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July 2020
 

21 July 2020

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, tHon. Audley Shaw (left) and Board Chairman, Hardware & Lumber (H&L), Erwin Burton, greet each other by knocking elbows. Occasion was a ceremony for the handover of agricultural inputs by H&L Agro to small farmers, held May 21 at the the H&L outlet located along Spanish Town Road, Kingston.

H&L Agro Donates $2 Million In Agricultural Inputs To Farmers

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 21 Jul 2020    communications   
Hardware & Lumber (H&L) Agro has donated $2 million in agricultural inputs to assist small farmers who have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The inputs, which include fertilisers, pesticides and seeds, were handed over to Minister of Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, on May 21, at the H&L outlet located along Spanish Town Road, Kingston. The donation completes the company’s $10-million relief package, which included product discounts of up to 30 per cent for all farmers during April and May. Minister Shaw thanked the company for the...


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Companies can get TCC at COJ upon Registration

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 21 Jul 2020    communications   
Companies are able to obtain a Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) at the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) upon the registration of a name. The TCC, which is processed by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), is an important document issued to an individual or company as proof that they are tax compliant and their payments of tax liabilities and wage-related statutory deductions are up to date. The TCC, issued upon registration, is valid for three months. Once expired, the customer will have to engage TAJ. Public Relations Officer, Kawain Fearon, told JIS News that the COJ has formed a partnership...


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An Electronic Business Registration Form (eBRF) Kiosk at the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) in New Kingston.

More Persons Using Electronic Business Registration Form

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 21 Jul 2020    communications   
More business people are using the electronic business registration form (eBRF) to register their operations since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The online platform, launched by the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) in August 2019, replaces the paper-based ‘superform’ that was introduced in 2014 and allows users to register their business name or company name from anywhere in the world, via the COJ’s website, www.orcjamaica.com . Public Relations Officer of the COJ, Kawain Fearon, told JIS News that more than 800 entities have registered since January 2020 using the online...


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Farmer from East Kirkland Heights, St. Andrew Glenroy Crossman (right), collects money from patron, Denisha Bourne, during a farmers' market on Friday (July 3) at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries' playfield, St. Andrew. The event was organised by the Kingston and St. Andrew Association of Branch Societies (ABS) of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) in colaboration with the Ministry and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).

Booming Sales At Kingston And St. Andrew Farmers’ Market

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 21 Jul 2020    communications   
Farmer from East Kirkland Heights, St. Andrew, Glenroy Crossman, had brought a carload of mainly fruits and vegetables to Friday’s (June 3) farmers’ market held at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries ’ Hope Gardens playfield. Included were lettuce, cantaloupe, water melon, pineapple, scallion, and pak choi. Mr. Crossman was one of several farmers assembled for the market organised by Kingston and St. Andrew Association of Branch Societies (ABS) of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), in collaboration with the Agriculture Ministry, and the Rural Agricultural...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, addresses a community meeting at the Clifton Playfield in St. Catherine on Wednesday (July 15).

Residents Of Clifton To Receive Free Skills Training, Land Titles

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 21 Jul 2020    communications   
Hundreds of residents of Clifton in South St. Catherine are to benefit from free skills training and titles for the lands they occupy, as part of Government’s programme to transform the former sugar-dependent area. Speaking at a community meeting in the area on Wednesday (July 15), Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, informed that the skills training will be carried out by the HEART Trust/ National Training and Service Agency (NTSA). He said that the National Security Ministry is sponsoring the training as part of a community...


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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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Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
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