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: July 19th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has welcomed the entry of CB Group into the fresh produce market in Jamaica through its new company, Imagination Farms. Speaking at the launch of the new company at Hope Zoo on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the agriculture minister applauded the CB Group on its “bold initiative”. “What we are witnessing here tonight has not taken place just...
Published On: July 19th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda has said that in order to ensure a structured and transparent distribution of funds from the Productivity Incentive Scheme, an allocation will be made to members of parliament for distribution to farmers within their constituency with the largest allocation going to those in rural farming constituencies. “We have decided that we will not engage...
Published On: July 18th, 2017
Ignacio González(left), Export Area Manager at Kimitec Group, discusses with the Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, organic fertilizers being introduced into the Jamaican through distributor, Prince Avery, General Manager at Avery’s Organic Fertilizer, at the launch of the partnership between both companies in Kingston on July 13.
Published On: July 13th, 2017
The 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show will go on. That’s the word from Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, as he addressed hundreds of farmers at the 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) on Wednesday, July 12 at the Showground in Denbigh, Clarendon. Minister Samuda’s declaration comes in the wake of concerns about the staging of...
Published On: July 13th, 2017
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Vivian Brown says that there is clear need for more to be done if Jamaica is to take full advantage of the nutraceutical industry, which can bring in up to US$2 billion and capture around 5% of the world market. He noted that, “Jamaica is in a very good position to establish an avenue for long-term foreign exchange earnings by...
Published On: July 13th, 2017
Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), in dialogue with scientist and executive chairman, Eden Gardens Group of Companies, Dr. Henry Lowe (left) and Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Andrew Wheatley, at the Special Announcement of the Food...
Published On: July 19th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has welcomed the entry of CB Group into the fresh produce market in Jamaica through its new company, Imagination Farms. Speaking at the launch of the new company at Hope Zoo on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the agriculture minister applauded the CB Group on its “bold initiative”. “What we are witnessing here tonight has not taken place just...
Published On: July 19th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda has said that in order to ensure a structured and transparent distribution of funds from the Productivity Incentive Scheme, an allocation will be made to members of parliament for distribution to farmers within their constituency with the largest allocation going to those in rural farming constituencies. “We have decided that we will not engage...
Published On: July 18th, 2017
Ignacio González(left), Export Area Manager at Kimitec Group, discusses with the Hon J.C. Hutchinson (right), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, organic fertilizers being introduced into the Jamaican through distributor, Prince Avery, General Manager at Avery’s Organic Fertilizer, at the launch of the partnership between both companies in Kingston on July 13.
Published On: July 13th, 2017
The 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show will go on. That’s the word from Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, as he addressed hundreds of farmers at the 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) on Wednesday, July 12 at the Showground in Denbigh, Clarendon. Minister Samuda’s declaration comes in the wake of concerns about the staging of...
Published On: July 13th, 2017
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Vivian Brown says that there is clear need for more to be done if Jamaica is to take full advantage of the nutraceutical industry, which can bring in up to US$2 billion and capture around 5% of the world market. He noted that, “Jamaica is in a very good position to establish an avenue for long-term foreign exchange earnings by...
Published On: July 13th, 2017
Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), in dialogue with scientist and executive chairman, Eden Gardens Group of Companies, Dr. Henry Lowe (left) and Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Andrew Wheatley, at the Special Announcement of the Food...

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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.

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