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September 2017
 

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda (centre), speaking at a media briefing to update the country on the importation of refined sugar and future of the Monymusk Sugar Factory, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Seated from left are Director General at MICAF, Vivian Brown and CEO of SCJ Holdings, John Gayle.

Monymusk to Remain Open

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 21 Sep 2017    communications   
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 Caribbean Sugar Company. Under the agreement, Pan Caribbean will operate Monymusk and will return 25,000 acres of leased lands located at Monymusk and Bernard Lodge to the government...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon. Karl Samuda (seated at microphone), addresses a media briefing to update the country on the importation of refined sugar and future of the Monymusk Sugar Factory, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Also at the head table (from left) are Director General at MICAF, Vivian Brown and CEO, SCJ Holdings, John Gayle.

Agriculture Minister Announces Changes to the Regime for the Importation of Refined Sugar

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 21 Sep 2017    communications   
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 entering the retail trade. According to Minister Samuda, the granting of permits to import refined sugar for the retail trade will be restricted to approved marketing agents or other...


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Inter-Regional Conference on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property in Sport

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 19 Sep 2017    communications   
Executive Director, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy (2nd right), engages (from left) Former Vice President, Marketing, Sponsorship and Advertising Calgary Flames, Calgary, Canada, Jim Bagshaw; Jamaican athlete/UNESCO Ambassador, Champion for Sports, Veronica Campbell-Brown; and Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, in conversation at the Inter-Regional Conference on Strategic Use of Intellectual Property in Sport, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.


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Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown (right), greets Jamaican athlete/UNESCO Ambassador, Champion for Sports, Veronica Campbell-Brown, at the Inter-Regional Conference on Strategic Use of Intellectual Property in Sport, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Looking on is Executive Director, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy. JIPO is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Commerce Ministry to work with Sport Ministry to increase the promotion of intellectual property rights in sport

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 19 Sep 2017    communications   
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 Centre in Kingston, as Director General in the Ministry, Mr Vivian Brown, delivered remarks on behalf of Minister Karl Samuda to members of the local sport fraternity as well as delegates...


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Samuda to Meet with Coffee Growers

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 18 Sep 2017    communications   
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 reporting a current selling price of $6,000 per box, which, they say, cannot cover their input costs. Members of the Blue Mountain Coffee Growers’ Association requested the meeting with the...


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