Government of Jamaica

  • Applications now open for project "Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural & Fisheries Sector"
    Applications are now open for the project "Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican...
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (3rd right), using the Postharvest Technology Unit's refractometer to measure the level of total soluble solids (giving an indication of the sugar level) in orange juice, during a tour of the facilities at the FSPID located on Gordon Town Road, Kingston on Monday, February 22. Others from right are Senior Food Storage Scientist in the Postharvest Technology Unit, Danielle McGregor; Chief Food Storage Officer, FSPID, Dr. Roy McNeil; and Acting Director, Monitoring and Regulation, Commerce Division, MIIC, Jermaine Hunter.

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (3rd right), using the Postharvest Technology Unit's refractometer to measure the level of total soluble solids (giving an indication of the sugar level) in orange juice, during a tour of the facilities at the FSPID located on Gordon Town Road, Kingston on Monday, February 22. Others from right are Senior Food Storage Scientist in the Postharvest Technology Unit, Danielle McGregor; Chief Food Storage Officer, FSPID, Dr. Roy McNeil; and Acting Director, Monitoring and Regulation, Commerce Division, MIIC, Jermaine Hunter.

    Minister Dunn commends FSPID for pursuing ISO certification and improved accreditation for testing labs
    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Dr. Norman...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (right); Incoming Chairman, Le Vaugh Flynn (3rd right); Acting Senior Director of Operations, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham (right); outgoing CEO of the CLA, Lincoln Allen (3rd left); Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington (2nd left); and Director Industrial Policy Development, Lliana Blake (left), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The virtual meeting was held to introduce the CLA’s new Board Chairman and to discuss the state of the cannabis industry. Stakeholders from several cannabis operations joined virtually.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (right); Incoming Chairman, Le Vaugh Flynn (3rd right); Acting Senior Director of Operations, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham (right); outgoing CEO of the CLA, Lincoln Allen (3rd left); Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington (2nd left); and Director Industrial Policy Development, Lliana Blake (left), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The virtual meeting was held to introduce the CLA’s new Board Chairman and to discuss the state of the cannabis industry. Stakeholders from several cannabis operations joined virtually.

    Minister Shaw Welcomes New Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority – Tasks Board to Pick Up The Pace of Growth
    The Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon. Audley Shaw, has welcomed the...
  • Minister Shaw Applauds the Contribution of Stalwarts of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica in Renaming and Dedication Ceremony
    The Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon. Audley Shaw, yesterday applauded...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); Ambassador Designate to the Republic of India, H. E. Jason K. Hall (centre); and Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); Ambassador Designate to the Republic of India, H. E. Jason K. Hall (centre); and Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    Shaw looks to new areas of cooperation with India
    With the appointment of a new High Commissioner-designate of Jamaica to the Republic of...
  • Applications now open for project "Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural & Fisheries Sector"
    Applications are now open for the project "Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican...
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (3rd right), using the Postharvest Technology Unit's refractometer to measure the level of total soluble solids (giving an indication of the sugar level) in orange juice, during a tour of the facilities at the FSPID located on Gordon Town Road, Kingston on Monday, February 22. Others from right are Senior Food Storage Scientist in the Postharvest Technology Unit, Danielle McGregor; Chief Food Storage Officer, FSPID, Dr. Roy McNeil; and Acting Director, Monitoring and Regulation, Commerce Division, MIIC, Jermaine Hunter.

    Minister Dunn commends FSPID for pursuing ISO certification and improved accreditation for testing labs
    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Dr. Norman...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (right); Incoming Chairman, Le Vaugh Flynn (3rd right); Acting Senior Director of Operations, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Faith Graham (right); outgoing CEO of the CLA, Lincoln Allen (3rd left); Senior Director, Industry Division, Sophia Wellington (2nd left); and Director Industrial Policy Development, Lliana Blake (left), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The virtual meeting was held to introduce the CLA’s new Board Chairman and to discuss the state of the cannabis industry. Stakeholders from several cannabis operations joined virtually.

    Minister Shaw Welcomes New Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority – Tasks Board to Pick Up The Pace of Growth
    The Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon. Audley Shaw, has welcomed the...
  • Minister Shaw Applauds the Contribution of Stalwarts of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica in Renaming and Dedication Ceremony
    The Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon. Audley Shaw, yesterday applauded...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); Ambassador Designate to the Republic of India, H. E. Jason K. Hall (centre); and Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

    Shaw looks to new areas of cooperation with India
    With the appointment of a new High Commissioner-designate of Jamaica to the Republic of...

Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, MP


State Minister, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Dermon Luke Spence, JP


Permanent Secretary

Latest News & Events

Published On: February 24th, 2021
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is advising that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lincoln Allen, will demit office on February 28, 2021 having served the Authority for three (3) years after assuming the role of CEO on March 1, 2018. Under his leadership, the Authority has realized improved organizational efficiencies, increased stakeholders’confidence and seen the development of several policies,...

Outgoing Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Hyacinth “Cindy” Lightbourne.

Outgoing Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Hyacinth “Cindy” Lightbourne.

Published On: February 24th, 2021
After serving the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) for over five years, Hyacinth “Cindy” Lightbourne demits office. Ms. Lightbourne who is a noted Attorney-at-Law, is credited to have led the Authority since being appointed Chairman in 2016 to its full operationalisation in the 2020/2021 financial year. She was instrumental in leading the strategic direction of the organisation which has been encapsulated in a...

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (left) along with from left; Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira (2nd left); Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins (3rd left); and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence (4th left), witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the MIIC and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors, by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (seated), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Director, ILO, Dennis Zulu, joined virtually.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (left) along with from left; Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira (2nd left); Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins (3rd left); and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence (4th left), witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the MIIC and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors, by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (seated), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Director, ILO, Dennis Zulu, joined virtually.

Published On: February 8th, 2021
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw today (Thursday, February 4) signed an agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to initiate a project to formalize 100 Jamaican farmers and fisherfolk. The virtual signing ceremony took place at the Ministry’s offices in Kingston between Minister Shaw and ILO Director, Dennis Zulu. The 11-month project is expected to transition...
Published On: February 8th, 2021
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) says the protection of intellectual property (IP) can enhance the capacity to create wealth for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Speaking at a recent ‘Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Virtual Biz Zone’ session, Assistant Patent Manager, JIPO, Jason Wongsam, said that research and development is key to developing industries as new...

Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald.

Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald.

Published On: February 8th, 2021
Business operators and entrepreneurs are encouraged to remain cognisant of the need to adapt or modify their business model in response to changing market conditions and the needs of customers. Speaking at a recently held ‘Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Virtual Biz Zone’, Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald, said evolution is crucial in enabling businesses to remain...

Product Development Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Donna-Gay Uter.

Product Development Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Donna-Gay Uter.

Published On: February 8th, 2021
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is encouraging gift and craft entrepreneurs to convert natural resources into fashionable accessories. Speaking at a recent ‘JBDC Virtual Gift...
Published On: February 24th, 2021
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is advising that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lincoln Allen, will demit office on February 28, 2021 having served the Authority for three (3) years after assuming the role of CEO on March 1, 2018. Under his leadership, the Authority has realized improved organizational efficiencies, increased stakeholders’confidence and seen the development of several policies,...

Outgoing Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Hyacinth “Cindy” Lightbourne.

Outgoing Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Hyacinth “Cindy” Lightbourne.

Published On: February 24th, 2021
After serving the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) for over five years, Hyacinth “Cindy” Lightbourne demits office. Ms. Lightbourne who is a noted Attorney-at-Law, is credited to have led the Authority since being appointed Chairman in 2016 to its full operationalisation in the 2020/2021 financial year. She was instrumental in leading the strategic direction of the organisation which has been encapsulated in a...

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (left) along with from left; Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira (2nd left); Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins (3rd left); and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence (4th left), witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the MIIC and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors, by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (seated), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Director, ILO, Dennis Zulu, joined virtually.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (left) along with from left; Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira (2nd left); Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins (3rd left); and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dermon Spence (4th left), witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the MIIC and the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Formalizing Operators in the Jamaican Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors, by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (seated), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Director, ILO, Dennis Zulu, joined virtually.

Published On: February 8th, 2021
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw today (Thursday, February 4) signed an agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to initiate a project to formalize 100 Jamaican farmers and fisherfolk. The virtual signing ceremony took place at the Ministry’s offices in Kingston between Minister Shaw and ILO Director, Dennis Zulu. The 11-month project is expected to transition...
Published On: February 8th, 2021
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) says the protection of intellectual property (IP) can enhance the capacity to create wealth for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Speaking at a recent ‘Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Virtual Biz Zone’ session, Assistant Patent Manager, JIPO, Jason Wongsam, said that research and development is key to developing industries as new...

Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald.

Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald.

Published On: February 8th, 2021
Business operators and entrepreneurs are encouraged to remain cognisant of the need to adapt or modify their business model in response to changing market conditions and the needs of customers. Speaking at a recently held ‘Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Virtual Biz Zone’, Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald, said evolution is crucial in enabling businesses to remain...

Product Development Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Donna-Gay Uter.

Product Development Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Donna-Gay Uter.

Published On: February 8th, 2021
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is encouraging gift and craft entrepreneurs to convert natural resources into fashionable accessories. Speaking at a recent ‘JBDC Virtual Gift...

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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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