Bahamian Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, The Honorable Brent Symonette called for more regional cooperation on trade at the final leg of JAMPRO’s Caribbean Market Mission in The Bahamas, which ended on June 30, 2017. Thirteen Jamaican companies promoted their products for export to The Bahamas on one of JAMPRO’s largest trade missions, which covered 3 key markets in the Caribbean region.
Minister Symonette said The Bahamas was the perfect market to partner with Jamaica on trade, as the islands are home to one of the largest group of Jamaicans, over 10,000 persons, in the Diaspora. The new Minister stated it was critical for Caribbean countries to partner on trade to strengthen regional economies. He remarked, “It is only through developing trade in the region that we can grow the region as Caribbean nationals….we have to work together for the benefit of nationals throughout the region.” He also praised JAMPRO for the sophistication of the Caribbean Market Mission initiative and said he looked forward to positive outcomes from the visit to The Bahamas.