PSOJ: COVID-19 Update

As a result of COVID-19, we are confronting some challenging times ahead. We recognise that businesses are now required to adopt new ways of working. Consequently, there may be some confusion around the implementation of various directives and guidelines.

A key issue is, what is meant by “work at home for non-essential services.” Please watch the attached video which we hope will provide some clarification:


Design Collaborative: Our Response to COVID-19

Design Collaborative is hereby advising that our work-from-home initiative will continue for another fourteen (14) days and will continuously provide updates during this period. This decision was made in the best interest and safety of our clients and staff.

Read full advisory below:


Adjustment of Pica opening hours

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) continues to monitor reccommended precautions relating to covid-19 on an ongoing basis. In light of the new curfew hours in some parishes, our business hours have been adjusted with immediate effect, until further advised from the Government of Jamaica.



Further to the additional instructions provided by the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness in relation to ‘work from home’ for non-essential government and private sector workers, please be advised that the Jamaica Business Development Corporation will continue its adjusted services to you.

During the period March 25 – April 4, 2020, we will not be facilitating face-to-face consultations/meetings or walk-ins.

The Business Advisory Services Unit will continue to interface with existing clients via online portals such as Zoom and Skype.

The Things Jamaican™ stores will be operated as follows:

▪ In addition to the Corporate store, the Things Jamaican Devon House store is now closed. NMIA will continue to operate according to the Airport regulations.
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The Incubator & Resource Centre will remain closed to the public.

Persons wishing to make contact with our offices during this period are invited to do so via email at info [at] or through our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) where questions and queries will be facilitated.

Members of the public may also call us on the following mobile numbers:


Once again, JBDC encourages our clients and all Jamaicans to keep safe during this period. Listen to the health officials and follow their instructions. Take all the necessary precautions to safeguard yourselves and your families.


Hawkeye: Corona Virus Update

Hawkeye continues to monitor the corona virus and the safety of employees, customers, contractors and partners are top priorities. The situation changes daily and Hawkeye continues to monitor and implement strategies to maintain a high standard of service and safe working environment.

Read full advisory below: