List of companies of Jamaica

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Location of Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. Jamaica is a mixed economy with both state enterprises and private sector businesses. Major sectors of the Jamaican economy include agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism, and financial and insurance services. Tourism and mining are the leading earners of foreign exchange. Half the Jamaican economy relies on services, with half of its income coming from services such as tourism. An estimated 1.3 million foreign tourists visit Jamaica every year.[1]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Air Jamaica Consumer services Airline Kingston 1968 Airline, defunct 2015
Alpart Basic materials Aluminum Nain 1969 Aluminum
Bank of Jamaica Financials Banks Kingston 1961 Central bank
Beaches Resorts Consumer services Hotels Ocho Rios 1997 Hotels
Bob Marley Museum Consumer services Recreational services Kingston 1987[2] Museum
CGM Gallagher Financials Insurance brokers Kingston 1971 Insurance broker
Desnoes & Geddes Consumer goods Brewers Kingston 1918 Brewery
Digicel Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Kingston 2001 Mobile network
Dolphin Cove Jamaica Consumer services Travel & tourism Ocho Rios 2001 Tourist attraction
Fly Jamaica Airways Consumer services Airlines Kingston 2011 Airline, defunct 2019
Gleaner Company Consumer services Publishing Kingston 1834 Newspaper, publisher
GraceKennedy Conglomerates - Kingston 1922 Financials, industrials, retail
GSB Co-operative Credit Union Financials Banks Kingston 1944 Credit union
Hedonism Resorts Consumer services Hotels Negril 1976 Resort
Ian Fleming International Airport Industrials Industrials transportation Boscobel 2009 Airport
International AirLink Consumer services Airlines Montego Bay 1996 Charter airline
J. Wray and Nephew Ltd. Consumer goods Distillers & vintners Kingston 1825 Distiller
Jamaica Air Shuttle Consumer services Airlines Kingston 2009 Airline, defunct 2013
Jamaica Observer Consumer services Publishing Kingston 1993 Newspaper
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Consumer services Hotels Kingston 1973 Hotel
Jamaica Stock Exchange Financials Investment services Kingston 1968 Primary exchange
Lasco Jamaica Conglomerates - Kingston 1994[3] Industrials, financials, pharma
National Commercial Bank of Jamaica Financials Banks Kingston 1977 Banking
Norman Manley International Airport Industrials Transportation services Kingston 1948 Airport
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica Oil & gas Exploration & production Kingston 1975 State-owned oil
Port Authority of Jamaica Industrials Transportation services Kingston 1972 Ports and shipping
Rose Hall Consumer services Travel & tourism Montego Bay 1770 Tourist attraction and museum
Sandals Resorts Consumer services Hotels Montego Bay 1981 Hotels and resorts
Sangster International Airport Industrials Transportation services Montego Bay 1940 Airport
Skylan Airways Consumer services Airlines Kingston 2010 Airline, defunct 2012
Stewart's Automotive Group Consumer goods Automotive Kingston 1938 Auto dealers/repairs
Studio One Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Kingston 1954 Record label, defunct 1980
Television Jamaica Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Kingston ? Television
TimAir Consumer services Airlines Montego Bay 1983 Charter airline
Tinson Pen Aerodrome Industrials Transportation services Kingston ? Airport
Tuff Gong Consumer services entertaininment Kingston 1970 Record label
Union Bank of Jamaica Financials Banks Kingston 2000 Bank, defunct 2001

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sex tourism as economic aid. 12 July 2003.
  2. ^ "A look into the life of one of music's largest icons".
  3. ^ "LASCO Manufacturing Limited | About Us".