Between June 2016 to December 2016 the MCGES reported that 2727 jobs were

Between june 2016 to december 2016 the mcges reported

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Between June 2016 to December 2016, the MCGES reported that 2,727 jobs were created from the hosting of the parish licensed events. In the following year 2017, from January 2017 to September 2017, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport reported that a total number of 4,156 Jamaicans were temporarily hired by the operators/promoters of parish licensed events. The jobs created by these events further add to the economic development of the communities and parishes that they are hosted in, and ultimately the economic viability of the nation. The total linkage value generated from June 2016 to December 2016 as reported by the Ministry stood at USD$267,236,000. On the other hand, the Ministry reported a significant increase in the total linkage value generated for the period January 2017 to September 2017, which stood at USD $310,361,000. Figure 7 Annual total revenue collected from issued licences Source: PIOJ Economic and Social Surveys Jamaica (ESSJ) from 2009 – 2016.
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Figure 8 Parish revenue collected from issued licences Source: PIOJ Economic and Social Surveys Jamaica (ESSJ) from 2009 – 2016. ECLAC – Studies and Perspectives Series – The Caribbean – No. 72 A study on the creative industry as a pillar … 32
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ECLAC – Studies and Perspectives Series – The Caribbean – No. 72 A study on the creative industry as a pillar… 33 Table 6 Number of licences issued at Parish level Parishes 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Clarendon 1 734 1 536 1 592 2 134 3 683 2 915 3 575 3 224 KSAC 4 499 2 229 5 817 6 487 6 720 7 020 9 413 7 040 Manchester 1 260 919 432 152 796 534 798 1 007 Saint Elizabeth 1 606 2 001 2279 2 625 2 547 2 226 2 302 2 228 Hanover 337 247 222 109 355 689 505 650 Saint Catherine 1 706 845 1 336 2 158 1 952 1 953 1 254 1 378 Saint Thomas 1 139 1 430 1 530 1 419 1 326 1 756 2 005 1 411 Westmoreland 1 310 1 158 454 860 1 034 866 685 501 Trelawny 710 588 741 836 733 1 500 904 809 Portland 249 340 548 439 861 1 554 918 978 Saint Ann 655 581 645 893 793 825 800 1 081 Saint Mary 1 036 1 059 1 414 1 712 793 1 072 2 158 1 582 Saint James 900 795 778 624 899 1 071 920 609 Portland 472 278 331 396 437 372 450 607 Total 17 613 1 4006 1 8119 2 0844 22 929 24 353 26 687 23 105 Source: PIOJ Economic and Social Surveys Jamaica (ESSJ) from 2009 – 2016. Apart from the rise in crime and violence the lack of financial support is the other explanation that resulted in fewer license being issued for outdoor music events. Finance is an important binding constraint for the music industries across the world, particularly since the emergence of digitization of the music industries. The 2016 ESSJ reported that at the end of 2016 the outstanding stock of Loans and Advances to the Entertainment industry at Commercial Banks and institutions licensed under the Financial Institutions Act (FIA), was USD $2,281.4 million. This was an increase of USD $626.7 million compared with the end of December 2015. This reflected an increase of 39.3 per cent to USD $2,241.9 million in disbursements by Commercial Banks as disbursements by FIA institutions declined by 6.1 per cent to $39.5 million. The Loans and Advances received by the entertainment industry were the highest in 2016 when compared to corresponding period from 2012 to 2015. Loans and Advances to the Entertainment industry are primarily important for the advancement of the music sector because the
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