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December 2020
 
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15 December 2020

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (second right), presents Chief Executive Officer for the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Andrew Wynter, with the entity’s ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard certificate. The presentation was made during a ceremony at the agency’s head office on Constant Spring Road in Kingston, on Wednesday (December 9). Others (from left) are National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) Manager, Navenia Wellington Ford; ISO Standards Ambassador, Reginald Budhan; and World Bank Resident Representative, Ozan Sevimili.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (second right), presents Chief Executive Officer for the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Andrew Wynter, with the entity’s ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard

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 15 Dec 2020    admin   
The passport production and issuance operations of the Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) have been certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Standard by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ). This follows the entity’s completion of the nine-month preparatory process, which included a two-stage audit. Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, who has portfolio responsibility for the NCBJ, formally presented PICA’s certificate to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew Wynter, during a ceremony at the agency’s head office on Constant...


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A housewife (left) negotiating prices for agricultural produce being purchased from a vendor.

Stakeholders Welcome Food Safety Management System

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 15 Dec 2020    admin   
Public- and private-sector stakeholders have endorsed the new ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) that was recently unveiled by the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ). The Standard, which was launched by Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, is the NCBJ’s latest product/service offering. It outlines food-safety requirements for all interests along the food production and distribution chain and maps out what individuals and organisations need to do in order to demonstrate their ability to control existing and potential hazards. These include...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn (second right), listens to Technical Specialist at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Charmaine Brimm (right), during a tour of the Peckham bamboo facility in Clarendon on Friday (December 4). Others (from left) are Deputy Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Clive Mundle; and Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon, Phillip Henriques.

Gov’t Targeting Value-Added Production From Bamboo

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 15 Dec 2020    admin   
State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, says the Government is targeting the bamboo industry as part of a strategy to enhance sustainable economic growth. Dr. Dunn, who was speaking during a tour of the Peckham bamboo facility in Clarendon on Friday (December 4), said that focus is being placed on boosting value-added production from bamboo. “We are in a haste to return Jamaica to a period of solid growth, and bamboo is one of those things that we have looked at in the quest to produce viable products from the plant, which we have abound,” he pointed...


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President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM), Ann-Dawn Young Sang

AMCHAM Says Jamaica Ripe for Investment

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 15 Dec 2020    admin   
President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM), Ann-Dawn Young Sang, is inviting United States (US) investors to look to Jamaica. She said that the country’s various competitive advantages – its near-shore offerings with being approximately 90 minutes from the closest US border, its strong services industry, dynamic marketplace and rigorous implementation of various coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols, among other things, make the island ripe for business. “We have all been impacted by COVID-19 and we will be feeling its effects for some time to come. We must look ahead and...


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