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27 May 2021

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Subsistence Farmers Will Help Fill Demand In Cannabis Industry

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 27 May 2021    communications   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated that subsistence farmers will play a key role in the development of the local cannabis industry. “Jamaica has some of the most experienced and knowledgeable local cannabis farmers, who have been growing high-grade ganja for decades. As the industry develops, there will be increased demand for cannabis, and our subsistence farmers will help to fill this demand,” he noted. The Minister, who was making his contribution to the 2021/22 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 11), said that the...


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Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) participating in Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony in St Ann. From left are Karl Samuda, minister of labour and social security; Marsha Smith, member of parliament for St Ann North East; Audley Shaw, minister of industry, investment and commerce; Adam Stewart, executive chairman, Sandals Resorts International (SRI); Shawn DaCosta, chief operating officer at SRI; and Gebhard Rainer, CEO, SRI.

Sandals Resorts makes groundbreaking move

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 27 May 2021    communications   
First out the door to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has embarked on a strategic growth plan for its Jamaica operations, breaking ground for two multibillion-dollar resort investments here. A third resort, the former Jewel Runaway Bay, is to be demolished, rebranding under the family-themed Beaches. On Wednesday, the Jamaican family-owned and -operated hotel group turned soil for the J$36.1 billion redevelopment of its original Sandals Dunn’s River property and the construction of a new Sandals Royal Dunn’s River in Ocho Rios. Phase one of the new...


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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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