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: September 21st, 2017
The Agriculture Minister has announced changes to the regime for the importation of refined sugar for the retail trade. Minister Samuda made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at a press conference at the Ministry’s St. Lucia Avenue offices in New Kingston. This, he said, is in an effort to stop the leakage of refined sugar, imported by manufacturers duty free as a raw material for manufactured products, from...
Published On: September 21st, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon will remain open for the 2017/ 2018 sugar crop. Minister Samuda made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at a press conference at the Ministry’s St. Lucia Avenue offices in New Kingston. Minister Samuda said the decision was taken following discussions with the Chinese owned Pan...
Published On: September 19th, 2017
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has given its commitment to work with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to advance the role of intellectual property rights in the business of sport in Jamaica. This commitment was given at the Regional Conference on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property (IP) in Sport held Tuesday, September 19 at the Jamaica Conference...
Published On: September 18th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda, is to meet with coffee growers from the Blue Mountain area to discuss their concerns regarding the current price of coffee. The meeting is in response to the farmers’ request in light of their discontent over the price per box of Blue Mountain Coffee beans that they currently earn from the marketing companies. The farmers are...
Published On: September 15th, 2017
With the sustainability of inland fisheries being threatened by climate change and other factors, there is a need for more inland fisheries, said the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, as he welcomed the launch of the Increasing Access to Climate Smart Agriculture Programme by INMED Partnerships for Children on September 8 in Kingston. The 4-year...
Published On: September 14th, 2017
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, has welcomed the partnership between Sapphire Agriculture Jamaica Ltd and H...
Published On: September 21st, 2017
The Agriculture Minister has announced changes to the regime for the importation of refined sugar for the retail trade. Minister Samuda made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at a press conference at the Ministry’s St. Lucia Avenue offices in New Kingston. This, he said, is in an effort to stop the leakage of refined sugar, imported by manufacturers duty free as a raw material for manufactured products, from...
Published On: September 21st, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon will remain open for the 2017/ 2018 sugar crop. Minister Samuda made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at a press conference at the Ministry’s St. Lucia Avenue offices in New Kingston. Minister Samuda said the decision was taken following discussions with the Chinese owned Pan...
Published On: September 19th, 2017
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has given its commitment to work with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to advance the role of intellectual property rights in the business of sport in Jamaica. This commitment was given at the Regional Conference on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property (IP) in Sport held Tuesday, September 19 at the Jamaica Conference...
Published On: September 18th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Karl Samuda, is to meet with coffee growers from the Blue Mountain area to discuss their concerns regarding the current price of coffee. The meeting is in response to the farmers’ request in light of their discontent over the price per box of Blue Mountain Coffee beans that they currently earn from the marketing companies. The farmers are...
Published On: September 15th, 2017
With the sustainability of inland fisheries being threatened by climate change and other factors, there is a need for more inland fisheries, said the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, as he welcomed the launch of the Increasing Access to Climate Smart Agriculture Programme by INMED Partnerships for Children on September 8 in Kingston. The 4-year...
Published On: September 14th, 2017
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, has welcomed the partnership between Sapphire Agriculture Jamaica Ltd and H...

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