Government of Jamaica

  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce with portfolio responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw.
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  • Valerie Veira, CEO of JBDC, speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW): Business Dialogue Forum held last week at the JBDC incubator offices on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as Deputy CEO, Harold Davis looks on.

    Valerie Veira, CEO of JBDC, speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW): Business Dialogue Forum held last week at the JBDC incubator offices on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston as Deputy CEO, Harold Davis looks on.

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  • BluShip's 2021 Corporate Linkages Media Briefing on the Trade in Cultural Goods
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, along with Executive...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw (right), greets Executive Chairman of BluShip Cargo and Freight Limited, Daren Miller, during the entity's 2021 Corporate Linkages on the Trade in Cultural Goods semi-virtual media briefing, at the AC Marriott Kingston Hotel, on Thursday.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw (right), greets Executive Chairman of BluShip Cargo and Freight Limited, Daren Miller, during the entity's 2021 Corporate Linkages on the Trade in Cultural Goods semi-virtual media briefing, at the AC Marriott Kingston Hotel, on Thursday.

    Film industry earned US $236 million from 47 productions
    Jamaica's burgeoning film industry earned approximately US$236 million from 47...

Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, MP


State Minister, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Sancia Bennett Templer


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: November 28th, 2021
THE smiles are broader these days in the corridors of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) after its Protection Tribunal awarded a client $7.6 million, the largest-ever compensation granted by the watchdog body. Consumer activist Vernon Derby, host of Nationwide Radio's At Your Service programme, reported the award on his Bark di Trute blog Friday, saying “this is an exciting story for consumers”, because “...
Published On: November 28th, 2021
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), Dr. Lorice Edwards Brown, says that the entity is working to have legislation in place within the next financial year. “You would have heard us talking and making reference to the BSJ (Bureau of Standards Jamaica) legislation because that still underlines and gives us the authority to conduct our regulatory programmes, but in a...

Executives of five Business Service Intermediaries (BSIs) under the DBJ’s IGNITE III programme pose with Executives of the Development Bank of Jamaica Left – Right: Nigel Cooper, Incubator Manager, Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Utech, Paula Hagley, Manager, Business Development & Special Projects, Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Christopher Brown, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica, Opal Levy, Director, Sisters’ Ink Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Valerie Viera, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Adrian Nelson, Legal Officer, DBJ, LuShana Cheddesingh, Technical Coordinator, Direct Business Support, DBJ and Carlinton Burrell, Executive Director, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre.

Executives of five Business Service Intermediaries (BSIs) under the DBJ’s IGNITE III programme pose with Executives of the Development Bank of Jamaica Left – Right: Nigel Cooper, Incubator Manager, Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Utech, Paula Hagley, Manager, Business Development & Special Projects, Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Christopher Brown, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica, Opal Levy, Director, Sisters’ Ink Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Valerie Viera, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Adrian Nelson, Legal Officer, DBJ, LuShana Cheddesingh, Technical Coordinator, Direct Business Support, DBJ and Carlinton Burrell, Executive Director, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre.

Published On: November 28th, 2021
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) today (Tuesday, November 16th) signed Agreement with five business service intermediaries (BSIs) to build the capacity of twenty Micro and Small Businesses (MSEs) over the next 12 months, and represents the third Cohort of the Bank’s IGNITE programme. The BSIs are: Caribbean Innovation Climate Centre (CCIC), Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica...
Published On: November 27th, 2021
The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) was established to facilitate trade between Jamaica and its trading partners, which according to the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Sharonmae Shirley, includes medical testing that is done to support the national COVID-19 testing regime. A critical tool in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic is the availability of competent medical laboratories and...

Legal Officer, Consumer Affairs Commission, Sacha-Gaye Russell.

Legal Officer, Consumer Affairs Commission, Sacha-Gaye Russell.

Published On: November 27th, 2021
The Consumer Protection Tribunal has issued a ruling in favour of a consumer who sought redress through the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC). The amount of $7,587,000.00 was awarded to the consumer after it was found that section 23 (damaged goods sold to consumer), section 24 (return of defective goods) and section 30 (false or misleading representation) of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) were breached....
Published On: November 18th, 2021
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce with oversight responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw says Jamaica has started to show strong signs of recovery due to relations with the diaspora and retrievals in the services of goods-producing industries. He said this resulted in a 12.9 per cent expansion on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year. Minister...
Published On: November 28th, 2021
THE smiles are broader these days in the corridors of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) after its Protection Tribunal awarded a client $7.6 million, the largest-ever compensation granted by the watchdog body. Consumer activist Vernon Derby, host of Nationwide Radio's At Your Service programme, reported the award on his Bark di Trute blog Friday, saying “this is an exciting story for consumers”, because “...
Published On: November 28th, 2021
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), Dr. Lorice Edwards Brown, says that the entity is working to have legislation in place within the next financial year. “You would have heard us talking and making reference to the BSJ (Bureau of Standards Jamaica) legislation because that still underlines and gives us the authority to conduct our regulatory programmes, but in a...

Executives of five Business Service Intermediaries (BSIs) under the DBJ’s IGNITE III programme pose with Executives of the Development Bank of Jamaica Left – Right: Nigel Cooper, Incubator Manager, Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Utech, Paula Hagley, Manager, Business Development & Special Projects, Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Christopher Brown, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica, Opal Levy, Director, Sisters’ Ink Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Valerie Viera, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Adrian Nelson, Legal Officer, DBJ, LuShana Cheddesingh, Technical Coordinator, Direct Business Support, DBJ and Carlinton Burrell, Executive Director, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre.

Executives of five Business Service Intermediaries (BSIs) under the DBJ’s IGNITE III programme pose with Executives of the Development Bank of Jamaica Left – Right: Nigel Cooper, Incubator Manager, Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Utech, Paula Hagley, Manager, Business Development & Special Projects, Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA), Christopher Brown, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica, Opal Levy, Director, Sisters’ Ink Jamaica, Milverton Reynolds, Managing Director, Development Bank of Jamaica, Valerie Viera, Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Adrian Nelson, Legal Officer, DBJ, LuShana Cheddesingh, Technical Coordinator, Direct Business Support, DBJ and Carlinton Burrell, Executive Director, Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre.

Published On: November 28th, 2021
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) today (Tuesday, November 16th) signed Agreement with five business service intermediaries (BSIs) to build the capacity of twenty Micro and Small Businesses (MSEs) over the next 12 months, and represents the third Cohort of the Bank’s IGNITE programme. The BSIs are: Caribbean Innovation Climate Centre (CCIC), Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica...
Published On: November 27th, 2021
The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) was established to facilitate trade between Jamaica and its trading partners, which according to the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Sharonmae Shirley, includes medical testing that is done to support the national COVID-19 testing regime. A critical tool in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic is the availability of competent medical laboratories and...

Legal Officer, Consumer Affairs Commission, Sacha-Gaye Russell.

Legal Officer, Consumer Affairs Commission, Sacha-Gaye Russell.

Published On: November 27th, 2021
The Consumer Protection Tribunal has issued a ruling in favour of a consumer who sought redress through the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC). The amount of $7,587,000.00 was awarded to the consumer after it was found that section 23 (damaged goods sold to consumer), section 24 (return of defective goods) and section 30 (false or misleading representation) of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) were breached....
Published On: November 18th, 2021
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce with oversight responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Audley Shaw says Jamaica has started to show strong signs of recovery due to relations with the diaspora and retrievals in the services of goods-producing industries. He said this resulted in a 12.9 per cent expansion on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year. Minister...

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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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