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Executive Chairman of Conrad Douglas ...
Executive Chairman of Conrad Douglas and Associates, Dr. Conrad Douglas, told a recent stakeholder that the industry offers vast opportunities for investors in agriculture, food processing, and manufacturing.
"There are great opportunities…what we found were really large.
We are talking about total cumulative value for the markets of some US$7 billion," he
said, citing the production of paper, polishes, paints, rubber, glass, cosmetics, plastics and adhesives.
said Jamaica was blessed with rich limestone resources and is considered as the limestone capital of the world.
That, in itself, presents a wide range of opportunities," Douglas
noted that there was need to focus on the production of high value-added products to drive the industry for the future.
We believe that there is opportunity, as found from the study, to ramp-up production to a greater level," he
said, adding that currently, Jamaica imports limestone products that can be manufactured locally, and some 10 plants across the island can be "ramped-up easily" for the production of these value-added items.
said that for the development of the sector, a number of legislation relating to planning and development orders need to be amended and that "great reliance" would have to be placed on scientists in the development of the industry.
"Jamaica is considered as the limestone ...
"Jamaica is considered as the limestone capital of the world," said Douglas, the principal consultant of the project and executive chairman of Conrad Douglas and Associates.
About 60 per cent of the island by weight and about 80 per cent of the total surface comprises limestone, he
emphasised that a contact survey and analysis should be conducted in target markets for the export of the products.
From left) Conrad Douglas, executive chairman of Conrad Douglas and Associates; Robert Scott, vice-president, trade and business development at Jampro, and Dianne Edwards, president at Jampro, discuss the limestone market before a presentation of the findings of the Limestone Market Assessment Project at the Jampro headquarters in Kingston. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)
The Scientific Research Council of Jamaica - SRC & BUREAU of STANDARDS SIGNS MOU
The Hon. Phillip Paulwell along with Dr. Conrad Douglas - Board Chairman, SRC, Dr. Audia Barnett - Executive Director SRC, Dr. Henry Lowe - Board Chairman, BSJ, and Dr. Omer Thomas - Executive Director, BSJ, will participate in the signing exercise.
SRC Designs Sewage Treatment Plant for CCCL - Jamaica Information Service
Others from left are Chair of the SRC Board, Dr. Conrad Douglas; General Manager of CCCL, Anthony Haynes,and Manager of Projects at the CCCL, Ken Wiltshire.
...Chairman of the SRC, Conrad Douglas said the project echoed the charge issued to the private sector by Prime Minister P.J. Patterson in a policy statement in 2003 which noted that science and technology must be catalytic in the future of Jamaica's development.He
noted that the worth of the technology had been recognized on a wide scale resulting in the SRC being invited by the United Nations Development Programme to assist the Pacific Islands in finding solutions for their wastewater and sewage management systems.He
said the Council was pleased with the development of the technology as it addressed environmental management, water and energy conservation and also demonstrated tremendous potential for the generation of energy (biogas).
Dr. Conrad ...
Dr. Conrad DouglasCompany DirectorChairman of the Board of DirectorsChairman - Finance Committee, (SRC Board sub-Committee)