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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.