This Policy Paper recommends the adoption of a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programme in Jamaica. Such programmes play the primary role of eliminating the intimidating upfront cost of clean energy installations such as solar power, wind turbines and water conservation devices.Read More
In this brief paper I argue that while the first steps taken by the government and the absence of provisions for e-Governance and data protection could negatively impact the ultimate success of this important first step, the national ID system remains essential as an enabler for the government to provide more efficient services to citizens.Read More
Bench warrants are a common enough feature of the criminal courts. They are orders of the court, issued by a judge, which authorize an individual’s arrest as sanction for some misdeed. Many a Defense Counsel must contend with a client for whom such a warrant has been issued, most often for the failure of that Defendant to attend at court as expected.Read More
In 2017, a law firm can add more value to clients than simply producing legal documents and solving legal problems. We set out to add even more value by creating a networking and knowledge sharing event for our business clients.Read More
Before embarking on any business venture, is it important to first identify the possible sources of labour, evaluate which is most cost efficient and productive, and investigate the legal requirements to employ this labour source.
Whether hiring from overseas of hiring locally, the law sets out several criteria and requirements that must be satisfied.Read More
A brand is a unique product, service, concept, design, sign or symbol which is used to identify a product or service and differentiate it from its competitors. A brand is typically used in marketing, and the more effective you are marketing your brand, the more lucrative it can be for you.
How do you protect this brand that you have worked to build?Read More
Belize is in the process of drafting the first post-CARIFORUM/EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Geographical Indications Bill in the CARIFORUM region, with unique provisions that the government is hoping will boost agriculture, manufacturing and handicrafts exports from Belize while providing greater protection for EU/CARIFORM GIs. Marc Francis Ramsay & Company (now RamsaySmith) was retained to assist with this process.Read More
Marc Francis Ramsay & Company (now RamsaySmith) assisted the Government of Belize with drafting a bill for the protection of geographic indicators.Read More