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November 2020
 
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13 November 2020

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (2nd right), along with (from left) Chair of Technical Team, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica (YEA), Gilroy Gordon; President, YEA, Cordell Williams; and Communications Specialist, YEA, Shanoy Coombs, at the virtual summit of the Young Entrepreneurship Association of Jamaica, at the Audi Showroom, Oxford Road, Kingston, on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The summit is in recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week from November 12-15, under the theme “The Next Wave”.

Entrepreneurship the backbone of the Jamaican economy – Min. Dunn

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 13 Nov 2020    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and commerce, Dr. Hon. Norman Dunn, says that entrepreneurship is the backbone of the Jamaican economy, and represents the country’s most important source of new employment. According to the Minister, entrepreneurship allows for the establishment of innovative companies, opens up new markets, improves productivity and creates wealth. Addressing the Young Entrepreneurs Association Summit, in Recognition of Entrepreneurship Week 2020 under the theme, ‘The Next Wave’, at the Audi Showroom, Oxford Road on Thursday, November 12, Minister Dunn...


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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (right), and St. Andrew Technical High School student and member of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Deja-Nai Grant display the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Roadmap to Success following the launch at the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce on St. Lucia Avenue in Kingston on November 12.

Agriculture Ministry working to develop National Youth in Agriculture Policy to improve on issues affecting youth in the sector

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 13 Nov 2020    communications   
The Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry is working apace to develop a National Youth in Agriculture Policy that seeks to address and improve upon the issues affecting youth in the sector. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, said the policy is being targeted for launch in 2021 and among the issues it will address is the access to available land for young people to farm. “We have to ensure that we have government land set aside for our young people. The idea now is that we want to allocate at least 20 per cent of our government land for people under the age of 35. That is the direction in...


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Minister Shaw urges MSMEs to utilize Intellectual Property

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 13 Nov 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, has urged Micro Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to make better use of Intellectual Property (IP) assets to protect their innovations and to improve their growth potential especially against the background of the globally increasing demand to utilize the virtual or online spaces for business. Addressing a virtual High Level Meeting on Intellectual Property Capacity Building for MSMEs Support Institutions, hosted by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), at...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, speaking at a Stakeholder Sensitization webinar on Innovating Social Sector Financing, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This webinar, organized by the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the IDB Lab, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, aims to acquaint stakeholders about the pending legislative framework that supports the social sector and the opportunities available for financing and capacity-building support through the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE). Other presenters at the sensitization session are Managing Director, JSE, Marlene Street-Forrest; Ambassador of the JSSE, Thalia Lyn; Registrar - Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies, Errol Gallimore; and Manager - JSSE, Nora Blake.

Minister Shaw Lauds the Contribution of Jamaica’s Social Enterprise Sector to National Development

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 13 Nov 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw has commended Jamaica’s growing social enterprise sector for its contribution to the country’s economic and social development. The Minister made his comments at a virtual stakeholder sensitization session themed: ‘A roadmap for growing the social sector in Jamaica,’ put on by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and the IDB Lab, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, yesterday, November 11. The social enterprise sector as an element of the social economy and as a divergent business model is a fairly new entrant...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), presenting the ISO 9001:2015 certification to Chief Executive Officer, Companies Office of Jamaica (CoJ) as part of World Quality Day, under the theme “Creating Customer Value”, at the BSJ’s Multipurpose Building, Winchester Road, Kingston, on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Others (from left) are Coordinator of the National Quality Infrastructure, Junior Gordon; Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Hopeton Heron; Manger, National Certification Body of Jamaica, Navenia Wellington Ford; Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn; and Corporate Planner and Quality Officer, CoJ, Cyleena Gray.

Government Agencies urged to become ISO 9001 certified

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 13 Nov 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, is urging Government agencies to seek international standard certification so that they can be more competitive in the global market place. He noted that the ISO 9001 Quality Management System is the world’s most popular international standard that focuses on the quality of goods and services produced by an organization. “Regrettably, there is the sentiment in Jamaica that many government ministries, agencies and departments (MDAs) do not offer quality, expeditious service. It is, therefore, important for public agencies to...


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