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October 2019
 
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01 October 2019

State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (left) listens attentively to a point made by Director of Harvard Global Health Catalyst, Professor Wilfred Ngwa, at a stakeholder engagement session, as part of the Harvard Phytomedicine and Medical Cannabis Institute’s (HPI) informational tour, at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies on September 30.

New Patent Bill to be tabled in the House of Representatives

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 01 Oct 2019    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says a new Patent Bill is expected to be tabled in the House of Representatives in two weeks. Mr. Green informed that the bill has already gone through the necessary internal processes, including a meeting of the Legislative Committee, which has examined the bill. “We have (already) signed off on it so now it’s just to be tabled in Parliament,” he said. Mr. Green was responding to a question raised on the protection of cannabis strains indigenous to Jamaica at a stakeholder engagement session as...


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Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (second left) expresses delight at a point made by Director of Harvard Global Health Catalyst, Professor Wilfred Ngwa (second left), at a media briefing between the Ministry and Harvard International Phytomedicine and Medical Cannabis Institute (HIPI), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on October 1. Others from left are Chief Executive Officer of the Eden Gardens Group, Dr. Henry Lowe and Economic Growth Council Vice President, Dr. Sherene Smith.

Phytomedicine and Cannabis Institute to be established in Jamaica

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 01 Oct 2019    communications   
A local phytomedicine and cannabis institute will be established in short order to explore Jamaica’s vast botanical resources and validate the country’s medicinal plants for safety, efficacy, and dosage in clinical use. This forms part of a research partnership being solidified with the United States-based Harvard International Phytomedicine and Medical Cannabis Institute. The Economic Growth Council (EGC) and the Ministry of Industry Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries are coordinating the project to ensure that there is economic gain for all stakeholders including farmers and traditional...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley (left) cuts the ribbon at the official opening of Paramount Jamaica Trading Limited's lubricant plant with renowned lubricant manufacturer, Allegheny Petroleum Products Company at 39 ¼ Waltham Park Road on October 1, 2019. Looking on from left are Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Jamaica Trading Ltd., Hugh Graham; Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips and Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Products Company (USA), Jim Kudis.

Shaw emphasizes the need for businesses to become formal

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 01 Oct 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw is again emphasising the need for informal businesses to become formal. He noted that what he wants to see more than ever is for entrepreneurs being able to do better and for Jamaica to grow. “We need to move from too high a level of informality in business and move towards more formality. We need to build out a situation where people don’t see registering a company, and having to pay some corporate taxes as something that is negative. I want businesses to understand, get formal and you are also going to have the...


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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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