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March 2021
 
  • JBDC CELEBRATING 20 YEARS: The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is celebrating 20 years as the Gover… https://t.co/Fc18q6ySnf Posted: 6 days 5 hours ago
  • Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, along with Manager, NCBJ, Navenia Wellington-Ford; Team Leader, NCBJ, Shelly-Ann Brown; and M… https://t.co/3tWl7KfK9I Posted: 6 days 6 hours ago
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12 March 2021

Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Commission, Donovan White.

CAC Increases Market Surveillance

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has increased its market surveillance by 45 per cent following the verification of Jamaica’s first confirmed positive case of the COVID-19 virus in March of last year. Speaking at a virtual forum held recently under the theme #JamaicaConsumerTalks, CAC Chairman, Donovan White, said that the agency took immediate action to protect consumers as they purchased goods and services. He noted that as part of the Steering Committee of Regional Ministries of Commerce and Trade, the CAC conducted a CARICOM-wide survey of basic food items in response to concerns...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn.

State Minister Commends CAC For Continued Development Of App

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, is hailing the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) for the continued development of their mobile app. Speaking at a virtual forum, held recently under the theme #JamaicaConsumerTalks, Dr. Dunn said it is clear that the agency is committed to its responsibility to ensure that consumers of Jamaica are protected. “Phone applications have become an important part of our technological existence; it is a great way to access information from entities. This app shows that the CAC is proactive and they are in...


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Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira.

JBDC To Stage Virtual Business Dialogue On Agriculture Today

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) will stage a virtual Business Dialogue today, Wednesday (March 10) under the theme ‘Agriculture Is Big Business: Beyond Crop & Catch’. The forum is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include presentations from the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green and State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn. Chief Executive Officer of the JBDC, Valerie Veira, said that the event is being held against the background of the recently announced ‘Formalising Operators in the...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn.

Citizens Encouraged To Use Accredited Labs For Testing

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae Shirley, are encouraging citizens to utilise accredited medical labs. “It is important, and I can’t overemphasise that persons need to access accredited facilities. Accreditation underscores data quality, data handling and client care, which are pivotal factors, as critical medical decisions are made based on the results generated by our testing labs, especially given the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...


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Jamaicans In Diaspora Encouraged to Invest in Local Ventures

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
Jamaicans in the diaspora are being encouraged to invest in several potential areas of opportunity that have been identified locally by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). JAMPRO Vice President for Sales and Promotion, Norman Naar, says they include tourism, agriculture/agro-business, manufacturing, and mining, noting that these and others are key investment opportunities that position Jamaica as a “unique selling proposition”. He was speaking during a virtual Jamaican diaspora forum on the theme ‘Investing in Jamaica”, on Thursday (March 4). The event was co-hosted by the Jamaica Stock...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn.

CAC Monitors Prices For COVID-19 Tests At Accredited Labs

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, says the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has been closely monitoring the prices for coronavirus (COVID-19) tests at accredited labs to ensure fair trade. “The Ministry has tasked the Consumer Affairs Commission to be vigilant in the marketplace, to ensure that all the places that have been accredited by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) for medical testing, publish their prices,” Dr. Dunn told JIS News. He noted that this will help consumers to make an informed choice about...


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Assistant Manager, Business Advisory Services at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Keera Walters.

JBDC Outlines Benefits For Formal Operators In The Agricultural Sector

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) says there are many benefits that operators within the agricultural sector can access by formalising their operations. Speaking with the JIS News, Assistant Manager, Business Advisory Services at the JBDC, Keera Walters, argues that formalisation is the key to farmers and fisherfolk achieving economic growth. “Formalisation enables you to be recognised as a legitimate entity, people will recognise you and want to do business with you and trust you more if you are registered. Some businesses, such as supermarkets, require that they work only...


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Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae Shirley.

Only Approved COVID-19 Test Kits Being Used By Accredited Local Labs

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 12 Mar 2021    communications   
As the Government continues to strengthen the nation’s coronavirus (COVID-19) testing capabilities, Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharonmae Shirley, is assuring that only test kits approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness are being used in accredited medical testing facilities. “Currently in Jamaica, the MOHW has only permitted the use of the WHO-approved COVID-19 test kits. When we do our assessment under our pre-accreditation approval programme for COVID-19 testing, we inspect how the entity...


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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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