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Jamaica Chamber of Commerce | 2018-06-15 15:18:00

Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, Ambassador
E. Courtenay Rattray, is set to give remarks as the Keynote speaker for this year’s 36th Annual
JCC Awards Ceremony. With his years of experience and expertise in International Relations
and Sustainable Development at the United Nations, Ambassador Rattray is truly representative
of the JCC’s charge to create and support a healthy economy and contribute to the betterment
of life for all Jamaicans.
Ambassador Rattray was appointed as the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United
Nations on June 1st, 2013, after serving a 5 year term as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the People’s
Republic of China. Additionally, Ambassador Rattray co-chairs the UN Group of Friends (GoF) of
SDG Financing. The GoF is charged with the goal of promoting solution-oriented ideas to
mobilize the global pool of private capital required to finance the estimated implementation of
the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also co-chairs the Group of Friends on
Children and the SDGs.
“I am honored to participate as guest speaker at the Chamber’s 36 th Annual Dinner and Awards
Ceremony and look forward to sharing details of the important initiatives and areas of work
that Jamaica is pursuing at the United Nations. Our engagement with the international
community spans all pillars of the UN’s work, from international peace and security, to
sustainable development and the promotion of human rights, which is in keeping with the
theme of this year’s gala event, ‘People, Purpose & Passion’. I particularly look forward to
informing of the leadership role being played by Jamaica in mobilizing the private sector to
support implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs),” noted Ambassador Rattray.
In alignment with the UN’s SDGs, the JCC aims to evolve and improve Jamaica as a nation,
through support of the Jamaican economy. “ The JCC recognizes the need for people who are
fulfilling their purpose with an unabashed, relentless passion in order to propel the entire nation
forward and it is for this reason we chose the theme ‘People, Purpose & Passion’. It boldly
envisages the mandate of the JCC to connect Jamaican people to the passions that will fuel
them to their ultimate purpose and potently aligns with the UN’s SDGs focus on ending poverty,
protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. As such it is apropos that we have
Ambassador Rattray as our guest speaker who will provide thoughtful dissertation on the
intersection of those goals with the Jamaican business community in the context of our theme ,”
asserts Dianne Ashton-Smith, Chairperson for the JCC Annual Awards Banquet Committee.
As the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 36th Annual Awards Ceremony, the people
and companies that are excelling in their pursuit of purpose and who have blazed a trail in the
areas of financial performance, business growth and innovation throughout the year will be
2017 Nominees
Best of Chamber Extra Large: GraceKennedy Limited, Jamaica Producers Group Limited,
Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd and Red Stripe; Best of Chamber Large: Nestle Jamaica Ltd,
First Global Bank Ltd; Best of Chamber Medium: COK Sodality Co-Operative Credit Union, Main
Event Entertainment Group, and Fraser Fontaine & Kong Insurance Brokers and the Best of
Chamber Small nominees are Jamaica Energy Partners, Eustace Lee and Caribcash Jamaica Ltd.
Garrick Communications, ESIROM, Aim Educational Services, Adam & Eve Day Spa, and TIC –
Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership are the nominees for the
Entrepreneur Award .
The JCC Yello Marketing Excellence Award , courtesy of Yello, seeks to recognize companies
that have created outstanding and impactful marketing campaigns and activations during the
previous year. The nominees for 2017 are, JMMB Group, TIC – Joan Duncan School of
Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership, Chas E. Ramson, Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd
and Caribcash Jamaica Ltd.
The JCC has confirmed the following sponsors and welcome new additions for this year’s award
cer emony. Sponsors include, Yello Media Group, Jamaica Observer Ltd, Red Stripe,
Mercedes-Benz, Main Event Entertainment Group, RJR Group, Carreras, Garrick
Communications, Barita Investments, Studiocraft Commercial Imaging, and Lithographic

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