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Fall in Jamaica's business suitability ranking

CONCERNED: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller giving the keynote address at Jamaica Investment Forum 2012 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (PIC CREDIT: Janet Silvera)

JAMAICA'S PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has expressed concern about the country's drop in the ranking of countries in which to do business with in the last four years.

However, Simpson Miller says returning the country to a viable path is a matter of priority for her administration.

"In respect of doing business we are concerned about the drop in Jamaica's ranking from 46 to 88 in the last four years," she said, "But my government is determined to stop this slide and work our way back up the ranks as quickly as possible."

The Prime Minister was giving the keynote address at Jamaica Investment Forum 2012 being held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, showcasing key growth sectors and significant investment opportunities on the island.

The Prime Minister heads a high-profile slate of local and international speakers at the two day forum, including Ambassador Patrick Casserly; Microsoft executive Phillip Vandervoot; Associated Brands chairman Arthur Lok Jack and Round Hill Hotel boss Josef Forstmayr.

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