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  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, presenting a shovel to one of the winners in the essay competition organised by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) of the Ministry. The occasion was the inaugural awards ceremony for the competition, held on June 28, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

    Ardenne High and Greater Portmore Primary Students Cop Praedial Larceny Essay Competition
    Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Frazer of the Ardenne High School in St. Andrew and nine-year-old...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, addresses a ceremony for the handing over of a tractor to the Colbeck Water Users Association in Old Harbour, St. Catherine. The presentation was made on June 27, 2016 at the National Irrigation Commission's (NIC) office in the area.

    Agriculture Ministry Gives Boost to Colbeck Farmers
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has presented a tractor to...
  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (right), examines fruits being sold by vendor, Muriel Ross (left), during the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) St. Thomas Open Day, at the Rudolf Elder Park, Morant Bay, on June 24. At centre is Acting Chief Executive Officer, RADA, Peter Thompson. Activities for the day included farmers' market and booth displays. Farmers were also presented with trophies and other awards for their outstanding contribution to the agricultural sector.

    Agriculture Ministry to Restart Farmers’ Market
    The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be restarting its farmers...
  • Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left), accepts the Denbigh Torch from 1st Vice President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Donald Berry (right). The occasion was the launch of the 2016 Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show on June 1, at the Hi-Pro Supercentre in White Mall, St. Catherine. Looking on is JAS President, Norman Grant.

    Gov’t Focused on Growing Agriculture
    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the...
  • 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...

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 20th, 2016
The Government is seeking to forge a partnership with local entity Caribbean Cable Company (CCC) to source tools and equipment for small farmers. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says harrows, ploughs and rotavators, which are used to prepare land for cultivation, are among the implements being sought. Mr. Hutchinson made the...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says strategies employed by the Government at the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon will ensure that the facility remains open when the current sugar crop ends. Speaking during a tour of the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny on Friday, July 8, Minister Samuda said operational issues affecting the cane fields have been...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Ministry will continue to work with critical stakeholders to enable them to capitalise on opportunities in the export market. He said a key role of the Government is to promote Brand Jamaica to the world and identify new trade and investment opportunities in order to spur economic growth. Minister Samuda was addressing the...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
A major conglomerate will be investing in more than 200 acres of land for the production of hot peppers at the Hounslow Agro Park, in St. Elizabeth. Making the disclosure, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, said the company will provide the farmers on the land with all the planting material and fertiliser. “At the end of the day, your crop will be bought at a price that...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
The Government will be moving to tackle the problem of imported refined sugar for use in the manufacturing sector, which ends up in the retail trade. According to Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda: “You cannot have sugar being produced…brought back having been refined and then you have manufacturers, who use that refined sugar as raw material, and get duty concession,...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Talks are underway with potential new investors in the operations at the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has stated that the Ministry “is working overtime” with the owners of Everglades, which operates Long Pond, to conclude the negotiations. Minister Samuda, who was addressing employees and cane farmers during a tour...
Published On: July 20th, 2016
The Government is seeking to forge a partnership with local entity Caribbean Cable Company (CCC) to source tools and equipment for small farmers. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says harrows, ploughs and rotavators, which are used to prepare land for cultivation, are among the implements being sought. Mr. Hutchinson made the...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says strategies employed by the Government at the Monymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon will ensure that the facility remains open when the current sugar crop ends. Speaking during a tour of the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny on Friday, July 8, Minister Samuda said operational issues affecting the cane fields have been...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Ministry will continue to work with critical stakeholders to enable them to capitalise on opportunities in the export market. He said a key role of the Government is to promote Brand Jamaica to the world and identify new trade and investment opportunities in order to spur economic growth. Minister Samuda was addressing the...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
A major conglomerate will be investing in more than 200 acres of land for the production of hot peppers at the Hounslow Agro Park, in St. Elizabeth. Making the disclosure, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, said the company will provide the farmers on the land with all the planting material and fertiliser. “At the end of the day, your crop will be bought at a price that...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
The Government will be moving to tackle the problem of imported refined sugar for use in the manufacturing sector, which ends up in the retail trade. According to Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda: “You cannot have sugar being produced…brought back having been refined and then you have manufacturers, who use that refined sugar as raw material, and get duty concession,...
Published On: July 14th, 2016
Talks are underway with potential new investors in the operations at the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny. Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has stated that the Ministry “is working overtime” with the owners of Everglades, which operates Long Pond, to conclude the negotiations. Minister Samuda, who was addressing employees and cane farmers during a tour...

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