Government of Jamaica

  • 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...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (fourth left), makes a point to Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Bernardo Guanche Hernandez (fifth left), at a demonstration of agricultural implements, manufactured in Cuba, at the Bodles Research Station, in Old Harbour, St. Catherine, on April 19. Others (from left) are: Director General in the Ministry, Don McGlashan; Chief Executive Officer at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton; Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Dermon Spence; and Principal Research Director at the Ministry, Dr. Lisa Myers-Morgan. (JIS PHOTO)

    Hutchinson Seeks Increased Agricultural Cooperation between Cuba and Jamaica
    Processing machines, irrigation systems for small farmers, windmills and greenhouses are...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (right), exchanges greetings with Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Donovan Stanberry, during the opening ceremony for the annual St. Mary Agri-Expo on March 28, at the Gray’s Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay. (JIS Photo)

    AGRO-PARKS PROJECT TO BE EXPANDED – MINISTER SAMUDA
    The agro-parks project is being expanded, with some 3,000 acres of irrigated lands at Ebony...
  • “Agriculture offers one of the greatest opportunities to earn foreign exchange and to make our contribution to the creation of wealth.”

    Focus on Exports – Minister Urges Young Farmers
    “Agriculture offers one of the greatest opportunities to earn foreign exchange and to make...

Hon. Karl Samuda


Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries


Hon. J. C. Hutchinson


Minister without Portfolio


Donovan Stanberry


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: May 20th, 2016
The draft Microcredit Bill, which aims to create an authority to regulate micro financing firms, is in an advanced state. This was disclosed by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, at a Microfinance Institutions meeting, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on May 18. He noted that the legislation will assist in the registration and regulation of micro- credit...
Published On: May 13th, 2016
As part of the efforts to foster greater innovation and participation from young Jamaicans, the Government is now seeking to widen the entrepreneurship curriculum in schools. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, speaking at the launch of Scotiabank’s 2016 Vision Achiever Programme at the Scotia Group Financial Centre in Kingston, on May 11, said the curriculum is expected to...
Published On: May 13th, 2016
Several initiatives geared towards development of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector are being pursued across government during 2016/17. The disclosure was made by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) 9th Annual Small Business Expo on May 12 at the Pegasus Hotel, New...
Published On: May 5th, 2016
Flood-Affected Farmers to Get Assistance As of the week beginning May 9th, the Government will roll out a programme of assistance for farmers whose crops were recently destroyed by floods, caused by heavy rains in Portland and St. Thomas. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, who met with farmers in Portland following a tour of the worst...
Published On: May 5th, 2016
Young Jamaicans are being encouraged to take up careers in agriculture and to assist in finding solutions to challenges in the sector. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, delivering the keynote address at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs’ 2016 National Achievement Expo at the Denbigh Showground, May Pen, Clarendon, on April 29, said young people should “become problem solvers” and...
Published On: April 29th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture...
Published On: May 20th, 2016
The draft Microcredit Bill, which aims to create an authority to regulate micro financing firms, is in an advanced state. This was disclosed by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, at a Microfinance Institutions meeting, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on May 18. He noted that the legislation will assist in the registration and regulation of micro- credit...
Published On: May 13th, 2016
As part of the efforts to foster greater innovation and participation from young Jamaicans, the Government is now seeking to widen the entrepreneurship curriculum in schools. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, speaking at the launch of Scotiabank’s 2016 Vision Achiever Programme at the Scotia Group Financial Centre in Kingston, on May 11, said the curriculum is expected to...
Published On: May 13th, 2016
Several initiatives geared towards development of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector are being pursued across government during 2016/17. The disclosure was made by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation’s (JBDC) 9th Annual Small Business Expo on May 12 at the Pegasus Hotel, New...
Published On: May 5th, 2016
Flood-Affected Farmers to Get Assistance As of the week beginning May 9th, the Government will roll out a programme of assistance for farmers whose crops were recently destroyed by floods, caused by heavy rains in Portland and St. Thomas. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, who met with farmers in Portland following a tour of the worst...
Published On: May 5th, 2016
Young Jamaicans are being encouraged to take up careers in agriculture and to assist in finding solutions to challenges in the sector. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, delivering the keynote address at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs’ 2016 National Achievement Expo at the Denbigh Showground, May Pen, Clarendon, on April 29, said young people should “become problem solvers” and...
Published On: April 29th, 2016
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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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