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Mr. Courtney Betty has applied his 20+ years of extensive legal experience in both government and the private sector, especially in the areas of international business development. As a former Crown Attorney at the Department of Justice Canada, Mr. Betty represented the Government of Canada in complex tax, commercial, and litigation matters. He also served the Government of Jamaica as Senior Legal Counsel for the Jamaica Fair Trade Commission. In this role he successfully helped the Government deregulate the telecommunications sector, paving the way for full deregulation of telecommunications in Jamaica. He then joined AT&T where he successfully negotiated a cellular license in Jamaica and lead AT&T’s legal and business development strategy. Mr Betty also worked with the Government of Jamaica in developing legislation for a business immigration program in Jamaica. More recently he played the leading role in having the Jamaica Stock Exchange accredited by the Minister of Finance in Canada. This allows for Canadians investing in Companies on the Jamaica Stock Exchange to achieve the same tax breaks as they would when investing in a Canadian company.
Presently, Mr. Betty serves as President and CEO of Timeless Herbal Care a company he co-founded. Timeless has played a leading role in developing a legal framework for medical marijuana industry in Jamaica. One of his most special moments is planting the first legal plant in Jamaica with the Minister of Justice Mark Golding at the University of the West Indies. Timeless also became the first company in Jamaica to be issued a Research and Development License by the Government of Jamaica for the cultivation of medical marijuana.
He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and Bar of Jamaica. He has been honored with the City of Toronto William Hubbard Award for helping to build a strategy for minority businesses in Toronto. He was also awarded Planet Africa Leadership Award for his role in community building. The Province of Ontario has also presented him with The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Award.
The driving philosophy behind Courtney Betty is that those of us who have scientifically developed our minds are compelled by duty to advance the development of our communities in a manner which is beneficial to everyone.