Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), along with Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn ((4th right), at a virtual meeting with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Others (from left) are Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington; Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins; International Trade Specialist, Daenia Ashpole; and Director, Commerce Division, Krishna Badaloo. The JCC was represented by President, Lloyd Distant and 4th Vice-President, Keith Collister. Minister Shaw met with the JCC to formally introduce the new Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, and to discuss areas of collaboration between the JCC and MIIC towards the growth of commerce in Jamaica. The Ministry will be working closely with the JCC to pursue the development of businesses, the growth of our MSMEs and commerce in general.
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon Audley Shaw, has committed to strengthening relations with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) to achieve economic growth and development.
Minister Shaw made the commitment at a virtual meeting held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on October 13.
The meeting was held to formally introduce the new Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, to the JCC, and to discuss some of the areas of focus that the Ministry and the JCC could partner on.
Minister Shaw reiterated the government’s commitment to working with the JCC to address the issues being faced in the commerce industry, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We might have areas in commerce that we as government have to focus on, and that we need to attend to in order to make commerce easier, particularly in this COVID-19 time. We want to build out a more efficient commerce sector that provides better services to our people. We have to move forward. Everything that we do, we need to do it more productively, including providing service to the people of Jamaica,” he added.
Meanwhile, State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, in his remarks stated that “we are very bullish on commerce and whatever issues that are affecting commerce, those issues must be dealt with expeditiously. We have no time to waste. COVID-19 has given us a great opportunity to reset the button”.
He further added that the staff at the Ministry stands ready with a renewed energy to ensure that all the issues relating to commerce are dealt with, so that the country can move forward and recover stronger.
President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Lloyd Distant, noted that the country is at a unique juncture as we look to recover from COVID-19. He added further that the Chamber has identified some key areas for focus which includes fostering export-led growth, the MSME sector and boosting the service sector in order to resuscitate the economy.
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