Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andrene Collings (left), shares a light moment with (from left) Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Stephen Wedderburn; and Former Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Public Service, Kelly Tomblin, at the 12th National Quality Awards (NQA) Ceremony and Banquet, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The awardees were Dairy Industries (Jamaica) Limited, awarded the NQA for Excellence in Manufacturing, Nestle Jamaica Limited (Distribution Centre) for Excellence in Service, Quality Systems Solution and Initiatives (QSSI) for Excellence in Small Business, and Advanced Farm Technologies, Jamaica Limited for Excellence in Agriculture. Other sectional awardees included Grace Food Processors (Canning Division), National Health Fund, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island, and Jamaica Tropical Foods Limited.
17 Oct 2018
Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Andrene Collings, says having effective quality assurance systems in industries and enterprises is crucial to Jamaica’s economic growth. “Quality assurance is a key factor in our enterprises and industries being competitive, securing markets and building consumer confidence in our products,” said Mrs. Collings. Representing the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, the Acting Permanent Secretary was addressing the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) National...