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Ray Hadeed

Ray Hadeed’s (1966-1970) vigorous lobby for regional economic integration was a highpoint of his four year term as President, culminating with Jamaica’s signing of the CARIFTA agreement in 1968 and the subsequent growth of the country’s export trade with its Caribbean neighbours. As a result of his administration’s constant negotiations with the government, the manufacturing sector remained buoyant and benefited from new concessions, including duty- free importation of raw materials, tax incentives and protection for locally produced goods.