Government of Jamaica

  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (right), in discussion with (from left): Chief Innovation Consultant, the Pivotal Point, Valerie Fox; and Founder, BizTactics Limited, Sandra Glasgow. The occasion was an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development workshop at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, on June 22, 2016.

    Government Committed to Entrepreneurship
    The Government remains committed to supporting entrepreneurship and simplifying the process...
  • Greater Focus on Agro-Industries
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has signaled...
  • Government Identifying Lands for Farming
    The Government is seeking to identify mined out bauxite lands ideally suited for farming and...
  • Rainforest Seafoods Tour: Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda (2nd from right), Hon. J. C. Hutchinson (3rd from right) Minister without Portfolio, MICAF, and Brian Jardim (right), chief executive officer of Rainforest Seafoods, discussing one the many products made by the company. The Ministers toured the state-of-the-art Slipe Road plant on Friday, May 6.

    Government to Reduce Cess on Conch
    The cess on local conch exports is to be reduced this year from US 75 cents per pound, to US...
  • Equipment Unveiling & Factory Tour at SEPROD (International Biscuits Limited), Valentine Drive, Kingston, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

    Look to Overseas Markets – Industry Minister
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture...

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: June 24th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government is focused on expanding the agricultural sector in order to reduce food imports and grow the economy. “In setting our goals for growth and prosperity, we recognize that we can never really grow and be the masters of our own destiny unless we can expand on those things that we have grown locally for consumption,” Mr....
Published On: June 24th, 2016
Private investors are being invited by the Government to capitalise on the opportunities available in the local and global fisheries markets. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the economy could benefit more from the global fishing industry if local investors go after a larger slice of the US$136-billion industry. The Minister, who was addressing a recent press...
Published On: June 23rd, 2016
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J. C. Hutchinson has endorsed the Latin American Small Ruminants Programme and the Caribbean Small Ruminants Capacity Building Programme launched in St. Elizabeth. The programmes seek to improve the stock of sheep and goat in the country, while training persons in animal husbandry with particular emphasis on small...
Published On: June 23rd, 2016
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be working to ensure that the local banana industry returns to more prosperous days. Chief Technical Director (CTD) in charge of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence, says the Ministry will be collaborating with the Banana Board to achieve this objective. According to Mr. Spence, “the successful expansion of the banana industry will be a win-...
Published On: June 23rd, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 launched the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Thematic Working Group (TWG). The Group will serve as the main mechanism nationally for coordinating and monitoring MSME-related strategies and actions, particularly those falling under the Vision 2030 Jamaica - National Development Plan’s outcome #8...
Published On: June 15th, 2016
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae Shirley, is calling for more local medical laboratories to become accredited. “We want you as consumers to agitate so that your medical practitioners…will request medical tests from accredited laboratories,” she said. Ms. Shirley was addressing the World Accreditation Day dinner and awards ceremony at the Knutsford...
Published On: June 24th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government is focused on expanding the agricultural sector in order to reduce food imports and grow the economy. “In setting our goals for growth and prosperity, we recognize that we can never really grow and be the masters of our own destiny unless we can expand on those things that we have grown locally for consumption,” Mr....
Published On: June 24th, 2016
Private investors are being invited by the Government to capitalise on the opportunities available in the local and global fisheries markets. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the economy could benefit more from the global fishing industry if local investors go after a larger slice of the US$136-billion industry. The Minister, who was addressing a recent press...
Published On: June 23rd, 2016
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J. C. Hutchinson has endorsed the Latin American Small Ruminants Programme and the Caribbean Small Ruminants Capacity Building Programme launched in St. Elizabeth. The programmes seek to improve the stock of sheep and goat in the country, while training persons in animal husbandry with particular emphasis on small...
Published On: June 23rd, 2016
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be working to ensure that the local banana industry returns to more prosperous days. Chief Technical Director (CTD) in charge of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence, says the Ministry will be collaborating with the Banana Board to achieve this objective. According to Mr. Spence, “the successful expansion of the banana industry will be a win-...
Published On: June 23rd, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 launched the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Thematic Working Group (TWG). The Group will serve as the main mechanism nationally for coordinating and monitoring MSME-related strategies and actions, particularly those falling under the Vision 2030 Jamaica - National Development Plan’s outcome #8...
Published On: June 15th, 2016
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae Shirley, is calling for more local medical laboratories to become accredited. “We want you as consumers to agitate so that your medical practitioners…will request medical tests from accredited laboratories,” she said. Ms. Shirley was addressing the World Accreditation Day dinner and awards ceremony at the Knutsford...

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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