Carreras Limited has launched a new initiative that is creating employment for scores of people living in inner-city communities across the
capital and, hopefully, islandwide in the near future. "The programme is a grass-roots initiative focusing on people who have not necessarily completed high school or secondary education. Steele told The Gleaner, "We all deserve a chance in life and Carreras is offering motorcyclists from communities like Tivoli Gardens, Concrete Jungle or Greenwich Farm the chance to become a courier or salesman for their area. Someone from outside the area might not work or feel comfortable on the job. We need confident riders, male or female, he said."
SEPROD Group of Companies has commenced the roll-out of a $5-billion investment with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Compact Flex Filling machine slated to increase production at its subsidiary Serge Island Dairy by some 45 per cent.
The Tetra Pak equipment, acquired at a cost of US$3.5 million, will not only boost production for the domestic market but is expected to give Seprod an even bigger share in the export arena.
The $5-billion capital injection, which will be rolled out over two years, will be in new technologies, staff training and partnerships to drive growth, increase exports, and engage in import substitution.