Competition will drive value in gaming

Reference is made to the article ‘WINNING TICKET – Third Lottery Licence Issued to Mahoe Gaming as Court Fight With BGLC Continues’, published in The Gleaner on Monday, July 27, 2020. The article describes an ongoing legal matter between Prime Sports, a subsidiary of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), and the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission […]

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FTC in the news

See the Jamaica Gleaner links below for news items on the work of the Fair Trading Commission. 1. FTC Rules Against DHL Fee Imposed On Customs Brokers http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200724/ftc-rules-against-dhl-fee-imposed-customs-brokers 2. FTC Assessing Spectrum Allocation Effect On Telecoms Competition http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200724/ftc-assessing-spectrum-allocation-effect-telecoms-competition 3. Key Deal Passes Scrutiny http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20200726/key-deal-passes-scrutiny    

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FTC signs MOU with Broadcasting Commission

In July 2020, the Fair Trading Commission and the Broadcasting Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will facilitate information sharing on matters relating to competition in the radio, television and subscriber television services.  The MOU will facilitate the sharing of relevant data, intelligence, technical and legal expertise, and best practices. 

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FTCNewsLine – July 2020

FTCNewsLine is an online quarterly newsletter of the Fair Trading Commission. In this Issue: 04-20 we feature matters related to the period April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. FTCNewsLine – July 2020

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Digicel Issues Redress to Consumers

Between December 2019 and May 2020, Digicel issued redress to consumers following on complaints to the FTC about “unlimited” plans. Of the eleven complaints received, eight consumers received refunds of $19,088.44 in total.

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FTC recognizes World MSME Day

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) recognizes June 27th as World MSME Day 2020, and underscores the need to support Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through programmes geared at stimulating activity and their growth and development.  Micro, Small, and Medium-sized firms are crucial to economic development, and this is acknowledged within the framework of the Fair […]

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FTC Staff discusses a Competition Policy Response to Covid-19

FTC Staff discusses a Competition Policy Response to Covid-19 in its article: COVID-19 and Competition.    

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COVID-19 and Competition

Covid-19 is on everyone’s lips right now. The pandemic currently gripping the world is making an impact in every area of economic life. The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has not escaped the fall out. Currently, the staff has been working from home, whilst implementing its core function under the Fair Competition Act (FCA) of safeguarding […]

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Bundling in Telecommunication Services

FTC researches bundling in telecommunication services such as triple-play offerings where separate services such as subscriber television, telephone & internet services are packaged as a single service.   Consumers may be impacted negatively or positively from bundling.  Factors such as the extent of market power held by providers, the structure of the markets for these services, […]

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FTC signs MOU with DBJ 

In April 2020, the Fair Trading Commission and the Development Bank of Jamaica signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will facilitate information sharing on Public-Private Partnership and Privatization Agreements, capacity building initiatives and policy development.  The MOU will facilitate the sharing of relevant data, intelligence, technical and legal expertise, and best practices. 

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