Government of Jamaica

  • Courtesy Call
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (right) sharing...
  • Director General Vivian Brown Samples National's 5% Cassava Bread
    Customer Service Representative, National Baking Company Limited, Sandra Beckford offering...
  • Official Launch of the National Irish Potato Programme
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (right) greeting...
  • Red Stripe’s brand manager, Michelle Cunningham (left) presenting Red Stripe beer to Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Stephen Wedderburn (centre) and His Excellency, British High Commissioner to Jamaica, David Fitton (right) during a tour of the exhibits at the UK Food and Beverage exhibition held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

    Jamaica committed to expanding exports to UK
    Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...
  • Irish Potato Production Post Seminar Study Tour
    Hon J. C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce,...

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: March 28th, 2017
Hon Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has called on investors in the distributive trade to work together with the farmers to grow sufficient agricultural produce that will not only satisfy the domestic market but expand export and earn foreign exchange. Minister Samuda was speaking at the launch of the National Irish Potato Programme in Malton, Manchester, on March 24, where...
Published On: March 27th, 2017
The Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries wishes to advise the public that the annual Close Season for spiny lobsters commences on April 1 and ends on June 30, 2017. The Fisheries Division wishes to further remind the public that new Regulations governing the Close Season for spiny lobsters are in effect. These Regulations stipulate that any person or entity planning...
Published On: March 27th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, has said that in order to achieve the goal of 100% self-sufficiency in Irish potato production the Government will be calling on young people to assist with the planting of seedlings on an additional 300 acres of land that will be brought into production. Speaking at the launch of the National Irish Potato Programme 2016-2017 at Malton in...
Published On: March 27th, 2017
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown observing the Wet Extraction Process for Cassava Starch being displayed at the 2017 Regional Starch Conference held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Regional Headquarters, Mona, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. At left is Senior Quality Analyst – Local Raw Materials, Red Stripe Limited, Tayna Kemble-Darby. The two-...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the ban on the importation of corned beef originating in Brazil will remain in place until relevant tests have been completed. Minister Samuda added that no permission will be given for the sale or distribution of corned beef from Brazil until the government gets adequate assurance that the products are safe for...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
Diversification of the product base, focusing on trading with our regional markets, and expansion of production are among the strategies identified by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry for the growth of the sugar cane industry. Mr Stanberry was speaking at the Regional Policy Workshop for industry and policy makers on the Caribbean sugar industry...
Published On: March 28th, 2017
Hon Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has called on investors in the distributive trade to work together with the farmers to grow sufficient agricultural produce that will not only satisfy the domestic market but expand export and earn foreign exchange. Minister Samuda was speaking at the launch of the National Irish Potato Programme in Malton, Manchester, on March 24, where...
Published On: March 27th, 2017
The Fisheries Division in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries wishes to advise the public that the annual Close Season for spiny lobsters commences on April 1 and ends on June 30, 2017. The Fisheries Division wishes to further remind the public that new Regulations governing the Close Season for spiny lobsters are in effect. These Regulations stipulate that any person or entity planning...
Published On: March 27th, 2017
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, has said that in order to achieve the goal of 100% self-sufficiency in Irish potato production the Government will be calling on young people to assist with the planting of seedlings on an additional 300 acres of land that will be brought into production. Speaking at the launch of the National Irish Potato Programme 2016-2017 at Malton in...
Published On: March 27th, 2017
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown observing the Wet Extraction Process for Cassava Starch being displayed at the 2017 Regional Starch Conference held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Regional Headquarters, Mona, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. At left is Senior Quality Analyst – Local Raw Materials, Red Stripe Limited, Tayna Kemble-Darby. The two-...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the ban on the importation of corned beef originating in Brazil will remain in place until relevant tests have been completed. Minister Samuda added that no permission will be given for the sale or distribution of corned beef from Brazil until the government gets adequate assurance that the products are safe for...
Published On: March 23rd, 2017
Diversification of the product base, focusing on trading with our regional markets, and expansion of production are among the strategies identified by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry for the growth of the sugar cane industry. Mr Stanberry was speaking at the Regional Policy Workshop for industry and policy makers on the Caribbean sugar industry...

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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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