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March 2020
 

20 March 2020

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (right), at a farm in St. Catherine on March 19. Others from left are Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dermon Spence, and St. Catherine farmer, Terry Allijohn.

Jamaicans encouraged to purchase locally grown produce in light of COVID 19 spread

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 20 Mar 2020    ICTAdmin   
Jamaicans are being encouraged to purchase more locally grown fresh produce as world trade slows in light of the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). These produce are an important part of a healthy diet because they contain essential vitamins, minerals fibre and other nutrients needed to build the immune system. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, who issued the call while on a tour of a farm in St. Catherine, on March 19, urged consumers to check the labels to ensure the produce is coming from Jamaican farms. “By doing so,...


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JBDC makes adjustments to operations

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 20 Mar 2020    ICTAdmin   
KINGSTON, March 19 (JIS): The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has made adjustments to its operations as part of its effort to contain the risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking with JIS News , Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JBDC, Valerie Veira, said the organisation will not be facilitating face-to-face consultations/meetings or walk-ins, effective Wednesday, March 18 until Tuesday, March 24. “Our Business Development Officers have been instructed to continue the developmental work with their existing clients during this period. This includes...


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Castleton Botanic Gardens in St. Mary.

Public gardens, zoo to close with immediate effect

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 20 Mar 2020    ICTAdmin   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries wishes to advise that public gardens under its control will be closed with immediate effect until further notice in light of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The public gardens directly managed by MICAF include Castleton in St. Mary; Cinchona in St. Andrew and Bath in St. Thomas. The Hope Botanical Gardens as well as the Hope Zoo, currently operated under lease arrangements to two NGO’ s, will also be closed. The closure of the gardens is in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and...


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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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Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

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Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm