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May 2020
 

22 May 2020

Jamaica celebrates World Food Safety Day on June 7

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 22 May 2020    communications   
Jamaica will join the rest of the world on June 7 in the second staging of World Food Safety Day (WFSD) under the theme ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business’. Citing data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which shows that an estimated 600 million people fall ill and 420, 000 people die every year from eating contaminated food, Chairperson of the National Codex Committee, Dr. Suzan McLennon-Miguel, is urging Jamaicans to pay greater attention to the way food is grown, prepared, sold and consumed. Dr. McLennon-Miguel, in emphasizing the importance of food safety as a shared responsibility...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (centre), addresses a virtual media briefing hosted by the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), at the Ministry’s Kingston offices on Friday, May 22, 2020. Seated at left is Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen; and Chairman, Donovan White, CAC. The media briefing was to update the country on the payment regarding the ‘bad gas’ incident in 2015. A total of 381 motorists who were adversely affected are slated to receive an ex-gratia payment.

381 Motorists To Receive ‘Bad Gas’ Ex-Gratia Payments

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 22 May 2020    communications   
A total of 381 motorists who were adversely affected by the bad gas incident in 2015, are slated to receive an ex-gratia payment. Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL) has paid over J$24.5 million to the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) for disbursement to consumers who were affected. Only persons who would have submitted claims that were approved by the Technical Committee convened by the CAC will receive this one-off payment. The ex-gratia payment is a sign of good faith by the Government to affected motorists, as neither the Government nor the PEL is liable for the incident. State Minister in...


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Courtesy Call with cattle farmer of Colley Mountain Manchester and recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Agriculture Okeito Thompson

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 22 May 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), and State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green (right), greet cattle farmer of Colley Mountain, Manchester, and recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Agriculture, Okeito Thompson, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Among the matters discussed at the meeting was access to farm lands. Ministers Shaw and Green explored the possibility of accessing mined lands that could be used for cattle rearing and other farming activities...


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Minister Shaw congratulates cattle farmer of Colley Mountain Manchester Okeito Thompson for being the recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Agriculture

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 22 May 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), congratulates cattle farmer of Colley Mountain, Manchester, Okeito Thompson, for being the recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Agriculture, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Among the matters discussed at the meeting was access to farm lands. Ministers Shaw and Green explored the possibility of accessing mined lands that could be used for cattle rearing and other farming activities...


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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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