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February 2021
 
  • Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn attended the official Opening Ceremony of the Sagicor Bank Business Centre on February 25. Mor… https://t.co/aFNCNStdQS Posted: 4 days 8 hours ago
  • Minister Shaw Welcomes New Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority – Tasks Board to Pick Up The Pace of Growth… https://t.co/justlp2mCi Posted: 6 days 7 hours ago
  • A virtual meeting was convened to introduce the new Board Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority and to discu… https://t.co/qj8WcVICio Posted: 6 days 8 hours ago

08 February 2021

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.

Govt/ILO sign agreement to develop the agricultural sector

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 08 Feb 2021    communications   
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 participants from the informal to the formal economy and will aim to move them along the MSME business development continuum from micro to small businesses and ultimately to medium-sized...


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Protection of IP Can Benefit MSMEs

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 08 Feb 2021    communications   
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 ideas and solutions promote economic growth. “If you see an opportunity to do further research and development and come up with a new technology altogether based on somebody else’s...


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Country Manager at Inova Solutions Jamaica, Jermaine McDonald.

Entrepreneurs Urged To Adapt To Changing Marketplace

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 08 Feb 2021    communications   
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 competitive. “Over time, your company, your employees and customers are all changing. What we find is that a lot of times, companies focus on their current state that they believe leads...


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

Gift And Craft Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Be Creative

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 08 Feb 2021    communications   
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 & Craft Biz Zone’ session, Product Development Officer at the JBDC, Donna-Gay Uter, said that items found in the everyday environment should be repurposed by Creatives. “We are encouraging persons to stop limiting your mindset thinking that you cannot create or you cannot design anything. There are so many things out there that can be used. There’s a saying that one man’s trash is another man’s...


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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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  • Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn attended the official Opening Ceremony of the Sagicor Bank Business Centre on February 25. Mor… https://t.co/aFNCNStdQS Posted: 4 days 8 hours ago
  • Minister Shaw Welcomes New Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority – Tasks Board to Pick Up The Pace of Growth… https://t.co/justlp2mCi Posted: 6 days 7 hours ago
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