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Founder of Cool Charities Joe Issa, has welcomed the government’s commitment to making it easier for charities to donate to Jamaica, especially from the Diaspora. Read More
Joe Issa, Chairman of the St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) which, like its parent company the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), seeks to transform Jamaica’s most viable urban centres and strategic rural towns while preserving the natural environment and spurring economic development, has welcomed the elevation of one of Jamaica’s forests?—?Dolphin… Read More
Executive Chairman of Cool Corp, Joe Issa, says the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) is an essential part of our nation’s educational system as it promotes reading proficiency, and supply’s an extensive variety of information for all ages. Read More
SuperClubs executive director, Joey Issa, last week launched his scholarship foundation fund at a press breakfast in Ocho Rios. Dubbed the Joe Issa Holy Cross Scholarship Fund, the fellowship is for disadvantaged students to pursue their studies t a tertiary level, including the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,… Read More
When Joe Issa achieves things he does so in fours, not like most of us who are contented with just once as if numbers don’t mean anything. Read More
Joe Issa may have been congratulated more times than can be counted, for churning out high grades and winning the Head Masters Cup at Campion College, and creating history at university. Read More
Multi-award winner and hugely successful businessman Joe Issa, concurs with 5-year study which found that rich people avoid one type of person " a pessimist. According to Kathleen Elkins in Business Insider, “After researching the daily habits of wealthy people for five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they… Read More
It is never too late to develop a sense of humour or learn to be witty, says Executive Chairman of Cool Group of Companies, Joe Issa, as he laments how easily people get into arguments and fights, on which the breakage of family and friends and many deaths have been… Read More
Some 14 years after Civic leader Joe Issa suggested that persons seeking political office should sign a pack with their constituents, pledging to implement two or three projects that are of priority to them within a specified time upon winning their seat in a general election, a St. Lucian politician… Read More
Admired Ocho Rios businessman and philanthropist Joe Issa who chairs the Board of Directors of The St. Ann Development Company (SADCO), which invests heavily in tourism, is backing the proposed new tourism linkages network policy to deliver higher growth of Jamaica’s tourism and encourage increased stakeholder ownership of the sector. Read More
Following what has been the introduction of a series of measures to uplift Jamaica’s Crime image, including the just-passed Integrity Commission Bill, another crime-fighting tool is coming on stream – geospatial technology – which has been welcomed by tech-savvy Businessman Joe Issa. Read More
Chairman of the advisory board of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) Joe Issa, is wishing all Jamaicans and visitors safe travel during the festive season. Read More
Businessman and philanthropist Joe Issa who is known to spend millions of dollars a year on the education of Jamaican children is touting government policy geared towards improving education and productivity. Read More
As a new era of Jamaican justice takes center stage in public discourse, Mediator Joe Issa, whose aim is to inspire young people, shares a conflict resolution guide which has been prepared for the Caribbean and Latin America, stating “it is useful for the early detection of a looming conflict… Read More
Businessman Joe Issa, who leverages his Cool Corp brand internationally, has commended the authorities for moving towards closing the information gap to better enable exporters to take advantage of trade agreements in order to increase exports, stating that trading in Jamaica is already too complex and needed to be simplified… Read More
Former economics student at the renowned UK-based London School of Economics and Political Science Joe Issa has said that, if the Tourism industry is to contribute more towards economic growth, its competitiveness which has been falling over the years must be restored. Read More
Chairman of the advisory board of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Joe Issa, has hailed incoming and outgoing stalwarts of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Read More
Joe Issa, a recognized Ocho Rios civic leader and qualified conflict mediator with the requisite number of hours under his belt, has welcomed the introduction of a mobile legal aid unit to serve the country’s underserved inner-city and rural communities, stating it will assist in bringing closure more quickly and… Read More
Famed Ocho Rios civic leader Joe Issa, has congratulated Usain Bolt on copping the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male Athlete of The Year award, yet again. IAAF, the 215-member world governing body for athletics headquartered in Monaco in the French Riviera, dubbed “land of the rich and famous”,… Read More
St. Ann’s Chamber of Commerce Past President Advisory Committee member Joe Issa has tipped the economic growth momentum experienced in 2016 to continue into 2017. Read More
As the role of commercial banks in national development once again takes center stage over what is described as the “high bank fees” charged to customers, analysts unearth evidence that former bank director Joe Issa does not support more regulation but instead, more competition. Read More
Observers tracking the positive developments taking place in the Jamaican economy since last year and into this year, concur with businessman Joe Issa that the light which he saw at the end of the tunnel at the dawning of 2017 was in reality not another in-coming train, but a bright… Read More
As 2017 emerges from the twilight of a year he characterized as a landmark in the recovery of the Jamaican economy, member of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce Past President Advisory Committee Joe Issa is urging continued good governance, stating “it pays for your business as well as the… Read More
Tourism guru Joe Issa, who is believed to know a thing or two about monetizing Jamaica’s heritage for the benefit of communities where they exist, has backed a call for support in maintaining the country’s heritage infrastructure. “As a proud and respectful people we ought not to allow the one… Read More
As the fifth largest Fortune 500 brand disappears from Jamaica after adorning the landscape for nearly a century, the Joe Issa-led Cool Group which once owned it pays tribute to the Royal Dutch Shell Group of energy and petrochemical companies for its sterling contribution to the people and economy of… Read More
Former President of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce Joe Issa says Security is an imperative for doing business all over the world today and Jamaica is no exception. Read More
Successful Ocho Rios business leader and philanthropist Joe Issa, who has won enough local and international awards to cover an entire wall in his office, says he likes Bolts’ urging of athletes to emulate his achievements, especially as they didn’t come easy and took very hard work. Read More
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ocho Rios businessman Joe Issa, has been called to serve on the 12-member Board of Directors of the National Insurance Fund (NIF). Read More
Member of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce Past President Advisory Committee Joe Issa has welcomed the latest addition to the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) calendar of events, describing it as an “excellent” idea and a ‘shot in the arm’ for Jamaican businesses and the economy. Read More
Research suggests that business and civic leader Joe Issa could easily have been among the majority of respondents in a survey who voted overwhelmingly no to Britain’s offer to build a large prison in Jamaica. Read More

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