Creative industry stakeholders urged to streamline activities to access COVID-19 relief

Minister Olivia ‘Babsy Grange

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange is encouraging creative industry stakeholders to formalise their businesses in order to benefit from the Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package.

She made the call against the background of data indicating that the industry has lost some $100 million, to date, since the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica.

The minister was speaking at a recent Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) virtual meeting held in collaboration with the British Council.

Grange, who invited persons to register via the Ministry’s e-registry or send an email, emphasised that stakeholders doing so “will be able to access [the] stimulus package for COVID-19 relief”.

“It is necessary to access incentives such as productive inputs relief, where only registered individuals and companies are able to access,” she said.