Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), in dialogue with (from left) President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards; Secretary General, Jamaica International Arbitration Centre (JAIAC), Dr. Christopher Malcolm; and Attorney General for Jamaica, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte; at the opening ceremony of the Arbitration Week 2018 Conference, at the UWI Regional Headquarters, Kingston, on June 28. Arbitration Week 2018 is part of an ongoing effort to support Jamaica’s development as an international arbitration centre, in the context of the country being an international business services centre. The conference, hosted by the JAIAC, will run from June 24-30 and will include a number of round-table/panel discussions on arbitration.
28 Jun 2018
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, is calling for greater use of arbitration in resolving commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions. He noted that arbitration should be the mechanism used to facilitate the settlement of commercial disputes because of its flexibility and efficiency in comparison to litigation. Minister Shaw, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Arbitration Week 2018 conference held at the University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters, Mona, on June 28, said that “the...