Government of Jamaica


Hon. Karl Samuda, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Honourable J.C. Hutchinson, CD, MP


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: August 18th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (1st right), engages (from left) Managing Director, CB Group, Lori-Ann Lyn; and Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, in conversation at the CB Group’s Unveiling of the Nest ceremony, held at the Hill Run Farms in St. Catherine, on Friday, August 18, 2017. The Nest will be home to a $15 billion poultry processing plant.
Published On: August 18th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has hailed the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for its quick action on the weekend, which resulted in the arrest of four men, seizure of over 2000 pounds of uninspected meat and the closure of an illegal slaughterhouse. The lawmen, who were acting on information, made the find after trailing men from St....
Published On: August 17th, 2017
From left, Stefano Cilli, Attaché/Programme Manager, Rural Development and Environment, Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Cayman Islands; Horace Dalley, Member of Parliament for Northern Clarendon; Donovan Stanberry, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries; and Elizabeth Terry, Senior Director at the HEART Trust/...
Published On: August 17th, 2017
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, has instructed that the Monymusk Sugar Factory remains open until cane farmers crops have been reaped. Addressing the official opening of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on August 5, Mr. Samuda noted that the move was necessary to protect the interest of the farmers. “My job, as I understand it, is...
Published On: August 12th, 2017
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, has said that agriculture is critical to rural development. He was speaking at an appreciation function held at the Crooked River Skills Training Centre in Clarendon on Friday, August 12. Noting the migration of people from rural areas to urban centres, the Permanent Secretary said that Jamaica needs a renewed...
Published On: July 25th, 2017
Industry and Commerce Minister Reiterates Call for Banks to be More Flexible with Lending Requirements for MSMEs Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has reiterated his call for financial lending institutions to make changes to the way they assess loan applications from Micro, Small and Medium Sized Entities (MSME’s). Minister Samuda, who was speaking at the opening of the...
Published On: August 18th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (1st right), engages (from left) Managing Director, CB Group, Lori-Ann Lyn; and Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, in conversation at the CB Group’s Unveiling of the Nest ceremony, held at the Hill Run Farms in St. Catherine, on Friday, August 18, 2017. The Nest will be home to a $15 billion poultry processing plant.
Published On: August 18th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has hailed the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for its quick action on the weekend, which resulted in the arrest of four men, seizure of over 2000 pounds of uninspected meat and the closure of an illegal slaughterhouse. The lawmen, who were acting on information, made the find after trailing men from St....
Published On: August 17th, 2017
From left, Stefano Cilli, Attaché/Programme Manager, Rural Development and Environment, Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Cayman Islands; Horace Dalley, Member of Parliament for Northern Clarendon; Donovan Stanberry, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries; and Elizabeth Terry, Senior Director at the HEART Trust/...
Published On: August 17th, 2017
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, has instructed that the Monymusk Sugar Factory remains open until cane farmers crops have been reaped. Addressing the official opening of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on August 5, Mr. Samuda noted that the move was necessary to protect the interest of the farmers. “My job, as I understand it, is...
Published On: August 12th, 2017
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, has said that agriculture is critical to rural development. He was speaking at an appreciation function held at the Crooked River Skills Training Centre in Clarendon on Friday, August 12. Noting the migration of people from rural areas to urban centres, the Permanent Secretary said that Jamaica needs a renewed...
Published On: July 25th, 2017
Industry and Commerce Minister Reiterates Call for Banks to be More Flexible with Lending Requirements for MSMEs Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has reiterated his call for financial lending institutions to make changes to the way they assess loan applications from Micro, Small and Medium Sized Entities (MSME’s). Minister Samuda, who was speaking at the opening of the...

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