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March 2021
 

29 March 2021

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

CEO of JANAAC Implores Facilities to Certify COVID-19 Testing Service

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 29 Mar 2021    communications   
Accurate testing is paramount in diagnosing and treating any disease, so Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), Sharon-Mae Shirley, is imploring facilities to certify their coronavirus (COVID-19) testing service. “The JANAAC Pre-Accreditation Approval Programme (PAAP) is designed to increase confidence in the quality, safety and reliability of COVID-19 testing services in Jamaica. Successful applicants under the JANAAC PAAP will be awarded a Pre-Accreditation Certificate confirming their competence and conformance to the technical requirements...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), in discussion with Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sancia Bennett Templer, at his New Kingston offices. They were participating in the virtual launch of the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) Food Safety Management System Expansion Project, on Tuesday (March 17).

MSMEs To Benefit From Capacity-Building Interventions

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 29 Mar 2021    communications   
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operating in the food industry are among stakeholders to benefit from capacity-building interventions, including improved market access, under the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) Food Safety Management System Expansion Project. Funded by the European Union (EU), the initiative, which was officially launched during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday (March 17), seeks to improve the local eco-system in support of agro-business growth and to improve the capacity of MSMEs to export. It will address the immediate capacity-building needs of...


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Consumer Affairs Commission, Director of Communications, Latoya Halstead says that proper waste disposal is essential to maintaining the environment.

CAC Urges Proper Waste Management

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 29 Mar 2021    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging Jamaicans to properly dispose of the increased waste being generated at home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Waste management is one of the areas of focus by the agency for World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2021, which is being observed on Monday (March 15), under the theme: ‘The COVID Conscious Consumer: Food Security, Waste Disposal and Money Management’. Director of Communications at the CAC, Latoya Halstead, told JIS News that due to the pandemic, more persons are shopping online and there is concern about how the packaging...


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Director of Communications, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Latoya Halstead. ​

March 15 Is World Consumer Rights Day

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 29 Mar 2021    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) will be observing World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2021 on Monday, March 15 under the theme ‘The COVID-Conscious Consumer: Food Security, Waste Disposal and Money Management.’ It is part of activities to mark World Consumer Rights Week from March 14 to 20. Speaking with JIS News, Director of Communications at the CAC, Latoya Halstead, said WCRD will “highlight issues that are taking place in our economy that affect us all, and it is also a chance for us to rally together and call for action”. “This is our opportunity to call for change, to find ways and...


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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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