Pulido, CEO, GB Energy–Texaco
  • Daniel Caron, Country Manager, Nestlé Jamaica Limited
  • Douglas Gordon, CEO, CanEx Jamaica
  • Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism


The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Foreign investment
  • JSEZA master plan
  • Waste-to-energy plans
  • Debt reduction
  • Offshore exploration
  • Digitalization
  • Air transport
  • Infrastructure projects
  • National Farm Road Rehabilitation Program
  • Brain drain
  • Music as an alternative source of tourism