Government of Jamaica

  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, addressing the second of the two-day Caribbean Food Security and Safety Sustainability Conference and Summit hosted by The Food Hygiene Bureau at the Medallion Hall Hotel, St. Andrew and online. The summit is being held from May 10 to 11 under the theme, ‘Global Impact on Food Security – Caribbean Resilience.’

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, addressing the second of the two-day Caribbean Food Security and Safety Sustainability Conference and Summit hosted by The Food Hygiene Bureau at the Medallion Hall Hotel, St. Andrew and online. The summit is being held from May 10 to 11 under the theme, ‘Global Impact on Food Security – Caribbean Resilience.’

    Transformation Necessary For Food Security
    The Government is actively pursuing all opportunities to partner with regional and...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (left), presents the 100th licence for the Medicinal and Therapeutic Handling of Cannabis in Jamaica, to Board Director of Seven-10 Limited, Mrs. Hyacinth Symes, at a ceremony hosted by the Cannabis Licensing Authority, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, in Kingston, on May 11. Sharing the moment (from second left) are Board Director of Seven-10 Limited’s parent-company, Pure Jamaican, Robert Wright and Board Director at Seven-10, Brian Wright.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (left), presents the 100th licence for the Medicinal and Therapeutic Handling of Cannabis in Jamaica, to Board Director of Seven-10 Limited, Mrs. Hyacinth Symes, at a ceremony hosted by the Cannabis Licensing Authority, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, in Kingston, on May 11. Sharing the moment (from second left) are Board Director of Seven-10 Limited’s parent-company, Pure Jamaican, Robert Wright and Board Director at Seven-10, Brian Wright.

    Cannabis Legislation To Be Amended To Enhance Licensing Process
    To better facilitate the process of obtaining licences in the cannabis industry, key...
  • Investment Minister Encourages Local & Diaspora Participation in World Free Zones Exhibition & Conference
    Senator Aubyn Hill, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, is encouraging Jamaican...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill.

    Industry Minister Highlights Importance Of Digitalisation
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, is encouraging...
  • Industry State Minister Emphasises Need For Self-Sufficiency
    Jamaica must look to become more self-sufficient in imported commodities that can be...
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, addressing the second of the two-day Caribbean Food Security and Safety Sustainability Conference and Summit hosted by The Food Hygiene Bureau at the Medallion Hall Hotel, St. Andrew and online. The summit is being held from May 10 to 11 under the theme, ‘Global Impact on Food Security – Caribbean Resilience.’

    Transformation Necessary For Food Security
    The Government is actively pursuing all opportunities to partner with regional and...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (left), presents the 100th licence for the Medicinal and Therapeutic Handling of Cannabis in Jamaica, to Board Director of Seven-10 Limited, Mrs. Hyacinth Symes, at a ceremony hosted by the Cannabis Licensing Authority, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, in Kingston, on May 11. Sharing the moment (from second left) are Board Director of Seven-10 Limited’s parent-company, Pure Jamaican, Robert Wright and Board Director at Seven-10, Brian Wright.

    Cannabis Legislation To Be Amended To Enhance Licensing Process
    To better facilitate the process of obtaining licences in the cannabis industry, key...
  • Investment Minister Encourages Local & Diaspora Participation in World Free Zones Exhibition & Conference
    Senator Aubyn Hill, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, is encouraging Jamaican...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill.

    Industry Minister Highlights Importance Of Digitalisation
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, is encouraging...
  • Industry State Minister Emphasises Need For Self-Sufficiency
    Jamaica must look to become more self-sufficient in imported commodities that can be...

Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill


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

Copyright and Related Rights Manager, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Shantal English.

Copyright and Related Rights Manager, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Shantal English.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) has announced its activities for Intellectual Property Week, which will be observed from Sunday, April 24 to Friday, April 29. On Sunday, April 24, there will be a church service at the Transformed Life Church on Hagley Park Road in Kingston, followed by the official launch of Intellectual Property Week on Monday (April 25) via Zoom. A round-table discussion will...

Executive Director of the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), Andrea Marie Dawes (third left), with members of her staff, at the agency’s offices in New Kingston, St. Andrew.

Executive Director of the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), Andrea Marie Dawes (third left), with members of her staff, at the agency’s offices in New Kingston, St. Andrew.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022
The Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) has been giving Jamaican producers protection against unfair trading practices for more two decades and is gaining local and international recognition. Established 21 years ago, its mandate is to administrate the trade remedies regime in Jamaica, with a core function to defend productive and manufacturing activity on the island under the rules of international...

Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority’s (JSEZA) Senior Director for Regulations, Policy, Monitoring and Enforcement, Ainsley Brown.

Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority’s (JSEZA) Senior Director for Regulations, Policy, Monitoring and Enforcement, Ainsley Brown.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022
The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is positioning Jamaica to tap into the multi-trillion-dollar Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment market. ESG investing refers to putting money in companies, which, through their environmental performance, social impact and governance issues, are focused on balancing people, planet and profits. It is becoming increasingly popular as investors...

Jamaica’s Special Investment Ambassador to India, Senator Aubyn Hill.

Jamaica’s Special Investment Ambassador to India, Senator Aubyn Hill.

Published On: April 12th, 2022
Jamaicans can protect their goods and services with trademarks in 126 foreign markets, through the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO). These markets are members of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks, which uses the Madrid Protocol. This Protocol came into effect in Jamaica on March 27 of this year and will be facilitated under JIPO. Details were provided by Minister of...

Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Valerie Veira (right), presents Alecia Burgess representing Lama Services Company Limited, with documents formalising participation in the JBDC's Accelerator Programme, at the official launch for cohort four, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on April 5. 

Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Valerie Veira (right), presents Alecia Burgess representing Lama Services Company Limited, with documents formalising participation in the JBDC's Accelerator Programme, at the official launch for cohort four, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on April 5. 

Published On: April 12th, 2022
Sixty local entrepreneurs within the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector are set to benefit from the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Accelerator Programme. The $60-million initiative is being funded jointly by the JBDC and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ). The 60 entrepreneurs form the fourth cohort of the six-month Accelerator Programme, which includes six modules,...
Published On: March 29th, 2022
Stakeholders in the agriculture sector are being sensitised about the possible changes that are coming to the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Produce Safety Rule, which will require them to carry out assessments to ensure that water used to grow produce is free from contaminants. The FDA is proposing a revision to Subpart E of the FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule...

Copyright and Related Rights Manager, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Shantal English.

Copyright and Related Rights Manager, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Shantal English.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) has announced its activities for Intellectual Property Week, which will be observed from Sunday, April 24 to Friday, April 29. On Sunday, April 24, there will be a church service at the Transformed Life Church on Hagley Park Road in Kingston, followed by the official launch of Intellectual Property Week on Monday (April 25) via Zoom. A round-table discussion will...

Executive Director of the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), Andrea Marie Dawes (third left), with members of her staff, at the agency’s offices in New Kingston, St. Andrew.

Executive Director of the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), Andrea Marie Dawes (third left), with members of her staff, at the agency’s offices in New Kingston, St. Andrew.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022
The Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) has been giving Jamaican producers protection against unfair trading practices for more two decades and is gaining local and international recognition. Established 21 years ago, its mandate is to administrate the trade remedies regime in Jamaica, with a core function to defend productive and manufacturing activity on the island under the rules of international...

Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority’s (JSEZA) Senior Director for Regulations, Policy, Monitoring and Enforcement, Ainsley Brown.

Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority’s (JSEZA) Senior Director for Regulations, Policy, Monitoring and Enforcement, Ainsley Brown.

Published On: April 22nd, 2022
The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) is positioning Jamaica to tap into the multi-trillion-dollar Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment market. ESG investing refers to putting money in companies, which, through their environmental performance, social impact and governance issues, are focused on balancing people, planet and profits. It is becoming increasingly popular as investors...

Jamaica’s Special Investment Ambassador to India, Senator Aubyn Hill.

Jamaica’s Special Investment Ambassador to India, Senator Aubyn Hill.

Published On: April 12th, 2022
Jamaicans can protect their goods and services with trademarks in 126 foreign markets, through the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO). These markets are members of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks, which uses the Madrid Protocol. This Protocol came into effect in Jamaica on March 27 of this year and will be facilitated under JIPO. Details were provided by Minister of...

Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Valerie Veira (right), presents Alecia Burgess representing Lama Services Company Limited, with documents formalising participation in the JBDC's Accelerator Programme, at the official launch for cohort four, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on April 5. 

Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Valerie Veira (right), presents Alecia Burgess representing Lama Services Company Limited, with documents formalising participation in the JBDC's Accelerator Programme, at the official launch for cohort four, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on April 5. 

Published On: April 12th, 2022
Sixty local entrepreneurs within the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector are set to benefit from the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Accelerator Programme. The $60-million initiative is being funded jointly by the JBDC and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ). The 60 entrepreneurs form the fourth cohort of the six-month Accelerator Programme, which includes six modules,...
Published On: March 29th, 2022
Stakeholders in the agriculture sector are being sensitised about the possible changes that are coming to the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Produce Safety Rule, which will require them to carry out assessments to ensure that water used to grow produce is free from contaminants. The FDA is proposing a revision to Subpart E of the FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule...

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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.

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