Clarence Clarke

The creation of an investor- friendly environment, relief of the increasingly onerous tax burden and administrative bottlenecks which delayed the approval of processed foods for export… the restive labour sector and Jamaica’s heightening crime problem, were among the major priorities during Clarence Clarke’s term (2000-2003) as JMA President. His team’s success in securing amendments to the Processed Food Act and averting the 2002 increase in property taxes benefited both manufacturers and the wider society; and is testimony to the merit of the hallowed JMA tradition of dialogue and collaboration.