Howard Mitchell

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Howard Mitchell told ( about Michael Manley ) : “Since Michael Manley, the PNP and JLP have become almost Tweedledee and Tweedledum,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell noted ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “The Labour Party cannot make the change as easy as the PNP because the Labour Party is built on cronyism and patron-client relationship, much more so than the PNP,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am also hopeful that the United States will give its approval for the shipment of some soon-to-expire vaccines, but I can’t say when or how many,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “What it will be enough for is to cover second doses for all the persons who have gotten first doses already. What I would like to see is a large volume coming in so we could start a new round of first doses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “My information is that they are doing second shots first, and if any’s left over, they will go back to the 50-plus (year-olds) with comorbidities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about National Health ) : “I cannot tell you how many unscrupulous persons have contacted the National Health Fund to try and sell vaccines that they don’t have, to try and get money sent to them in order to deliver vaccines that they don’t have and in order to try and pass off that they can supply mass vaccines when they cannot,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Everybody thinks they see a pot of gold, but we have a responsibility to the country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “For each of those locations, you have to secure a permit for the aircraft. You have to get a waiver, which is a requirement for the vaccines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about National Health ) : “I cannot tell you how many unscrupulous persons have contacted the National Health Fund to try and sell vaccines that they don’t have, to try and get money sent to them in order to deliver vaccines that they don’t have and in order to try and pass off that they can supply mass vaccines when they cannot,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “These shipments totalling 121,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines should ensure the NHF's ability to distribute vaccines through April into May 2021, until the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccine stabilises,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Under these agreements, Jamaica has been allocated sufficient vaccines to inoculate one and a half million residents. In order to achieve herd immunity, the island still needs to secure a further one million doses of double-dose vaccines or five hundred thousand single dose vaccines,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Global cargo space shortages also make it difficult to predict delivery times and serve to delay the movement of cargo across different jurisdictions. Further, the global demand for COVID-19 vaccines is currently as much as five times the rate of production and the larger, wealthier countries have secured most of the early production,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “In the intervening period the NHF team and the other ministries and agencies involved in securing COVID-19 vaccines will continue our strenuous efforts to maintain a steady supply of the vaccines for our residents and to achieve greater predictability of transportation and delivery,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “These shipments totaling 121,000 doses of COVID 19 vaccines, should ensure NHF’s ability to distribute vaccines through April into May 2021, until the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccines stabilises,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about National Health ) : “Notwithstanding these and other difficulties, Jamaica, through the concerted efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Health And Wellness, the NHF, and with the goodwill and support of our African colleagues and the WHO, is managing to obtain further vaccine supplies from several sources to allow us to continue the roll-out of our inoculation plan. Also to develop the technology and logistical processes necessary to achieve a safe and efficient island-wide COVID -19 vaccination programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell asked : “On what basis would the people of a country not have a right to know how much they pay the commissioner of police or how much they pay the person who collects their taxes?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “We bought it from a third-party seller. Occasionally, you will have people in the marketplace that pick up little bits and pieces and we have to entertain them. So, this batch was an opportunistic purchase,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 26, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “We knew from long ago that any vaccines exported from India were subject to the permission of the Indian government, so we saw the tightening upcoming,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “It is hard for me to tell [whether those will be affected]. It is through COVAX and, therefore, we have no direct control or no direct contact with AstraZeneca. I don’t know if they were already in the possession of COVAX or they were to be shipped. We can only wait to hear,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell asked : “On what basis would the people of a country not have a right to know how much they pay the commissioner of police or how much they pay the person who collects their taxes?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “It’s a great personal loss, and it is a great loss to civil society and Jamaica, and we will miss her personally and professionally,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 22, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I strongly urge the minister of finance to at least meet and have dialogue with the business community in respect of this. I think it’s a retrograde step to remove it at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 19, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about National Health ) : “We particularly want to hear about your vaccine in the areas of the timeline for the approval by the WHO (World Health Organisation) because Jamaica has established very strict standards in line ... with WHO requirements, and we are compelled to deal with vaccines which meet those standards,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “And from what I have seen, it has made a substantial difference in the lives of the people who are affected, who go to hospital, who become sick, and who remain healthy in this region,” “Now,just think how much more we could do if we cooperate. Just think how much more people we could benefit if we recognised and trumpeted and put out there the actual impact that this money, this equipment, these medical supplies, this training have on the lives of our fellow Jamaicans” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “In order to get the majority of those products to market, we are looking at a minimum of $30 million to $40 million. We have some products, so now we are looking at cost of production, production capacity, identifying partners and ensuring that our supply chain is good,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “The outbreak of COVID-19 has pushed the policy initiative for nutrition somewhat down on the agenda, but once schools physically reopen, we have confidence that, over time, FlavourFit will do well,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Without waking up the competition too much, Jamaica is known for its flavour profile with its agricultural products. A combination of soil element and our climate has given us excellence in areas like coffee, turmeric and in many of our herbs and spices,” “It is our thrust to develop those essences, use the Jamaica brand, and work with international partners to push those products,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “PNP people know their party’s history as one of nation and institution building, independence and social justice, empowering and celebrating individuals. What went wrong is that the party lost its message. It has lost its roots and identity. And I am very sorry, I have not heard anyone in the last four years identify with any facet or part of what the party stood for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “The PNP needs to redefine itself. It didn’t have a message for the elections, and to the extent that it did, I was disgusted by it. Why do I need anyone to pay my light and water bills? What I need is the means to pay those bills. Give people jobs so they do not become dependent on anyone or a state,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated ( about Norman Manley ) : “This clearly indicates that they are not modern. The organisation and discipline in the party have broken down. The PNP of Norman Manley prized integrity, among everything else. It prized internal discipline, democracy and cohesions,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “There is no question that this JLP administration has actually done more infrastructural work ..., but you know why? Because they’ve had the financial flexibility to do that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 31, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We treat that whole situation in a cavalier and maybe hypocritical fashion. We pay lip service to these obligations and that needs to change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “As a community of business people we suffer from a culture of shame if someone fails at a business. If a business goes under, the first issue that comes up is not to look at the fundamentals but at the individuals to try and ascribe blame,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “We have to rethink because as the statistics will show, the vast majority of micro, small and medium-sized businesses fail within the first three years of their inception. So failure is always an option, but it is not something we must hold ourselves responsible for, provided we have done what is necessary and try to meet our criteria,” “It is only through public education that we can do that. We have a society that suffers from cultural poverty bias. I really want to encourage the financial institutions and business associations to implement a programme of awareness and sensitisation, and encourage their members and debtors before they reach the stage of insolvency to the point where they cannot return, to go an avail themselves of the assistance of the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I welcomed the insolvency legislation and the assistance that the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency gives to people who either perceive themselves running into trouble or who have already ran into trouble,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “My concern is mostly the MSMEs, the big businesses generally tend to know when they're in trouble. The Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency and the openness of the office helps you to balance your risk assessment when you start a business. It makes no sense to start a business only being focused on the success, you have to focus on the issue of what happens if you fail,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I see a tightening up of the market, and people are restricting their liquidity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “That is going to put a heavy burden on working capital for businesses and cash flow for businesses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “People see their elected representatives as a means to getting scarce benefits and spoils. Politics and politicians are not seen as making a contribution to making a state and society a stable place to live. They are viewed as the gatemen to benefits and spoils,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 5, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “It would involve the inappropriate dealing with taxpayers’ property. We will be watching the developments very closely,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “We should be able to judge all at the same time, especially as the low voter turnout goes straight to the credibility of the elections ... . So present all of them at the same time, and it will reduce much of the noise that passes for campaigning anyway,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “God forbids, if the minister of finance had a debilitating illness, we would certainly have a setback; similarly with health; similarly with national security,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell declared : “I strongly urge the minister of finance to at least meet and have dialogue with the business community in respect of this. I think it’s a retrograde step to remove it at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "It appears those surveyed are not convinced of the advantages of not having the State control the heights of our economy. “The divestment, if properly done, can reduce the inequality of ownership and of income in Jamaica by allowing more people to profit from the activities of large enterprises," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about Andrew Holness ) : “There is no question that Holness is the strongest political leader in the country right now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell explained : “Even if you catch him on the wrong foot, he rapidly recovers, and gets on top of them; by polishing those aspects of his persona that the market likes. That is standard strategy for the market, and he has done that very well,” “And by the way, he is getting stronger” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Management is seeking to strengthen its competitive position to ensure that AJAS remains relevant and positioned to meet the increasing demands of its customers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are not cashing out. It is a serious restructuring for the future to meet demands of the new aviation logistics,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I can tell you that a company like Dubai National — which we have met and spoken to and which handles thousands of rooms and has over 150,000 employees, revenues in the hundreds of billions of dollars — if it comes our way the economic spin-off from that activity would be game-changing not just for Jamaica but for the entire Caribbean,” “It's a likely possibility; I can say they are coming out here; they have been looking at this region in a serious way” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Repression and increased policing could not be the only responses to this creeping decivilisation of our country. We must find the will to put aside differences in political interest and collaborate to save our nation by strengthening our institutions and implementing social reforms before we descend into total anarchy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “In this regard, we support wholeheartedly the recent steps towards political bipartisan and civil society discussions on crime and violence and look forward to their progress. True economic sustainability will remain a pipe dream if we cannot address the social ills that are strangling our growth prospects,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “To add paternity leave to the mix would need some thought. We're not opposed to it in principle, but we do feel that that topic needs to be approached with caution from the point of view of productivity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, September 23, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell urged : “In that context, I want to caution that we avoid the mistakes of the past. Let us not do with ganja what we did with coffee,” “Let us not allow the strains to be corrupted to please one, albeit wealthy, part of the market. Let us have a clear idea of what it is we produce, what belongs to us, what is propriety to us and don’t let anybody come and take it away. Let us make sure that it is not polluted. We can do it” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 6, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “In dealing with such a precious part of our indigenous factory resources, which is what marijuana is, it is like the creative power of our people; it is like our music, it belongs to us,” “It’s not something that we import from somewhere and put on a brand and call it Jamaica. This is our product from scratch, so it needs to remain that way, and it will fulfill the brand if it remains that way” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 6, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “I think it’s unfortunate that the commission that has been established to ensure honesty and transparency in public life doesn’t appear to have structural integrity. It can’t hold together. I think that the Government needs to move quickly to put it on a good footing, amend the law to provide it with teeth,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “He was a man who made the time to listen to the complaints of the business sector. He lobbied hard and long for the betterment of the commercial sector. He will be missed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 2, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “Sales continue to be heading in the right direction, despite lower than anticipated sales of some new products during the quarter,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 23, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “It is important to note that the company's 100 per cent remission of taxes expired in October 2018, and as such, profits are now subject to a 50 per cent of remission taxes to October 2023,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 23, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “What we are saying is not just aimed at those two ... . It’s aimed at both of the political parties. Let us have a new brand of politics. Let us try to lift and reform our politics to fit the 21st century,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “Cuba is a big market, and we believe that there is tremendous potential there. We know that they have been locked out of the world, but we don’t think that’s going to be permanent. Also, Cuba’s research and development in many areas is highly developed because the country has indigenous agricultural products that we believe we could get nutritional benefits from,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are in discussions now, but in terms of when we make a move in Cuba, that would depend on what’s happening in the global context,” “Sanctions still exist against Cuba, there are issues with the US trading with Cuba, and we have to take those into account. So we are thinking that it’s a medium-term target. In the meantime, we are studying the market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “The uncertainty was not good for all of us, so, hopefully, we can move on and that there will be regularity in filing from here on in,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “The uncertainty was not good for all of us, so, hopefully, we can move on and that there will be regularity in filing from here on in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “I have noticed the apparent anomalies in sentencing,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “We, the members of the private sector, have reached out in our efforts to, and invite you to join in a national consensus, together with the other political and civil society stakeholders, to effect a transformative process for the benefit of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I would have to say that certainly in recent times, there has been, and maybe it’s an age group thing, you know, as the older people move out of the arena, but I don’t pick up on a feeling of animosity towards people with alternative lifestyles in the commercial community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I think that people are more and more focused. I’m not saying that there is no such feeling, but I am saying that people are more focused on performance and achievement rather than on lifestyle and background. That’s a feeling I have,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “For a successful society, we need to be more open in our dialogue, communication, and our information,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:25:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about Andrew Holness ) : “The first outcome I would be looking for is a confirmation and consolidation of the equal position of the private sector in the CSME as well as the territorial political directorate, and I think that’s what I would like Mr Holness to come back to say to us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell declared : “Call it what you will – a crime summit, the Vale Royal Talks, a violence commission – I don’t care. But for God’s sake, let us address these issues together,” “We are not asking to know the details of a crime plan, but we want to know that one exists. We are not asking to be involved in operational decision-making, but we in the private sector, the market, want to align our efforts to reduce the economic marginalisation in the society with the efforts of the security forces,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 28, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added ( about Jamaica Chamber ) : “We are confident that he will bring this same level of expertise and independent thinking to this new role of leading the continued transformation of the Bank of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “He is a credible candidate with a strong commitment to Jamaica and we are confident that he will bring this same level of expertise and independent thinking to this new role of leading the continued transformation of the Bank of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am using this medium to once again call on our political leaders to come together on the challenge of crime and indiscipline and to enrol civil society in addressing that challenge. Call it what you will – a crime summit, Vale Royal talks or violence commission – but please bring us together in one room and let us advance our common cause,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell asked : “Oh, ok, maybe crime and indiscipline? Could that be one? Could it be that violent crime, which has been described as stealing as much as six per cent of our gross domestic product (GDP) when coupled with indiscipline and corruption, is estimated collectively to consume another nine per cent of GDP growth? Could it be that those major threats to the security of our citizens are challenges that the State, acting alone, cannot solve?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “I am very aware that my criticisms and my calls for action do not win friends. I am only hoping that they influence people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “We are concerned and we would at least like to know why Mr Holness has not made his declarations known. We understand that circumstances alter cases, but we believe that Government must be transparent and accountable,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “An eight per cent decline in the value of the Jamaican dollar in less than a month wreaks havoc on businesses, particularly small businesses that are the lifeblood of the economy, and their pain should not be dismissed by arrogant one-liners that can stimulate fatigue and regressive responses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 26, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am calling for the Jamaican dollar to be pegged to the US currency. I am calling for it from Montego Bay because Montego Bay has the most experience with dollarisation. We can teach Kingston. I want to abandon this fiction of a managed exchange rate in our open, fragile economy,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “There has been much commentary and criticism in the wake of my suggestions to consider alternative systems which do not require the current level of complex management, but we still have not addressed the manifest issues of high-price volatility and supply dislocations in the FX market which negatively affect the efforts of the productive sector to achieve real growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Jamaica Chamber ) : “I submit that dollarisation is an appropriate strategy today, especially because we in Jamaica have come to grips with our fiscal challenges. We know what they are, especially because our confidence is high and our commitment is certain,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “It is being held in the jewel of the Caribbean... Montego Bay... which has a number of advantages... aside from its beauty and excellent geographical location,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell asserted : “Every Jamaican should be on the alert for breaches of this legislation, because politicians are spending money donated in good faith in a manner contrary to its purpose” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about Floyd Green ) : “There are experienced politicians in the party. There is Marisa Dalrymple [Philibert]. I doubt that Floyd Green would want to go back there, but he has had some experience,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Karl Samuda ) : “Other than that, it’s a little difficult to find an experienced person who has had a ministry, but Karl Samuda is an active, experienced minister. It could be conceivable that he could stay there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “trust and integrity are essential elements of the path to mature development and we are convinced that the prime minister is making every attempt to ensure that his government follows that path including making the hard decisions required to enable results” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell declared : “The main purpose for funding our highly differentiated, exclusionary and stratified education and training system was reflected in keeping the children of former slaves in regular and continuous labour and docile and peaceful while increasing the productivity of the nation. I am able to show, if you wish to challenge me to do so, that up until very recently, these motivations have not been questioned and that much of our education today follows the teaching methodologies that were formed by the use of the Negro Education Grant. We are educated to be productive in keeping with whatever are the current policies of the state,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell explained : “We need to understand that much of the skills training we are delivering today will be globally obsolete in seven to 10 years. Scientific and technological changes are occurring at blinding speed. The internal combustion engine, for example, will soon be an antique curiosity replaced by the electric engine. Developments in electronics make it necessary for electronic technicians to be constantly learning new skills. Solar energy technology has created new occupations that were never dreamed of. Life is, now more than ever, a process of continuous learning and of agile, adaptive development” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Development, on the other hand, in the national context, means becoming more advanced in meeting the needs of all of our people without compromising the needs of future generations,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I think most business people would be prepared to put up with a degree of inconvenience, but my knowledge in relation to the road construction is mostly related to Three Miles and what has happened there. It’s gone way past the issue of inconvenience. People’s businesses have been irreparably damaged. Further, the method in which the work has been carried out ... , just the complete indifference to facilitating the business people, would in my humble opinion lead to compound damages for compensation” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “The statutory and legal responsibilities for the operation of a public body are reposed in the board of directors. So that logically, if there was mismanagement and if that mismanagement was of proportions that damaged the company, the board has to take the majority of the responsibility and hold the management of the company responsible,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are a people of destiny, a nation of purpose, with a unique role to play in this world, and we believe that together as one nation, under God, we can achieve those goals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are picking up that tensions have risen markedly in Portland generally, and we are concerned that the election not be conducted in an atmosphere of hostility because there are people on the ground that are easily influenced, not to mention the volatile crime situation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “The truth is, when you have these high-stake elections taking place, people tend to forget their comfort and their manners, and I just want to put it out there based on the impressions that are being given, and for people who are easily influenced, where tempers and heat may be generated, that we will have none of it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “No such plans that I am aware of. And our position as PSOJ is that free speech is fundamental to a free country. Criticism which is constructive and non-defamatory is valuable for change and progress,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “But in terms of criticism of behaviour, activities, policies, I have encountered that nowhere in my career through business or law,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “It appears that neither the Government nor the Opposition are prepared to develop a long-term policy on waste management in Jamaica nor to make any decisions regarding critical health threatening failures of waste treatment in the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 1, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “Other countries have adopted waste to energy systems that work. All we get is the noise pollution of empty promises,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 1, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Industrial Revolution ) : “While developed countries such as the United States and Britain are seemingly struggling to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by artificial intelligence, digital technology and biological advances, so-called Third World nations like Jamaica are caught in a low-wage trap with skills unsuitable for the 21st century,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “There is hope, however. We are a tremendously resilient people. We are a people with a tremendous ability to adapt and change. So there is hope, but we have to act now and get it right the first time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am suggesting that we adopt two pieces of legislation (even temporarily) from the United Kingdom. We need the power to apply to a Supreme Court judge for an order to detain and question to the satisfaction of the authorities persons who demonstrate wealth and resources without obvious evidence of how they obtained them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 8, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “That order could be subject to periodic review by a civic tribunal properly established,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 8, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We know that there is a tax, we know that the tax, in most cases, is considered onerous … , so we want to suggest that you look at that tax creatively, disruptively, and innovatively … and modify the tax in favour of people who employ more people and train more people, not only in the specific focus business that they do, but in the adaptation of technology because we have a country to develop, and we are running out of time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 1, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Both Government and private sector have to realise that we have to be agile, that if we are not going to be left behind, we have a fast curve to catch up,” “We have to understand that we have neglected our human capital for the past several decades, and we have followed traditional lines of education, traditional lines of economic structuring, and traditional lines of governance, (but) that now has to change because if we don’t change, we will have no place in the world to come” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 1, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “We think we have set an excellent platform, and we congratulate the successive administrations for their success in fiscal reform, but we think it's time that we now deal with social reforms,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 1, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We think we have to do it. We have even written to the Government stating that we want to be a part of the implementation team, because there is no question that plastics are bad for us and the environment,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:37:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "The private sector itself is still suffering from many years of inefficient government policy, bad planning, and domination of the heights of the economy by the State, and it is going to take time for the private sector to transform itself," "We had a manufacturing sector in the 1970s, which was eradicated by bad government policy. The sector is willing to move into agro industrialisation when the Ministry of Agriculture gets out of the way and stops impeding attempts by business people to develop lands and develop the processing of agricultural products. We still have impediments to private sector, including the slow rate of public-sector reform. Further than that, the educational system for our people has not been transformed to create productivity or to allow them to be productive" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 24, 2018 8:45:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : "I fully understand it and understand the technical reasons behind it, but as a citizen of the country, we have to remember that we are supposed to be a nation of laws, so we have to urgently determine if the state of emergency is legal and, if it is legal, I am quite prepared to rely on the expertise of the security chiefs, but if it is not legal, then we can't do it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "It is a matter that can be brought before the courts. The court can deal with it as a matter of urgency, and we can have a decision. If we have a decision that it's legal, the Opposition would be hard put to oppose it, and I would certainly, if the Opposition opposed it in the face of it being legal, I would feel that the Opposition would have to have ulterior political motives," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell agreed : “I want to congratulate the National family for not only being genuine manufacturers, but doing it so well with so much passion and commitment” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "It is of grave concern to us," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:40:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "We support the intervention of the OCG (Office of the Contractor General) but believe that the prime minister should not wait on the outcome of that review to do his own investigations and hold the appropriate persons accountable, given the magnitude of the situation. We also hold the view that it is necessary for the responsible minister to publicly provide clarity on this issue so that there can be full transparency as we move forward with the investigations," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 1, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “My staff knew that. I showed my staff the books. I made my staff believe in me, because I believe in them and if I don’t believe in you (for example) you lied to me, there are consequences that follow from that. So, I take it that if you believe in people that way... my staff is from areas like from Seaview, Payneland, Greenwich Farm, and they have values and I can tell you that in many cases they are better values than some of the people for whom I have practised law,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 9, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "Otherwise, find someone with money who believes in you, whether it's the bank or an individual. Make sure that the blocks that you build your business on are sturdy and that your value proposition must be good," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "Capital comes in many forms. You cannot run a business without paying the bills. But there are ways in which you can find a substitute for money and be capitalised human capital is the most important form of capital," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "The population must be weaned into a health culture which reduces the need to go searching for more sin taxes," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell suggested : "We could double the donations if the system is rationalised," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell believes : "we can reduce the budgetary expenditure to the health sector by $6 billion within a year, by simply rationalising the donations structure" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Fenton Ferguson ) : "We are going to establish walking trails, and encourage people to eat properly. Fenton Ferguson started it and we will continue" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "Growth over the past two years has been a result of increased capital input, reorganisation and improved strategic management," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell says : "We didn't start with the profit motive being the primary thing," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "She knew that we had done some investments in Jamaica and that we were looking for things that give value-added to the Jamaican economy. She told us to 'do something about packaging because we're importing most of it. There are no manufacturing companies doing corrugated cardboard packaging on any great scale in Jamaica, and as a result, our manufacturing is suffering because we're dependent on the whims and fancies of overseas suppliers. When you're manufacturing and you have to import everything, you're at the mercy of the market'," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell says : "Our big lines are gallon boxes, trays, and pads, and we also have quite a substantial area with canned goods and large-volume bottled goods. We also have developed a line for the wet products - seafood, meats, chickens - water-resistant, corrugated cardboard packaging," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell says : "We now have about 40 per cent of the total market and we are one of the two largest manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging in Jamaica," "We now have about 100 employees; we started with 22" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "We are one of two companies in Jamaica that do packaging from scratch, that is, from raw paper. We share the majority of the market," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell states : "What we'd like to see is a strong export division in the next three years and our product base split 70 per cent local and 30 per cent export. The future is export, as far as we're concerned," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT



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Howard Mitchell told ( about Michael Manley ) : “Since Michael Manley, the PNP and JLP have become almost Tweedledee and Tweedledum,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell noted ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “The Labour Party cannot make the change as easy as the PNP because the Labour Party is built on cronyism and patron-client relationship, much more so than the PNP,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am also hopeful that the United States will give its approval for the shipment of some soon-to-expire vaccines, but I can’t say when or how many,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “What it will be enough for is to cover second doses for all the persons who have gotten first doses already. What I would like to see is a large volume coming in so we could start a new round of first doses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “My information is that they are doing second shots first, and if any’s left over, they will go back to the 50-plus (year-olds) with comorbidities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 31, 2021 9:39:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about National Health ) : “I cannot tell you how many unscrupulous persons have contacted the National Health Fund to try and sell vaccines that they don’t have, to try and get money sent to them in order to deliver vaccines that they don’t have and in order to try and pass off that they can supply mass vaccines when they cannot,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Everybody thinks they see a pot of gold, but we have a responsibility to the country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “For each of those locations, you have to secure a permit for the aircraft. You have to get a waiver, which is a requirement for the vaccines,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about National Health ) : “I cannot tell you how many unscrupulous persons have contacted the National Health Fund to try and sell vaccines that they don’t have, to try and get money sent to them in order to deliver vaccines that they don’t have and in order to try and pass off that they can supply mass vaccines when they cannot,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “These shipments totalling 121,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines should ensure the NHF's ability to distribute vaccines through April into May 2021, until the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccine stabilises,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Under these agreements, Jamaica has been allocated sufficient vaccines to inoculate one and a half million residents. In order to achieve herd immunity, the island still needs to secure a further one million doses of double-dose vaccines or five hundred thousand single dose vaccines,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Global cargo space shortages also make it difficult to predict delivery times and serve to delay the movement of cargo across different jurisdictions. Further, the global demand for COVID-19 vaccines is currently as much as five times the rate of production and the larger, wealthier countries have secured most of the early production,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “In the intervening period the NHF team and the other ministries and agencies involved in securing COVID-19 vaccines will continue our strenuous efforts to maintain a steady supply of the vaccines for our residents and to achieve greater predictability of transportation and delivery,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, April 5, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “These shipments totaling 121,000 doses of COVID 19 vaccines, should ensure NHF’s ability to distribute vaccines through April into May 2021, until the supply chain for COVID-19 vaccines stabilises,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about National Health ) : “Notwithstanding these and other difficulties, Jamaica, through the concerted efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Health And Wellness, the NHF, and with the goodwill and support of our African colleagues and the WHO, is managing to obtain further vaccine supplies from several sources to allow us to continue the roll-out of our inoculation plan. Also to develop the technology and logistical processes necessary to achieve a safe and efficient island-wide COVID -19 vaccination programme,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell asked : “On what basis would the people of a country not have a right to know how much they pay the commissioner of police or how much they pay the person who collects their taxes?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “We bought it from a third-party seller. Occasionally, you will have people in the marketplace that pick up little bits and pieces and we have to entertain them. So, this batch was an opportunistic purchase,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 26, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “We knew from long ago that any vaccines exported from India were subject to the permission of the Indian government, so we saw the tightening upcoming,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “It is hard for me to tell [whether those will be affected]. It is through COVAX and, therefore, we have no direct control or no direct contact with AstraZeneca. I don’t know if they were already in the possession of COVAX or they were to be shipped. We can only wait to hear,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell asked : “On what basis would the people of a country not have a right to know how much they pay the commissioner of police or how much they pay the person who collects their taxes?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “It’s a great personal loss, and it is a great loss to civil society and Jamaica, and we will miss her personally and professionally,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, February 22, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I strongly urge the minister of finance to at least meet and have dialogue with the business community in respect of this. I think it’s a retrograde step to remove it at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 19, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about National Health ) : “We particularly want to hear about your vaccine in the areas of the timeline for the approval by the WHO (World Health Organisation) because Jamaica has established very strict standards in line ... with WHO requirements, and we are compelled to deal with vaccines which meet those standards,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “And from what I have seen, it has made a substantial difference in the lives of the people who are affected, who go to hospital, who become sick, and who remain healthy in this region,” “Now,just think how much more we could do if we cooperate. Just think how much more people we could benefit if we recognised and trumpeted and put out there the actual impact that this money, this equipment, these medical supplies, this training have on the lives of our fellow Jamaicans” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “In order to get the majority of those products to market, we are looking at a minimum of $30 million to $40 million. We have some products, so now we are looking at cost of production, production capacity, identifying partners and ensuring that our supply chain is good,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “The outbreak of COVID-19 has pushed the policy initiative for nutrition somewhat down on the agenda, but once schools physically reopen, we have confidence that, over time, FlavourFit will do well,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Without waking up the competition too much, Jamaica is known for its flavour profile with its agricultural products. A combination of soil element and our climate has given us excellence in areas like coffee, turmeric and in many of our herbs and spices,” “It is our thrust to develop those essences, use the Jamaica brand, and work with international partners to push those products,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “PNP people know their party’s history as one of nation and institution building, independence and social justice, empowering and celebrating individuals. What went wrong is that the party lost its message. It has lost its roots and identity. And I am very sorry, I have not heard anyone in the last four years identify with any facet or part of what the party stood for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “The PNP needs to redefine itself. It didn’t have a message for the elections, and to the extent that it did, I was disgusted by it. Why do I need anyone to pay my light and water bills? What I need is the means to pay those bills. Give people jobs so they do not become dependent on anyone or a state,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated ( about Norman Manley ) : “This clearly indicates that they are not modern. The organisation and discipline in the party have broken down. The PNP of Norman Manley prized integrity, among everything else. It prized internal discipline, democracy and cohesions,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “There is no question that this JLP administration has actually done more infrastructural work ..., but you know why? Because they’ve had the financial flexibility to do that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 31, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We treat that whole situation in a cavalier and maybe hypocritical fashion. We pay lip service to these obligations and that needs to change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “As a community of business people we suffer from a culture of shame if someone fails at a business. If a business goes under, the first issue that comes up is not to look at the fundamentals but at the individuals to try and ascribe blame,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “We have to rethink because as the statistics will show, the vast majority of micro, small and medium-sized businesses fail within the first three years of their inception. So failure is always an option, but it is not something we must hold ourselves responsible for, provided we have done what is necessary and try to meet our criteria,” “It is only through public education that we can do that. We have a society that suffers from cultural poverty bias. I really want to encourage the financial institutions and business associations to implement a programme of awareness and sensitisation, and encourage their members and debtors before they reach the stage of insolvency to the point where they cannot return, to go an avail themselves of the assistance of the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I welcomed the insolvency legislation and the assistance that the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency gives to people who either perceive themselves running into trouble or who have already ran into trouble,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “My concern is mostly the MSMEs, the big businesses generally tend to know when they're in trouble. The Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency and the openness of the office helps you to balance your risk assessment when you start a business. It makes no sense to start a business only being focused on the success, you have to focus on the issue of what happens if you fail,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 10, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I see a tightening up of the market, and people are restricting their liquidity,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “That is going to put a heavy burden on working capital for businesses and cash flow for businesses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “People see their elected representatives as a means to getting scarce benefits and spoils. Politics and politicians are not seen as making a contribution to making a state and society a stable place to live. They are viewed as the gatemen to benefits and spoils,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 5, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “It would involve the inappropriate dealing with taxpayers’ property. We will be watching the developments very closely,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “We should be able to judge all at the same time, especially as the low voter turnout goes straight to the credibility of the elections ... . So present all of them at the same time, and it will reduce much of the noise that passes for campaigning anyway,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “God forbids, if the minister of finance had a debilitating illness, we would certainly have a setback; similarly with health; similarly with national security,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell declared : “I strongly urge the minister of finance to at least meet and have dialogue with the business community in respect of this. I think it’s a retrograde step to remove it at this time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "It appears those surveyed are not convinced of the advantages of not having the State control the heights of our economy. “The divestment, if properly done, can reduce the inequality of ownership and of income in Jamaica by allowing more people to profit from the activities of large enterprises," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about Andrew Holness ) : “There is no question that Holness is the strongest political leader in the country right now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell explained : “Even if you catch him on the wrong foot, he rapidly recovers, and gets on top of them; by polishing those aspects of his persona that the market likes. That is standard strategy for the market, and he has done that very well,” “And by the way, he is getting stronger” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Management is seeking to strengthen its competitive position to ensure that AJAS remains relevant and positioned to meet the increasing demands of its customers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are not cashing out. It is a serious restructuring for the future to meet demands of the new aviation logistics,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:33:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I can tell you that a company like Dubai National — which we have met and spoken to and which handles thousands of rooms and has over 150,000 employees, revenues in the hundreds of billions of dollars — if it comes our way the economic spin-off from that activity would be game-changing not just for Jamaica but for the entire Caribbean,” “It's a likely possibility; I can say they are coming out here; they have been looking at this region in a serious way” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, November 1, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Repression and increased policing could not be the only responses to this creeping decivilisation of our country. We must find the will to put aside differences in political interest and collaborate to save our nation by strengthening our institutions and implementing social reforms before we descend into total anarchy,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “In this regard, we support wholeheartedly the recent steps towards political bipartisan and civil society discussions on crime and violence and look forward to their progress. True economic sustainability will remain a pipe dream if we cannot address the social ills that are strangling our growth prospects,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “To add paternity leave to the mix would need some thought. We're not opposed to it in principle, but we do feel that that topic needs to be approached with caution from the point of view of productivity,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, September 23, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell urged : “In that context, I want to caution that we avoid the mistakes of the past. Let us not do with ganja what we did with coffee,” “Let us not allow the strains to be corrupted to please one, albeit wealthy, part of the market. Let us have a clear idea of what it is we produce, what belongs to us, what is propriety to us and don’t let anybody come and take it away. Let us make sure that it is not polluted. We can do it” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 6, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “In dealing with such a precious part of our indigenous factory resources, which is what marijuana is, it is like the creative power of our people; it is like our music, it belongs to us,” “It’s not something that we import from somewhere and put on a brand and call it Jamaica. This is our product from scratch, so it needs to remain that way, and it will fulfill the brand if it remains that way” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 6, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “I think it’s unfortunate that the commission that has been established to ensure honesty and transparency in public life doesn’t appear to have structural integrity. It can’t hold together. I think that the Government needs to move quickly to put it on a good footing, amend the law to provide it with teeth,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “He was a man who made the time to listen to the complaints of the business sector. He lobbied hard and long for the betterment of the commercial sector. He will be missed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, September 2, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “Sales continue to be heading in the right direction, despite lower than anticipated sales of some new products during the quarter,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 23, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “It is important to note that the company's 100 per cent remission of taxes expired in October 2018, and as such, profits are now subject to a 50 per cent of remission taxes to October 2023,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, August 23, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “What we are saying is not just aimed at those two ... . It’s aimed at both of the political parties. Let us have a new brand of politics. Let us try to lift and reform our politics to fit the 21st century,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “Cuba is a big market, and we believe that there is tremendous potential there. We know that they have been locked out of the world, but we don’t think that’s going to be permanent. Also, Cuba’s research and development in many areas is highly developed because the country has indigenous agricultural products that we believe we could get nutritional benefits from,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are in discussions now, but in terms of when we make a move in Cuba, that would depend on what’s happening in the global context,” “Sanctions still exist against Cuba, there are issues with the US trading with Cuba, and we have to take those into account. So we are thinking that it’s a medium-term target. In the meantime, we are studying the market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “The uncertainty was not good for all of us, so, hopefully, we can move on and that there will be regularity in filing from here on in,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “The uncertainty was not good for all of us, so, hopefully, we can move on and that there will be regularity in filing from here on in,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “I have noticed the apparent anomalies in sentencing,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : “We, the members of the private sector, have reached out in our efforts to, and invite you to join in a national consensus, together with the other political and civil society stakeholders, to effect a transformative process for the benefit of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I would have to say that certainly in recent times, there has been, and maybe it’s an age group thing, you know, as the older people move out of the arena, but I don’t pick up on a feeling of animosity towards people with alternative lifestyles in the commercial community,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I think that people are more and more focused. I’m not saying that there is no such feeling, but I am saying that people are more focused on performance and achievement rather than on lifestyle and background. That’s a feeling I have,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “For a successful society, we need to be more open in our dialogue, communication, and our information,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, July 7, 2019 8:25:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about Andrew Holness ) : “The first outcome I would be looking for is a confirmation and consolidation of the equal position of the private sector in the CSME as well as the territorial political directorate, and I think that’s what I would like Mr Holness to come back to say to us,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell declared : “Call it what you will – a crime summit, the Vale Royal Talks, a violence commission – I don’t care. But for God’s sake, let us address these issues together,” “We are not asking to know the details of a crime plan, but we want to know that one exists. We are not asking to be involved in operational decision-making, but we in the private sector, the market, want to align our efforts to reduce the economic marginalisation in the society with the efforts of the security forces,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 28, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added ( about Jamaica Chamber ) : “We are confident that he will bring this same level of expertise and independent thinking to this new role of leading the continued transformation of the Bank of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “He is a credible candidate with a strong commitment to Jamaica and we are confident that he will bring this same level of expertise and independent thinking to this new role of leading the continued transformation of the Bank of Jamaica,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 14, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am using this medium to once again call on our political leaders to come together on the challenge of crime and indiscipline and to enrol civil society in addressing that challenge. Call it what you will – a crime summit, Vale Royal talks or violence commission – but please bring us together in one room and let us advance our common cause,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell asked : “Oh, ok, maybe crime and indiscipline? Could that be one? Could it be that violent crime, which has been described as stealing as much as six per cent of our gross domestic product (GDP) when coupled with indiscipline and corruption, is estimated collectively to consume another nine per cent of GDP growth? Could it be that those major threats to the security of our citizens are challenges that the State, acting alone, cannot solve?” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “I am very aware that my criticisms and my calls for action do not win friends. I am only hoping that they influence people,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “We are concerned and we would at least like to know why Mr Holness has not made his declarations known. We understand that circumstances alter cases, but we believe that Government must be transparent and accountable,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “An eight per cent decline in the value of the Jamaican dollar in less than a month wreaks havoc on businesses, particularly small businesses that are the lifeblood of the economy, and their pain should not be dismissed by arrogant one-liners that can stimulate fatigue and regressive responses,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 26, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am calling for the Jamaican dollar to be pegged to the US currency. I am calling for it from Montego Bay because Montego Bay has the most experience with dollarisation. We can teach Kingston. I want to abandon this fiction of a managed exchange rate in our open, fragile economy,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “There has been much commentary and criticism in the wake of my suggestions to consider alternative systems which do not require the current level of complex management, but we still have not addressed the manifest issues of high-price volatility and supply dislocations in the FX market which negatively affect the efforts of the productive sector to achieve real growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Jamaica Chamber ) : “I submit that dollarisation is an appropriate strategy today, especially because we in Jamaica have come to grips with our fiscal challenges. We know what they are, especially because our confidence is high and our commitment is certain,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, April 26, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “It is being held in the jewel of the Caribbean... Montego Bay... which has a number of advantages... aside from its beauty and excellent geographical location,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell asserted : “Every Jamaican should be on the alert for breaches of this legislation, because politicians are spending money donated in good faith in a manner contrary to its purpose” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told ( about Floyd Green ) : “There are experienced politicians in the party. There is Marisa Dalrymple [Philibert]. I doubt that Floyd Green would want to go back there, but he has had some experience,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Karl Samuda ) : “Other than that, it’s a little difficult to find an experienced person who has had a ministry, but Karl Samuda is an active, experienced minister. It could be conceivable that he could stay there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “trust and integrity are essential elements of the path to mature development and we are convinced that the prime minister is making every attempt to ensure that his government follows that path including making the hard decisions required to enable results” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell declared : “The main purpose for funding our highly differentiated, exclusionary and stratified education and training system was reflected in keeping the children of former slaves in regular and continuous labour and docile and peaceful while increasing the productivity of the nation. I am able to show, if you wish to challenge me to do so, that up until very recently, these motivations have not been questioned and that much of our education today follows the teaching methodologies that were formed by the use of the Negro Education Grant. We are educated to be productive in keeping with whatever are the current policies of the state,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell explained : “We need to understand that much of the skills training we are delivering today will be globally obsolete in seven to 10 years. Scientific and technological changes are occurring at blinding speed. The internal combustion engine, for example, will soon be an antique curiosity replaced by the electric engine. Developments in electronics make it necessary for electronic technicians to be constantly learning new skills. Solar energy technology has created new occupations that were never dreamed of. Life is, now more than ever, a process of continuous learning and of agile, adaptive development” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Development, on the other hand, in the national context, means becoming more advanced in meeting the needs of all of our people without compromising the needs of future generations,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I think most business people would be prepared to put up with a degree of inconvenience, but my knowledge in relation to the road construction is mostly related to Three Miles and what has happened there. It’s gone way past the issue of inconvenience. People’s businesses have been irreparably damaged. Further, the method in which the work has been carried out ... , just the complete indifference to facilitating the business people, would in my humble opinion lead to compound damages for compensation” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:48:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “The statutory and legal responsibilities for the operation of a public body are reposed in the board of directors. So that logically, if there was mismanagement and if that mismanagement was of proportions that damaged the company, the board has to take the majority of the responsibility and hold the management of the company responsible,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are a people of destiny, a nation of purpose, with a unique role to play in this world, and we believe that together as one nation, under God, we can achieve those goals,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We are picking up that tensions have risen markedly in Portland generally, and we are concerned that the election not be conducted in an atmosphere of hostility because there are people on the ground that are easily influenced, not to mention the volatile crime situation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “The truth is, when you have these high-stake elections taking place, people tend to forget their comfort and their manners, and I just want to put it out there based on the impressions that are being given, and for people who are easily influenced, where tempers and heat may be generated, that we will have none of it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “No such plans that I am aware of. And our position as PSOJ is that free speech is fundamental to a free country. Criticism which is constructive and non-defamatory is valuable for change and progress,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “But in terms of criticism of behaviour, activities, policies, I have encountered that nowhere in my career through business or law,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “It appears that neither the Government nor the Opposition are prepared to develop a long-term policy on waste management in Jamaica nor to make any decisions regarding critical health threatening failures of waste treatment in the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 1, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “Other countries have adopted waste to energy systems that work. All we get is the noise pollution of empty promises,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 1, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Industrial Revolution ) : “While developed countries such as the United States and Britain are seemingly struggling to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by artificial intelligence, digital technology and biological advances, so-called Third World nations like Jamaica are caught in a low-wage trap with skills unsuitable for the 21st century,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “There is hope, however. We are a tremendously resilient people. We are a people with a tremendous ability to adapt and change. So there is hope, but we have to act now and get it right the first time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “I am suggesting that we adopt two pieces of legislation (even temporarily) from the United Kingdom. We need the power to apply to a Supreme Court judge for an order to detain and question to the satisfaction of the authorities persons who demonstrate wealth and resources without obvious evidence of how they obtained them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 8, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “That order could be subject to periodic review by a civic tribunal properly established,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 8, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We know that there is a tax, we know that the tax, in most cases, is considered onerous … , so we want to suggest that you look at that tax creatively, disruptively, and innovatively … and modify the tax in favour of people who employ more people and train more people, not only in the specific focus business that they do, but in the adaptation of technology because we have a country to develop, and we are running out of time,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 1, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “Both Government and private sector have to realise that we have to be agile, that if we are not going to be left behind, we have a fast curve to catch up,” “We have to understand that we have neglected our human capital for the past several decades, and we have followed traditional lines of education, traditional lines of economic structuring, and traditional lines of governance, (but) that now has to change because if we don’t change, we will have no place in the world to come” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, February 1, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell added : “We think we have set an excellent platform, and we congratulate the successive administrations for their success in fiscal reform, but we think it's time that we now deal with social reforms,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 1, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : “We think we have to do it. We have even written to the Government stating that we want to be a part of the implementation team, because there is no question that plastics are bad for us and the environment,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:37:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "The private sector itself is still suffering from many years of inefficient government policy, bad planning, and domination of the heights of the economy by the State, and it is going to take time for the private sector to transform itself," "We had a manufacturing sector in the 1970s, which was eradicated by bad government policy. The sector is willing to move into agro industrialisation when the Ministry of Agriculture gets out of the way and stops impeding attempts by business people to develop lands and develop the processing of agricultural products. We still have impediments to private sector, including the slow rate of public-sector reform. Further than that, the educational system for our people has not been transformed to create productivity or to allow them to be productive" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 24, 2018 8:45:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell told : "I fully understand it and understand the technical reasons behind it, but as a citizen of the country, we have to remember that we are supposed to be a nation of laws, so we have to urgently determine if the state of emergency is legal and, if it is legal, I am quite prepared to rely on the expertise of the security chiefs, but if it is not legal, then we can't do it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "It is a matter that can be brought before the courts. The court can deal with it as a matter of urgency, and we can have a decision. If we have a decision that it's legal, the Opposition would be hard put to oppose it, and I would certainly, if the Opposition opposed it in the face of it being legal, I would feel that the Opposition would have to have ulterior political motives," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 17, 2018 9:04:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell agreed : “I want to congratulate the National family for not only being genuine manufacturers, but doing it so well with so much passion and commitment” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:28:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "It is of grave concern to us," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:40:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "We support the intervention of the OCG (Office of the Contractor General) but believe that the prime minister should not wait on the outcome of that review to do his own investigations and hold the appropriate persons accountable, given the magnitude of the situation. We also hold the view that it is necessary for the responsible minister to publicly provide clarity on this issue so that there can be full transparency as we move forward with the investigations," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, December 1, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell stated : “My staff knew that. I showed my staff the books. I made my staff believe in me, because I believe in them and if I don’t believe in you (for example) you lied to me, there are consequences that follow from that. So, I take it that if you believe in people that way... my staff is from areas like from Seaview, Payneland, Greenwich Farm, and they have values and I can tell you that in many cases they are better values than some of the people for whom I have practised law,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, December 9, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "Otherwise, find someone with money who believes in you, whether it's the bank or an individual. Make sure that the blocks that you build your business on are sturdy and that your value proposition must be good," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "Capital comes in many forms. You cannot run a business without paying the bills. But there are ways in which you can find a substitute for money and be capitalised human capital is the most important form of capital," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:52:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "The population must be weaned into a health culture which reduces the need to go searching for more sin taxes," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 24, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell suggested : "We could double the donations if the system is rationalised," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell believes : "we can reduce the budgetary expenditure to the health sector by $6 billion within a year, by simply rationalising the donations structure" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said ( about Fenton Ferguson ) : "We are going to establish walking trails, and encourage people to eat properly. Fenton Ferguson started it and we will continue" External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:05:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "Growth over the past two years has been a result of increased capital input, reorganisation and improved strategic management," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell says : "We didn't start with the profit motive being the primary thing," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "She knew that we had done some investments in Jamaica and that we were looking for things that give value-added to the Jamaican economy. She told us to 'do something about packaging because we're importing most of it. There are no manufacturing companies doing corrugated cardboard packaging on any great scale in Jamaica, and as a result, our manufacturing is suffering because we're dependent on the whims and fancies of overseas suppliers. When you're manufacturing and you have to import everything, you're at the mercy of the market'," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell says : "Our big lines are gallon boxes, trays, and pads, and we also have quite a substantial area with canned goods and large-volume bottled goods. We also have developed a line for the wet products - seafood, meats, chickens - water-resistant, corrugated cardboard packaging," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell says : "We now have about 40 per cent of the total market and we are one of the two largest manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging in Jamaica," "We now have about 100 employees; we started with 22" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell said : "We are one of two companies in Jamaica that do packaging from scratch, that is, from raw paper. We share the majority of the market," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Howard Mitchell states : "What we'd like to see is a strong export division in the next three years and our product base split 70 per cent local and 30 per cent export. The future is export, as far as we're concerned," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, June 6, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT



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chairman76.92%EN10/02/201602/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Howard MitchellEN97.56%
Howard MitchellFR2.44%


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