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June 2020
 
  • You can help control Frosty Pod Rot! Do your part! https://t.co/ITxLot0TLy Posted: 16 hours 36 min ago
  • The Hazardous Substances Regulatory Authority, an entity under the Ministry regulating Radiation and Nuclear Energy… https://t.co/6hiLobmEp2 Posted: 17 hours 54 min ago
  • MICAF is inviting suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Accounting Clerk (FMG/AC 2) - (not vacant) in the… https://t.co/T6Ku9nACbd Posted: 18 hours 4 min ago

12 June 2020

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), makes a presentation during the World Accreditation Day virtual commemorative ceremony, on Tuesday (June 9). With Mr. Shaw is State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green.

Labs And Certification Bodies Encouraged To Use Services Of JANAAC

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
Private and public laboratories, inspection and certification bodies are being encouraged to improve their service delivery and marketability by utilising the accreditation services of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC). This call comes from Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, who notes that inspectors and testing laboratories “must demonstrate consistent adherence to international standards, thereby confirming the competence of their services”. “This confirmation of competence can only be achieved through accreditation by JANAAC,...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), in discussion with Consultant, Dr. Omer Thomas, at a virtual town hall meeting, held on Wednesday (June 10). The event, hosted by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordination Unit in the Ministry, was aimed at bringing together all stakeholder groups to implement anti-praedial larceny interventions to reduce losses in the sector.

Ministry To Revisit Proposal For Dedicated Days For Praedial Larceny Cases

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
For the 2020/2021 financial year, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will revisit a proposal for the scheduling of dedicated days for the hearing of praedial larceny cases, to increase the rate of convictions in these matters. This was noted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. J.C, Hutchinson, at a virtual town hall meeting, held on Wednesday (June 10). The event, hosted by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Coordination Unit in the Ministry, was aimed at bringing together all stakeholder groups to implement anti-praedial larceny interventions to reduce...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J. C. Hutchinson (right), emphasizes a point at a virtual town hall meeting on praedial larceny, at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices on June 10. At left is Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gary Welsh.

Amended Agricultural Produce Act to combat praedial larceny to be submitted to Cabinet

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says amendments have been made to the Agricultural Produce Act, which will be submitted to Cabinet shortly. The Act is part of strategies being used to combat the “scourge of praedial larceny”. Making the announcement at a virtual town hall meeting on praedial larceny on Wednesday (June 10), at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices, Mr. Hutchinson said the matter is on the agenda for the 2020/21 financial year. He noted that among the changes that have been made are the types of...


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Jamaica Business Development​ Corporation's Senior Food Technologist, Treanna Lindo.

Restaurateurs Urged To Modify Business Model

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
Food entrepreneurs, including restaurateurs, are being encouraged to modify their business model in order to stay afloat as patrons shift their dining habits due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Senior Food Technologist, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Treanna Lindo, said that reshaping processes is crucial to surviving the impact of the pandemic. “Shifting your business model could mean offering takeout or facilitating contact-less, money-less delivery and kerbside pickup as most places aren’t offering to dine. But you have to facilitate people getting your product while...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), and Chief Executive Officer of the Agro Investment Corporation (AIC), Al Powell (right), taste a condiment made from West Indian red pepper, during a tour of Gary Coulton's (2nd right) pepper farm at the Spring Plain Agro Park in Clarendon on Friday (June 5). Looking on is Chairman of the AIC, Vitus Evans (2nd left).

2,000 Drip Irrigation Systems To Be Distributed To Farmers

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says 2000 drip irrigation systems will be distributed to small farmers across the island. He said the systems will provide farmers with access to irrigation for planting and ensure that the agriculture sector continues to grow, despite the shift in rainfall pattern due to climate change. The Minster was speaking during a tour of Gary Coulton’s farm at the Spring Plain Agro Park in Clarendon on Friday (June 5). Mr. Shaw, along with a team from the Ministry and personnel from the Agro Investment Corporation (AIC), had...


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Chief Executive Officer of JANAAC, Sharonmae Shirley, speaking at last year’s World Accreditation Day breakfast awards ceremony, held at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel ​in Kingston.

JANAAC Hosts World Accreditation Day Virtual Forum June 9

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) will be hosting a virtual forum on June 9, to commemorate World Accreditation Day 2020, under the theme ‘Accreditation: Improving Food Safety’. The event will be streamed live on the JANAAC Facebook page and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) website, Facebook and YouTube pages, starting at 9:00 a.m. “Accreditation has an important role to play in food safety by ensuring competent and impartial inspection, certification and testing services, and we hope to examine this during this year’s World Accreditation Day Forum,” Chief Executive...


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Deputy Supervisor of Insolvency at the Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency (OSI), Fayola Evans-Roberts.

Businesses Facing Financial Difficulties Can Contact The OSI

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
The Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency (OSI) and Office of the Government Trustee (OGT) are encouraging persons who have been facing financial obstacles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to engage the organisations for assistance. Speaking with JIS News, Deputy Supervisor of Insolvency, Fayola Evans-Roberts, said the organisations offer services that can assist businesses or persons who have seen a reduction in income or have lost their jobs recently. “A person who is unable to pay their debt, who considers themself insolvent, can approach the OSI to enter into an agreement, whether it...


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Make-up Artist and Owner of 876 Faces, Teeah Anderson.

Young Make-Up Artist Innovates Amid COVID-19

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
At a time when many entrepreneurs are feeling the financial pinch from the fallout of business due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, certified make-up artist, Teeah Anderson, has decided to re-strategise her business model in order to continue to earn a living. She is now offering make-up classes online reaching a wide cross section of clientele. “I call it pivoting. As an entrepreneur, you have to find new ways to constantly make money, so that is what I am doing,” she tells JIS News. The 24-year-old mother of one and owner of 876 Faces, tells JIS News that she had shut down her...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, speaking at a video recording on the Bernard Lodge Development project at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Friday, June 12, 2020. Minister Shaw highlighted that the project is designed to help modernise and expand the agricultural sector by increasing production, improving Jamaica's food security, creating jobs and growing the economy.

Bernard Lodge Development project to help modernize the agricultural sector

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says that the Bernard Lodge Development project is designed to help modernize and expand the agricultural sector by increasing production, thereby improving Jamaica’s food security, creating jobs, and growing the economy. He noted that Jamaica’s agricultural sector plays an essential role in our country’s economic growth and development, accounting for more than 7 per cent of national Gross Domestic Product. Minister Shaw, who was speaking at a video recording for the Bernard Lodge Development project at the Ministry’s...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), presents young farmer Okelia Douse (right) with seeds at a ceremony to handover agricultural inputs to farmers, at the Dunkeld Church of God Seventh Day in St. Catherine on June 11. At second left is Chairman of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Parish Advisory Board, William Sytall, and RADA Parish Manager, Ruth Barrett.

$10 million allocated to procure agriculture supplies for sector

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 12 Jun 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has allocated $10 million under the Production Incentive Programme for the procurement of seeds, water tanks, planting material for the production of sweet yam and cassava, as well as fertilizers and chemicals to stimulate increased agricultural production. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, said the assistance will be targeted at the vulnerable. “We will be starting this distribution to help those of you who are in need to help you to get off the ground,” he said. Mr. Hutchinson was speaking at a...


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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 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm

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