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17 November 2021

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (3rd left), and Trade Administrator, Trade Board Limited, Dr. (Maj.) Hugh Blake (4th left); along with (from left) scrap metal dealers - Barry Hibbert of Barry’s Auto; Stacy-Ann Spence of Tropical Battery Company; Anabel Roman of SB Metal Limited; and Rudolph Jones of Ronclif Company Limited, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, during a meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021. The meeting was held to discuss concerns and the way forward for the scrap metal industry. Minister Dunn admonished the group to be vigilant in their operations to ensure stolen copper is not seeping into the formal system.

Others in attendance are Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sancia Bennett-Templer; Senior Director, Industry Division, MIIC, Sophia Wellington; Director with Responsible for Scrap Metal Trade, Industry Division, MIIC, Clarence Frater; and Director, Licensing, Certification and Enforcement, Trade Board Limited, Althea Matthews. Other scrap metal dealers joined the meeting virtually.

Do not Accept Stolen Scrap Metal – Minister Dunn

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 17 Nov 2021    admin   
Minister of State in the Industry, Investment and Commerce Ministry, Dr the Hon Norman Dunn, is urging scrap metal dealers to abide by the regulations of the industry and not accept stolen copper wires for export. In a meeting at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Monday, November 15, the minister noted that the ongoing theft is neither in the interests of the industry nor the country. “Students and others who need regular connectivity, particularly during the ongoing pandemic, are at a grave disadvantage, as they lose connectivity when the wires are stolen,” the minister lamented. “...

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Investment conference kicks off today

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 17 Nov 2021    admin   
Jamaica's primary investment promotions agency, Jampro is rolling out the red carpet to local and international investors at its two-day virtual investment conference titled 'Explore: Do Business Jamaica', which kicks off today. The conference, which continues until tomorrow, is seen by Jampro as integral to the drive to speed up the country's economic recovery. The conference, which aims to promote Jamaica's growing sectors, investment opportunities and Jamaica's positive business environment, will be multifaceted, featuring live dialogue and pre-recorded videos...

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Senior Veterinary Specialist in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Suzanne McLennon-Miguel.

Antimicrobial Awareness Week To Be Observed Nov. 18-24

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 17 Nov 2021    admin   
Jamaica joins the rest of the world in observing World Antimicrobial Awareness Week from November 18 to 24, under the theme ‘Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance – Handle Antimicrobials with care’. The week will be marked with a series of activities to increase awareness and understanding of global antimicrobial resistance, through effective communication, education and training. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on Friday (November 12), Senior Veterinary Specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Suzanne McLennon-Miguel, pointed out that the week will be launched on Monday...

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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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