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November 2020
 
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20 November 2020

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (centre), along with (from left) Board Chairman, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Dr. William Lawrence; Caribbean Business Consultant, CIAL Dun & Bradstreet, Kavin Hewitt; Chief Executive Officer, JBDC, Valerie Veira; Director, University College of the Caribbean Business Development and Consulting Institute/University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Reginad Nugent; Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Capital Partners Ltd., UCC Group of Companies, Keith Luck; and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, JBDC, Harold Davis, at the JBDC, Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The JBDC signed two partnership agreements with CIAL Dun & Bradstreet and also the University College of the Caribbean, which will seek to further the growth and development of MSMEs.

JBDC Signs Two Official Partnership Agreements

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
As part of the commemoration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2020, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), today inked two official partnership agreements with international firm, CIAL Dun & Bradstreet, and the University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), which seek to further the growth and development of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). GEW 2020, which is being celebrated under the theme, IDEATE. INNOVATE. ACTIVATE, seeks to highlight crucial points along the entrepreneur’s journey from ideation to innovation through to activation...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn.

All-Of-Government Approach Being Employed To Improve Business Environment

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, says that an “all-of-Government” approach is being employed to improve the trade and business environment. Speaking at a recently held JIS Think Tank, Dr. Dunn said that part of the approach involves the use of technology to improve efficiency in doing business. He noted that there are several online platforms that will be created “to ensure that businesses can move seamlessly from government entity to government entity”. He said that already “there is a one-stop shop for a number of agencies that once you apply...


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Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw.

NCBJ Unveils Newest Certification Product

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
The National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ), on Tuesday (November 17), unveiled its newest certification product – the ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System (FSMS). The Standard, which was launched virtually by Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, outlines the requirements that stakeholders along the food chain can incorporate in their operations to help in ensuring they have an effective system that provides safe foods for consumers. Its launch coincided with Jamaica’s celebration of World Quality Day, under the theme ‘Creating Customer Value’. In his...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Gov’t Looking To Facilitate Digitization Of Over 25,000 Business Enterprises’ Operations

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government is embarking on an initiative to facilitate the digitization of over 25,000 business enterprises’ operations within the next three years. “With the demand to go digital, especially given the current [coronavirus (COVID-19)] pandemic, information technology-enabled services, logistics and digital transfers of goods and services are now commonplace,” Mr. Shaw noted. He said this undertaking is among several initiatives designed to support local entrepreneurs, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (...


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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, addresses the virtual launch of the Government's $10-million Agricultural Aid Programme, today (November 17).

Ministry Launches Agricultural Aid Programme To Train Young Persons

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
The Government has launched a $10-million Agricultural Aid Programme, to train more than 80 young persons in technical agricultural skills and provide services to hundreds of farmers across the island. Participants in the programme will be recruited through the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme and trained by HEART/National Service Training Agency (NSTA) Trust, and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). The programme will last for three years and will engage persons under the age of 35 with training for six months at different intervals. They will...


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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (right), interacts with 4-H clubbites from Kingston and St. Andrew, at the launch of the Youth in Agriculture Roadmap, on November 12, at the Ministry in Kingston.

Repositioning Agriculture Among Youth Necessary – Minister

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says there needs to be a comprehensive repositioning of agriculture among the nation’s youth, including how it is presented in the school system and, by extension, viewed by society as a lesser career choice. Addressing the launch of a Youth in Agriculture Roadmap, at the Ministry in Kingston on November 12, the Minister noted that along with creating a Youth in Agriculture Policy, which would address some of the long-standing issues that face the youth in agriculture, such as access to land and funding for agriculture, marketing and...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); presents Chief Executive Officer of the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), Judith Ramlogan, with the document officially certifying the COJ as ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System-compliant. The presentation was made during a ceremony hosted by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) at its offices at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Winchester Road, St. Andrew, on Thursday (November 12). Sharing the moment are State Minister in the Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn (second right); and the COJ’s Corporate Planner and Quality Monitoring Officer and ISO Project Manager, Cyleena Gray.

Companies Office Of Jamaica Attains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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 20 Nov 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, has lauded the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) on becoming ISO 9001:2015-certified, which demonstrates the agency’s commitment to significantly improving its quality of service. “This certification will allow the COJ to operate based on international best practices. While this does not guarantee that its service will always be perfect, it means that the organisation has put in place the quality management system (QMS) to identify and correct any weaknesses identified,” he said. The Minister was speaking at a certificate...


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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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