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The services of the Incubator & Resource Centre were highlighted during an Outside Broadcast on the Edge 105 FM during The Ron Muschette Morning Show on May 31, 2023.

Members of the JBDC team spoke at length about the four incubators including: Craft Incubator, Agro-processing Incubator, Essential Oils incubator, and the Fashion Incubator, among other services.

The outside broadcast also featured success stories of clients who have benefited from the services of the incubators.



Chief Executive Officer of the JBDC, Ms. Valerie Veira, highlighted the IRC’s role in the JBDC’s mandate to provide business development support for the MSME sector.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Harold Davis spoke about how the JBDC drives industry growth through value chain development

Mr. David Harrison, Director of IRC gave Ron Muschette, the host of the Edge 105 FM Morning Show, a tour of the incubator spaces.

Mr. Colin Porter, Technical Services Manager, got into the hands-on side of IRC – Product Development, Engineering and Operations Improvement.

Chief Executive Officer of Tayna’s Body Care, and client of the JBDC, Mrs. Tanya Powell-Edwards, showed off her body care products and encourage persons to make use of the Essential Oils Incubator

Fashion Expert at the IRC, Mr. Robert Hall spoke about the JADIRE fabric, that was born out of a partnership with Nigeria.

Ms. Donna-Gay Uter, Product Development Specialist at the JBDC, highlighted the services of the Craft Incubator and encouraged prospective gold smiths to participate in the upcoming Chasing and Repousse Workshop on June 20, 2023.


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