JBDC COVID-19 ADVISORY #4

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.
▪ Shop 24/7 at www.thingsjamaicanshopping.com .
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] jbdc.net 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:

876-550-1167
876-414-3376

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.

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What Every Jamaican Needs to Know

The banks and other financial institutions have had extensive discussions about the potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) customers. SMEs should contact their financial institutions to ask about support during this difficult period, including:

  • Potential payment deferrals/moratoriums or extensions on business
  • loans, mortgages and car loans;

  • Accessing short term working capital support at reduced rates;
  • Early access to term deposits without penalty for breaking
    investment;
  • Temporary fee waivers on various bank services.

Read full advisory below.